Course/workshop by Harold Schellinx.
1. First things first
The very first thing all of you need to do is select and reserve your own domain name. The most obvious choice will be: yourname.com or yourname.nl, like, for example, the domain name that the Dutch artist Peter Bogers uses for his web site: peterbogers.com. But, as we have seen in our first session on February 6th, many other choices are possible. There are many places where you can go online to choose and register your domain name. This is always done for a limited period of time, one or two years. At the end of this period, if you wish to continue the use of the domain name that you selected, you will have to renew the registration. Some examples of places where you can register a domain name are gandi.net, Antagonist and Exsilia.net. Most of you will also need a hosting service, that is, a ‘home’ for your web site. The easiest will be to ‘rent’ the hosting (server space) together with your domain name. This is possible with the three previously mentioned companies, though easiest with Antagonist or Exsilia. Which, by the way, are far from being the only ones. There are many, many more. Unless you are looking for some very specific options (like hosting your own streaming video and/or audio, start up a web shop, et cetera), differences usually are marginal, both technical and price-wise.
2. Next choice
The second important choice you have to make is whether to create and design the site yourself, or
to make use of one of the many tools and content management systems (CMS) that are available (online, or as software that needs
to be installed together with your site), either free or at a price.
end, of course you will have total control.
In our first session we learned how to make (very) basic web pages in HTML. You can find them here. To see what the HTML looks like, use your browser’s option to view the source code of a web page. A good place to start learning more about the basics of HTML/CSS web design are the online W3 Schools.
If you want to learn more about HTML and the CSS style sheets, you should try to make a more elaborate web page for our meeting on March 6th, for example a ‘personal biography page’, with picture(s). If you have any specific questions about this, feel free to contact me by email. We can of also course look further into this together next time we meet.
When you design a site yourself, you will want to use software that allows you to create and preview web pages. One of the most popular and powerful ones is called Dreamweaver, which is part of Adobe’s CS package.
If you want to make use of one of the many ‘content management systems’ that are available, you will in most cases need to choose one among a certain number of templates that fix the form and looks of your site. From there one
– and this can be a big advantage – you
just need to ‘fill’ the templates with your content.
Some of these ‘content management systems’ are also available as online services. If you choose one of those, you will need to register for the service, and then can create your site online. In that case you will not need a web hosting service along with your domain name. You may just redirect visitors looking for your domain name to your online website. Some examples are WordPress, Tumblr, Berta (has been quite popular with VAV graduates in the past couple of years) and Squarespace.
In order to be able to decide whether or not to use one of these ‘online make your own web site’ services, the best thing to do is to try them! Just register online and take a little time to find out how it works, what you can do, and make some sample pages… You can of course always remove such pages later and/or end the account if you do not wish to use it. If you have any specific questions about your use of any of these services, we can look at these together the next time we meet.
3. Embedding video and/or audio
* Video: easiest is to embed a YouTube or Vimeo clip in a webpage (copy/paste the necessary code).
Similar for audio: embed a SoundCloud audio file in a webpage. YouTube, Vimeo, Soundcloud take care of the necessary conversion into
different formats. You do not need to host the files yourself.
* Embedding video and/or audio that you host yourself is becoming a lot easier with HTML5, the new and very powerful (but not yet standard) version of HTML.
5. Transferring your web site via ftp to your hosting server
Even though many web hosts will provide a browser interface permitting you to transfer files, the best option is to use special
ftp software (like Transmit),
or use Dreamweaver’s ftp function if you design your site in that program. As soon as you have registered your domain and found a suitable web hosting service, I will be able to help you with this in case you have questions about it, or run into problems using the ftp service of your host.
1. Examples of CSS layouts
‘Open source’ CSS layouts can be found on the web, for
2. Use Dreamweaver’s CSS layout templates
1 the issue clearly needs further attention: observation, attentiveness, intentness, notice, concentration, heed, heedfulness, mindfulness, regard, scrutiny; contemplation, consideration, deliberation, thought, thinking, studying, investigation, action.
2 he was likely to attract the attention of a policeman: awareness, notice, observation, consciousness, heed, recognition, regard, scrutiny, surveillance, attentiveness; curiosity, inquisitiveness.
