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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.



It is the first most section of your resume and the most important element in this section is your name, it is the biggest text in your resume and it should be written in the font size of 14-16 and there must be proper spacing between your first and last name.


Personal information or Contact details

The second section of your art resume is the contact detail section, this section is consists of your personal information like your professional email ID, contact number, and residential address.

In addition to this, you can add a hyperlink or username of any of your social media sites like Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook if they support or demonstrate your work in any way.


Summary statement

The summary statement section is the third section in your resume, pick out the highlights of your career to put in the summary section, for example, your current project, few of your recognition, your key skills, and your specialization, this section should be only three to four sentences long and not more.  Also, when you're done making this section, bold the whole section. By doing so, you will be able to seek the attention of the recruiter directly towards it.

 You can not stick with the same summary statement so you should update your summary statement as per the job requirements.


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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