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The New Brunswick Arts Board promotes the creation of art and administers funding programs for professional artists in NB.
Most of artsnb programs require that grant applicants submit a curriculum vitae (CV). (Note that biographies are no longer accepted.)
What we’re actually looking for is an artist CV. What is in an artist CV, you ask? Well, that depends on your discipline, although there are certain general guidelines to keep in mind.
First, consider these questions:
Most CVs should be:
Artist CVs should include the following (order may vary):
* If the list is long, only go back a few years. Don’t include every grant and award you ever received, or every exhibition and performance—be selective. You could also write something like “I received over 25 major grants, or participated in 20 exhibitions or performance in my career.”
Other items you could add to your artist CV, depending on the type of grant you’re applying for, include: teaching (where and when), curatorial projects, works held in collections, commissions, residencies, etc.
What not to do or include in your artist CV:
Here’s an example of an artist CV
What if you have very little experience?
You might be an emerging artist, fresh out of school, or a late-comer to the art world with little to show for yet. In this case, take a look at this page.