3 they failed to give adequate medical attention: care, treatment, therapy, ministration, succour, relief, support, aid, help, assistance, service.
4 the parson was effusive in his attentions: courtesy, civility, politeness, respect, gallantry, urbanity, deference; compliment, flattery, blandishment; overture, suggestion, approach, suit, pass, wooing, courting.
an assortment of motivational tools is necessary to keep them in class and paying attention: listen, be attentive, attend, concentrate on, concentrate on hearing, give ear to, lend an ear to; hang on someone’s words.
bewuste, gerichte belangstelling
▲ betekenisverwante termen
hyponiem(en): concentratie, exposure, extraversie, medeleven, toewijding
iets in iemands aandacht aanbevelen
de aandacht afleiden van iem. of iets
ik dank u voor uw aandacht
slotzin van een toespraak of lezing
iets met gespannen aandacht volgen
met zeer grote aandacht
de aandacht gevangen houden
aan de aandacht ontsnappen
niet opgemerkt worden
met onverdeelde aandacht
de aandacht opeisen
alle aandacht richten op iets
aandacht schenken aan iem. of iets
een schreeuw om aandacht
de aandacht trekken
zijn aandacht versnipperen
de aandacht vestigen op iem. of iets
aandacht wijden aan iem. of iets
(in België) aandacht!
Attention seeking (also called drawing attention or garnering attention) is behaving in a way which is in pursuit of attention from others. Where such behaviour is excessive and inappropriate, the term is often used pejoratively in respect of children’s behaviour in front of peers, or negative domestic interactions. Enjoying the attention of others is socially acceptable in some situations. In some instances, however, the need for attention can lead to difficulties and may highlight underlying ones. As a tactical device, it is used in combat, theatre (upstaging) and it is fundamental to marketing.
At first: Here are pages from and About Yariv:
alterfin.net | alterfin.nl | etc
Here about the workshop:
So in effect:
When you join the Y workshop and come up with some kind of result, a trailer, a teaser, a statement or announcement: leave it on some place on the web*. We (can) link to it.
If a video (posted on vimeo) send us the link, we (=you) embed it. Or (We)transfer it to y(at)permertens.nl, including descriptions, links and keywords needed by Vimeo. (Vimeo automatically Tweets it, Twitter automatically posts it to FaceBook, you Like it, and so on 😉 )
(to be continued)
Rich & Famous, not Beloved
Not Rich, Famous & Beloved
Not Famous, Rich & Beloved
(google it to: go your own way, though this is a random first pick though (from 10 years ago?) a good handle: strike through and color are added by me)
Artist resume guide:
An artist resume is different from a regular employment/work resume. A resume is valuable for applying for a grant, residency, art gallery show, and more. It may also be attached to an art portfolio, and on your art website.
For artistic resumes, the most recent information under each heading should be stated first. The resume should be easily read, formatted,
and printed on high quality paper.
Avoid making it complicated, and keep it simple and to the point.
What I have listed below is only a general guide for creating an artist resume. Please take a look at artist resume examples of others for exact formatting. It helps to have several formatted resumes depending on the purpose. (ie teaching jobs, gallery exhibition , etc.)
- How to Create a Resume for Artists – Guide
– Name and Contact Info
This is personal contact information. Write your full name at the top, in a large font. Under this include your postal address, email, phone number, fax, and artist website (if you have one).
Format: Name, Address, Phone #, ,
Fax, Email, Website
- Biography Information
Include the year you were born (with city/country), and the city/country where you work and live.
Provide a list of university degrees and related training courses. Also mention artist workshops, residencies, and the names of noteworthy artists and teachers you may have studied under.
Suggested Format: Degree, Major, Year, School, City, Country, Year of
- Awards/ Honours/ Grants
This is the space to put all special recognitions, art prizes, scholarships, art competitions, fellowships, and grants.
Indicate all places artwork has been published and mentioned by the media. Include magazine reviews and critiques, newspaper, radio, television, catalogues, and books that have reviewed or mentioned your art. If a popular online website writes about or reviews your art, reference this as well.
