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Artist crit group

Hi All I am trying to start an artist crit group in Northwest Cumbria. I am looking for people who are open minded and generally postive, and would like to discuss their own and other peoples work. I am looking […]

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Human movement

I am working on a project looking at how technology and big data is taking over human jobs. I am  looking to interview Uber drivers, Deliver Riders and scan their phones and body as a primary source of research. Does […]

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Etsy for fine artists

Etsy for fine art – naff or not?   I had a conversation with a non-artist recently who said she had the impression that a platform like Etsy was “a bit naff” for fine artists. I get it… but on […]

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What’s stopping you?

This week I’m taking part in a fantastic course creation challenge run by an old friend who’s been working in educational psychology. As part of my research, I wanted to ask you all this question: what’s your biggest roadblock? Is […]

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Prices for art classes

I have been teaching adult art classes for quite a few years but the local college is now axing all the adult leisure classes.  I have decided to carry on running the classes myself but wondered how much to charge. […]

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Long term member of A-N, first time user

I have been a member of Artist Newsletter for a very long time but never really used it to it’s best advantage. So I am looking for tips from those who use it for more than occasionally reading the newsletter […]

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Children’s book illustration

Hi there, I hope someone might be able to offer me a bit of advise regarding chilsdren’s book illustration.   I’ve been approached by a lady who has writen a children’s book about autism and has interest from publishers, although […]

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Commission rights

I have recently completed a commission (a large one off collaged drawing) of a bar for a couple for their anniversary. The owner of the bar has seen this image and now want to use it on all of their […]

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Donating or loaning artwork

Hi, I live in Bishop Auckland in Co. Durham where there is considerable investment being made into the town over the next few years, see this site for more details, http://www.aucklandcastle.org/ Part of this project is a new Mining Art […]

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How do you rate your MA Fine Art course?

I am currently studying MA Fine Art at the Arts University Bournemouth. This course has taken me out of my comfort zone, sometimes fighting, but I am glad to say pushed me to explore methods and materials I would not […]

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Insuring work sent by courier to Europe

I am sending some textiles made by another artist to a buyer in Europe and none of the courier companies I have tried will offer any insurance to cover. Best I have found is FedEx who go to max $1000 […]

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Insurance for workshops

Hi, I am wanting to start a weekly art class and have permission from the Scout group that I volunteer for to use the building for it at a fee of £10 a month, but I would need my own […]

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Insurance cover

Hi all, I am new to the group and just wondered if anyone knows if the insurance covers running workshops with children? Thanks!

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re insurance

please can you update me on how to find the insurance policy to see what it covers and also how to renew. thank you!

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Artists and Ipads

I have just bought an ipad mainly so that i can use it when i teach art (showing examples of paintings, techniques etc).  I am also using it as a portable portfolio to show people images of my work. However […]

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Exhibiting in USA – which visa?

Hi there, I want to exhibit at (and hopefully sell through) an art show in the USA. Can anybody advise me on what kind of visa I should obtain for this? I ask as US guidance seems a bit opaque […]

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Giclee Printers, recommendations, please.

Can anybody recommend any giclee printers please? Thanks. Also how have you decided in the past at what size to make the edition and do you enlarge or reduce the image? Would you sell the original work as well?

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Damage to work submitted

I recently submitted to an Open Exhibition. When I came to pick the work back up I found I found one of the frames of the pieces had a section damaged so that it was no longer presentable. Like most […]

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Changes to practice post eye-op

I’ve recently had laser eye surgery with tri-focal lenses inserted and am amazed at the difference to my sight, particularly perception of colour (especially blues, and purples) and detailed pattern. What experiences have other a-n members had and most importantly, […]

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Studio Space research in Brighton & Hove

Does anyone know what the benchmark is for renting creative studio/work space in Brighton & Hove? My research so far has ranged from people paying £69 per month to £330 per month for around 100 sqft. I’d love to set up […]

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Membership confirmation

Hi. I joined here yesterday and haven’t yet received an email to agree my membership. I would have thought I would have had that quickly followed by insurance documents. Does anyone have experience of this? Thanjs, Alyson

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Make Art, Save Money

Hi everyone, I’d like to introduce you to the Make Art, Save Money Facebook group. The group’s been set up to share ideas and articles and ask questions related to saving money on art supplies and exhibitions, and cutting our overheads. Please […]

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Artist pricing tables

As an amateur freelance artist I am in need of an average pricing table for different kinds of services and clients and for UK standards. Is there such a thing that i can find on the Internet or this website? Thank you

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Help with profile settings

After years of floating round the edges of a-n I have finally decided to get a bit more involved and have a go at blogging on here. My first job was to update my profile however, I’m having a few […]

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Assembly event May June 2017

I saw this   Assembly event and thought as one of the cities mentioned was near me I would really like to go and be part of the 2 day workshop of events  talks and  networking opportunities but so far […]

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Copyright Links

https://unitednationsofphotography.com/2016/12/29/oi-dont-you-understand-copyright/ Please feel free to add your own resource link if you have one.

