Helping visual artists thrive and connect with opportunities

About Me!

Hello, I am Cristiana Bottigella.

I am an artist mentor & advisor with 20 years of international experience in working with visual artists, particularly those who have socially engaged practices.

Are You?

Are you looking for ways to develop your practice or do you think you might benefit from mentoring?
Are you an artist making socially engaged work and looking for advice?


I don’t think I’ve sent an application feeling so confident that I’ve given them what they wanted to see.

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DYCP Application Writing Workshop ~ online Friday 9th of December, 4-5:30pm Limited spaces BOOK NOW

ACE Developing Your Creative PracticeAPPLICATION WRITING WORKSHOP ~ online WHEN: Friday 9th of December, 4-5:30pmWHERE:  online / Zoom link will be sent on the day beforeCOST: £20 (i…

Book a free advice session with me through ArtQuest One to One

ArtQuest One to One I’m delighted to be offering 7 free One to One advice sessions in September 2022 thanks to ArtQuest One to One.Please book your session through their website. ArtQuest On…

Socially engaged artists: how do they do it?

What are the common challenges of working socially? What are the dos and don’ts of working collaboratively and in participatory settings? In 2021 interviewed 10 established artists to fin…

ArtQuest Report submitted!

ArtQuest Report // The Future of International Work International work and exchange are central to the working practices in the arts and cultural sectors. But how are Brexit, Covid-19 and clima…

MA Applied Arts and Social Practice – Interview with Anthony Schrag

Interview with Anthony Schrag, Co-programme leader  @ MA in Applied Arts and Social Practice Can you tell me how you chose the name of the MA and what do you teach? We had a long debate abou…

Interview with Yara + Davina

Interview with Yara + Davina How does social engagement fit in your practice and what event or single opportunity informed that change? Davina: It’s difficult to define the …

Interview with R.M. Sánchez-Camus

Interview with R.M. Sánchez-Camus How does social engagement fit in your practice and what single opportunity informed that change? I was not the kind of artist that …

Interview with Jess Piette

Interview with Jess Piette Project coordinator @ Multistory  Why is the organisation called Multistory? Multistory in the sense that it’s multi vocal. It’s platforming many different stories…

Interview with Melanie Manchot

Interview with Melanie Manchot How does social engagement fit into in your practice and what event or single opportunity informed that change? My work has always &nbs…

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