What is it?

This workshop focuses on how to write about your artistic work and practice. The main focus of this workshop is on your artist statement, as well as looking at how you describe yourself online, whether that be on social media or your own website.

Who is it for?

This event is for Dorset based artists who haven’t yet received 12 hours of support from Culture+.

Due to the nature of this workshop, you will need to have an artistic statement already prepared so that there is something to work with on the day. These will need to be submitted before the workshop so that we can look at what would best benefit you on the day.

Artists appyling should already have their own social media and/ or website set up and running; any social media/ website links would also be need to be submitted before the day of the workshop.

What you will go away with

A clearer understanding of:

  • how to write a professional artistic statement
  • how to best describe your specific practice
  • what to include in your statement in order to grab people’s attention
  • You will also get the chance to work with other local artists and discuss ideas with working professionals

About your tutor

Mike Pinnington

Mike Pinnington is a freelance writer and editor based in Liverpool. He is the co-founding editor of The Double Negative (thedoublenegative.co.uk), an online magazine dedicated to the best of contemporary art, design, film & music. His writing appears in Art Review, Ocula, and byNWR among others. He was previously Content Editor at Tate Liverpool (2013-18).

What to bring

You may wish to bring a notepad, pen/pencil or laptop or iPad but not essential.

This workshop is free but spaces are limited.

If you are based outside Dorset please call us before booking your place as only Dorset residents qualify for a place.

How to book

  • Spaces are limited, only one place available per business
  • If you book and find that you are unable to attend, please cancel your ticket as soon as possible and at least 48 hours prior to the workshop. This allows us to release the booking to others that are on a waiting list

This Culture+ workshop is specifically for artists and creative practitioners based in Dorset. Culture+ is funded by Arts Council England and the European Regional Development Fund. It is providing support for the creative industry strand of the Dorset Growth Hub programme lead by WSX Enterprise.


For Artists


10 April 2019
13:00 – 15:00


Shire Hall

High West Street




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