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Edited by Chris Sharratt and with contributions from Tom Morton, Polly Staple, Gavin Wade, Toby Webster, Maria Balshaw, Contemporary Art Society, plus a selection of 2013 graduating artists. Online now in pdf and flip book formats Read on »
How to distribute video online - artist Anton Hecht shares strategies on how to get views and feedback for video work published online. Watch video »
Guide to Universal Credits - what the self employed need to know. Read on »
Diffusion Festival: "Status of photography has never been so hotly debated." Read on »
Public art - because you're worth it. Read on »
The lay of the land: current approaches to professional practice in visual and applied arts BA courses. Informed by conversations with HEIs around the UK, Sarah Rowles' research highlights themes including transferable skills; audiences; partnerships and responsibilities; and graduate retention. Read on »
New professional development programme for visual artists and independent arts organisers! Read on »
Seeking info on insurance, funding and professional development? Want to develop your networks and collaborations? Read on »
By joining AIR – Artists' Interaction and Representation - you'll not only save money on insurance and but be part of an important professional membership body.
£5m public and products liability insurance free when you join. Read on »
In 'Gentler Passion' Kim Walker discusses her Scottish Sculpture Workshop's Residency Project: "a sound installation exploring the hand-made sheds that Pigeon Fanciers build for their birds." Read on »
"I must just make what I want to make." Gill Newton is 'On my way where?' Read on »
"Beautiful aromas of orange blossom, labyrinthine streets and geometric patterns everywhere, both ancient and modern." Fiona Long blogs from her residency in Cordobonanza, Spain. Read on »
Open space for lively debate around the busy business of showing contemporary art.
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If you're an artist new to using our site and resources, we’d like to hear your views and ideas.
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