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Copyright on crafts I want to build

Hi, I know this is a stupid question and I have a feeling the answer is probably that I cant do it but I will ask anyway, but I will appreciate any help. I am starting out as a craft […]

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Insurance Confirmation Letter

I see the current Insurance policy expires shortly on 31st March. When will the new Insurance Certificate/Confirmation Letter go into the Member’s Account? I have an Event at end of April for which I have to produce valid insurance documents, […]

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Have you made an art/artist film documentary?

hi I am thinking about bringing on board a documentary film maker for my latest project. I am interested in how they can tease out the real spirit and reveal more about the artist’s intentions and passion for what they […]

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Working in schools as a visiting artist

I’m sometimes asked by schools to visit and talk about my artwork and run workshops.  They always ask if i have an up to date DBS check but they still let me work there under supervision even if I haven’t. […]

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Has anyone had dealings with this foundation?

Has anyone here had any dealings with Netherlands-based GAA Foundation? http://www.globalartaffairs.org/ An artist has been offered a slot in their exhibition “Personal Structures” at the European Cultural Centre, in Palazzo Mora and Palazzo Bembo which will run during the Venice Biennale 13 May -26 November […]

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Newbie BA Student

I began my BA Fine Art course at University of Derby back in September 2016. I’m just about to start back next week and want to use this next semester to explore the concept of colour and shape. As an […]

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Insurance Value of Work

I’m currently struggling at setting insurance values for my work. Has anyone any previous of this or know a good place to start? 

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Looking for crits

I’m looking at portraiture for my studio practice and I’m sort of hitting a bit of a wall with it. My main discipline is photography. The concept behind the image is that “there is always something in the way of […]

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Licensing artwork

Hi I’m looking for advice having been approached about using a piece of my artwork for a cd cover. Not sure about licensing and copyright and what to charge , advice gratefully received.

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alternative methods of curating exhibitions

Hi can anyone suggest to me any examples of exhibitions of art and artefact that were selected in a non-traditional way; such as how Grayson Perry selected objects for the tomb of the unknown craftsman?

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Insurance certificate

hi I have just joined and i was wondering where i can access a copy of the insurance certificate as i have to produce it to do a craft stall tomorrow. ? thank you

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Ink experimentation

Good evening, I am looking for some advice please: I have been using coloured fine liners for some time now and have begun to feel the restrictions of using these colours whilst trying to develop ideas and keeping the quality […]

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Cyber Security! Any links or suggestions

Security for artists both personal and for art work. Should you put your face on your website? What about your address and phone number? Watermarks- a waste of time? Selling work, will I get paid? Any links or comments please

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White v Brown v Black v White

Recently, I have been questioning and thinking of whether I should speak out about the bullshit I have been through in the art world; someone who is an brown skinned Artist and British born. Who has contributed to society and […]

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studio insurance

hi – does anyone know if our a-n insurance cover studio insurance please – if not any suggestions as to who provides good and affordable insurance please – thanks xx  

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PAT testing for exhibition stand lighting

Can anyone recommend a drop-in PAT test facility in the Surrey/Hampshire/Berkshire area?  The one I used (The PAT Shed near Woking) has ceased trading. Alternatively, a PAT tester who can handle low volumes at a sensible price.  I need to […]

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Painting/photography exhibtion in London

Hello, I’m curating an art exhibition next year on the theme ‘The Human Condition’.  After a very successful show in Leeds, we are looking to curate another show with artists (emerging and established in UK and beyond) in London. Are […]

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Artplode

Good afternoon I’m considering signing up to an online gallery named Artplode but before I do I want to try and get some user feedback as it is a considerable £120 annual fee.  Any experiences – good and bad would […]

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Shared Art Studio wanted!!!

I’m an artist working with mixed media and I’m looking for a space in a shared studio near Reading/Farnham or central London . A Space about   3 x 3 m2 would be great !

