Artist & Trade Zone

@ The Art Ministry

Appointment Setter

Posted by The Art Ministry Team on August 2, 2007

Industry:  Art & design
Location:  Work from home/office – London
Salary: Basic plus Commission
Start: ASAP
Contact:  Anita McKay

This young company is currently going through a period of incredible growth and is seeking an experienced Appointment Setter to assist the Sales Director.  You will be part of a small dynamic team, which will increase substantially over the next 12 months. 

Based in London, you will be working for a revolutionary art publishing and distribution company which houses it’s own exclusive collections and provides galleries, interior designers and retailers a dedicated service to source and commission artwork and design. 

Your Role:

  • Identify new leads
  • Manage lead database
  • Identify decision makers and get past gatekeeper
  • Build rapport with the decision maker
  • Introduce the company, it’s concept and benefits
  • Set appointments for Sales Director
  • Handle all incoming sales enquiries
  • Feedback on issues and suggestions from clients and help create solutions

This role offers fantastic long term career opportunities, which provide an excellent basic salary, high commissions plus share options.  However initially growth and compensation are based on personal performance, therefore for a probationary period of 2 months this position is commission based only. 

The chosen candidate will work 35 hours per week, working from either home or office.

You need to:

  • Be passionate about art & design
  • Have at least 6-12 months sales/ business development experience and be adept at selling over the phone
  • Have excellent communication skills: be confident, friendly, enthusiastic and articulate
  • Be hard working, independent, and driven
  • Have excellent organisational skills
  • Be competent with Microsoft Office
  • Be extremely customer focused
  • Be sales orientated and meet lead generation and productivity targets.

Experience of sales in the art & design industry would be a distinct advantage.

We are offering an immediate interview for the right candidate.

If you fulfill these criteria, and want to be part of the Art & Design industry, please send your CV now, or call Anita on 0208 581 2328.

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Upcoming Textile Art Exhibition

Posted by The Art Ministry Team on May 30, 2007

The talented Textile Artist Amarjeet Kaur Nandhra has gone from strength to strength. She is currently working on a project that promises to be both exciting, highly original and deeply affecting.

Amarjeet’s work is a delicate balance; a relationship between the powerful message that is always present and the desire to create work that is aesthetically appealing. With this in her minds eye, her project focuses on social aspects of humanity: codes of behaviour; rules set out to govern aspects of our lives; and its penetrating effects on individuals and the society as whole.

However, the truly original aspect of this project is Amarjeet’s strength of placing herself in her work – she brings her own experiences into being. She has explored the complex rules of Sikhism, parenting and relationships. The techniques she currently uses range from screen-printing, discharge, machine and hand embroidery. Each process is skilfully layered to produce a visually stunning and moving piece of work. All this within the creative aspects of Textile Art – who said that meaningful art was dead?

This body of work has been created as part of Amarjeet’s final year of the H.E Diploma in Stitched Textiles at East Berkshire College. We wait with abated breath to see the final exhibition. The exhibition runs from Wednesday 20th June to Saturday 23rd June from 10am to 6pm. Private View is on Tuesday 19th at 6.30pm at East Berkshire College, Windsor Campus, St. Leonard’s Rd, Windsor, Berkshire.

The annual Windsor exhibition has achieved a high profile and has attracted many visitors over the years. It is a showcase for students studying on the H.E. Diploma in Stitched Textiles, City and Guilds Embroidery and the Advanced Embroidery workshop. It is an amazing opportunity for like-minded people to indulge in a feast of exciting, original and beautiful textiles.

Amarjeet also teaches the Advanced Embroidery workshop at East Berkshire College, an exhibition of her student’s work will be on display. This would be an excellent opportunity for visitors to see the work created during the course, to talk to the students and Amarjeet. Not only will visitors be able enjoy the wonderful exhibits but it also provides a chance for some retail therapy. As tradition has it, the exhibition also attracts a number of textile and art traders selling a range of supplies.

Finally, Amarjeet is involved in an exciting venture with the London Transport Museum Textiles Project. It will be four textile-based workshops with South Acton Skills and Arts Collaborative (SASAC), who are based in Bollo Lane. The group consists of mostly women, from a diverse range of ethnicities drawn from the Acton estate. They meet up to take part in activities, mostly sewing and improve their English. The women have worked on similar projects before. The dates are not yet finalised, but intend to be in the last two weeks of July or the first two weeks of August.

We will of course keep you informed on any developments of Amarjeet’s extraordinary creative life!

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Who Collects Art – Ahmed Jamal

Posted by The Art Ministry Team on May 24, 2007

Ahmed JamalIn this week’s Art & Design Zone, we have the pleasure of bringing to you an in-depth interview with Ahmed Jamal in our “Who Collects Art” series. A celebrated film director, Ahmed talks about his private art collection and his love of visual arts and cinema.

