Collections - a-n The Artists Information Company


Last day of August, a new year begins

So, it’s the above day. Firstly, I need to get some money coming in. To do list: Message home sch Ed… Those who have been forced into it re anxieties, bullying, low self esteem. Collect images quotes for presentation mini […]

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Pre-mentoring reading list

This collection bring together a number of resources relevant to artists who are seeking mentoring support at any stage in their career. These guides and profiles offer valuable information, insights and strategies on art practice from a range of expert voices […]

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Don’t give up the day job

Don’t give up the day job was an event hosted by Castlefield Gallery in partnership with Manchester Craft and Design Centre and Redeye, the Photography Network, in January 2018. It aimed to encourage people to keep sight of their artistic […]

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not quite sure how this fits or what this does

Opps/ Things to check out/ Scotland

Adding events and opportunities to attend or visit, focusing on craft in Scotland. Trying to group together things that  are either similar to the work I do or what I aspire to. Dark, macabre, Gothic, rebellious, large body adornment/jewellery/accessories/clothing. […]

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Crits by Threads

Our Folkestone crits are open for all visual artists who want to discuss their work with other artists. These crits are put in place for artists to take their practice further. Threads crit sessions are for visual artists to discuss […]

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Collected blogs and resources on the a-n site on artists’ residencies. See also my commissioned essay Residencies: practices and paradoxes

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MFA practice, Cardiff School of Art & Design

This year we have had three members blog about their practice during an MFA at Cardiff School of Art & Design. In depth analysis and self-reflection, along with inspiring material exploration and exciting performance work are discussed in blogs by […]

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Class of 2016

A selection of blogs by artists whose final year at art school happened to be 2015! The collection includes people who studied at University Campus Suffolk, Hereford College of Art, York St. John University and North Wales School of Art […]

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Trees photo

Alternative Art Education Articles

This is a collection of articles talking about possible alternatives to the traditional Art College route in to being a professional artist.  Collected from the A.N site.  Also about Artist lead initiatives and Education ideas generally.

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Yorkshire Events

Saltaire Arts Trail, fabulous idea, walk in and out of villager’s lounges, see art and craft by artists who are local or exhibiting in Saltaire via a local host. Events in Victoria Hall and elsewhere in this Unesco World Heritage […]

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Negotiating better

Resources on the a-n site that aid artists to negotiate better and achieve good conditions and terms as they pursue their practices and projects. See also my selection from a range of other sites in  20 Great sources on artists […]

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Train and tracks

Artists’ residencies guidance

Selected resources and blogs from the a-n website that collectively suggest good practices and provide practical insight to artists seeking to work through residencies, and organisers and hosts offering residencies.

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Artist as leader

Collected texts and interviews on a-n that address notions of artist as leader/leading through their practice. Includes audio interviews conducted by Joshua Sofaer whilst a Clore Leadership Programme Artist Fellow.

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Class of 2015

A selection of blogs by artists whose final year at art school happened to be 2015! The collection includes people who studied at University Campus Suffolk, Cambridge School of Art (Anglia Ruskin University), Staffordshire University, University of the West of […]

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2016 paper image

Artists livelihoods: evidence and analysis

Reports and commentary from the a-n resources, Research papers and editorial features that provide evidence about or discuss issues around artists’ employment and livelihoods. See also my separate bibliography of evidence on artists’ pay 1986-2016.

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Works by Natasha Ferguson, Joe Harvey, Matt Bainbridge and Richard Krantz.

Student resources

A selection of useful resources for students at all levels to begin placing their practice within a wider context. To think about networks, audience, funding, promotion and a professional approach to making artwork.

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Contracts – uses and abuses

Collection of legal guides and toolkits to support the a-n professional development event: Contracts – uses and abuses with solicitor Nicholas Sharp and artist Joseph Young, enabling participants to gain skills to produce and negotiate contracts, 3 February 2015, Pump […]

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Blogs I like

This is my collection of blogs and blog posts I enjoy reading. N.B. Non-exhaustive list

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a-n Collections archive

The a-n Collections series originally produced as printed publications with guest editors and themes including from open call for themes and contexts.

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Simon Hollington, Kypros Kyprianou.

Rural arts and policy

Selected texts, discussions, guides and profiles that address issues around or profile arts taking place in rural contexts.

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a-n Collection: trade off

Art market

Selected resources on artists, the art market and the arts ecology.

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Publication cover featuring performance by Jay (Joyce) Yung

Really important arts people

Texts and profiles of artists who’ve made a difference to the life and times of the visual arts and stand out as role models.

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A small section of space painting.

Bits and bobs I like

This collection of articles shows my interests which reflect my personal practice. My work can be viewed on saatchi art. 

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Resources for tutors

My selection of resources on a-n for artists and other tutors developing and running professional practice modules and events for art and design students.

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Legal guides

Legally-sound guidance on contracts, copyright and the law. Includes links to The Artists Contracts Toolkit – an interactive resource to build your own contract and gain understanding of clauses and terms.

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Paying artists

Collected resources that aid good practice and terms of reference for valuing artists’ contributions to the arts within society.

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Testing Boundaries

I am currently on the second year of a MA in Fine Art with OCA and have transferred from Goldsmiths where I was on the MA for art teachers. I am now focusing on my own practice after teaching in […]

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Naomi Barrell, ink drawings of crystals, 2016.

Good content for students

A collection bringing together relevant content for a-n’s art students, from student and other artists’ blogs, to interesting and timely resources published throughout the a-n site. Another great section of the site to keep tabs on is a-n Blogs, a […]

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Code of Practice 2012

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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Danny Rolph, Vincente, acrylic on makrolon, 150x107x60cm, 2002. Courtesy: Hales Gallery.

Resources to reference

Resources from the a-n archive that I will looking at over the summer as part of some research into residencies and prizes.

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Articles & images exploring environmental and sustainability discourses within contemporary practice.

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Student perspectives

A collection of interviews with previous student bloggers on the a-n blogs. Fancy being profiled as an art student working on your final year project, dissertation, studio practice? Start a blog, tag it with ‘art students’ and get in touch […]

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Graduate perspectives

Profiles and interviews with Fine Art and related course graduates, offering valid information, perspective and insight to life as an artist after graduating from art school. Please note, some of these articles may reference ‘Degrees unedited’ or ‘Artists talking’. Degrees […]

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