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WANTED! Studio space in Bridgend, Wales

I’m an established woven textile artist designer looking for a studio space in Bridgend.  I need approx 250-300 sq ft, preferably ground floor. Does anybody have any suggestions??

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Small exhibition venues mailing list

I’m looking for a mailing/contact list for small venues that I can approach for potential exhibitions. Does anybody know if such lists exist and, if so, do they cost?   Thanks, in anticipation.

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Curator seeking new opportunities

I am seeking up and coming opportunities to curating and campaigning forthcoming exhibitions. I hold 2 years experience working freelance in galleries and non conventional spaces exhibiting emerging and established artists working in a variety of disciplines across the UK. I […]

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Pricing non-exclusive reproduction licence

I’m about to embark on negotiations with a water company for use of a digital image in their corporate sustainability brochure. I am looking for advice re a ballpark figure for what to charge. And also while I’m at it, […]

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Setting up a jewellery shop?

Hi, I’m a jeweller working in London and I am thinking about setting up my own shop. Looking for advice on all the things I will need to expect and prepare for when taking the leap. If anyone has any […]

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London Rental Galleries

Does anybody have experience of exhibiting in s rental gallery in London? Can you recommend any in particular? It seems to be common practice in Japan but not so much in Lindon or am I mistaken?   Thanks.

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Drawing paper/ surfaces

Good afternoon A-N   I would like to draw upon your experience and knowledge please. I am looking for an online shop selling high quality drawing surfaces.  I would preferably like to try wood free paper (but am open to […]

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Ink drawing on paper

Good evening lovely people, I make drawings usually on paper or canford card using ink.  I was wondering if there is a product that anyone has used that will give the finished drawing a sheen?  All suggestions welcome.  Thank you […]

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How do you find a decent photographer for your 3D work?

Hi Everyone, I’m struggling to find a photographer who isn’t either a ‘student looking to gain experience’ or a ‘wedding specialist’. Nothing wrong with either but when you want your work to look professional it’s not ideal. Have you had similar problems […]

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Does anyone here use Patreon to raise funds?

Does anyone here use Patreon successfully? I’ve started an account to try to gain financial support to pay my studio rent but I’m not entirely sure how it works. I can see people making $2000 a month from people paying […]

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Europe – as artists are we in, or out?

There are a number of articles already published on a-n News covering artists’ activities and opinions focused on the upcoming EU referendum (23 June 2016). As we publish more impartial coverage, a-n is interested in its members’ opinions too. We’d […]

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Is it still art?!

If the art work exists as an example as a painting that is 1mx1m but you reduce the size using Photoshop and then get it printed at 30cmx30cm, do you still call it art or is it now a commercial […]

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Getting work into art galleries etc

Hi folks Doe’s anyone have any advice for getting work sold through galleries? Do you know of any good galleries that are happy to take on new artists etc?   Thanks  

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Good projector for presentations?

Can anyone recommend a good portable projector for delivering slide shows/still images (not video)? This is solely to support any talks I give. Are the PICO ones up to it? I’ve heard min recommended lumens as 3000 but would appreciate […]

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air movement

I use drawing as a site specific process to explore repetition, relationship and trace. I am about to research air movement and how it affects the landscape I would like to know if anyone already works in this area or if you can […]

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Residency

Hello, Has anyone done a residency at Pinea Linea de Costa A.I.R project in Rota? Can you tell me what your experience was? Thanks

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Funding for Residency

I have been offered a residency in Iceland, but I don’t think I can accept it, because I don’t know how to get funding to go. Does anybody have any advice?

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Off to Malmo

Anyone know any create people mainly film background I could meet when I’m over in Malmo Sweden?

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Website providers

Hi, I am looking to change  website provider, needs to be easy to build and good quality and inexpensive. Any recommendations.

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Rental Galleries

Does anybody have experience of this in London and recommend anywhere in particular? With thanks.

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Working in a gallery in return for your profits

Does anyone know if you are registered self employed but give time working in a gallery regularly( in exchange for more of your profits than just selling your work there) – whether the gallery has to have an ERN for […]

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Creativity ‘in service to’.

Interested to hear from creative practitioners who have been in long term residency on an estate in the UK, or anywhere in fact. Where a practical attitude to the creative process, ‘in service to’ people, has been the driving force. […]

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indemnity clauses – advice?

