With the art industry growing at an alarming rate, whether that be digital art, tangible e-commerce art or the purchasing of art at a physical gallery – you’ve probably heard it being mentioned in a topic of conversation.
The increase in popularity may discourage you from entering this realm due to the number of people entering it at this current moment.
However, if you’re interested in this topic and have a passion for art, we have had the chance to hear some advice from the founder of S&P Gallery on how you can get into the art sector. Carry on reading to learn some valuable tips from a veteran within this growing subject.
S&P Gallery Founder ‘Luke Sparkes’: Tips on Getting Into the Art Sector
Getting the chance to speak to someone who has already had major successes within this field and knows how difficult it can be to thrive in the sector when you first begin is a perfect combination for what you need to hear – in order to curate a plan for yourself to successfully enter the domain of art.
Today, we have got the chance to liaise with S&P Gallery founder ‘Luke Sparkes’ who will be walking you through how to get into the art sector if it is something you’re looking to begin:
- Networking is key – In this sector, Luke explains that there are many opposing events that you can attend nearby at all times. Whether that be private viewings, talks or networking events within the industry – there will always be a way that you can connect with like-minded people and get yourself involved in the industry.
- Ensure you’re knowledgeable – Coupling with the first point, if you go to these events, talks, etc and you don’t know what’s going on – how can you expect to build meaningful relationships with some of the biggest people in the game? Reading and online research will do their part in helping you understand the sector tremendously.
- Social media – When art investment first came onto the scene, there were no social media platforms where you could physically communicate with people all over the world. Not implementing this tool nowadays to get in touch with people in the sector would be a detriment to what you could achieve in the sector, Luke expresses.
- The Internet – Coupling nicely with the previous point, there are many tools on the internet such as online magazines, blogs and many more websites where you can read an abundance of detailed information on the sector.
- Forging partnerships – Once you’ve implemented the last four key factors, getting into the art sector becomes much easier. Therefore, forging partnerships between you and a gallery (even if it’s to assist at an event) will show that you have a drive and willingness to go out of your way to help others – often leading to opportunities.
We hope that these extremely valuable tips from Luke Sparkes, the founder of S&P Gallery have helped and you now understand what it requires in order to make your lasting impact on this industry.
Furthermore, if you already have a driving passion for art or feel as though you thrive with creativity yourself, you will always tend to work harder and more efficiently in sectors that you care about.
If it is something you’re passionate about, obtaining experience and knowledge and acting on it by helping others and speaking to like-minded artists or investors will be sure to give you a great base. We would like to thank S&P Gallery for these relevant and necessary pointers!