8 This exercise is suitable for artists from all disciplines and is intended to help you to find more opportunities and to remember to apply on time. STEP 1 Make a table with three columns. In the first column write the header, Opportunity listings. In the second column write the heading, opportunity and in the third write the heading deadline date. STEP 2 Populate the first column with all the places you can find opportunities in your country and if you like internationally (e.g. Artquest, Artsjobs.org). STEP 3 In the second column start putting in opportunities from each of those places that are relevant to your practice and your goals. STEP 4 In the third column write the date that they are due. This exercise is suitable for artist from all disciplines. It is intended to help you to write and rehearse an elevator pitch so that you can tell people about your practice in a clear and succinct way. This will help with telling your story of who you are, what you do, and why they will want to join in. STEP 1 Start by thinking of 3 words about your practice that sum it up well. STEP 2 Develop those words into sentences, and keep repeating them with slight changes until they feel right. STEP 3 Then rehearse talking about what you do for 60 seconds using those sentences as your starting point.Repeat your rehearsal trying to shave off 10 seconds each time until you get down to 20-30 seconds, the ideal length of an elevator pitch STEP 4 Keep on rehearsing until you can repeat it by heart and it feels natural. Time needed: 60 minutes Difficulty: Moderate Task: To identify potential opportunities to create income for your practice Spotting Opportunities Time needed: 20 minutes Difficulty: Moderate Task: To develop and present your elevator pitch Your Elevator Pitch