questions for artists

Questions for artists

Promote yourself: take a look at our handy Q&A for artists as a primer to promotion.

Working out how to promote yourself can be a bit tricky. We’ve put together some questions that should help you prepare for any promotional exercerise – some are slight, some are serious, but all of them are useful to get your head around for those Paxman moments.

You can even answer a handfull and email them to for a possible feature on the site.

Include a photo of your ‘creative space’, and some examples of your work, or links on how to get them.

Q&A for artists.
Who are you and what do you do?

Why do you do what you do?

How do you work?

What’s your background?

What’s integral to the work of an artist?

What role does the artist have in society?

What has been a seminal experience?

Explain what you do in 100 words

How has your practice change over time

What art do you most identify with?

What work do you most enjoying doing?

What’s your strongest memory of your childhood?

What themes do you pursue?

What’s your scariest experience?

What’s your favourite art work?

Describe a real-life situation that inspired you?

What’s your most embarrassing moment?

What jobs have you done other than being an artist?

Why art?

What is an artistic outlook on life?

What memorable responses have you had to your work?

What food, drink, song inspires you?

Is the artistic life lonely? What do you do to counteract it?

What do you dislike about the art world?

What do you dislike about your work?

What do you like about your work?

Should art be funded?

What role does arts funding have?

What makes you angry?

What research to you do?

What superpower would you have and why?

Name something you love, and why.

Name something you don’t love, and why.

What is your dream project?

Name three artists you’d like to be compared to.

Favourite or most inspirational place (in Devon)?

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

Professionally, what’s your goal?

What wouldn’t you do without?

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