Hi everyone, anyone good at legal matters? I have recently been asked to sign a contract with a very heavy indemnity clause – copied below. I will be giving 3 performances  for a very small fee, at a well known […]

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Uploading to Blogs

Why is it so difficult just to post a video to this site? I’ve tried uploading straight to my blog but apparently that violates some safety code so i’ve had to create a vimeo account and copy the links from […]

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Artist Art Fairs London

I am considering doing a London artist art fair in 2016 – ie representing myself; I know it’s a big financial investment – anyone have recommendations? Any good/bad experiences of particular fairs? Quality of work? I’m a professional artist/art educator, […]

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Funding & Grants for Artists

Is anyone aware of grants/funding available for individual artists? There are a wide range of funding opportunities on offer, from numerous private and publicly financed organisations, with amounts varying from a few hundred pounds to over £100k, providing you are […]

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Wendy McCleave

I’m a mature student on level 5 of the part-time fine art degree course at Hereford College of Arts. Our current module, Exploring Futures, is encouraging us to look at life in our chosen field once we’ve graduated. As my […]

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Meet The Artists

Hi All, I am setting up an affordable art exhibition called “Meet the Artists” to platform emerging artists in London. Can you help? I am looking for funding? If anyone can suggest any. And a few more options for cheap […]

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Indigo Workshops

Does anyone know of any affordable spaces in London where I can teach my indigo workshops? All I need is access to a sink.  Any suggestions gratefully received.

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Teaching in FE – advice needed!

I am a qulaified art tutor (post 16) and for some time now have been looking for a teaching post in a college or university in art.  I’m looking for permanant or casual work in this field. However jobs in […]

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Advice for new studio

Hello I’ve just moved into a studio in Cardiff so that I have space to paint and to get some income off giving drawing and painting classes.  I’m trying to market the courses through flyers and my own painting website […]

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Web comic artist

I’m looking for a comic artist -& web-comic artist to speak to about a project – could someone get in touch please

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Simon Fujiwara’s A Spire, with spires. Photo: B.P.M Harris
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Public art, what is it for?

A report written by Amelia Crouch entitled, ‘Public’ art on campus: strategy and reality in UK universities, touches on funding for public art projects and the differences between ‘monumental’ artworks commissioned by private money, and more durational or community focussed […]

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Copyright on using found printed material

I’m trying to ascertain exactly what printed material, ie secondhand books, leaflets, brochures etc,can be incorporated into an artwork, which is then displayed in a gallery and ultimately sold.Is it correct that as long as the printed page is not […]

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Getting prints done

What’s the best way to get professional prints done of my work. I don’t have a good enough camera to take and download to online printers

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artists consent form

I’m needing a bit of advice & hoping someone can help. I’ve been asked for some hi res photos of 3 designs by a student. A group students are putting together a magazine for a project. I’ve been assured the […]

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posting ceramics

Hi does anyone know a reliable postal company that can insure ceramics- or an insurance company that insures ceramics in transit? I am starting to get national orders and really need to sort this out as I make Raku fired […]

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The integrity or lack of in regard to Fine Art Prints

Is there any kind of standardized or definitive guidance for fine art prints? I’m getting fed up of seeing giclee prints alongside traditional hand pulled prints and sometimes at a far greater cost or am I behind the times? Any […]

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Artist-led, how is it changing?

Manifest artist-led festival launched this July amidst Manchester International Festival 2015. Still in its research stage it offers an alternative model for artist-led activity, whilst being complementary to MIF’s big-budget programme. It would be interesting to gather some thoughts and […]

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Looking for studio space

I a have recently completed my fine art degree and currently looking for some space to work. Baring in mind I have no money to rent anywhere and have little space at home. I live West Yorkshire, UK. If anyone […]

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Art School, how important is location?

How important was location in your decision to go to the art school where you studied? And how did it play a part in your decision to stick around, or not, in the city where you graduated? The choices that […]

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What did your degree show mean to you?

Why not share the memories and experiences of your degree show – whenever, wherever and however it happened. Where did you study and when? What did you show, and how does your work differ now?

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Agent fees and licensing images query

Hi can anyone advise me or point me in the right direction to find out what reasonable fees or profit split would be appropriate for someone doing the “leg work” to convert my images into saleable items such as cards, […]

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What’s the best way to sell my art on the web

Hi, i’m looking for advice on the best way to sell my artworks over the web, and the ways in which I go about posting oversea’s, payment and insurance etc. I’ve looked at a few online shops, but not sure […]

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New to the a:n community

Hi I only joined up recently but I have been an artist all my life, at least potentially. As a little girl I was often asked “are you going to be an artist when you grow up?” to which I […]

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Art critical analysis

Anyone, or know of someone that would be able write  a critical analysis of my work and practice for my web site? I attempted it myself but it lacks the polish that someone with a deeper understanding of art history and […]

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Freelance and funding, what’s your strategy?

