Artists' Portfolio Workshop

Update 4 May: This workshop is now fully booked.


Artist Portfolios are often the first introduction curators, galleries and funding bodies receive to an artist’s practice. When applying for opportunities or seeking to expand your network, having a professional, consistent and comprehensive portfolio is a crucial factor.

Through this online workshop led by Carolina Lio, associate curator at ACAVA, we will look at various examples of portfolios to understand what the main elements are that should be included in it, and what is the most effective way to present your practice.

The online workshop for ACAVA artists is limited to 15 participants and structured around one collective group session on Friday, 8th May 2020, followed by one-to-one portfolio reviews in the following week.

The collective session will explore practical aspects of preparing your portfolio:

  • What a curator or institutions need to find in your portfolio
  • How a portfolio can make the difference when applying for art opportunities
  • Examples of portfolio layouts
  • How to write an artist CV
  • How to write an artist statement
  • How to select and clearly present your projects

The one-to-one sessions will be individual reviews of your portfolio. Besides feedback on your submitted portfolio, the session will expand on your practice, advice on how to highlight fundamental aspects and effectively present your projects. During these individual sessions, it will also be possible to discuss your portfolio in relation to a particular application you are preparing at the moment.

Please book your place in the workshop using this form.