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How long do you keep work before binning it?

How long do you keep your work? Despite all the money spent over the years making artwork buying materials and so on, ultimately I have a lot of it just taking up space. I feel that the best thing to […]

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Gallery commissions as expenses

Can anyone answer this one for me? Do commissions on gallery sales count as an allowable business expense? I’m struggling to find any reference to this online, and this seems to fall in the gaps of the basic hmrc guidance. […]

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Valuing artwork for insurance purposes

Hello, Looking for some advice. I am entering a competion which will exhibit the selected artworks, with an option to sell the artwork if I so wish, with 50% commission charged. If selected, my artwork will be insured by the […]

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Travels in Italy: working in Carrara as a sculptor

Some years ago I wrote a review of working as a sculptor in Carrara. The review was based on a single late summer visit, and it was intended as an introduction to all those who fancy working there, either as […]

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New to a-n!

Hi I am a Chainsaw Artist in Lincolnshire and have just joined a-n. Any tips of the best features and how to connect with other artists would be gratefully received. Many thanks Sarah

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Do you love art books? Join the Art Book Club

Hi there! Are you looking for a book club group where you can discuss your favourite art books or artists? Then this book club might be for you: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ArtBookClub/ I set the club up because reading is a solitary activity but […]

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Copyright Issues

Hi. I have a situation I am seeking a bit of advice on. My mother Amelia Hastings (now deceased) was a professional artist and many years ago was commissioned by Rohald Dahl to do a portrait of his daughter who […]

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International travel grant

Hello,   I am new to a-n and generally to applying grants.  I am looking for funds to travel abroad for an internship in ceramics. It’s not a residency. Any lead will be hugely appreciated. Thank you. Regards Archana  

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An update on Gateshead Open Studios

An update from William Fawkes, artist & founder of Gateshead Open Studios: As the founder of this wonderful local arts & history trail, it is with great sadness that this free public event (for now) is paused. We ran a […]

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Looking for an advanced painting course

I found this online art school in which the students produce the kind of work I am looking to make. https://www.smarterartschool.com/ Unfortunately it is out of my price range. I feel like a lot of the other online classes are […]

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Where can I get an accountability buddy?

Hi all, I’m looking for an accountability buddy to help me stick to my goals for my creative business (and v.v. for the buddy too). I just need an hour a month (probably less) to discuss where I’m up to […]

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Shipping art

Since many of us are selling from e commerce websites has anone any advice on which couriers to use? In the states UPS will package as well as deliver. This seems a good system since then they are taking responsibility […]

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Digital Artist Website Terms and Conditions

Hi Everyone, This is my second post and its been a while. I am in the process of writing my Artists website copy and need some help or advice in relation to Terms and Conditions. I have researched many different […]

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Any crowdfunding experience?

I’m launching a Crowdfunder to get a new studio space next month. I’m in the process of building the project page and have scheduled the launch date but feel a little lost. Does anyone here have any tips or advice […]

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unincorporated constitutional body

Myself and another artist are embarking on a series of community projects and the Local Authority have recommended we become an unincorporated constitutional body to make it easier for them to fund us. We have a constitution, steering group and […]

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I need some help! Policies and Procedures

Hello all, I have just been awarded Arts Council England funding for my project ‘Invisible Army’. They have requested our policies and procedures. We are two independent, self employed artist running this project. I cannot find any clear information about […]

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How do I claim for stolen artwork?

I’ve had fifteen artworks stolen o 15th July amounting to the value of £865. Can I claim through my professional liability with a-n for compensation for this? I didn’t insure it against theft. Thanks Emma

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