Artists Newsletter #1: The 1980s

In the first of a new series of publications celebrating the a-n archive, Black Hole Club unearth the past, probe the present, and look to the future.

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40 Years 40 Artists: The 1980s

Writer Louisa Buck in conversation with artists who featured in a-n’s archive through the 1980s, including Chila Burman, Antony Gormley and Mona Hatoum, plus interviews with two 2020 graduates.


Legal and tax helpline

For 2021, a-n is piloting a new, free helpline providing legal and tax advice to members.

John Moores Painting Prize exhibition: a-n members in view

Following the launch of the John Moores Painting Prize virtual exhibition last week, we look at the work of a-n members included in the online show.

LB x a-n Artist Bursaries

a-n has partnered with Liverpool Biennial to offer five bursaries for a-n Artist and Joint (Artist and Arts Organiser) members.

Jobs & Opps

Deadline: 14 March 21

(Algo|Afro) Futures

(Algo|Afro)futures is a mentoring programme for early career Black artists in the West Midlands who want to explore the creative potential of live

Deadline: 05 March 21

Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours Annual Exhibition

An invitation to exhibit your work alongside the best watercolour artists at the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 209th Exhibition.

Deadline: 29 March 21

Call For Entries: Mark Tanner Sculpture Award 2021-22

The Mark Tanner Sculpture Award is the most significant award for emerging artists working in the field of sculpture in the UK: offering £8,000 in


Guidance on fees and day rates for visual artists

Sample day rates to guide arts budgeting and to help visual artists negotiate a fair rate of pay for short-term contracts such as commissions,

Getting paid

As a professional artist you may spend a good part of your time sending out invoices, chasing payments and generally worrying about your cashflow.

Quick guide to contracts

a-n/Artists Council’s Exhibition Payment Guide calls for written confirmation in the form of a contract or letter of agreement. This quick guide