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Art exhibition proposals that help you make an impact

 

Get more opportunities to show your work

I know you. Possibilities excite you. You’re full of big ideas and you want to make a bold and colourful impact on the world we share (so do I!).

To make a difference you know you need to reach more people. But sharing your vision is harder than you thought it was going to be. You need a compelling art exhibition proposal that will open up opportunities for you, but you can’t find the right words.

As a professional writer and creative arts marketer, I know how to share your story so it sparks curiosity and builds an emotional connection with your audience.

Get a proposal that’s impossible to refuse, so you can reach more people and inspire change.

Ali Strachan creative proposals

Exhibition proposals that open up opportunities

You’ve worked damn hard and now that it’s time to put your work out there, you’re doubting your ability to make it happen. Don’t let your fear of not knowing how to write a good art proposal stop you from having an impact.

We both know that when it’s done right, your exhibition proposal will open up opportunities for you. Forget agonising over every detail, let me help you craft something that shares you, your work and the impact you’re making in a genuine, but compelling way.

It’s time to inspire.

How it works
  1. To start I get you to fill out the Project Brief, so I can learn everything I can about you, your business and your body of work.
  2. Then I schedule a 30-minute call on Zoom to go through what you’ve uncovered. We discuss the underlying message of your exhibition, why you’re targeting certain galleries and spaces, how they can benefit from featuring your work and more.
  3. Then it’s time for me to research and write your cover letter, your exhibition proposal, artist statement and include details about your body of work.
What's included
  • You get a one-page cover letter tailored to your gallery/space of choice
  • A compelling exhibition proposal that excites people about your work
  • An inspiring artist statement that tells them who you are and what this exhibition means to you
  • A detailed list of what’s included within the body of work you want to show
  • Exclusive Trello board to manage your project deliverables
  • 1 hour of industry and competitor research (if necessary)
  • 1 Skeleton Draft, 1 Main draft, 2 rounds of amends and proofreading included
To prepare

Send me the links to your website, any current bios you have, photos of your exhibition and the completed client brief so I can review it ready for our briefing chat.

Investment

From just $347.00

 

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BONUS

10% off when booking an intro video script to pair with this proposal.   

Artist bios that create connections

Having trouble writing about yourself? I know your pain. It’s so hard to be objective about yourself as an artist. You need help from an arts marketer who can help you nail your artist bio. After all, your bio is a central part of your website and your exhibition proposal.

Save yourself the time and hire a pro to help you write your bio. What a clever investment!

How it works
  1. To start I get you to fill out the Project Brief, so I can learn everything I can about you, your business and your work.
  2. Then I schedule a 30-minute call on Zoom to go through what you’ve uncovered. We discuss the underlying message of your exhibition, why you’re targeting certain galleries and spaces, how they can benefit from featuring your work and more.
  3. Then it’s time for me to research and write artist bio.
What's included
  • You get a one-page compelling bio (approx 300 words) that helps people connect with you
  • A short and snappy 50 word bio for all your social media channels
  • Exclusive Trello board to manage your project deliverables
  • 1 hour of industry and competitor research (if necessary)
  • 1 Skeleton Draft, 1 Main draft, 2 rounds of amends and proofreading included
To prepare

Send me the links to your website, any current bios you have, photos of your work and the completed client brief so I can review it ready for our briefing chat.

Investment

From just $247.00

 

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BONUS

10% off when booking an exhibition proposal to pair with this bio.

Intro video scripts for your website and socials

Adding a video introduction to your exhibition proposal is a powerful way of sharing your story, inviting people into your creative world, and helping them connect with your work.

They’re also the perfect way to promote who you are as an artist, and invite people to view your exhibition.

But videos need to be short and succinct, and when you’re so close to your work, it can be hard to know what to say. That’s where I can help.

How it works
  1. Whether you want an intro video, or one to promote your current body of work, we begin with a brief chat about your goals and themes you want to explore in your video.
  2. I’ll whip up proposal agreement for you to approve and an invoice so you can secure your spot in my calendar.
  3. Then we’ll schedule an in depth 30 minute chat, to confirm what you want covered, the tone, the length, the specs (visuals, music and voice over) and any research you’d love me to conduct.
  4. I’ll set up the project in Trello, so you can track the progress and deliverables.
  5. Then it’s time to research and start writing.
What's included
  • Two detailed concepts to choose from and develop your chosen one
  • An engaging and researched script that aligns with your brief
  • 30 minute chat to kick off the project and 15 minutes of check-in time each draft
  • Exclusive Trello board to manage your project deliverables
  • Image suggestions (slides or animations if required) for use within the video
  • 5 social media snippets to help with shareability
  • 1 Call to Action – to ask viewers to contact you regarding an offer or similar
  • 1 Skeleton Draft, 1 Main draft, 2 rounds of amends and proofreading
  • Transcript in plain text (if required)
To prepare

I’ll send you a brief questionnaire for you to complete prior to starting work, then I’ll confirm all the details I need in a chat before I get started.

Investment

From just $497.00

 

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BONUS

Content Strategy Template + 10% discount on your exhibition proposal

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100% personalised guarantee

Your creative work is different anyone elses because it is an expression of you. So, every idea and solution I create is personalised to you and your audience.

Because, well, that’s what works. You get your own personalised pavlova cooked to perfection, for maximum crunch.

Ali shows a dedication to her craft and to the stories that she puts together. She always takes the time to understand her subject.

I’ve noticed the intricacies that she comes up with based on interviews she has done with me. She finds the heart of an issue and follows that path.

Alinta Krauth

Artist

Alison takes a personal approach to her subjects, getting out of her office and attending events, engaging with the work and building relationships with clients.

Naomi Crawford

Artist and Gallery Manager

Your questions, answered frankly

I’ve answered many of the common questions I get here,

but if you have another, just holler.

What is the 50% payment upfront for? And do you offer payment plans?

The 50% upfront payment is the industry standard. It means I can get started and put the time and energy in that you deserve to get your creative brand off the ground.

And yes, I definitely do offer payment plans. Email me at enquiries@alistrachan.com to find out more.

How long will this process take?

That’s a tricky question. It depends on how far in advance I’m booked. I usually have a lead time of 4 – 8 weeks but during that time there are things we can both be working on (I’ll send you my briefing questionnaire).

Once we get going, I can turn your project around in about 2-4 weeks. But, that also depends on how quickly you provide the info to me.

If you need something quicker, I may be able to squeeze you in, but there’ll be a rush rate added to the cost. Let’s discuss.

What is the briefing questionnaire for? I don’t know my brand purpose which is why I want to work with you.

The questionnaire is all about getting your creative juices flowing for our work together. You might not be able to answer all the questions and that’s fine. We’ll discuss it during our Zoom call. The more questions you can answer, the better. It doesn’t need to be ‘war and peace’ or perfection, just your thoughts and ideas.

You might be surprised at how much you can answer and how it’ll help you get into the work we’re going to do. My advice – give it a go.

What if we kick the branding sessions off and I have a change of heart?

That happens. I’ve also been known to change my mind mid-way through something. I get it.

If your project changes partway through, we may need to start again. If so, we’ll negotiate what to do next, based on what your new priorities are. It’s super important we continue to communicate throughout the process. That’s why we collaborate!

If you completely do a U-turn and decide you don’t need the work anymore, I’ll let you know where I’m up to and you pay for the work that I’ve already undertaken. We then part ways as friends. No hard feelings. The details are covered in my T&C's (which you get a copy of before we get started).

 Think we’d be

a good fit?