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It's sometimes hard to decide what to go for and how to get your ideas down on paper, so we’ve selected some key resources to guide you. There’s downloadable advice on budgeting, costing your time, approaching galleries from artists and experts alongside The Code of Practice for the Visual Arts and Good exhibition practice.
Find out about the art world, who’s behind the regularly offered prizes and awards, plus a look at some key commissioning issues.
Read the four principles that underpin good practice for all artists; get advice on selecting opportunities and negotiating a better pay rate and make a personalised development plan.
A Code of Practice takes commonly-agreed principles of good practice and demonstrates why and how they should be applied. The Code of Practice for the Visual Arts, published by a-n The Artists Information Company, draws from the experiences of… Read on…
Code, a-n.co.uk October 2003. Updated 2006.
Getting paid a fair fee is not suggestive of a revolution. So why does it sometimes incur resistance, both from those who pay and from ourselves? This guide by Rod McIntosh introduces ideas towards getting paid what you want and indeed deserve. Read on…
Guide, a-n.co.uk January 2005
This toolkit enables artists and students to develop themselves and their practice. It provides self-reflective material suitable for any career stage and allows artists to review their position and explore ways of developing. Researched and… Read on…
Artist's toolkit, a-n.co.uk July 2004
Check out what it takes to be self-employed, do your own marketing, use our nifty toolkit that even does the maths to pin down your day rate for projects and residencies and be inspired by the artists' blogs.
You’ll be eligible for more work offered on this site if you have the right insurance cover, and get to network and exchange with like-minded artists if you’re a member of AIR and get involved with NAN.
Outlining the free £5m AIR Public and products insurance for visual and applied artists with AIR membership 1 November 2009 - 31 October 2010. Read on…
Introduction single, a-n.co.uk October 2009