Category Archives: Advice for artists
Be Kind to Venue Owners Day – Bik’s thoughts on press packs
Bik is the person who books all our live music acts, promotes them and then does the sound engineering on the night (he is a man of many talents and quite tired). This time of year, we get a flurry … Continue reading
How to write a bio – for artists, writers and musicians
As a grassroots venue that showcases new artists for the most part, we often see people struggling with writing a bio for the first time. In a culture where we’re taught not to blow our own trumpet or talk about … Continue reading
Rant alert – why is culture and heritage expected to be free?
Why are culture and heritage, in particular, expected to be free? A rant, by Jani. We love culture and heritage, we do. Often, we post about the things going on in Southampton, particularly in the Cultural Quarter, which is our … Continue reading
How to describe your workshop so that lots of people come!
We run a lot of workshops here, and have noticed one thing. The more information you include, the more people will come, and the more they will be willing to pay. Taking the time to write a comprehensive description of … Continue reading
The “last slice of cake” rule for selling crafts!
The Art House has a crafty shed which is often full of handmade goodies by the craft group at Tools for Self Reliance as well as other makers local and further afield like Dave Hubble with his Rebejoo range of recycled … Continue reading
Students: here’s how to get a venue to work with you on your third year project!
At this time of year, we get swamped with emails and walk-ins from students who want to interview us for projects, make documentaries and other films, use us as a location for photo shoots etc. Sadly, we do not have … Continue reading
Pricing artwork – the lessons I learnt from chocolate cake (by Jani)
I’ve already written about ways to go about pricing your work as an artist. Here I want to talk about the tendency to think, when selling art, you should under price work you are selling in order to sell it. There’s a … Continue reading