Provide a list of art exhibitions. Divide this into separate headings if having a lot to list, such as Solo Shows, One Person Shows, and Group Shows. It leaves a better impression if including the word Selected in front of these phrases. (ie Selected Solo Exhibitions) If you are an emerging artist who has zero solo exhibitions, just use the heading Selected Shows.
Suggested Format: Venue, Location, Date
Create your own Website! Reference collections where artwork resides. Include subcategories (permanent, private, and corporate collections) if having much to list here as well. Get permission from private collectors before listing them.
Suggested Format: Name, Place
Indicate all art professional organizations or groups you belong to, such as art clubs, art associations, artist advocacy groups, etc.
Related Professional Experience
Mention art teaching and other art related jobs. Also reference presentations, workshops, lectures, and technical experience.
As indicated already, please look at other artist resumes for preferred formatting. Search for artist resume templates or artist resume sample to find further help.
If applying to larger galleries, try to find resumes of other artists for that specific gallery.
Proofread your art resume before making a final typed copy and enlist the help of a qualified friend to go through it before making your final artist resume.
Besides creating a resume to present to a gallery, artists should have:
How to make an artist statement
Yariv Alterfin used a kind of visual logo to brand his activities.
The tuning fork looks like an Y and sounds like an A, to resemble his initials. So Y is a question A is and answer which is Yes, of course.
Do create good art, do draw attention.
This Syllabus has the intention to give you answers to some questions, but be aware those answers come should read as a new question of course.
And, not even to be humble, this is written by me, Peter Mertens, from a personal point of view and experience. (So far so good I did manage to draw some attention, though on a local level. My claim to fame, 25 years ago I was one of the initiators of park4dtv, which just last week was added in its entirety (~1500 hours of “Pure Image and Sound”) to the collection of the (local) Stedelijk Museum. I don’t think my own contributions are considered good art, most likely contributions to Park from Yariv are. So what I mean to say is being a cultural entrepreneur for 36 years now, I still am wondering how to find the proper balance between attention and art.
So there are more Questions than Answers thus, and probably some questions are answers.
In starting to write this over and over I started with: “before all, I have to say this”, than wanting to say something more important that had to go before that. Before before. So let’s start with where it ends:
Create art! Good art.
Thankfully good art can’t be defined. And I you think you can, than it changes. Always change what you expect from it, and even change that.
The Mondriaan Fund is not ashamed to define good art practice:
“Whether the quality of the artist’s work (…) is relevant for the modern visual arts and whether the same can be expected from the development of the artist’s work. Important for the assessment of this is the relationship between the artistic principles of the artist and the way in which this is expressed in his work. Here, amongst other aspects, the following aspects can be analysed:
the substantive meaning of the concept, the imagination of the artist and the competence with the chosen techniques. Furthermore, it is analysed how the work and views of the applicant relate to the (historical and present day) context.”
So the advice is: don’t follow advice.
SO NOW YOUR GAVE SOME ATTENTION
PER EXAMPLE: YOUR TO DO LIST:
- Create Good Art
- Be Good. Be Curious.GET ATTENTION
- marketing |ˈmɑːkɪtɪŋ| noun [ mass noun ] the action or business of promoting and selling products or services, including market research and advertising. the Western arts of marketing and distribution. [ as modifier ] : a marketing campaign.
- Claim my own domain name on the web
- Host my domain, think of content, style
- Learn Wordpress
- Print, Post. Connect.
- Meet People
- Call People
- Join a club
- Form a club yourself
- Get an Agent/Galery/Employer (*)
** legal advice **
- Get a Price
Art Amsterdam, Kunstrai, W139, SMBA, SM, FOAM, Appel, Galeries: PAKT, Fons Welters, MediaMatic, Arti, DO IT YOURSELF
By Print Handout/By Mail
- Poster FlyerAlarm, Rob Stolk, KeesMaas, JoosMooiDrukwerk
By Digital Media
- Webpage (get the course by Harold Schellinx!)
- Social Media
- YouTube, Vimeo, Soundcloud
MARKETING – www.beroepkunstenaar.nl
COACH – www.succesvolondernemenalscreatief.nl