Hi does anyone have any knowledge about the professional artists institute? I was thinking of doing a course with them to grow my practice ? wary of scammers ! thanks cathy
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Morning All – I am currently writing next year’s Fringe show – a humorous ‘lecture’. I want to make a few visual gags based upon Star Trek characters. However, photos of the characters are not freely available and cost a […]
Hi does anyone know of any freelance service offering administration and promotion for visual artists? I would be so grateful of any suggestions or recommendations. Additionally if you feel like this is something you could undertake yourself then please get […]
can anyone recommend a Gallery in the uk London that actually works to promote the artist they represent. So many seem to work as an on line store and do little to promote the artist but are happy to take […]
I was extremely disappointed with the manner in which my work was returned to me earlier this year from The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize. Considering the stipulations for submission, clear labelling etc I was surprised and dismayed to have […]
Hello all artists , I’m an experienced propmaker with over 28 years working in the film / tv industry . With the actors strike happening , I would like to offer my services to any artist looking for help in […]
Hi all, is there anyone here who sells print on demand who could mentor me in how to do it, and set up a shop on my website? I’ve tried learning about it but struggle and get overwhelmed easily. thanks […]
I have been running a pilot project, to get evidence for a funding bid. I understand publishing photos of people, especially children, without written consent, is not allowed. If the photos are not published publicly, but used as part of […]
Hi, Can anyone recommend a freelancer or company that reviews application draft pls for Arts Council Project Grant? Thanks!
A-N Insurance do you offer insurance for my studio premises? Not buildings insurance as we have that as leaseholders, but fire, accidental damage, fittings and any cover I need if something affects the properties above me due to my business […]
Anyone paid ‘artspaceinnovations.com’ for the following….. A. Your artwork is displayed for 15 seconds in Times Square. B. Our expert curation team reviews and polishes your biography and artist statement for quality and effectiveness. C. You’ll receive additional Social Media […]
Hello All, Does anyone have any recommendations for art transport companies, preferably that work in and around London? I am looking for someone who is reliable and has some experience transporting fragile objects. I would be open to suggestions for […]
My name is Monique Sharp. All I want is my documents as I need a copy of my insurance for a craft fair. How on earth do I get that simple request. God knows??? Monique
A-N Insurance does it apply to my limited artist company, not just my sole trade. I need clarification please.
I’ve been asked by a large charitable organisation to advise on and artistically direct a number of public art ideas, most of which I have provided myself. They have asked me to suggest a fee for one day per month […]
I’m struggling with a Project Grant application. As an individual artist, some of the questions seem inappropriate. For example, measuring the environmental impact of your project. I’m keen to know how others in my position have tackled this.
Does anyone understand how these NFTs work for paintings? I often get asked to sell my work for NFTs . Is it a costly con? I believe you have to pay to register, then you can’t spend whatever you might […]
Hi I am doing a Masters in Photography and my chosen research area is in the take up of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT). I have spoken to a number of people and they have all said that they haven’t done it […]
I’m trying to arrange for someone to speak to a group of artists about how to navigate pensions as a freelance artist. Have found some people to reach out to online but feels very corporate and want to get the […]
Where can I download my insurance documents? Margery Barson
Hi there, I’m looking for frames for my drawings that will be for sale at an Open Exhibition. Can anyone recommend a good online framer? And any advice on framing watercolour drawings? Thanks Stacey
HI, I am looking to join the art collective researching life, death, nature. Struggling to find anything suitable. Please could you direct me or advise. I am a Ukrainian-born London based artist. Thanks www.nataliamillmanart.com @nataliamillmanart
Hi I am back with a-n and would like to take up chat about being a new older artist; that is if you have returned to or started a visual art practice in later life. There was a correspondence on […]
Hi I am currently studying for an MA in fine art at Brighton, our show is in July and it would be great to have it added to the list of graduate shows. It maybe too late this year but […]
Hi, I’m looking to have some good quality prints of my original artwork. Does anyone have any recommendations? H
Hi all, New member and last minute update here. I’ve got a piece in the FRWA show again this year but besides that tooting of my own horn, the show is still on at the Create Centre in Bristol if […]
Does anybody have any good leads for studio spaces in and around Hertfordshire ideally Welwyn, Hatfield area please? Thanks.
Hi, does anyone know about support for freelance artists on low incomes? I have just started freelancing after leaving employment and I am building up my portfolio. However although things are in the pipeline I am going to need some […]
http://www.wirralmakefest.org I am involved in organising the event above and working with a CIC who are the lead organisation, I would like to be sure I am covered too and can see the changes to individual Artist Newsletter membership seems […]
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 […]
I have worked with oil paint and 23kt gold leaf for several years and i paint wildlife but primarily birds. Last year I took part in and exhibition and sold 14 paintings. Another artist who was also at the same […]
Hi, Can anyone recommend a good printer for postcards please? Good colour accuracy at reasonable cost please. Thanks!
