Intensive Group Training for Artists and Cultural Practitioners

This intensive group training is designed for artists and cultural practitioners looking to improve how they present, talk and write about themselves and their art practice. Its about getting It Across: Communicating Your Art Practice

Over 4 weeks of online lectures, tutor-led discussions and exercises, participants learn how to connect and communicate clearly in any situation in the art world. They gain practical methodologies to express their ideas more effectively and compellingly when conducting studio visits, writing artist statements, sending emails and applying for residencies and grants, and everything else that matters to their careers.

ACT tutors share details of their professional lives providing case studies about what works and what does not in their respective fields. For example, the module “How to write better applications” provides insights on the application process of leading art residencies and examples of how artists can stand out in a highly competitive environment where only 1% get in.

We have gathered decades of experience from influential art professionals to provide training beyond everything artists learnt in art school or academic courses. We only work with art world experts, who have achieved a high level of authority in their fields. Through constant feedback, practical exercises, and analysis of real case studies, artists gain professional skills and practical knowledge to pursue their career goals at any stage in their careers.

Artists taking this programme develop competence in communicating their art practice while gaining an unvarnished view of how the art world operates.



Before the official start date, you will have access to the module: Introduction: The Three Principles Of Effective Communication.

Week 1:  Connecting in the Art World. Tutor: Francesca Bellini-Joseph

Week 2:  How to Write The Artist Statement or… How to Write About Art. Tutor: Gilda Williams

Week 3: Writing Applications That Stand Out. Tutors: Alessio Antoniolli & Aaron Cezar.

Week 4: Communicating Your Practice To The Outside World: The View From The Other Side. Tutor: Georgina Adam.

Discussions tutor: Francesca Bellini Joseph

End of Programme module.



This training is designed for artists, thinkers and cultural practitioners.

Applicants typically hold a BA and/or MA in Visual Arts or a related field.



After completing the programme, participants get access to:

– Fifteen-day read-only access to the e-training platform.

– Access to ACT Meets, periodical get-together sessions for Alumni to continue discussing and sharing ideas on the professional side of our practices.

– Alumni who complete the programme satisfactorily are eligible to participate in our networking events, which we hold throughout the year over Zoom. We invite international curators, institutional directors and collectors.


Important details

Deadline: Friday, May 13, 2022

Fee: £700

Early-bird Fee: £600, deadline Extended: April 22, 2022, May 1, 2022

*A minimum non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place if your application is successful.

We run a limited number of sessions in the Spring and Autumn. We cap the number of participants per session to ensure an outstanding training experience for everyone.

Apply here


For more information and enquiries about the programme, request for a call here


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