Next Star Artist Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Who are you?
A. My name is Nicholas Forrest and I am an art critic, art market analyst, art consultant and art collector from Sydney, Australia. I spend most of my time writing about art (see http://www.artmarketblog.com), advising on art investment and the art market, giving talks and being interviewed. If you want to know more about me check out the About page on this blog or search for “Nicholas Forrest” (keep quotation marks) on google. If you have any further questions you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or send a message through the Art Market Blog at http://www.artmarketblog.com
Q. What’s the point?
A. The primary aim of the competition is to provide a boost to the career of a talented and motivated emerging artist. I see so many artists who have amazing talent and potential but do not have the opportunity to further their career and become successful. I also see the competition as a means of providing validation and motivation for artists, not just as a means to an end. Another one of the motives behind this competition is to prove that an artist can be famous, popular and successful without losing any of their artistic integrity or compromising their own unique approach.
Q. I am not sure if I am eligible to enter, what should I do?
A. The entry criteria are available at http://www.nextstarartist.com but are not totally set in stone. If you are unsure as to your eligibility, just enter anyway. You never know!!
Q. What is the prize?
A. Prize details are available at http://www.nextstarartist.com
Q. How is the winner chosen?
A. After entries close on the 23rd of May ten finalists will be chosen by myself. A public vote will then determine the winner from the ten finalists.
Q. I don’t agree with the commercial focus, what should I do?
A. Get over it!!
Q. Why does the winner have to donate an artwork?
A. The reason that I have required the winner to donate an artwork to the artmarketblog.com art collection is because I want to ensure that the winner is willing to make the level of commitment required for the competition to be a success for the winning artist. The success of the competition relies on the ability of the winner to make the commitment to the promotional opportunities provided to the winner.
Q. How do I enter?
A. Entry details are available at http://www.nextstarartist.com
I will be updating this list of questions on a regular post so if you have a question you would like answered please ask the question using the comment form for this post.