As a funding deadline approaches, I’ve finally had some feedback on the draft application I sent to an institution that has to submit the funding bid. They like my project and want it to happen, but they have told […]
Hi, I’m lost in the maze of website builder and hosting services. Does anyone have advice on what’s the best for artists, and best value?
My installation needs a projector. This was supplied for its first exhibition by the venue, but as I want to exhibit it elsewhere, I am dependent on the venue having one, or buying my own. The first venue had a […]
I’m running a pilot project both to test feasibility and the gather evidence for funding. Is there a fact sheet or something of best practice with this topic? The pilot project involves participants from the general community contributing to an […]
Hello, I am wanting to ship a piece to the US for a client. It’s not that expensive, so not really worth going via a courier service, but I am struggling with the customs form. I’m not sure what some […]
Hi all, I’m looking for a new accountant. Does anyone have one they would recommend? Ideally, I need support with preparing my tax return and submitting to HMRC plus preparing / advice on account management, & potentially a 3-5 year […]
Hi All, I have an exhibition coming up and need access to the most up to date press contacts, does anyone know if an accessible list that we don’t have to pay for? thanks
Hi, my membership doesn’t run out until June, but te current liability insurance runs out on the 31st March. When are we covered until … is it until our membership expires or until the insurance runs out? Thank you
I am a sculptor/maker, and have undertaken numerous works in the public realm and I am currently working with a building firm who are providing an artwork as part of a new housing scheme. All was going well until I […]
Hi. I’ve just paid my membership today (6th March 2023). I need some Public Liability Insurance and the gallery said a certificate from A-N would contain the number I need for the gallery’s paperwork. After joining A-N I could […]
While it’s great that the bursaries are available, on further examination it requires you to have had a solo exhibition or have I misunderstood?! Also they do not seem to take into account those who work with ceramics who may […]
Which reader do you recommend for using at art fairs or open studios? thanks
Hi. I’m looking for someone to help me get my head around and utilise social media better in the communication and promotion of my artwork. I do have a website, Facebook page, and Instagram account but they are not really […]
Can a-n offer exhibition insurance? Thanks Max
Although my insurance with you is just expiring today it states its been cancelled therefore cannot be renewed. Could you explain as I did not cancel and therefore would like to renew at £38
Hello I’m looking for some advice about developing a website. I used to use Clikpic years ago but my renewal lapsed & I lost all the data. So about a year ago I bought a domain and subscription with WordPress… […]
Hi I’m hoping someone can help with this. The context was participants coming to free sessions, responding to nature through creating mixed media art, paintings, collages, prints etc., a variety. I’d like to hear some thoughts on who owns the […]
Who benefits from NFTs? How is originating copyright of artists checked in NFTs and protected? Is it just a sophisticated pyramid selling system, a bubble bound to burst? It reminds of the Aeroplane Game investment, which soon required thousands of […]
I have a website which includes a blog and a shop where I hope to sell my work. So far I have included work in all the different media I use, and going back several years. I wonder though if […]
Hi, I’m looking for advice on keeping track of my work (paintings) by way of making a digital inventory or catalogue. Up until now I’ve just used an Excel spreadsheet, but I really want an app or template which can […]
Hi there, I’ve just joined again after about 15 years because post-pandemic, in this new digital world I’m finding it harder to make real-life connections with other artists. I’m not fresh out of arts school, nor do I have a […]
Hi there! Are you looking for a book club group where you can discuss your favourite art books or artists? Then this book club might be for you: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ArtBookClub/ I set the club up because reading is a solitary activity but […]
Want to Improve Your Artist Statement? Do you struggle to communicate your ideas on paper? Does the thought of writing a statement about your work make you pop your head in the sand? Would you like someone to help you […]
Hi I was asked to develop an outreach activity for a museum back before Covid. Becasue of Covid and the project was shelved and i was paid £750 (half the fee and materials budget) when the world reopened I was […]
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Maybe you need some graphics and invites for a show, a catalogue, or general help presenting your work? I am a practicing artist with 15+ years of experience alongside in graphic design . I’m looking to take on some extra […]
Hi, I am currently making tools from fabrics and bits and bobs. These are then cast in bronze. I am just interested in what other artists have paid for their bronze castings. I have just finished my MA, so the […]
I am a senior lecturer for Photography at the Arts University in Ulaanbaatar, the capitol of Mongolia. In cooperation with the Goethe Institute I try to organise an international photography competition for my students to introduce their work to a […]
Hi there. Feeling a bit lost in the woods I thought i’d join A-N to forge some new connections but now I’m here I’m sort of wondering what I’ve paid for? I’ve attended two private views for art prizes in […]
Hi I would like to enter my work into a local gallery exhibition? they require a certificate of authenticity for each painting. Any advise on best way to aquire these would be appreciated. Many thanks Debra
Hi I am currently carrying out some research into artists and practitioners experience of postgraduate education, either through traditional, established institutions, universities, art colleges; or through alternative pathways such as School of the Damned, AltMFA or any other organised activity […]
I don’t want you to just ‘like’ my Instagram post. No, what I want, what I really, really want is that person who totally gets sucked into the work: who understands. I want a gold star from teacher and the […]
Hi, I’m looking to create a series of digital artworks, using classic cars as the subject. I will be using my own photographs of said cars as reference, taken with permission of the owners at outdoor car shows and meets. […]
I’m working on an application for an ACE Project Grant towards an upcoming solo show. I’ve applied to the Elephant Trust and a-n for funding besides ACE, so in total I’m applying for more money than the cost of my […]
Hi, I need to find my policy to print it. Thanks
Have you encountered a block like writers block but with your making? What did you do about it?
