ART
AGENCY

AS - means "pro". 

Our team consists of professionals with many years of experience in the arts.

 

We have combined the competencies of a curator and artist, art journalist and copywriter, coach and teacher. By investing the whole our experience and knowledge to help artists, we remain practicing authors. 

The most important thing in positioning yourself in the West or East is the presentation: a well-designed portfolio, the correct CV or resume, your position - artistic statement, detailed presentation of the project and a beautifully designed personal website in English, an artist's archive with publications, clear motivation and recommendation letters.

 

The ability to think in projects and design them is one of the most difficult. If you want to go to an art residence, get a scholarship, then the first step is to understand how you present yourself and who you are. We will help you figure it out today.

 

If you want to learn how to fill out applications on your own, then see the Art School section.

We work in dialogue with artists.

We help you with applying for a grant/ for studying abroad

We do correctly the budget for the project

We help to write an artistic statement

We develop the first personal exhibition!

We help you to choose a university abroad

We help you find grants, scholarships, internships or funding

We can translate all the documents into English

Our artists became participants in such programs:

EXPERIMENTA, la Biennale Arts Sciences 2022, Grenoble

MaxArt foundation art-residence, Moscow

project of the Ministry of Transport

PeARL - researcher program Goldsmiths, London

The Quadriennale of Sculpture in Riga and online art-residency, Riga

SERVICES
AGENCY

We love and know how to solve the problems faced by the artist when necessary

1 Analyze and structure the portfolio, correctly describe a series or project, collect everything stylishly and beautifully

 

2 Prescribe a CV, cut off unnecessary projects or exhibitions, describe work experience and skills, prioritize

 

3 Prepare a biography and an artistic statement, describe your practices concisely and informatively,

4 Development strategy, see your strengths, find guidelines in practices, choose accessible media and plan activities for the year ahead

 

5 To realize your exhibition, calculate the budget, write a concept and prepare an educational program and report

6 For beginners, we prepare an individual "curriculum", select literature for reading, give assignments

7 We prepare and request letters of recommendation, help with a letter of motivation

 

If your request is not on the list, just write to us. 

LIST OF 
SERVICES

01

full assistance
1 month

+ preparation of CV, biography, portfolio, 1 recommendation and 1 motivation letter*

+ preparation of one ready project-presentation, research, concept, layout, download of documents

+ submission for 5 art residencies in the first month of work (for 10 - in the second)

+ an artistic statement

+ secure access to all documents 24/7

+ support and discussion of plans in the chat

+ two personal live interviews and written questionnaires

+ the contract, all legal documentation

+ work plan description of the development strategy

+  personal " AS " who will be in touch with you

 

*All preparation of documents is possible immediately in English

02

checkout
7 days

You have already spent a lot of time compiling your own documents and are absolutely sure that your documents are in excellent shape. But you continue to be denied participation in art residencies and you do not win competitions. Or you are going to publish information about yourself on a personal website, but you are not sure about its submission. If this is about you, we can check that your presentations, portfolio and CV meet all the necessary international standards.

 

This service is performed from 5 working days, after the full provision of all the withered documents.

You get verified documents with comments, tips, edits and references.

 

*The list of documents and the scope of work are being discussed with each individually. This service does not include an interview.

All work processes occur by correspondence.

03

database
1  month

Every day we search for and select art residencies, grants and new open-stakes for our artists. We realized that almost every third open-call is not suitable for Russian authors due to a variety of restrictions (for example, only for those living in Berlin, or for authors under 35, etc.)

 

We carefully read all the conditions for participation of each announcement and open-call, filter out unnecessary, conduct a fact-check. Our team makes a table with relevant and suitable contests. We open access to this list for our subscribers.

 

You are guaranteed to receive verified information about international projects

(festivals, competitions, grants, awards, etc.) Each such list contains more than 25 positions for each month. We can make a separate selection for you on any topic: "sculpture", "exhibitions", "art fairs", "architecture" and much more

04

CV, Bio, Manifesto
7 days

+ preparation of the artist's CV, biography and manifesto;

+ two personal interviews (up to 40 minutes each) and the preparation of written questionnaires;

+ presentation, concept, layout;

+ secure access to all documents 24/7;

+ support and discussion of plans in the chat;

+ the contract, all legal documentation.

 

* A personal " AS " who will be in touch with you!

We work in dialogue, we get involved in projects and artists' work, we listen to and understand everyone.

TEAM
AGENCY

LISA
SHTORMIT

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Professional certified artist, curator, researcher and teacher-methodologist. 

Graduated from Russian State University of Cinematography's Faculty of Art-director (2005-2011) and then from the Faculty of new artistic strategies at ICA Moscow (2014-2015).

Also graduated from the Higher School of Economics, Ecole nationale d’art Paris, Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts.

Founder and lecturer in her own interdisciplinary education project FAAS.

 

Lectures and courses were held at MMOMA, MACMAK, Winzavod, The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, Cité internationale des arts Paris, Center Spirituel et Culturel Orthodoxe Russe Paris, MARCH School of Architecture, MORS School of Illustrators, Nest Gallery, Museum Integration, Urban Forum, Limmud Conference.

Exhibitions: Tretyakov Gallery, MMAM, Winzavod, Art-Play, Flacon, Fabrica, Manege, CAH, Sidur museum, State Literary Museum, Total Art Gallery, Cite des arts Paris, ACME London.

 

"My team consists of graduates and colleagues with whom I have been cooperating for a long time!"

 

Lives and works in Paris.

ANNA
ZNAENOK

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Journalist, art historian.

 

Graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University's Faculty of Journalism (2006-2012) and then from the Faculty of Art History at St Petersburg University of Humanities and Social Science (2018-2021).

 

"A well written text is just like a beautiful painting. It gets people attracted to it."

 

Media background: TimeOut Moscow, Snob.ru, Za Rulem, A1 TV channel, arthive.ru, Match TV. Copywriter and translator. Has written texts for some of the world' major events (Cirque du Soleil, Formula 1, FIFA World Cup, Ice Hockey World Cup).

 

Collage artist, has taken part in group exhibitions and festivals. Author and presenter of collage workshops. Author of a podcast about Irish culture. Collaborates with one of the leading architecture bureaus in Moscow as a project editor. Author of academic articles on art history.

 

Lives in Spain.

 

Fluent in Russian, English and Spanish

KATE
SIDOROVA 

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Graphic Designer.

Worked with Tretyakov Gallery, Winzavod.

 

 

Lives and works in Moscow.

ZHANNA
SMAL

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Сopyright lawyer for artists

 

Lives and works in Moscow.