In July 2015 a-n is running a series of professional development workshops, in partnership with LeftCoast, for artists and creative practitioners in Blackpool and Wyre. The first looks at ‘Starting out as a freelancer – managing a portfolio career’. Since […]

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Changing styles?

I regard my paintings and drawings as commodities for selling. I can and do produce very conservative pictures of which there has been a limited success due to the saturation of traditional art market in Oxfordshire. I itch to develop […]

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Disability in the world of art – The uneven playing field

I am currently researching into opportunities for disabled artists which conditions that prevent them from attending events, appointments etc. I was hoping that you would be kind enough to offer your thoughts / experience / ideas formed by one of the questions below. You […]

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New Projects building.

I am working on a project building in Dalston, London. I would love to have some more creative minds getting involved.

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How do you Apply For A Major Commission?

Hello! I am interested in applying for a substantial public art commission. Does anyone know of any great resources that will really help me produce the best application possible? Are there any books which come highly recommended or resources I […]

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How to build sturdy display screen Please

Hello. I would like to show my work at a festival where I have been offered a 3m sq space so I would like to assemble a set of display screens sturdy enough to hold framed and glazed prints without […]

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Shipping and insuring fine art

Hi, I really need some advice about shipping canvas paintings. Packaging isn’t a problem, but I’m having trouble finding any courier who will insure paintings for their sale cost. Royal Mail/Parcelforce won’t insure them. The only service I can find […]

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I need Insurance for Pop Up Art galleries

Can anyone help? I run Pop up art galleries from different (secure) locations and I’m looking for insurance to cover works in transit and it situ. I sell artists work (not my own work so not eligible for the a-n insurance). I […]

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Working Enviroment

Hi not a important discussion this one I was just wondering about how you all get into a creative mood does it have alot to do with the environment your in. As I currently rent my flat not much space […]

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Insurance question

Hi there, I have recently joined a-n. I make handcrafted jewellery and have started selling via etsy. Can anybody tell me if the a-n insurance covers me for selling all over the world, including America? I have looked at the […]

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ART:I:CURATE

Does anyone know anything about this on line gallery/agent.  I am thinking about signing up, but would like some views on it before I do.  It all seems a bit easy, but when you read the small print of the […]

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Ms Ruth

Hi I am trying to sell some of my Art work done in Acrylic one is a photocopied portrait, does any one know how to go about this or do I have to exhibit first.

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Pricing for handmade jewellery

Hi, I am struggling to set a wholesale price for handmade jewellery for 2 retail outlets, I sell via craft fairs, word of mouth and a couple of low key shops but the shops have always said ‘tell us how […]

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How do I talk about my work?

Li-E Chen’s ‘Chance Operation’, inspired by John Cage   I ask a question with a given duration of time in which to respond. For example, ‘What is an image?’ Within this set duration, I write down the answer that comes […]

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Sites to sell

Hi I was hoping for some advice or experiences from anyone who has sold work via an online gallery or website. I produce mostly small scale drawings. I appreciate that this is probably a fairly vague question but any answers […]

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Artists statement

Could someone tell me how to access something as simple as guidance on writing an artist’s statement for an open submission. Should be easy to find but am failing to locate it on my tablet. Martin Jones

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license advice

Hi.  Someone has asked me if they can buy a few of my digital prints to be blown up and used in a hotel.  They have asked for the license price – but i’ve never sold in the way before. […]

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Downloading images

Hi, Im a new member having a problem dropping images into my new creation and would appreciate advice. I have ensured that they are JPEG and below 8M as advised.

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art Arts Council grants taxable?

I was lucky enough to be offered a £3000 research and development grant from Arts Council of Wales – when I mentioned it to my accountant saying ‘Oh grants aren’t taxable’ he replied no, most grants ARE taxable, but not […]

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Dear A-N,

How far into the development of the new blog platform are we now? I had hoped, by now, that the thriving online community would have slowly trickled back… But they haven’t. This saddens me greatly, and I’m trying really hard […]

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Using a piece of music for a video work

Hello all I am making a piece of video and considering using a version of the theme tune to Dr Zhivago. Its not the original Hollywood version that I am hoping to use. The length of the music is approximately […]

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Technical know how required.