I found this online art school in which the students produce the kind of work I am looking to make. https://www.smarterartschool.com/ Unfortunately it is out of my price range. I feel like a lot of the other online classes are […]
Are DYCP grants taxable if awarded,should they b regarded as income on self assesment forms
Hello all, Can anyone recommend a company who can help with shipping a crate to the EU for an exhibition? Thanks in advance, Andrea
I have a booking for artwork hire at an Irish festival what are the new Brexit rules and regs anybody at A N put a user friendly info pack together or anyone done it or are doing it please share […]
I have been commissioned (by a local business association and County Council) to make a map for a town. They have also asked for a price for image rights to use on merchandising. Does anyone know the industry standard charge […]
We are downsizing and selling our home and furniture/joinery workshop after 20 years. The Chapel, Main Street, Middleton is a spacious, flexible 3/4 bedroom home over 2 floors above a 1000sq ft basement workshop/studio with 3-phase electricity. Off-road parking, stone […]
Looking to have a conversation about the possibility of a ‘Working Class Art gallery’ via a project in Portland, Dorset, using a 6 M long party wall as a domestic gallery space. Is anyone else trying anything like this or […]
Hello arty people. Like most artists, I used Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to promote my art. Are there any other social media sites (or other ways online) that you recommend?
hi there anyone know a handyman or workman or maybe someone who works part time good in taking off carpet and cleaning the floor form the old glue? I am moving to. a new studio in W10 Ladbroke Grove WEST […]
Hello:) I am looking for artists to interview/film in their own studios, to create a final blog which groups all the interviews. All artists are welcome to submit their interest by email to: [email protected] In the email please include a […]
I’d be grateful for your views on the best networks (beyond A-N) for sharing opportunities such as competitions, or for connecting with creators who work in: – photography; – digital media, still and moving image; – painting. Any ideas gratefully […]
Hello everyone, My name is Kate and I am one of the organisers behind the Bristol Pop-Up Shop. We’re trying to reach new creative communities in and around the Bristol area in the hope of discovering new businesses that perhaps […]
I volunteer to curate a mini community art gallery in a telephone box. The kiosk is owned by the Parish Council and I lease it. No advertising is allowed and they object to an artist putting up “commissions taken” as […]
I am looking to form a group of artists (initially online) who work from old photos, developing themes around lost family, nostalgia, and memory. Here is an example of my current work. Email: [email protected]. Thank you for reading this, ?
Can anyone recommend a good courier for collection of artwork within the UK?
Hello I have just discovered some of my work being fraudulently sold on a website without my permission. Does anyone have any experience of doing a DMCA takedown and the best way of going about it? This is the first […]
Hello where can I find my certificate to print please?
Hi I am selling my house in Middleport, Stoke. I’ve been here nearly 7 years and am selling because I have started a PhD in Liverpool and, well, need the money. It’s a huge, lovely place and if I could […]
I was wondering if A-N has published any research or tool kits for artists on assessing and reducing their carbon footprint – or on assessing the sustainability of artist’s materials? At my studio space – One Thoresby Street – in […]
I have got to the stage in my career where I am selling my paintings, largely through word of mouth, selling on pub walls, Artweeks and Instagram. I’m ready to go to the next level and be more professional. The […]
Hi Does anybody know of any particularly good online companies that will produce prints for you, from your original images. I generally only make original prints and sell those on but somebody said I should get them made into cards […]
I am a mature artist looking for a mentor. I work in paint, print and textiles. Any suggestions??
