Sustainable Creative Careers: Writing for the Web

The School of Art & Design is offering a free six-week online course focused on developing essential writing skills for artists. Good writing skills are needed for exhibition applications, grant applications, artist statements, social media and much much more!


• Approaches to Writing – 6pm Tuesday 21 July

• Writing Proposals and Applications – 6pm Tuesday 4 August

• Writing for the Web – 6pm Tuesday 18 August


Attend one session, or for maximum impact attend them all!


The art world can be a confusing and difficult space to navigate, especially when keeping pace with changing trends, expectations and technology.


Do you struggle writing your artist statement? Don’t know how to write a grant application? Get lost writing your exhibition proposal? We’re here to help!

Are you a Canberra-based recent graduate, an emerging artist, a mid-career artist or someone who would like to get a better understanding of what skills are needed to gain a place in the contemporary art world? Then this course is for you!


Writing for the Web focusses on the following activities:

• How writing for the web is similar and different to writing for offline formats

• Tips for writing that appears on websites, blogs and social media

• Practical exercise - taking an existing piece of writing and adapting it for a blog / website / social media – bring samples of your own writing or work with sample documents supplied

• Group discussion


Sustainable Creative Careers: Approaches to Writing, Proposals and Applications, and Writing for the Web will be taught by Ellis Hutch, artist and educator. Ellis Hutch is a visual artist and lecturer at the Australian National University School of Art & Design. Ellis’s teaching interests span drawing, sculpture, installation, video and performance art, and art theory. She’s currently teaching in the Sculpture and Spatial Practice Workshop at the ANU School of Art & Design.


Sustainable Creative Careers is supported by artsACT.

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