Do you need to speak one-to-one with someone about your artistic practice?

AR+ now offers 1-2-1s for artists on these subjects:


  • Fundraising for a project you want to realise

  • Approaching galleries with a specific proposal  

  • Developing a portfolio career and pricing your work

  • Selling your work

  • Writing an artist statement

  • Portfolio review

  • Formulating a coherent strategy for developing your practice


We’ve put together a panel of highly experienced and respected artists, curators and arts programmers. Each has a unique practice-based knowledge and an extensive professional network. All have successfully fundraised for and produced artistic projects, selected artistic proposals; written about their own and/or other artists work and crucially, carved out a successful freelance career in an extremely competitive field.


The cost is £33-£55 per hour depending on who is providing the service. 10% of your fee helps subsidise early career artists carrying a heavy burden of debt to access our services, via the AR+ bursary scheme, and helps cover the administration costs for organising your 1-2-1. The remaining 90% of your fee goes direct to the 1-2-1 service provider. If you are an Outside In artist member you may be able to access a similar service for free - contact [email protected] to find out more. Outside in support artists who face barriers to the art world.


The Panel


Caitlin Heffernan is an artist and curator with over ten years’ experience working as an artist advisor and artist development manager, most notably at Fabrica during which she gave feedback and suggestions on artists’ proposals for funding applications and on artists’ portfolios. She has worked developmentally with artists in a number of ways including establishing and leading the Making Space programme at Fabrica. She is currently Visual Arts Officer and Programme Coordinator for Surrey Arts and Surrey Artists’ Open Studios. Caitlin has curatorial and programming expertise developed through exhibition project management at Fabrica on On Balance by Jacob Dahlgren, Cluster by Annemarie O’Sullivan and exhibitions by Susie MacMurray and Monika Gryzmala. And as a co-director of Unravelled, an organisation celebrating innovation in the arts by working across fine art and craft practice, where she has established extensive experience in exploring exhibition opportunities in historic houses. Unravelled helps artists, makers and the public to explore how art can evoke histories, stories and a sense of place. As part of this role Caitlin co-commissioned artists and helped raise 200K over a three-year period.

Caitlin’s rate is £33 per hour. Her specialist areas are:

  • Fundraising for a project you want to realise. Caitlin can offer an all-in-price of £110 for a two-stage process: Stage 1 (£74) involves reading your draft proposal, an initial Skype meeting or phone call to discuss it and sharing any relevant information arising from the meeting that could be useful to you drafting a more compelling proposal. Stage 2 (£36) is a one hour follow up meeting on your revised draft.

  • Portfolio review and formulating a coherent strategy for developing your practice (crafts/fine art crossover and heritage settings in particular). Caitlin offers a one hour feedback session on your current work and exploring possible avenues for future projects.


Emilia Telese is an Italian artist whose practice includes performance, visual, site-specific and video art, interactive and body-responsive technology, installation, literature and public art. Emilia lives and works between Italy, Iceland and the UK, where she is a currently an AHRC scholarship Social Science PhD candidate at Loughborough University in partnership with A-N The Artists' Information Company. Her research thesis, The Artist As Entrepreneur explores the relationship between UK artists and the economy between 1980 and 2010 and builds on her interests and extensive knowledge of the professional side of being an artist.  Emilia has designed professional development modules for artists at undergraduate and MA level for several UK universities and she regularly lectures, mentors and runs practical group workshops for artists. A former Arts Council Regional Council member for the South East, Emilia advocates a holistic approach to looking at your artistic practice, with a view to create an all-encompassing strategy for resilience and sustainability in an increasingly difficult climate for artists. Her popular Dodge The Shredder workshops focus on: understanding the art world, writing for statements and proposals and approaches for fundraising. emiliatelese.com


Emilia’s rate is £55 per hour. Her specialist areas are:

  • Fundraising for a project you want to realise

  • Approaching galleries with a specific proposal  

  • Developing a portfolio career and pricing your work

  • Formulating a coherent strategy for developing performative, installation and/or ‘non-object-based’ practice

Jamie Wyld is Director of videoclub, an artists’ film and video platform that delivers programmes across the UK and internationally, including exhibitions, screenings, commissions, residencies and professional development programmes. videoclub was established by Wyld with artist filmmaker, Ben Rivers and curator, Laura Mousavi in 2005, since then it has grown into a global organisation, with activity taking place in China, Taiwan, S Korea, Argentina, USA,
and across the UK at venues such as Whitechapel Gallery, ICA, Nottingham Contemporary, CCA Glasgow and FACT (Liverpool). In 2013, he established This is Wyld, a creative agency working with the cultural sector and artists to help with production, fundraising and curating. Prior to this he worked at digital culture agency, Lighthouse (Brighton), as Programme Curator, delivering on and offsite projects with artists such as Kutlug Ataman and Laure Prouvost. Before this he worked as Digital Arts Programmer at Showroom Cinema (Sheffield), and as Visual & Media Arts Officer for Arts Council England in London and SE England. He has lectured and taught at various institutes including RCA, Central St Martins and University of Brighton. 


Jamie’s rate is £55 per hour (£250 per day). His specialist areas are:

  • Fundraising

  • Professional and creative development

  • Starting and managing a creative business

If you’d like to book a 1-2-1 please email your answers to the following questions, together with a CV/biography and artist statement (if you have one) to [email protected]


We’ll get back to you with some options within two working days.

  • Your name:

  • Email Address:

  • Telephone number:

  • Skype address:

  • Your website/blog or another online location where your work can be viewed.

  • The postcode for where you work:

  • What is your current goal for your practice? (no more than 300 words)

  • So far, what steps have you taken toward achieving this goal? (no more than 300 words)

  • What do you want to get out of the 1-2-1 session? (no more than 300 words)

  • Who, from the list above would you be happy to speak to? List up to three people.

  • It may be quicker to meet someone by Skype than meet in person. Is this something you’d be happy to do?