360 Degrees of Perspective:

Consulting for Artists

 

I help artists overcome obstacles towards achieving their true potential of success. In addition to strategizing, realigning priorities, and goal setting, a significant amount of my support revolves around how artists communicate about their work.

 

As an extension of my curatorial and art organizing interests, I specialize in supporting artists who make work that is challenging and not market-driven and/or artists vulnerable to/affected by the inequities of the art world. 

 

My approach is customized to each artist’s needs and budget. The following is a general overview of what a comprehensive consultation may look like. I offer a combination of live consultation with independent follow-up work (reviewing, editing, revising, etc.)
 

  1. Our work together is initiated with a one-hour studio visit (live or remote depending on location and liberty to travel), where we look at your recent work and discuss the challenges you are currently facing, followed by an outlined prescription of next-steps to take considering your larger artistic and professional goals.
     

  2. The next step often involves clarifying the ways in which you are representing yourself (in your writing, on your website, in your proposals, and in your direct outreach communications). The aim: to get all of your “ducks-in-a-row” to present your creative accomplishments at their best, as you anticipate taking big steps to draw attention to your work in the future.
     

  3. In conjunction with the above, some artists, especially those working in several disciplines, seek a sounding-board/ feedback on identifying which aspects of their creative work they should be focusing most of their attention toward. I offer critical feedback and curatorial support when needed.
     

  4. I work with the artist to address the existing opportunities, such as grants and exhibition applications that make sense to focus their energy towards. We may then work on preparing one effective proposal together, or many!
     

  5. One of the greatest challenges, is creating opportunities where they don’t exist. I work with artists on visualizing major goals, and strategizing steps to bring them closer. This often begins with reevaluating the resources an artist already has access to (especially within their own community), which they may not see, that could provide a springboard forward.

 

I offer affordable rates, available on request. For artists applying for a professional development grant to cover my services, I am happy to provide a curriculum customized to your needs and a proposed flatrate for the entire course of service.

-Michelle Levy

To explore options, please contact me here.

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