Resources for Artists

Explore a collection of resources we have assembled to advance the careers of new, emerging, and established artists. MassMOCA's Assets for Artists programs offer ongoing in-person and on-line workshops on the topics below, many of which are available freely to artists across Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.

Click each header to expand. Thank you to the Melvin S. Cutler Charitable Foundation for its support of professional development for artists

Writing an Artist Statement

Dana Mendes, Translating Identity: Racial Imposter Syndrome, oil on canvas

Writing an Artist Statement

/// How to write an artist statement – The Creative Independent

/// 5 Tips for Writing an Artist Statement from Artwork Archive

/// How Do I Write Successfully About My Art Practice? from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

/// This source from The Art League provides multiple examples of artist statements.

/// 10 Artist Statement Examples from Contemporary Artists

/// Click here to view a (~45 minute long) video on artist statements. It includes a slideshow section so you can follow along at your own pace. Under the video are succinct bullet points detailing the important points of the video.

Image: Dana Mendes, Translating Identity: Racial Imposter Syndrome, oil on canvas, 30" x 40", 2020. Exhibited in State of Being: Works by Worcester Public Schools Visual Arts Faculty, 2020.