Phil* is a young visual artist who has recently graduated from art school. They have experience exhibiting at commercial, artist-run and university art spaces and in a curated festival, and received a development grant from a major arts funding body.
For Phil, if funding is available, training and skills development is valuable for an art practice, making the artist “more open to having an output for [their] ideas”. It is also worth investing in the right relationships and connections in terms of thinking about the future.
*Names have been changed