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Self-Assessment

I registered as self-employed last March when I moved to Folkestone to find a work-live space. The timing was great on a number of levels, not least that I didn’t have to submit an HMRC self-assessment this January (phew!). But […]

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License agreements/fees

Hi All Wondering if anyone can help??… I’ve a potential commission starting soon in which I’ll be working in an unfamiliar way. I’ve a potential commission requiring design for large format print, for an installation in which all six surfaces […]

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Exhibition insurance

Hi does anyone have any advice or recommendations regarding insuring work during an exhibition ?

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Teaching art classes in USA

Hi, I’ve been invited by a number of private art studios/establishments to teach. They are offering to pay for flights and accommodation as well as a daily fee. These sessions would only be 5days each and be a total of […]

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I’m an artist starting a business

Hi 2020 just started for me, and I have so far reached my goals. I climbed a mountain, I had some tropical holidays and did lots of healthy stuff. A big and sad step but necessary was to stop every […]

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Do you love art books? Join the Art Book Club

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 when a […]

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Lost and frustrated!

Well, it is 2020! Yay. Eight days in and I am already dazed and confused about the direction I need to focus on. This time last year I had been going through poor mental health and getting over a house […]

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Photographing artwork

I am producing an installation which involves a mirror.  I am not particularly proficient in photographing my work.  Usually I produce paintings so it is not so much of a problem.  Does anyone know any free resources on photographing artworks?

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Group Exhibitions

I facilitate a weekly life drawing session, in an event space in a pub and the group were considering having an exhibition. Each artist will be responible for hanging their work, looking after it and taking payment if anyone wishes […]

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Newbie

Evening folks. I’m new here – it’s all a bit different to the old Artist’s Newsletter I used to get at Smiths.

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Self Assement Tax Returns – The black shadow by my side.

  Hello A.N Community. I have been looking around the internet for some help with self-assessments and tax returns for creatives. In this day and age, I find myself transitioning from creating work to sell, working on commissions, running workshops, […]

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Day rates if you are not a graduate

Hi all, The suggested day rates are an excellent resource – very useful for funding proposals etc. However, they are based on time since graduation which is an issue for self-taught artists. I go from ‘when I decided I was […]

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New Older Artists

I am interested in hearing from artists who started or restarted their practice in later life. It is a reasonable implication that ‘new’ older artists have often had to negotiate some complex situations as they piece together their efforts to […]

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Plutchik's Dice by Muna Zuberi
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Survey

  I’d like to ask for your help on a project that I am working on. I am developing some work from the piece above. It’s called Plutchik’s Dice – about the categorisation of emotions. Plutchik was a psychologist who […]

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Album Artwork Commission

Hi, I am reaching out because I have been approached to make an artwork to use on an album cover. I have never worked to comision before but my work sells for anything from a few hundred pounds to several […]

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Query re damaged art

I recently had an exhibition at an arts centre which went well.  However upon taking down the work i noticed one of my paintings had red paint splatted across it and the wall below.  The venue were very apologetic and […]

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Open Studios – Guidelines for visitors

Could a friendly ‘Code of Conduct’ be made for visitors attending Open Studio events? This could include suggested questions. ‘What is your inspiration?’ begins to wear a bit thin. Paintings turned to the wall are usually unfinished and/or not for […]

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Finding gallery space for hire in London

I am looking for good places to research gallery spaces for hire in London. I have just joined a new studio and we want to put together a group show. If anyone could recommend either – a likely venue – […]

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Postgraduate Funding for studying abroad

Hello there, I’m currently doing some research around Postgraduate funding (loan, scholarship, grant, etc) for studying abroad – specifically Norway – however I’m finding hard to get beyond ‘top 5 ways to fund…’ websites and wondered if anyone had any […]

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