Practice Best Practice

A Cultural Education Series for Artists, Businesses, and Non-Profits

Practice Best Practice is a series of community conversations designed to help different segments of the SouthCoast cultural community improve their practice and enhance their success in the creative economy. This series offers panels and workshops that teach artists, businesses, and non-profits best practices and ways to work with others to foster professional and financial success.

The series is designed and delivered by New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! & The New Bedford Co-Creative Center, both nonprofit organizations, and S&G Project Gallery, a New Bedford and Rochester, MA-based Fine Art Gallery and Art Brokerage. Logo designed by Julia Gering & Michelle Bowers’s design students at UMass Dartmouth.

 


Upcoming Events
Practice Best Practice: Why Haven’t You Started Your Art Collection Yet?
This 2-hour workshop is intended to demystify art viewing and art collecting. 
Thursday, May 2, 2019
5 – 7 PM at S&G Project Gallery
(88 Hatch St, Rm 306a, New Bedford, MA 02745)
Free, pre-registration requested.
Click here to register
This workshop will help to familiarize participants with learning to trust your taste, attending art openings, finding art you love, and becoming comfortable with looking at art as something to acquire and live with. There will be a moderated panel of collectors and sellers and plenty of time for audience questions. Practice Best Practice is a series of workshops that teach artists, businesses, and non-profits best practices and ways to work with others to foster professional and financial success.
The discussion will include:
  • affordability of art (it isn’t just for the rich)
  • comparability with other typical/everyday purchases
  • why art is not usually an investment but an acquisition
  • the importance of buying art to your local economy

PAST Events

Practice Best Practice: Exhibiting for Exposure
How to avoid classic artist mistakes and get yourself paid.
This event took place on 11/15 from 5 PM – 7 PM at the Co-Creative Center 137 Union Street, New Bedford

Click here to view the conversation.

Jamie Uretsky, curator of New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks!, Camilo Alvarez, Director of Samsøñ Projects, Denn Santoro owner of S&G Gallery, and artist Donna Dodson discuss how to negotiate business relationships regarding showing and selling artwork and gain a better understanding of the overall art market with professionals in the field.

Reading list:

Budget Tips and Examples by Creative Capital

Art Auction Guidelines  by S&G Project Gallery

Brokerage Contract for Artist, Plain English by S&G Project Gallery

Show Contract for Artist, Plain English by S&G Project Gallery

Things to Know When You Show  by S&G Project Gallery

Artist Wage Agreement by Seth Siegelaub

WAGENCY  by W.A.G.E. 


Thank you to our generous sponsors


The Local Cultural Council of Mattapoisett