More often than not, exhibitions look effortless. But you should not fall for that! Because in reality, trying to organize a show takes in a great deal of effort. If you do not know what you are getting yourself into, then you may find great troubles eventually.
It’s Frustrating but it’s Worth it
This is the time when you have to really chug your curatorial idea. Write about it and discuss it among your friends. You should not let yourself feel too bogged down.
By the time that you are feeling confident with your idea along with your wish list, it is now the high time to start reaching out and make contracts.
Ask artists if you could visit their studio for some time and then, see what they are working on. You should not be spending too much time explaining every aspect of your event or what works you think is best for the upcoming exhibition. You must save these for actual studio visit.
Put Everything to Work
After this, you have to plan for the exhibition. If you do not have a space that is reserved, then don’t fret. First of all, you have to see if the artists are willing to go on board. Send follow-ups to the artists you have visited and detail everything from the proposal, the planned dates and everything else that you want to include in your exhibition.