Despite some recent opinion that Miami might be irrelevant, over
priced and obnoxiously overdone, I wish I was there.
Beyond the obvious reasons… Sun, beach, good food, and the best of the art world. I should be there because the fairs of Miami are still one of, if not the, best places to network in the art world. Networking is an essential part of being successful in the art community. For artists specifically, networking is crucial.
In today’s competitive art world, networking can make the difference between your success and your failure. Networking is all about
developing a relationship so that when you have something to offer, you have a constituency to go to. For an artist, this is how you sell and promote your work. To network with people in Miami would mean to find potential buyers or people to promote your work to potential buyers.
Even though I am not an artist, networking for me in Miami would be about meeting new potential clients, including artists. Hearing from artists
about their work and creative process helps me to secure their
business and to learn more about currents trends. On the flip side,
speaking with peers in the art world in other capacities (buyers,
dealers, gallerists, etc) helps me to understand different points of view, the work that others are doing and will hopefully be a mutually beneficial conversation to further
each other’s goals.
As much as I’d love the sun in Miami (DC has been a bit gloomy this week), I wish I was in Miami this weekend to meet new and interesting
people, and to network both for myself and for the artists I support. I
hope that everyone down there takes the time to purposefully network and
come up with meaningful outcomes to further their goals!
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