Writing a CV / Biography

There are a number of resources online that can help you write your artistic CV. Keep in mind an artist CV is written differently from a CV you use when looking for work. If you have many projects, make a selection of the most important ones. A CV is important to let others know your experience and about your involvement in the community. Take a look at other people's CVs to see how they are written and presented.

Writing a Creative CV
Visit Creative Living for tips on writing and designing a creative CV. Find examples of CVs in the gallery and get tips on the content and layout. Here you can also find suggestions for the appropriate format and structure, as well as, checklists and tips on writing an effective covering letter.

How to Create a CV
ArtQuest provides a brief guide on writing an artist CV including headings and sections and general rules.

Writing a Biography

When writing your biography, keep it short and to the point. Feel free to include (or not) your:

1. Name, nationality, current location, birth year

2. Your education (area of study, degree, school and achievement)

3. Your area of practice and subjects of interest (media of your work and themes you explore)

4. Some major achievements or projects

You can have a long and a short CV for different uses. You can additionally include reviews of your work and press clippings to show what others have said about your work.

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