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Who? Why? What?

Who are you making your work for? Why are you making work? What are you hoping to do with your work?

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Risk Assessment forms

Do we have a resource on risk assessments? I’m doing a stencil art project with year 6 school children (age 10 to 11) in June, and I’ve been asked to submit a risk assessment. I’ve never done one before, and […]

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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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Public liability

Hi, I’m organising a community project with a few individuals at an art centre, does my artist insurance cover the whole project? Do we need to get a one-off insurance instead? Any advice please?

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Social media marketing experts

Hi everyone, Does anyone have any recommendations for a social media expert to create and run campaigns  for FB, Instagram, Pinterest and google? Pref  with experience with Woo Commerce for FB. I run small independent art classes,  but like most […]

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Gdpr and making films with schools

Has anyone any experience of what’s needs to make a film of an art project in school? I’ve been asked by the school for a gdpr policy of how it’ll be used stored destroyed etc my filmmaker doesn’t have one […]

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Insurance documents

Hi I have just joined as you were recommended by a friend I have just started doing the odd craft fayre and needed some public liability insurance. I am booked in to do one on the 2nd April but noticed […]

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Exhibiting abroad

I have an exhibition in Switzerland in April/May 2022. In the old pre Brexit days I would throw all my artwork (woodcarvings) and my chisels, chainsaw etc ( I will be running woodcarving workshops) into the car without any documentation […]

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Artist Residency in the USA

Hiya all, I have been accepted onto a 1 year artist residency at Cub Creek Foundation to do pottery and am trying to wrangle my head around visa options. Would be great to talk to somebody who has done something […]

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DISCLAIMER or WAIVER form for WORKSHOP

Hi I am about to start workshops in my garden art studio including lino cutting and etching. Does anyone have a DISCLAIMER template/proforma ? Whilst I will go through all the H&S at the start, I do not want to […]

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Exhibiting overseas

Hi Please does anyone have any tips about send ing work abroad for a group exhibition? I’m looking at the possibility of sending a group of artists’ work to be exhibited in North America. We’re considering sending unframed works on […]

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Paints Making Technical Conversation

Hello, my name is Mio. I have been making my own paints (oil, watercolour and acrylic). I have a issue with viscosity in oil paints making so I will experiment with the stearic acid adding to the mix. I bought […]

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Insurance Documents

Hi there, I can see that I have current membership and insurance. I have looked but can’t find my insurance online. Can you help me please? Many thanks Maureen Mc Ghee Membership Number 40022141

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Keeping my head above water!

Well, I will now confess that I was first a member in the late 60’s ! It seemed so grown up. There was a break as I had 3 children and moved around a lot, including back to N.Ireland and […]

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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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