I’ve watched with interest the dawn of curators describing their exhibitions to possible attenders. The small Dulwich Picture Gallery in London started really well with its director, Ian Dejardin. In a few minutes, he would tell us what to see, in a quietly enthusiastic way.
Now this – the gallery has TWO curators having a discussion and walking around a collection.
Hands up anyone who’d like to see this exhibition, now?
Me too! And yes, of course, it is a marketing tool, that couch has been placed there, just so – but they do look at least somewhat relaxed and it feels like a real conversation. They walk amicably around the exhibition, both get to speak and say what they’re keen about in it – and I find it overwhelmingly inviting.
Kindly published by the Aerogramme Writers’ Studio. Awards, fellowships, competitions – in varieties of writing, targeted at different audiences – most likely SOMEthing right in your area of writing – that you hadn’t heard of before (First time I’d heard of the Cuttyhunk Island Writers’ Residency.)
If all you need to spark writing is knowing there’s a deadline and a chance of a response – lots of opportunities.
Even if you’re a writer and have nothing ready to send off right now, what a great marketing tool to ‘follow’ the awarding societies/magazines/publishers – and keep up with their work for next opportunity.