Hello my A-N friends, I am wondering if it is at all possible to manipulate digital images on an iPad? I am not looking for all the bells and whistles of photoshop; simply just to be able to prepare images […]

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Artist studio spaces needed in derby city!

Hello fellow creatives! i am a ceramic artist based in derby city and i am currently facing an urgent need to relocate to a new ‘dirty’ studio premises. Although the east midlands have a growing number of artists studio complexes […]

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Buildings and contents insurance

Hello I wonder if any of you can help me at all? I have had a studio built in my garden for my jewellery business, and am now in need of insurance to cover contents and the structure itself, can […]

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Community Diaries

I am looking for like-minded community oriented artists, who is interested in social political themes. If you can give some hours on a regular basis to create innovative exciting works, please get in touch. I am looking for passion and […]

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Anti-austerity art: we’ve launched a crowdfunding campaign!

Dear friends, My name is Liz Crow. I’m an artist-activist and director of Roaring Girl Productions, a small-scale, non-profit organisation that combines high quality art practice with practical activism. Our latest project, Figures, is a mass-sculptural performance that is setting […]

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Help with ESC Zine kickstarter!

Dear friends and colleagues! I co-edit ESC Zine – an arts and literary publication that’s been on the go since myself and the two other editors left university in 2011. We’re a self-funded initiative experimenting with the medium of the […]

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Fundraising campaign for ESC Zine independent publishers

Dear friends of the arts community! I co-edit ESC Zine – an arts and literary publication that’s been on the go since myself and the two other editors left university in 2011. We’re a self-funded initiative experimenting with the medium […]

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Are you based in West Sussex and paint?

I am hoping to connect with any painters here on the a-n website who work and live in the Littlehampton, West Sussex area. It seems to me that there isn’t a massive amount on offer for painters, although in East […]

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Insurance For Workshops Abroad?

Hello, At the moment I do workshops in the UK. I am currently looking to do the same workshops abroad in the USA, Canada and mainland Europe. Can anyone give me advice as to anywhere I can cover myself with […]

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Artist Insurance, Fine Art

Im a bit confused about the type of insurance I need which covers me at work. Im a painter/graphic artist who works in an open studio where we have been told by the studio manager that the Public and Products […]

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London Artist led galleries and CO- OPs

Hi there – I have recently joined A.N and I am looking for a list of Artist Led/ Co-op  galleries in London.  I will be having an Open Studio exhibition soon and would like to invite some of these galleries […]

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Exhibiting in non-art spaces…

Recently I was asked to show a specially commissioned film in a social club setting. I was met with a series of challenges, which at every stage threatened to thwart the project entirely. Somehow me and my trusty collaborator persevered […]

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WE FEAR CHANGE: our new blog platform

  WE FEAR CHANGE I don’t know whether a-n considered the emotional effects of changing the blog platform. In the first instance, as a habitual, some might say addictive blogger, the down time was excruciating. I wrote anyway, storing up […]

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Critical Spaces Survey

Critical Spaces is a new and FREE web-based platform for socially-engaged artists, which will launch in Autumn 2014. Critical Spaces has been designed by artists for artists. 17 workshops took place across the UK to research and develop the platform.  This […]

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a-n EVENTS

just asking the question… has anyone used the events listings here? can you tell me whether it had an effect on footfall to your event, and if so, how much? Anything interesting happen as a result?

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Should publicly-funded galleries have a published exhibitions policy?

As part of the Paying artists advocacy materials I am researching examples of openly-published exhibition policies on the websites for publicly-funded galleries. I have come across some – for example fabrica.org.uk/info-for-artists/exhibiting/ and www.g39.org/cgi-bin/website.cgi?place=infomation  that provide some useful information. I thought […]

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Where can you buy a second hand etching press

Hi, I’ve moved back to cornwall after doing my degree in printmaking in bristol, I’d like to start a little print studio. Does anyone know of, or have a advise regarding, buying or loaning a second hand etching press? Thanks […]

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Partnership Agreements

Can anyone advise me on who might help with Partnership Agreements that layout the basis for working with a new partner .  We have NDA’s in place around the work we’re producing – digital work – and need to move […]

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NPO announcements – under the headlines

Now that we’ve had the headlines about the 2015-18 organisations joining Arts Council England’s portfolio of regularly funded, I’m quite interested in what the stats didn’t directly tell us. What organisations applied that weren’t successful?  These could be organisations funded in […]

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