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Knowledge bank reveals the varied and complex worlds in which artists operate. Read tours, profiles and archive articles that offer valuable information, insights and strategies on contemporary art practice from a range of expert voices. Discover more about making a living, finding time and space, improving profile and promotion and maintaining professional practice.
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 »
How to get crowd-funding - In this Practical guide, Emily Speed examines the various ways crowd-funding has manifested new possibilities for revenue streams, opened by the power of the Internet. Read on»
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How to deal with VAT on sales - VAT specialist Faye Armstrong explains. Read on »
How to save money - In these times of austerity, a-n has compiled a catalogue of money-saving ideas for freelancers that have been tried and tested by our readers. Read on »
Lauren Healey talks to Northern Art Prize 2011 winner Leo Fitzmaurice about objectness, appropriation and his time-intensive research process. Read on »
Launched in 2009, The Manchester Contemporary is an art fair that looks to encourage and develop a market for critically engaged contemporary art in North West England. Read on »
The UK boasts hundreds of arts prizes and competitions annually, provided by trusts as well as business sponsors. Awarding prizes is also an important way to validate and define the quality of emerging talent. Read on »
How do self-employed artists operate? What does a typical artist-run business look like? Includes practical guidance with artists' profiles on developing the skills and qualities needed to get started in creative practice. Read on »