The 3P model
A pragmatic model to focus your art practice.
P1 stands for Private, and is the space where you should spend most of your time. Its core concepts are personal and processes.
P2 means Public — this is where you show your art to peers and in (online) presentations. You come here to get feedback and input.
P3 or Product is what distracts you from the other Ps by wasting your time on promotion or portfolios.
3P model revisited
I mapped Pascal Gielen's domains of his artist’s biotope model on my 3P model, a pragmatic model to focus your art practice. According to him, you need to divide your efforts over four domains to create a sustainable art career:
- domestic (D)
- peer (another P)
- market (M)
- civic (C)
While I’m at it I’ve also included P0, a more speculative layer I’ve thought about a while ago: P0 is Protean. This layer represents the primal impulse, the uncategorised and phenomenological aspects of creating art.