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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After spending far too much time scanning the internet looking for an A3 flatbed scanner for my artwork in order to catalogue and produce prints of my work, I am none the wiser in which equipment to go for! I […]
There is a plethora of Open Submission shows these days and I’d be glad to hear of other people’s experiences, both positive and negative. There’s a certain amount of posts on various sites complaining that they are exploitative and expensive….the […]
Hi all, I’m interested to know whether there is any information out there regarding what the responsibilities of colleges are in regard to exhibiting students artwork within their premises? Is there a general policy or expectation that if students are […]
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/ Because it’s an online book club, you can enjoy a nice glass of wine […]
Hello lovelies I’m wondering if you can help me, I am looking for people to donate money to help me fund travel and accommodation, for an Internship I have over the summer and hoped you could contribute with a […]
Who fancies developing a manifesto for these strange times we are living in? I’ve always adored manifestos as works of art in themselves that capture the essence of a particular epoch, but I wotuld dearly love to create work within […]
Back in 2013 I did a series of illustrations for a local author who was wanting to self publish her children’s book. I drew up a contract for her license to use the images which was valid for five years. […]
Has anyone got any examples/advice on a simple risk assessment format for an invigilated exhibition space which the public will visit? Thanks?
Studio Spaces available at an exciting hub in Stroud. Easily accessible from Bristol, Cheltenham and London. + low cost studio space + an associate membership scheme + a network of support + promotion + subsidised rates for graduates + in […]
Hi I’ve just completed a practice based PhD and have no sense of who I am now…going forwards. I’m also in my mid sixties with a long creative practice and feel that I should be able to ‘get over this’ […]
Beautiful light and warm studio with plenty of space. Ideal for independent artists/makers who work in clay. 24 hr access. Electric kiln. Ample storage. £240 per month. An exciting opportunity to be part of a vibrant new studio. Email us […]
Hi, Can anyone advise??? I’m part of a group of 17 artists that is aiming to put on a group show. The venue requires proof of Public Liability Insurance..will my individual cover via my A N membership be sufficient to […]
I’m looking to find a practice based MA course. Any advice would be welcomed .
Hey all, As part of the research behind my new ACE supported project The Critical Fish (we have paid open calls in the Jobs and Opps section – have a look!) we’re looking to go and visit other arts publications in […]
Any advice on the best galleries/exhibitions where large paintings of an abstract nature would be accommadated i.e. 2.4 X 1.2 metre would be appreciated.
Hi could anyone please offer any guidance. I am one of 30+ artists in shared studio in London. Previously owned by Carillion who kept our deposits and then by the council who have failed to offer contracts for the past […]
Hi, I was wondering if anyone knew if the A-N joint membership would cover a workshop I am running. The insurance is under my name. The workshop is running in two parts myself printing and stencil making and with another […]
I have had contact through my website from the GAA Foundation and ECC Italy about exhibiting in the Venice Biennial 2019. Doe anyone know if this genuine or scam? They have mention I would have to fund it myself which […]
Can anyone help me with this problem!? I took part in an exhibition in South Africa which finished in May 2018. Now I cannot get them to post the work back to me. First I was told that it was […]
Hi Please can you tell me if you need location permission/agreement/release forms for generation of artwork on private property if they have invited you? Also how about for photography, perhaps used in the research or incorporated as layer in multimedia […]
Six desk spaces are available for artists working specifically with photography, moving image, computational arts and sound. Access to large exhibition and performance space for project development and output. Shared access to kitchen facilities and garden, parking spaces available. Good […]
Hi there, I recently ran a workshop which resulted in a participatory installation. It involved people sharing written contributions and I want to document these somehow, online. Has anyone seen examples of this other than the standard blog? I really […]
Hi there, We have a space up for grabs in our studio in Cell Studios Clapton, London. You will be sharing with 4 others, all photographers. There is a work/shooting space downstairs, , mezzanine with our desks upstairs. We all […]
Any leads would be greatly appreciated.
