But what I’ve learned in the years since working in the museum bubble is that it isn’t always that easy to say “I’m an artist”. Then, when the words finally do come out, what do you say after that? If you’ve found yourself struggling to confidently introduce yourself as an artist, know that you are not alone. A well-crafted introduction should seem effortless but it also has the potential to change the course of a conversation and connect you with people who can have a great impact on your work.
Let’s examine why introducing yourself as an artist can be such a struggle, why you should care about confidently introducing yourself as an artist, and what you can do today to master the art of introducing yourself as an artist.
Why is introducing yourself as an artist so difficult? (1:34)
Why you should care about introducing yourself as an artist. (4:38)
Take advantage of introductions as a starting point (6:26)
Tips for refining your informal introduction. (7:37)
What your informal introduction isn’t going to do for you. (10:17)
Where to go next — preparing powerful yet natural follow-up statements. (11:35)
Intro and outro music provided by Wildermiss