London Professional Artists Meetup Network


This is the Meetup Network for Professional Artists based in and around London.  The aim of the group is to become a vibrant forum on and offline to exchange ideas, information, network, and provide encouragement and support for artists that are serious about creating, exhibiting and selling their artwork.  

The London Professional Artists Meetup Network is a group for artists based in and around London (or those who live in London in spirit) to exchange ideas and useful information, network, and collaborate. Primarily aimed at artists working in the visual art space (painters, sculptors, mixed media artists, photographers, ceramicists, glass artists, installation artists), this Meetup is also open to other creative who would like to come along.

Connect with us on our various social media channels:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LondonProfessionalArtistsMeetup/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LDNProfArtists

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/londonprofessionalartists/

Pinterest: https://uk.pinterest.com/LDNProfArtists/

There are a lot of meetups and local groups aimed at people who like to paint as a pastime and view their art as a hobby. This is not one of them. This group is specifically aimed at professional artists or those who would like to become professional artists. To be a professional artist, you do not need to be a full-time artist. All you need is to have created work that you have sold or exhibited. My plan for this group is to host monthly meetups in different areas around London and to learn from each other.

Have you exhibited at an art fair that you loved or hated? Are you struggling to decide what website provider to use for your arts website? Does social media have you overwhelmed? Are you desperate to get gallery representation and are not sure about how to get it? Are you talking to a customer about a special commission and are not sure what payment terms to do? Are you thinking about going into limited edition prints and you're not sure if this is the right step for you? Are you looking for new studio space and are not sure which one would work for you? Do you know you need to work on your artist statement but are just not sure where to start? Are you so busy in your studio that you'd like to interact with similarly minded artists who are serious about what they do and are committed to moving their art practice forward?

I don't have all the answers, but I do have the willingness to share my own personal experiences and to create a forum for other artists to share. If all that sounds good, then this is the perfect Meetup for you! Join here! 

 

Calendar of Events

 

Monday March 21st 2016 - 6 pm - 9 pm - The first in person meetup for the London Professional Artists Meetup group will be networking drinks (free - just need to pay for your own drinks) at the Benugo lounge in the BFI (British Film Institute) in Southbank (nearest tube is Waterloo).  

Tuesday April 12 2016 - 6 pm - 9 pm - The second in person meetup for the London Professional Artists Meetup group will be networking drinks (free - just need to pay for your own drinks) at the Princess Louise Pub near Holborn).  

Wednesday May 4 2016 - 6 pm - 9 pm - The third in person meetup for the London Professional Artists Meetup group will be networking drinks (free - just need to pay for your own drinks) at the Crown Tavern pub in Clerkenwell).  

Monday June 6 2016 - 6 pm - 9 pm - The fourth in person meetup for the London Professional Artists Meetup group will be networking drinks (free - just need to pay for your own drinks) at St. George's Tavern near Victoria. 

Tuesday July 5 2016 - 6 pm - 9 pm - The fifth in person meetup for the London Professional Artists Meetup group will be networking drinks (free - just need to pay for your own drinks) at the Lord Nelson pub in Southwark.  

Tuesday August 9 2016 - 6 pm - 9 pm - The sixth in person meetup for the London Professional Artists Meetup group will be networking drinks (free - just need to pay for your own drinks) at the Crown Tavern pub in Clerkenwell.  

Monday September 12 2016 - 6 pm - 9 pm - The seventh in person meetup for the London Professional Artists Meetup group will be networking drinks (free - just need to pay for your own drinks) at a central London venue to be announced shortly.  

More to be announced shortly.  In addition to the monthly networking social drinks, we have announced a schedule of workshops aimed at helping artists tackle various relevant topics (artist statement critiques, website feedback, etc.).

Monday May 23 2016 - 6 pm - 9 pm - The very first peer review workshop focusing on artist websites at a central London venue announced to workshop participants.   

Tuesday June 14 2016 - 6 pm - 9 pm - The second peer review workshop focusing on setting and achieving goals at a central London venue announced to workshop participants.   

Tuesday July 12 2016 - 6 pm - 9 pm - The third peer review workshop focusing on artist statements at a central London venue announced to workshop participants.   

Tuesday August 16 2016 - 6 pm - 9 pm - The fourth peer review workshop focusing on artist bios and artist CVs at a central London venue announced to workshop participants.  

Tuesday September 27 2016 - 6 pm - 9 pm - The fifth peer review workshop at a central London venue announced to workshop participants.  Topic to be announced shortly.