The world – and the art world – is changing, and while that might seem scary, it’s also an opportunity to really level-up in your career. Even though the next few months are impossible to predict, there are a few key things that you can do to make sure you stay on top of the game during this time of transition. Want to know how? Read on!
Embrace The Gram
While a lot of the time we feel like flushing our phones down the toilet, in reality, smartphones are our best friends right now. Everyone and I mean EVERYONE is getting on the gram. Make sure your feed looks active, post at least once a week, comment, interact, watch IG lives, host your own live, go crazy! Now is the time to embrace social media in a way you never have done before.
Check In With Clients
Even though you might be glad not to catch up with that one annoying client or artist, make sure you don’t ignore them completely. Sending a friendly email to check in with people will get you far. Your friends and frenemies alike will appreciate the time you take to see how they’re doing, you never know how they might repay you later…
Join A Network
You may think networking can only happen IRL, right? Wrong! There are A LOT of art girl clubs out there, and many of them have gone online, so find one that is really making the most of its platform during this global shift. You never know how they might support you, or who you might meet. They might also host some fun events for you too. Why not check out The Art Gorgeous House? We have career inspiring convos, as well as tarot readings and yoga sessions!
Reconsider The Gallery
Are you a gallerina? Or maybe you work with artists or are in PR. Either way, the gallery as we once knew it is a thing of the past. Even when major blue-chip galleries are re-opening their doors, they are keeping their online presence, and surely that’s telling. Now is probably the time to contemplate the future of your gallery model. Will it remain a brick and mortar construct? Or will you delve into the realm of the digital?!
While we’re all panicking about our futures, it’s likely that we are rushing to get back to work. But please, don’t. Take this time of transition to think about what you want to change, what you want to keep and what you want to leave behind. The time to really consider how you want to move forward is a gift, don’t waste it.
Text Lizzy Vartanian