Hi – anyone out there got a good set of safeguarding policies i could adapt ? or direct me to a good site – its for my arts organisation – old ones need updating and i want to be sure […]
Hi there, Someone is interested in buying one of my sculptures (through Artfinder) and has asked if I can ship it to Switzerland. Does anyone know of a reliable courier/art transport company that can handle the shipment? And does anyone […]
Hello, I am compiling financial plans and research for a creative workshop that I have successfully given in previous employment. I remember joining A.N. a few years ago and I’m sure there is a guide as to how much creative […]
HI I a thinking of renting out a studio space and establishing a hub or a group of likeminded artists to work together in the space. I was also thinking of some kind of gallery and exhibition space as the […]
I publish a poetry and art magazine called Foxtrot Uniform. We used to use my university print shop to print the magazine but since leaving uni we have to find a new print shop. Prices have almost doubled for what […]
I keep getting contacted by organisations who say they love my work and want to represent me in their gallery/art fairs. Then they send through the contract and they want £500/1000. Is this the norm now? If I want to […]
I have to ship two framed paintings with glass to the USA – can anyone advise as to what route to take ie packers, insurance etc. and what is involved. I’m beginning to think it might be easier to jump […]
Any advice on chasing outstanding invoices? I know I should have set up terms of payment but I didn’t! I did a puppet and mask making job for a theatre company I now have 3 outstanding invoices dating back over […]
Although we have fore filled our contract as at point of signing, we have had a very complicated site specific commission. Which changed through it’s 3 days of completion with constant ‘add ons’ from the agents client, a hotel. We […]
Hi, I have tried editing and unpublishing duplicate jobs and opportunities listings which I posted by mistake this morning. However, nothing seems to work in terms of removing the posts (entitled ‘Sussex Coast Brittl’e). Does anyone have any tips? Many […]
I have to go and put a bid forward to my local council tomorrow for an art project. I will be building a largish art work for an event in November. It is a very short timescales given what is […]
I just found out that my art work have been plagiarized and this person is showing it everywhere including art fairs. Some people who knows my work very well and went to the art fair , sent me photos and documentation […]
I recently became full time self employed after many years of doing various other jobs to support my art. Just wondered what other artists do about pensions – I’m not paying into anything anymore so probably need to sort something […]
Dear all, three members of a-n network are an art exhibition that ends on Wednesday, 11th July (poster attached). We were wondering if someone would be interested in writing us a review after visiting the exhibition? Please drop me a […]
Hi, Has anyone created photomontages and do you have any advice about avoiding infringement of copyright. I am currently planning a new body of work, but do not want to fall foul of the law and be able to create […]
Hi there, I’m going to be spending some time in New York later in the year and am looking to connect with other autistic artists out there and exhibit some work. Does anyone know: Any autistic artists, or artists from […]
Is there any advice out there for artists who are trying to get to grips with the general data protection regulations 2018 – in order to collect and maintain circulation lists (for exhibiting/teaching/etc.) ?
Does anybody know when Business rates apply. The Open Studio schemes are very good but how often can you open a year without incurring business rates?
Given the government’s concentration on the English Baccalaureate (Ebacc), consistent cuts in education funding, and art galleries around the country closing down, why are the Mall Galleries encouraging young people to become professional artists? ‘A Unique Opportunity to help Young Talent become […]
Hello. Talking to other artists maybe I’ll find people with experience of the same thing and perhaps someone can advise me where to go/ who to speak to. I work for a Stained Glass restoration company. In November I had a ladder accident, […]
I am a UK citizen and will be having an exhibition of my work this summer in Japan. I had been searching extensively but can’t seem to find any information as to if I need a visa for this. Does anyone […]
I live in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. I am trying to find a way of being supported with my artwork. I struggle have mental health difficulties which limits me at times with working. However I always return to art and would […]
Hi, whilst I am a professional Artist, I have just set up my own sideline, a kids art club! My daughters nursery have approached me to run some art sessions for an hour there, and maybe some with the after […]
Studio space to share in Sowerby Bridge – suitable for artists or designer/makers 500sqft – £180/month Details: I have a ceramics studio set up in an industrial unit at the Asquith Bottom Mills in Sowerby Bridge. I am […]
Hi I have literally just joined and wonder how to get hold of public liabilty to show I have it for art shows etc. Thanks June
Artist studio becoming available beginning of May. Clean and well maintained ground floor space of around 340sq ft with good natural light at £455 per month. Electricity is billed separately. This price is for the half of a whole room which […]
Ceramic studio space close to North Greenwich, London Se18, available to let for a part time potter in a professional ceramic studio shared with maximum three other ceramicists. The studio is led by a professional ceramicist and equipped with sink with […]
Or is there a specific page on this website for networking and finding resources?! Thanks.
