Monday Motivation | The Importance of a Good Bio

Monday Motivation | The Importance of a Good Bio
Image (detail): Alison Elizabeth Taylor (Fellow in Craft/Sculpture ’20), "The Sum of It," 2017, marquetry hybrid on panel

Kick off your week with Monday Motivation!

Tip of the week

If you’re an artist, you’ve probably been asked for a bio before; either when applying to an open call, joining a panel, or attempting to get press coverage for an event. But not only artists should spend time crafting a good bio; arts administrators should also have one at hand at all times. Knowing how to explain who you are and what your professional narrative is in no more than 250 words might come in handy in several scenarios. For example, when populating your social media channels (especially LinkedIn), writing a networking email, asking for introductions, and even pitching a new project. Not sure where to begin? Google a few templates for starters, practice a lot, and ask a friend to review your copy.

This week’s highlighted jobs:

Executive Director
Art Center, Sarasota
Sarasota, FL

Creative Director
The Soze Agency
Brooklyn, NY

Senior Registrar
Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute
Williamstown, MA

Culture, Commerce and Tourism Coordinator (CCTC)
Town of North Hempstead
Manhasset, NY

Administrative Assistant, Curatorial
Long Island City, NY

This week’s highlighted opportunities:

‘The 2021 Socrates Annual’ Fellowship & Exhibition Program
Socrates Sculpture Park
Long Island City, NY

OPEN CALL for Site-Responsive Art Residency & Biennale
East Haddam, CT

Artist Studios Program
Bronx River Art Center, Inc
Bronx, NY

Winter Writer Residency
Hortus Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
Stone Ridge, NY

– Luiza Teixeira-Vesey, Designer/Marketing Officer

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This post is part of a regular blog series, NYFA Creative Careers. Let us know what careers you’d like to learn more about by visiting us on Twitter: @nyfacurrent and using the hashtag #NYFAClassifieds.

Luiza Teixeira-Vesey
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