Visual Arts Career Management & Administration

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At Art Talk Write we have extensive professional experience in arts management and administration, and the commercial gallery environment. We offer a comprehensive range of services in French and English to assist with the successful running of your career both inside the studio and the office.

Visual arts career services and advice

Having had many years working in the visual arts, Art Talk Write can support or advise you with your career.

For artists this includes starting out, gallery representation, making exhibition and sales choices adapted to your art practice and advice on how to successfully liaise with collectors. We can also assist visual arts professionals with a range of career issues from administration and networking strategies to international career advice and employment. We will also contact you individually with any upcoming career opportunities suited to your practice or work.

A career assessment is particularly recommended as a prerequisite for our career support services.

Career assessment (France and/or International)

This specific Art Talk Write service includes a comprehensive assessment of all your career support and presentation materials including your portfolio and website, communication strategies, networks and professional projects. This enables us to identify your strengths and what areas need to be developed to achieve your career goals in France or internationally.

+ For our Career assessment you will receive a written report and phone meeting.

Portfolio or website review

This service involves an in depth review of your portfolio or website only. We will give you concrete advice regarding improvements for both content, design and better use. The review will help you to focus on, develop and perfect these vital tools to progress with your career as an artist.

+ For our Portfolio or website review you will receive a written report and phone meeting.

Exhibition space research

For this Art Talk Write service, we research and compile a list of quality French or international exhibition spaces that are specifically suited to your practice. We will target the city, region or country in which you want to exhibit or develop your career. As part of this service, Art Talk Write will supply you with a research report including a list of exhibition space names, contact details and a summary of each venue. On the conclusion of this service, you can either make contact with the organisations yourself or employ Art Talk Write to contact them on your behalf.

Please note, this service does not guarantee you an exhibition, we just help you to do the research.

International residencies, visual arts projects or job applications in English

At Art Talk Write we are experienced at completing successful applications within the international visual arts sector, and can help you through all stages of the process in English. This includes advice for finding your ideal residency, project or job; assistance with corresponding in English with international organisations; writing letters of intent and application documents, and overseeing your submission.

Arts administration

Art Talk Write provides assistance and guidance with many aspects of arts administration in French and English. This includes documents, such as those required for national residencies; grant or funding agreements; art fair or biennale registrations; art gallery and collector liaison including invoicing, authentication certificates and deposit lists; organising artwork transportation and exhibition logistics.

To get a quote for all Art Talk Write services, please fill in the enquiry form on our website or email us at

Can’t find exactly what you’re looking for?

If you’re interested in another arts management or administration service that is not listed here, please don’t hesitate to contact us to make an enquiry.

Image: Maria Bosch at work in her studio, Sabadell (Barcelona) © Joan Rojas 2007