Who Collects Art is an insight into Private Art Collections, from the bizarre to the more traditional, and their Collectors. In this series of articles, we talk to collectors from the Forbes 100 list, celebrities to everyday people, with an aim to demystify who collects art, why and how they bring it into their everyday lives.

Ahmed Jamal is an established British director with several award wining feature films and ground-breaking television documentaries. His film “The Journalist and the Jihad” has become a reference point for a Hollywood feature on the life and murder of the journalist, Daniel Pearl. Ahmed met with us at BAFTA and we spoke at length about his passion for film and his collection of paintings and contemporary art. We hope that you enjoy reading his interview as much as we enjoyed talking to him.

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Keys to Design for Singles

Posted by The Art Ministry Team on March 31, 2007

In this week’s article from the Art & Design Zone – “Keys to Design for Singles” we bring you an altogether unique voice. Our guest contributor Maxine Mangat is based in Canada. Maxine is a teacher and academic by profession in addition to regularly writing for various magazines.

In this article, Maxine explores the options faced by young people when starting up in their own independent home and how to make it comfortable and pleasing to the eye; a place which signifies a sanctuary. Maxine effectively explores great ideas on how to maximise on budgetary constraints by focusing on accessories and the use of art work of various styles and genres.

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Who Collects Art

Posted by The Art Ministry Team on March 14, 2007

This week in the Art & Design Zone we’re delighted to be able to publish the first interview from our much anticipated series “Who Collects Art”.

Who Collects Art is an insight into Private Art Collections, from the bizarre to the more traditional, and their Collectors. In this series of articles, we talk to collectors from the Forbes 100 list, celebrities to everyday people, with an aim to demystify who collects art, why and how they bring it into their everyday lives. In this, the first article of the series, Shakila Taranum Maan; screenwriter, film director and co-founder of The Art Ministry; talks about her private art collection.

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Creative Studies Exhibition

Posted by The Art Ministry Team on March 6, 2007

Creative Studies Exhibition

For further info www.eastberks.ac.uk

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Women Without Bounds

Posted by The Art Ministry Team on March 2, 2007

Ark Exhibition

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NEC 2007 Success

Posted by The Art Ministry Team on February 15, 2007

Phew!  What a week we had at the Spring Fair.  Although it was a quiet trade show compared to previous events, it produced incredible results for us.  At the end of the 5 days we walked away with several pending orders and 53 new contacts who love our products; including 11 galleries, several charitable foundations, numerous furniture and home accessory stores, several interior designers and an art agent in Japan.  The true results generated from the show will become evident to you over the next 8 weeks as relationships are built and orders come in. 

It was hard to predict how your work would be received by trade buyers as their buying decisions are often governed by what they are sure will sell in large numbers.  This usually means neutral, earth tones of popular subject matter which are massed produced and therefore relatively cheap.  Approximately 80% of the work on sale at the show was repeated throughout (same print different frame).  The prints are supplied from 4 -5 art publishers (who were also present).  Amazingly only 20% of the stands were carrying exclusive artwork.   Not only were we one of the few stands with exclusive work, we were the only stand in our Hall which carried complete collections of ceramics and fabrics.  To boot we were the only stand in the entire show that was carrying wallpaper. 

However, the fantastic response to these products as well as the art prints proved we were in the right market with the right products at the right price, and it finally confirmed the validity of The Art Ministry’s concept and direction.  We can therefore proudly announce the show and our trade launch was an outstanding success.  

We will be in touch soon to give you more detail on the response to your work and where it came from.  In the meantime we are focusing on some changes which we believe will boost trade sales further, of which we will keep you informed.  Now the trade launch has happened all you need to do is relax and perhaps start thinking about your next collection. 

Anita & Shakila

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Style and Design through the Ages

Posted by The Art Ministry Team on January 24, 2007

This week in the Art & Design Zone we look at ‘Style and Design through the Ages’. Eclectic by social evolution, British taste has absorbed much of what has been encountered over centuries from many cultures.

Style and Design through the Ages looks at influences that have shaped modern Britain, covering the period from the Roman invasion culminating with the decline of the British Empire. In Britain alone there are countless groups or clans that have informed our creative processes from the Celts, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Indians, Chinese and even the Japanese.

“With the American colonies and the wealth accumulated from the slave trade, the Georgian era saw a boom in its architecture and style. Between 1730-1800 during the reigns of four kings sharing the same name, the presence of Georgian art and architecture evolved. The city of Bath is a prime example of the manifestation of this cumulative wealth.”

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No Firm Guarantee of Permanent Home for the Ark

Posted by The Art Ministry Team on January 24, 2007

Update: Save The Ark Campaign

We have received a temporary reprieve until summer 2008 from Ealing Council by which time it is hoped that the Ark will find permanent premises. Read more

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