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Code of Practice 2012
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Good practice portfolio

Key resources and tools from across this site that talk about the principles and practical application of good practice

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Masa Kepic
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Tips and guides

Top tips on opens by Masa Kepic https://www.a-n.co.uk/p/2635112 Top tips on setting up an open by Kate Phillimore https://www.a-n.co.uk/resource/open-exhibitions-top-tips-on-setting-up

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Marina Abramovic. Image: Vimeo screengrab
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Abramović method: the unpaid volunteer is present

Marina Abramović’s New York-based institute for performance art is looking for experienced applicants for some key part-time roles. But there’s a catch – you need to be able to commit to two or more days a week and not expect to get paid.

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Conversation

Should publicly-funded galleries have a published exhibitions policy?

As part of the Paying artists advocacy materials I am researching examples of openly-published exhibition policies on the websites for publicly-funded galleries. I have come across some – for example fabrica.org.uk/info-for-artists/exhibiting/ and www.g39.org/cgi-bin/website.cgi?place=infomation  that provide some useful information. I thought […]

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Resource Research paper

Brief history of Exhibition Payment Right

Provides a historical context of the Payment to Artists for Exhibition of Work scheme implemented by the (then) Arts Council of Great Britain in 1979.

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Resource Research paper

Paying Artists Research: Literature and Approaches Review

A short paper that briefly reviews some of the existing literature – research, resources and approaches to artists’ terms and conditions in exhibition practice – which have been referenced or provided useful context and comparison for the Paying Artists Study.

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Paying artists related texts
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Paying artists: Related texts

Dany Louise collates material that is being widely shared across social media and peer networks to provide fascinating insights around the broad topic of payment of and working conditions for freelance arts professionals, complementing the more traditional Literature review that has been produced by DHA.

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A guide to research into artists fees and payments
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A guide to research into fees and payments to artists

Susan Jones introduces a collation of key documents and evidence that informed a-n’s publication of fees and payments guidance and good practice documents. This report aims to widen understanding of the history and prior good practice thinking and attitudes around payment to artists.

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Paying artists research Phase 2 interviews
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Paying Artists Research: Phase 2 findings

Second phase of research study commissioned by a-n and AIR looking at artists experiences of exhibiting in publicly-funded venues. Overview of main findings from interviews with artists and publicly-funded venues that deepens understanding of data Phase 1 findings and explores perceptions and issues from both sides of the experience.

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Paying Artists Research Phase 1 findings
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Paying Artists Research: Phase 1 findings

Research study commissioned by a-n and AIR looking at artists’ experiences of exhibiting in publicly-funded galleries. Phase 1 is based on an online survey exploring artists’ experiences of exhibition practice.

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Repetition
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Artists’ work in 2012

An analysis and commentary on artists’ work and opportunities in 2012.

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Artists and Exhibitions
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Artists and exhibitions

How do artists fare when they show work in publicly-funded galleries in the UK? Research in 2013 led by AIR – Artists Interaction and Representation as the first stage in the Paying artists research and campaign presents some thought-provoking data […]

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Artists work in 2011
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Artists’ work in 2011

This Research paper forms part of a series that looks specifically at the nature and value of openly-advertised work and opportunities for visual and applied artists. Drawing on data published on www.a-n.co.uk/jobs, this series set out in 2007 to track […]

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Artists work in 2011
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Artists’ work in 2011

This Research paper forms part of a series that looks specifically at the nature and value of openly-advertised work and opportunities for visual and applied artists. Drawing on data published on www.a-n.co.uk/jobs_and_opps, this series set out in 2007 to track on an ongoing basis the key categories of awards/fellowships, academic posts, art vacancies, commissions, exhibitions, residencies and competitions/prizes, and by doing so, to identify any trends arising, and provide commentary and contextual evidence and analysis from other related sources, to contribute to arts and cultural consultations and policy.

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Changing face of artists employment
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Changing face of artists’ employment

When the economic recession hit, it impacted on everything. But how in particular did it affect the livelihoods of artists in terms of access to employment and career opportunities, and what is the longer-term impact? [PDF version 153 kb]

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Changing face of artists employment
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Changing face of artists’ employment

Explores the affect of the economic recession on the livelihoods of artists in terms of access to employment and career opportunities and raises concerns about how artists’ practice is likely to fare in this period of arts austerity. [HTML format]

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Resource Research paper

Art work in 2007

Text-only version of a-n Research paper: Art work in 2007 with live weblinks.

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Research papers: Art work in 2007
Resource Research paper

Art work in 2007

A review of the changing face of work for visual artists using a-n’s regularly researched and published information on jobs and opportunities. Focusing on the main areas of awards and fellowships, commissions, competitions and prizes, exhibitions and residencies, this paper […]

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