Visual Arts Career Advice & Administration services

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At Art Talk Write we have extensive professional experience in visual arts management and administration, and the commercial gallery environment. Reflecting this, we offer a comprehensive range of services in French and English to assist you with the successful running of your career both inside the studio and the office, while away working on projects or online.

Advice and services to support your career in the visual arts

Working in the visual arts for many years, the Art Talk Write team offers informed guidance and support to help you with your career.

If you are an artist, this ranges from assistance with starting out, obtaining gallery representation and exhibition opportunities, making sales choices adapted to your practice and how to successfully manage professional relationships.

If you are a visual arts professional, we can also help you with varied career issues from networking strategies, international career advice and employment options, and how to compile a professional portfolio in English.

An introductory career assessment is particularly recommended for artists as a prerequisite for our career support services.

Introductory artist career assessment

This Art Talk Write service includes an initial assessment of your main presentation and communication materials including your artist statement, biography/CV, portfolio and website. This enables us to get an overview of your career and to identify potential areas for development and to offer some advice about the initial steps to take.

+ For our Introductory career assessment you will receive a written summary by email.

Artist career assessment 

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 complete career assessment you will receive a detailed written report and phone meeting in English or French.

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 or a professional.

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

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.

Arts administration services

Art Talk Write provides assistance and guidance with many aspects of arts administration in France and abroad. This includes 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.

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.

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