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Move your art career forward in 2020 - Professional Practice Coaching with Les Cohn

Posted on 5 February 2020

Art Source South Africa's Art Career Coaching offers individualised information, guidance, art-making and curatorial support, and marketing advice to any artist to manage their professional art careers.

Working in the solitude of your private studio can become isolating, whether you are a practicing professional artist or someone aiming to become more serious about your work. This can be exacerbated if you are not well networked or linked to an academic institution, arts organisation, or group which is active in the sector.

What can career coaching offer you?

  • Clarify your personal career aims and objectives
  • Assist you to develop a personalised strategic career plan
  • Advice on your work, art project, or curatorial input on your exhibition
  • Inform you on how the industry operates and how to access it
  • Clarify your position and profile in terms of the art market
  • Provide feedback or a critical review on your work

Les Cohn is a qualified artist, dynamic arts project consultant, trainer and curator with many years experience, well networked with the South African cultural sector.

"It's about understanding the art you create and guiding you on where your work and you, the artist, fit into the market," Cohn added.

Fees & Packages:

First session x 2hrs @ R800

Follow-up session x 1hr @ R450

Extended coaching package options:

4 Sessions x 1hr each @ R1,600

6 sessions x 1hr each @ R2,400

Sessions are conducted in private and discussions are kept confidential.

*Skype coaching sessions can be arranged.

Terms of Payment:

Clients are invoiced on booking a session

EFT Payment required on presentation of invoice

Proof of payment confirms your booking prior to the session

Extended packages (4 and 6 sessions) to be paid in full up front

Credit cards and cheques are not accepted. VAT N/A

Getting Started:

To book contact Les Cohn at lescohn@artsourcesouthafrica.co.za or 082 395 7417.

After booking your session/s, your coach will need some information about you and your artwork.

  • Artist profile and CV (who are you and what do you do?)
  • What type of work do you make?
  • Provide an artists' statement that talks to your content
  • Indicate what you would like to gain from career coaching
  • Provide 5 to 7 images of recent work

This information to be provided at least 2 days prior to your session.

About the Coach

Les Cohn holds a BA Fine Art (Hons) from the Michaelis School of Art, University of Cape Town and H.Dip Fine Art, Technikon Witwatersrand where she was awarded a Techikon Merit Medal. Les obtained a Diploma in Arts and Culture Management from the School of Public Development and Management, University of Witwatersrand. She served on the Boards of the Executive of the Friends of the Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG),as an Executive Council Member of Artist Proof Studios (APS) and Bosele paper making project, Lehurutse. She is professionally active at many levels within the South African contemporary art sector. Les is a trained artist, a dynamic arts project consultant, trainer and curator well networked within the South African cultural sector

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