Find and advertise work in the visual arts
With employer profiles and good practice resources
Ideas? Technical issues?
» Feedback to a-n
How do you get started in the visual arts? Read our Signpost career profiles of fine and applied artists, advice from artists and advisers on making funding applications, marketing, and becoming self-employed and use our toolkits to set out some development goals and price your services.
Making the transition from student to professional artist can be tricky so use our guides to raising your profile and gaining professional development and to see how other artists have navigated the terrain and how can AIR help.
An introduction to the wide range of practical and insightful material available to new artists on www.a-n.co.uk Includes Artists profiles that illustrate how artists from a range of practices and disciplines have negotiated their own paths through the art world. Read the full profiles in Artists profiles index where you will find over 250 artists profiles. See Practical guides, written by artists, curators and experts, and interactive Toolkits, to evaluate and develop your practice. Download pdf [ Size 500kb].
Good practice June 2007
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
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
Which prizes and opportunities should you go for? How can you get your ideas across? What’s all this about networking?
How to set-up as a self-employed artist; calculate your individual daily rate using the artists' fees toolkit; make sure you receive payments and, when you're ready to start showing, how to set up an event or exhibition.
As a professional artist you may spend a good part of your time sending out invoices, chasing payments and generally worrying about your cashflow. This guide by Alison Branagan considers different payment options and offers practical advice on managing debtors. Subscribers read on…
Guide, a-n.co.uk April 2003