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London Professional Artists Meetup 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, ceramicists, glass artists, installation artists), this Meetup is also open to other creative who would like to come along. Contact us at kthands@icloud.com.

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!

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