Very large wooden easel (1960’s ) , good condition, approx. 1.98 m x 74 cm x 84 cm high can expand another 1.20 m approx. Ideal for large heavy projects. Reasonable offers considered. Buyer must collect from Hereford. If interested […]
I am looking for a studio in Hertfordshire or Cambridgeshire. Look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.
I have to 2 defined spaces, within a larger communal unit, available now. We are a collection of artists and makers based in central Brighton, on the top floor of the un-glorious New England House industrial block. Long term lease, […]
Calling all Arty Rowers! Some of us on the Wild Rowing FB group (www.facebook.com/groups/170479453358942) have decided to form a crew or crews to propose an art regatta at the next Documenta on the river at Kassel in 2022. We will […]
Hi, I am looking for a studio space with natural light and electricity, less than £200 pm. Does anyone know a good resource for finding a cheap studio space in SE London?
I’m an artist 7 years’ post MA. I’m researching how individuals working outside the structure of an art school access critical feedback from their peers because this is what I need to find near Bristol. These are the gateways I’m currently looking […]
Hi, does anyone have experience with creating printed wallpaper from your own design? And can you recommend a particular way of working and maybe a particular printing company? I have a work that can be printed large scale, and online […]
Hi fellow artists…I’m looking to team up with someone who lives outside the UK for a project…surrounding the theme of migration and roots. I am a ceramic figurative sculptor and am based in the Midlands in the UK. I’d like to further my research and […]
I am a professional artist and have been working with a couple of galleries for a number of years. I have sold work through the galleries but it is often difficult to guess what they actually want. Things change all […]
HI I’d like to find a professional exhibitions photographer to document developing and finished work to show case, or possibly in the event to respond to. It would work better if the photographer’s own work is concerned with texture, light/ […]
HI, I am part of a group of Fine Art students in Surrey, who are looking for artists to create a collaborative work relating to Data Appropriation and information harvesting from social media sites and search engines. we intend to […]
As part of an upcoming collaborative art installation that will be held in Macclesfield, Cheshire from 28th-31st March 2018, five artists are asking the question, ‘How did it get so dark?’. The public are invited to anonymously leave answers and […]
I use the photography of others as inspiration and source material. I’m wondering how far this can go before it can cause problems?
I’ve had a gallery who has reproduced some of my older prints for years, an arrangement I agreed to in my early days and the gallery has been helpful and good to me They are unlimited prints, and I sign […]
Hello there, I am Korean artist, and I have been the UK for five months. I am interested in Feminism and other social issues such as suicide and poor environment of artists. I would like to meet various artists in […]
Hello everyone, I’ve been a jewellery designer for ten years now, I have run a reasonably successful small craft business selling locally. Recently I found a great niche which is selling well for me. But I have a lot of […]
I have recently come across an app called Artworkarchive that looks great for organising everything artists need. It is something I have wrestled with for a long time with files all over the place with no fail safe method. Before […]
Has anybody rented a gallery in London to put on a one person show? How did you get on? Can you recommend any in particular? Thanks.
Does anyone have a good template for a press release please ? Support gratefully received .
Hello, we’re opening an exhibition soon, where there will be no invigilation. Would anyone be able to recommend / offer experiences for getting insurance for equipment within an exhibition? Thank you in advance!
I started trading this summer, although my business is still in its early days. But I spent a lot on materials in the previous year, the year for which I’ll now be submitting a tax return. (I was doing some […]
Where can I find reliable art couriers. I have had some bad experiences with UPS who have lost a precious piece of work
I’ve just joined a-n and am very excited to be here! It’s also great to have a place where I can ask questions relating to my art work, so here we go… I’ve been selling my digitally altered images for […]
Shared Studio space available in Dalston on Ridley Road with 2 artists. Quiet rare for everyone to be in the space all at once, which means you can have plenty of time alone to work. Communal space, Plenty of storage […]
I teach workshops & also sell my stuff online but would love to sell to shops, my problem is I am extremely shy & have tried to talk to retailers face to face but get so tongue tied, forget what […]
Hi, I recently completed a commission for a public sculpture in London. The work is a permanent feature but there has not been any contract signed highlighting the specifics of ownership and maintenance f.eks. Is there a template contract that is […]
Once more one of my images is being used without permission. Realistically I know there is not much I can do ( too poor) but it is so irritating.
