Do you have an area in your practice you need help with or would just like some advice on where to go next?
Artists can book a Help Desk session that will be held online. These Help Desks will be free of charge for Members and Non Members for the duration of the current crisis.
Help Desks can be on any topic related to your practice or about general advice on supports available to you at this time.
Feel free to send on some information to us to make the most of your session, such as images of your work, exhibition proposals, links to website, or any applications you are currently working on that you would like a second opinion on.
We will contact you in advance of the meeting with a link to the Zoom meeting and your scheduled time. If you would prefer talk over the phone or via Skype let us know.
Artists can book in for a 20 minute one-to-one appointment to discuss any aspects of their professional careers.
Topics we cover can include:
- Funding applications
- Social welfare
- Artist statements, bios and CVs
- Signposting to relevant arts organisations and contacts
- Strategic planning
- Tax and finance
- Website and social media
Shelly McDonnell is Communications & Advocacy Officer at VAI. Shelly is the VAI point of contact on our Help Desk. Enquires are received mostly by phone and email. The help-desk is one of the central services of the organisation. Issues dealt with include – public art commissioning, sourcing artists, artists’ rights, costing proposals, insurance etc. Those requesting information include members, professional artists, local authorities, the public, commissioners and arts co-ordinators.
Shelly also manages the eBulletin and website information listings of Jobs & Opportunities and Exhibitions & Events.