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Arts Portfolio

An arts portfolio is a package of information that outlines your history and experience as an artist. Whether you’re a painter, carver, musician, singer, storyteller, actor, dancer, filmmaker, beadwork artist or new media artist, an arts portfolio is a necessary part of your life as an artist. It is also important for arts organizations or collectives to have a portfolio record of their activities in the arts.

An arts portfolio is a package of information about your history and experience as an artist. In your arts portfolio package, you can include:
  • an artist's biography
  • artist's statement
  • resume (or ‘CV’ curriculum vitae)
  • samples of your work
The Arts Portfolio Handbook has been designed to provide you with some basic tips and templates to get your arts portfolio started. There are also many wonderful examples of artist portfolios online, so it’s well worth taking a few minutes to see what others have done.

Remember: your portfolio is a reflection of your creativity, so feel free to tailor any of the information in this handbook to suit your needs. Your portfolio will become a living record of your experiences as an artist, so have fun designing it and re-designing it.

Click here to download the Arts Portfolio Handbook.

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