Anyone here interested in a part time desk share (days of the week, or days in a month tbd – and flexible) in a quiet workful studio of artists, illustrators and designers in Courtyard Studio, Panther House, Clerkenwell? Only £20 a week! […]
Hello, going to be running a stall at a market and need to show that i have public liability insurance. How do i get/view a copy of the policy i have through being a member of a.n? Thanks
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Do you use collage in your work? Do you work the image up digitally after scanning in the real elements? Do you sell a giclee print of the finished image or the original?
Trying to gather information on the situation of copyright laws around working with and using a pre-existing image to create a new artwork. The image/object in question is a poster (a mass produced/printed item from the educational Macmillan series from […]
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 […]
I have a problem with an online gallery. They’ve lost two of my prints and are saying that I collected them when I never did, I even have emails from them saying that they kept them. Plus one print I […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Hi, as a neurodiverse lady I really struggle with networking and promoting myself. I have managed to exhibit work at 13 different galleries this year through just applying online not having to go out and schmooze. I’m 40 now and […]
Hi everyone – Im due to to be moving across to Edinburgh in autumn for an AIR opportunity at the art college for a year. It would be great to be a part of some kind of peer network or […]
Hi all, I am new to the group and just wondered if anyone knows if the insurance covers running workshops with children? Thanks!
please can you update me on how to find the insurance policy to see what it covers and also how to renew. thank you!
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 […]
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 […]
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?
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 […]
What do other members think about Giclée prints? Is it wrong to make a Giclée print of 25 then call it a limited edition for what is essentially a commercial inkjet process? Does it undermine the artists’ who use traditional […]
Has anyone got experience in or contacts that might be able to help me write some terms and conditions for my arts company? I reluctantly want to get my paperwork in order!
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, […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
Do most people just go ahead and make the work because realistically most people on here don’t have the exposure to worry about lawsuits or is it good practice to sort permissions if needed first?
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
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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What do people do with the original work of art that their giclee prints are made from? e.g. You make 150 giclee prints at half the size of the original yet somebody wants the original…do you sell the original or […]
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 […]
https://unitednationsofphotography.com/2016/12/29/oi-dont-you-understand-copyright/ Please feel free to add your own resource link if you have one.
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
I have been asked to design a painting to go on a label for a new alcohol bottle. My friend has recently set up the company with another partner. They have had success with their first product and so are […]
If you print onto something other than the usual archival printmaking papers, how should you price your work? Thanks.
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. […]
Do you think art galleries who receive funding form ACE should support everyone? When galleries talk about DIVERSITY and ticking that box when supporting artists what do they actually mean? Do they really support British Indian Artists, living and working in the UK ? […]
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 […]
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 […]
I’m currently struggling at setting insurance values for my work. Has anyone any previous of this or know a good place to start?
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 […]
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.
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?
Hi , can anyone direct me on how to find the policy document ? , I need to produce this and the only one I can find expired on 31st October 2016
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
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 […]
Hi Guys, I am looking into starting some affordable studios for artists in London, currently writing a proposal to do so. I know there is also a need for studios but I am looking for quantifiable numbers to help […]
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
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 […]
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
Hi, how do I print off insurance documents ? thanks Andrea
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 […]
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 […]
has anyone been? or going to the biennale? I would like some info, insider guide etc
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 […]
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 !
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??
I ran an art fair in conjunction with someone else. I came up with the name (not the one in the example!) however we did not document this fact. It was not a success and we both decided not to […]
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.
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Engagement seems to be zero here.
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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
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?
Anyone know any create people mainly film background I could meet when I’m over in Malmo Sweden?
I did Art Foundation in a former mortuary with outdoor lavatories. The loos were primitive in the extreme with barn style doors that didn’t reach the ground (or the ceiling) and spiders the size of cartwheels along the stone walls. […]
Hi, I am looking to change website provider, needs to be easy to build and good quality and inexpensive. Any recommendations.
Does anybody have experience of this in London and recommend anywhere in particular? With thanks.