I’ve been asked by an organisation to use one of my paintings as a postcard to give away as a gift – 3.5k copies. Does anyone have any thoughts on how to calculate a fee for this? Thank you for […]
Hi I am about to start workshops in my garden art studio including lino cutting and etching. Does anyone have a DISCLAIMER template/proforma ? Whilst I will go through all the H&S at the start, I do not want to […]
How do Artists join the support pledge please?
How long do you keep your work? Despite all the money spent over the years making artwork buying materials and so on, ultimately I have a lot of it just taking up space. I feel that the best thing to […]
Who are you making your work for? Why are you making work? What are you hoping to do with your work?
Do we have a resource on risk assessments? I’m doing a stencil art project with year 6 school children (age 10 to 11) in June, and I’ve been asked to submit a risk assessment. I’ve never done one before, and […]
Hi all! I’m relatively new to Artist Network and instead of a post about me, I thought I’d see if anyone was willing to give their thoughts on offering work or services for free – to be clear, I’m not […]
Hi, I’m organising a community project with a few individuals at an art centre, does my artist insurance cover the whole project? Do we need to get a one-off insurance instead? Any advice please?
Hi everyone, Does anyone have any recommendations for a social media expert to create and run campaigns for FB, Instagram, Pinterest and google? Pref with experience with Woo Commerce for FB. I run small independent art classes, but like most […]
Has anyone any experience of what’s needs to make a film of an art project in school? I’ve been asked by the school for a gdpr policy of how it’ll be used stored destroyed etc my filmmaker doesn’t have one […]
Hi, Is there a knack to getting accepted when apply as a trader for small local craft fairs and markets? I’ve applied for quite a few now since starting making handmade jewellery, I have social media and a website. I […]
Hi I have just joined as you were recommended by a friend I have just started doing the odd craft fayre and needed some public liability insurance. I am booked in to do one on the 2nd April but noticed […]
I have an exhibition in Switzerland in April/May 2022. In the old pre Brexit days I would throw all my artwork (woodcarvings) and my chisels, chainsaw etc ( I will be running woodcarving workshops) into the car without any documentation […]
Hiya all, I have been accepted onto a 1 year artist residency at Cub Creek Foundation to do pottery and am trying to wrangle my head around visa options. Would be great to talk to somebody who has done something […]
Hi Please does anyone have any tips about send ing work abroad for a group exhibition? I’m looking at the possibility of sending a group of artists’ work to be exhibited in North America. We’re considering sending unframed works on […]
I’m looking for tips and guidance about establishing my copyright to an original form I have recently had cast.
I am looking for an artist who would like to share a studio space on a a part time (three days per week) basis. The bright modern studio space is approx 120 sq ft, with parking and access to kitchen […]
Hello, my name is Mio. I have been making my own paints (oil, watercolour and acrylic). I have a issue with viscosity in oil paints making so I will experiment with the stearic acid adding to the mix. I bought […]
Hi there, I can see that I have current membership and insurance. I have looked but can’t find my insurance online. Can you help me please? Many thanks Maureen Mc Ghee Membership Number 40022141
I am UK artist based in London and most of my art sales / exhibitions have been in the EU over the past 10 years. Now whether agree / disagree with Brexit , its happened and is pretty much seems […]
Well, I will now confess that I was first a member in the late 60’s ! It seemed so grown up. There was a break as I had 3 children and moved around a lot, including back to N.Ireland and […]
Can anyone answer this one for me? Do commissions on gallery sales count as an allowable business expense? I’m struggling to find any reference to this online, and this seems to fall in the gaps of the basic hmrc guidance. […]
Hello, Looking for some advice. I am entering a competion which will exhibit the selected artworks, with an option to sell the artwork if I so wish, with 50% commission charged. If selected, my artwork will be insured by the […]
Some years ago I wrote a review of working as a sculptor in Carrara. The review was based on a single late summer visit, and it was intended as an introduction to all those who fancy working there, either as […]
Hi I am a Chainsaw Artist in Lincolnshire and have just joined a-n. Any tips of the best features and how to connect with other artists would be gratefully received. Many thanks Sarah
Hi. I have a situation I am seeking a bit of advice on. My mother Amelia Hastings (now deceased) was a professional artist and many years ago was commissioned by Rohald Dahl to do a portrait of his daughter who […]
In my next open studio I want to put out work for handling by visually impaired visitors – 3D work that can be held in the hands, worked in concrete, wood and tagua. Does anyone have any suggestions as to […]
Hello, I am new to a-n and generally to applying grants. I am looking for funds to travel abroad for an internship in ceramics. It’s not a residency. Any lead will be hugely appreciated. Thank you. Regards Archana
What do you do with your used zinc and copper plates? Do I just take them to the dump? Is there anyway to get some money for them?!
