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How to write an artist's resume

                          How to make artist resume 

Like making paintings is an art, so is making a resume. As a painting needs to be on point in order to sell them, so does a resume needs to be on point to get you interviews.

When you apply for a job, grant, and exhibition your resume reaches before you at that place, your resume act as your representative.

As an artist, your resume is designed for use in proposals to professional venues such as art galleries, museums, art centers, grants, residency programs, and exhibition opportunities so you must have an up-to-date resume followed by a proper format.

Here in this article, we will discuss a basic format of an artist’s resume and some technicalities of building a resume.



The most crucial component of this part, which is the first on your resume, is your name. The largest text on your resume should be written in a font size of 14 to 16 with adequate space between your first and last names.


Personal information or Contact details

Your professional email address, phone number, and residential address are all listed in the "Contact Details" part of your art resume, which is the second section.
Additionally, if your work is supported or demonstrated in any manner by any of your social media accounts, such as Instagram, LinkedIn, or Facebook, you can add a hyperlink or username to those accounts.

Summary statement

The third section of your resume is the summary statement section. Select a few of your professional highlights to include in the summary section, such as your current project, some of your most notable accomplishments, your most important skills, and your area of expertise. There shouldn't be more than three to four sentences in this section. Additionally, bold the entire section once you’ve completed it. You will be able to direct the recruiter's attention there by doing this.
You cannot continue using the same summary statement, so you must update it to reflect the requirements of the position.


Professional experience

The professional experience section is of prime importance in an artist’s resume. All the work experience that you've had is written in this section.

Make use of the below-given format to write your professional experience section:

If you have been a part of mural works:

{Name of the project} | {Location of the project (city, country pin)} | {Dates (in mm/yy)}

If you have worked as an art instructor:

{Name of the institution} | {Location of the institution city, country)} | {Dates (in mm/yy-mm/yy)}


Artist resume with no experience

This section is for freshers, who have no experience and for fresher artists there is no professional section but an internship section where you have to list down about your internships and what you did in your internship (if any).



The education section is the second most important section after the professional experience section. This section includes the course name, university name, and duration of the course or year of completion.



In this section list the exhibition you have participated in along with the details such as the name of the exhibition, the place of exhibition, the title of your exhibit artworks and the year of the exhibition.

The below-given format should be used to write this section:

{year} | {Exhibition name} | {Place of exhibition} | {Title of exhibit artworks}


Certification and training

This section is consist of all those certifications and training program that you have done and  which add value to your artistic resume

The below-given format should be used to write this section:

{Certification/Training Name} | {Institution Name} | {Dates (month & year)}


Grants and Awards

In this section, you will write all the value-adding awards and recognition that you got and are nationally recognized. Also, make sure that the awards and recognition that you are mentioning in your resume are relevant to your target profile.





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