Getting your work into museums
The Art World Demystified
One way is to meet a curator and propose a project or show them your work, but here is another back-door way, that is more intimate and you get paid right away.
Look at the website of a museum near you. Find their educational programs and read the descriptions of them all. There will be workshops and lectures the museum offers for adults, children and usually ages in between as well.
Now think of a workshop or lecture you could propose. It could be anything with any age group. It helps if it relates to an upcoming exhibit. For example, if there is a show on Picasso coming up, you could propose a workshop on how to paint or photograph like picasso, or make a video with a group using methods picasso used for painting, or lecture on how picasso has influenced contemporary artists or anything else, do you get the idea?
Now maybe you are wondering why do a workshop or lecture, because it may not be easy for you or interesting to you.
The reasons are 1. The museum will pay you. 2. It gets you in the museum, you will meet all the staff and be on the inside which may lead to greater things, like a show.
So, your next step is to call the museum near you, ask who is in control of the educational department because you want to propose something. It’s usually a program director or someone like that. Get their email, and send them a proposal that sounds like one of the descriptions on their website and tell them what exhibit it would relate to that they are having.
In this way, you will get paid to do workshops, and will meet the staff of the museum which is the key to being an insider.
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Branard Carey is an artist as well as an educator in professional career development. He was in the Whitney Biennial as a collaborative with my wife, as Praxis. Has also had solo museum shows, one of which was at the Whitney, and exhibited in Europe. Brainard receives the large amount of his income from private collectors and sponsors.He presents lectures on career strategies for artists in universities and other venues.
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