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Hi everyone. Who can we apply to, to obtain Sponsorship for our show at the Milan Triennale this year? We need to cover costs of transport of sculpture and paintings from London to Milan and back. Also for another show […]
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, […]
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 […]
Would you charge less for the giclee?!
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 […]
I don’t check in on a regular basis and was wondering what people expect from joining.
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 […]
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.
I am organising a Museum’s Learning Day in Sittingbourne at the Ideas Test head office, Jan 29th 2016. I am looking for interesting and provocative speakers who can bring new ideas about how Museums work with artists. Suggestion are welcome! […]
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 […]
I am a disabled artist who is currently undertaking my MA fine art. I am seeking those with visible/physical disabilities who would be willing to pose for me to take their picture. I have a studio I can use […]
Hi, I’ve been invited to attend a convention in LA where I would sell my work. (I’m an illustrator). I am trying to find out how it works with taxes, customs, carnets if you sell etc but am having difficulty […]
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 […]
Canot see how to do this, any advice? Thanks Kim
I’m looking for a comic artist -& web-comic artist to speak to about a project – could someone get in touch please
Hi there! I’m quite new to all this and am planning to rent a stall to sell my jewellery at a nearby artisan market. I was just wondering if anyone knew whether the insurance that comes with our membership covers […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
Oblique Arts is a small not for profit visual arts organisation working out of Cambridge, UK. We are currently setting up a studio centre in Southern Spain and I need to find out the legal requirements (if any) in doing […]
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 […]
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 […]
Where would be the best place to advertise my performance and workshops that I am doing in the Bargehouse OXO tower?
How do you go about getting clearances for using images of say Popeye, Felix the Cat, Scooby Doo etcetera in your paintings/prints/drawing? Thanks. Do the same rules apply to using an existing photographs of celebrities?
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 […]
I found some papercutting work on a web site for sale and described as Modern and contemporary. The seller said that she had made some of the papercutting images and other members of her family made some of the others. […]
Hello Does anyone know anything about fire regulations and standard requirements for soft sculptures/textile installations to be exhibited in public spaces such as Art galleries. Im unsure as to where a soft sculpture fits into the current regulations. For instance, when […]
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 […]
What would happen if schools stopped teaching creative subjects to provide accountability for their progress, rather than making provision for a rounded education with creativity at its heart? New school accountability measures look to exclude creative subjects from the English […]
Hello this is an invitation to join and participate in this project I´m building. As artist you can probably recall to this situation: -You are a very creative being and have lots of works -Keep applying to many […]
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 […]
I recently found out that my Wrestling Women series of paintings, etchings and woodcuts that I did as part of my undergraduate art degree have been stolen by an internet porn site, and there is nothing I can bloody do […]
I have just completed my Fine Art degree and I am hoping to set up a communal art project in the Wakefield- Leeds Area in West Yorkshire, baring in mind I have no money and I am looking for the […]
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?
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I am working on a project building in Dalston, London. I would love to have some more creative minds getting involved.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Do any of you can help me with a template for T&C for a private comission of a painting? I would like to have a clear framework for doing the comission before it starts. I appreciate your kind advice, Best […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Hi , I am fairly new to entering competitions . Little did i know that entering these competitions would be so costly. I now need to find a courier service that can pick up and drop off my art work at […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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. […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Hi Some of you may know I am organising an arts festival in a town called Fareham. We are in the process of finishing the website and starting to launch the call outs. As part of this we are […]
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 […]
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 […]
Creative Practitioner Survey (Outdoor Arts) Arts Council England defines Outdoor Arts as “accessible, time-limited performance and installation work that happens in outdoor locations.” The sector is coming of age, and as part of this we would like to you to […]
Hi all I’m hoping someone may able to help me. I want to run a Christmas work shop, but not sure what the minimum age for a child to work in the studio is (hand building). I have insurance and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Dear Rt. Honourable Nicky Morgan MP. Jobs in the future not effected by Computer growth; “It just seems common sense that the skills that computers can’t acquire — forming emotional bonds, making human judgments — will be valuable.”
Hi I organised a big art event this year and from May 30th -June 6th next year I am going to be the project manager for a new arts festival over multiple venues in the coastal town of Fareham. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Can anyone advise me on what to do? Recently I discovered by accident that 3 of my large works were included and sold in an online auction house in Belfast on the 7th august 2014. The titles of two of […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]