Course Description:

This course focuses on developing essential writing skills for art professionals, particularly curators and artists. Participants will learn to produce four key types of texts: CVs, bios, artistic statements, and press releases. 

This course emphasizes how these texts work together to present a coherent professional image and enhance self-understanding. By the end of the course, participants will have refined their professional writing ability and learnt to adapt the strategies in question throughout their entire careers, to foster efficiency and eloquence in professional arts communication.


Learning Objectives:

By the end of this workshop, participants will have developed their own CV, bio, artistic statement, and project proposal to which they have discussed with their peers. This workshop will explore how these various forms of text combine to create a cohesive representation of oneself as a cultural professional while facilitating a deeper understanding of personal artistic outlook through writing. Participants will also attain enhanced flexibility and efficiency in adapting these vital documents throughout their careers.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Understanding the importance of written texts in the arts profession for securing jobs, funding, and attracting art audiences.
  • Learning to produce four main types of texts used in the arts such as: CVs, bios, artistic statements, and press releases.
  • Developing writing skills and the essential tools for effective communication of ideas and presenting oneself as a cultural professional.
  • Recognizing how different types of texts work together to create a coherent presentation and enhance understanding of personal artistic practice.
  • Gaining flexibility and adaptability in modifying essential documents throughout professional development.


Recommended for: Artists, Curators, Cultural managers, Art writers, Art professionals, CV writers, Writers of curatorial essays and statements.


Hesperia Iliadou-Suppiej

Hesperia was the Curator of the Malta National Pavilion at the Venice Art Biennale of 2019. She has been acting Commissioner for the Venice Biennale since 2014 and Curator of the Inaugural Exhibition for the European Capital of Culture 2017. A professor in the History of Art and a Museum Studies specialist, educated at the University of London, the Sotheby’s Institute of Art, the City University of Hong Kong and the Research Centre for Museums and Galleries, at the University of Leicester, she has taught in numerous international academic institutions. She is a member of the International Council of Museums and the only woman elected in the Europa Nostra IEH committee, focusing on museum and gallery spaces within heritage buildings. She is currently teaching at the MA in Curatorial Practice in Florence.

Hesperia Iliadou-Suppiej

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