Reaching out to spaces
Remember to adjust the timing for asking etc as it seems fit to YOUR situation.
Social media is a great way to get a foot in the door with a space.
Follow the galleries and spaces you have discovered through your contemporaries or that you are interested in. Set up a notification so you know when they post.
2-Add them to your contacts/ address excel sheet in google.
3-Engage: like their post comment on their post share their posts in your stories like or respond to their stories
4-Consistently do this
5-At 3 months’ time send them a message asking if you can add them to your email list
6-YES: Send a newsletter out to them one week later NO: Send a polite response NO RESPONSE: Keep engaging and send an inquiry in a month
7-Continue to show up on their insta if they didn’t respond but not as aggressively.
If they declined, mark that on your sheet and move to the next one.
8-Send a monthly newsletter to them
9- Two months later ask if you can schedule a studio visit, zoom visit or bring work/ipad with images by
A gallery packet is a way to introduce yourself to a gallery. It is printed, sent in the mail and contains your materials.
Gallery packet materials: -Cover Letter -CV -Bio -Images
Gallery Packet Before sending them out, do your research.
Your Press Kit is a great thing to use and update and add your cover letter to it.
COVER LETTER POINTERS
- Use their first name if possible
- Refer to an exhibition or artist
- Share why you would be a good fit