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Knowledge bank articles and resources provide current thinking and research on a diverse range of artists’ practices. Our artist, organisation and event profiles written by artists, curators and arts professionals are fascinating case studies of contemporary art and design practice. Our toolkits and guides provide valuable practical advice and guidance on payment, contracts, approaching galleries and setting up studio provision to name but a few. Whether you are looking for teaching material or additional information for advice sessions, you’ll find it here.
Jane Watt Knowledge bank commissions coordinator
What do we mean by the 'art market'? How do artists engage in social contexts? What value is international exchange?
Sarah Thelwall reveals that there is not one art market but several different ones. These markets are very different in terms of the artists, gallerists and collectors who participate and develop them. This Art market tour articulates the main markets and looks at what drives them. Subscribers read on…
Tour, a-n.co.uk October 2008
Artists and organisations talk about their professional experience, reveal what motivates them and allow insights into how and why they practice.
What specific support schemes are available to artists? What are the pros and cons of starting a studio group? What guidelines are there for agreeing a contract?
This guide by Jonathan Waring covers the process of establishing a studio group: from having the initial idea, bringing together a likeminded group of artists and getting hold of a space, to running the studios effectively on a day-to-day basis. Subscribers read on…
Guide, a-n.co.uk June 2007
Artist, advisor and a-n Jobs and Opps editor Kate Brundrett draws on her knowledge of national and regional support schemes for artists. She reveals the range of business and professional development advice available. In addition, she suggests key questions and issues that an artist might consider in assessing the most relevant support at a particular point in their career. Subscribers read on…
Tour, a-n.co.uk February 2009. Contacts last updated Jan 2013.
Developed in collaboration with specialists and experts in the HE sector and artists' professional development organisations, these publications support professional practice teaching in art and design courses, and help students to make the transition to professional artist.