Write Your Artist Statement in 3 Simple Steps

Jenny Williams, Writer, Editor, Artist

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6 Lessons (21m)
    • 1. Introduction

      0:59
    • 2. What Is an Artist Statement and Why Do I Need One?

      2:49
    • 3. Step 1: Guided Freewrite

      3:41
    • 4. Step 2: Fill in the Blanks

      5:31
    • 5. Step 3: Putting It Together

      5:28
    • 6. Conclusion: Wrapping Up

      2:19

About This Class

The prospect of writing an artist statement often generates feelings of dread among all types of artists (yes, even writers!). But if you want to apply for grants, residencies, MFA programs, and fellowships, it's important to be able to articulate your core values as an artist and why you do what you do.

In these videos, you'll be guided through a series of simple, stress-free exercises that will help you unearth the patterns and motivations that drive your art. By the end of the class, you'll have a complete draft of an artist statement.

Be sure to download the three worksheets from the Class Project tab before you start!