An update from William Fawkes, artist & founder of Gateshead Open Studios: As the founder of this wonderful local arts & history trail, it is with great sadness that this free public event (for now) is paused. We ran a […]
Hi all, I’m looking for an accountability buddy to help me stick to my goals for my creative business (and v.v. for the buddy too). I just need an hour a month (probably less) to discuss where I’m up to […]
Hi, I am a conceptual artist exploring the topics of ageing and mortality and wanted to connect with other creatives researching these. Could anyone please direct me:) My latest work focuses on the stigma and impact of dementia. www.nataliamillmanart.com Thanks!
Since many of us are selling from e commerce websites has anone any advice on which couriers to use? In the states UPS will package as well as deliver. This seems a good system since then they are taking responsibility […]
Hi Everyone, This is my second post and its been a while. I am in the process of writing my Artists website copy and need some help or advice in relation to Terms and Conditions. I have researched many different […]
Hi everyone! I’ve just created a community with other emerging artists to support them and create a strong network. We’ll be posting job and art opportunities every week as well as art events and promoting your works on our social […]
I am starting to contact galleries in the UK applying to be included in their solo exhibition programmes. My dilemma is that my main existing (abstract) body of work is beginning to feel a little stale and I’m working on […]
I’m launching a Crowdfunder to get a new studio space next month. I’m in the process of building the project page and have scheduled the launch date but feel a little lost. Does anyone here have any tips or advice […]
Myself and another artist are embarking on a series of community projects and the Local Authority have recommended we become an unincorporated constitutional body to make it easier for them to fund us. We have a constitution, steering group and […]
Hello all, I have just been awarded Arts Council England funding for my project ‘Invisible Army’. They have requested our policies and procedures. We are two independent, self employed artist running this project. I cannot find any clear information about […]
I’ve had fifteen artworks stolen o 15th July amounting to the value of £865. Can I claim through my professional liability with a-n for compensation for this? I didn’t insure it against theft. Thanks Emma
I graduated with a MA in Curating and have an exhibition idea (that was my dissertation) that I want to create but all the paperwork is daunting and I’m overwhelmed with knowing where to start. I’m asking for help with […]
Is pottery undervalued? how is it that the same painting/design on paper is worth much more if produced on paper or canvas than if it is made on clay?
Hello all, I am writing here to see if anyone can advise me on the following before I seek advise from HMRC. Is there anyone else that has received a grant / gift / subsidy from either Arts Council Emergency […]
I am looking for advice on how to become an Art Technician ideally for a school or college environment. Thanks.
Hello As well as doing my own artwork I am starting to provide some design services to help other artists to work in the public realm. I have spent 20 years working for the artist Walter Jack on large, complex, […]
Basically human experience is much the same the world over and there are only slight differences in our perception of it and work made references other people’s work in an endless loop of mimicry. Now how do some become more […]
Seeking artists/ makers to have conversations about materials especially rocks. What draws you to rocks or stones. Where do you source them from. ? Do you like geology ?
Just a reminder to be wary of automatic renewal contracts with third parties. Not everyone is like AN and gives you a reminder that renewal is coming up. Just got burned myself as it was in the contract and it […]
Have you found yourself making more work, less or about the same? Has your subject drastically changed or not at all?
Hi Everyone I hope your all well under the current circumstances. Im new here and this being my first post I hope someone can help me. After 36 years as an employed graphic /product designer and illustrator, I am now […]
This proposal will discourage many talented people from doing art subjects. This is a really short sighted move, not valuing the arts. There is this petition that can be signed. https://www.campaignforthearts.org/petitions/stop-the-50-percent-funding-cut-to-arts-subjects-in-higher-education/ C
Hi! Below is an article I wrote about my concern that many are treating art as they would an iPhone; using marketing rather than engagement to attract audiences. I would love to hear your thoughts and start a conversation. The […]
I want to raise an issue that affects anyone who sells their work and sends it via Royal Mail. Last year I sold an item via ‘well-known internet auction site’, which was damaged and returned to me. I applied for […]
I am looking for information on coaching / mentoring services for visual artists (in the Northwest). If anyone has information, recommendations or links to these resources I’d be grateful. Thanks.
I am a freelance artist educator and am finding it difficult to navigate pricing sessions which are online, either prerecorded/zoom and then recorded ( together with adownloadable resources to support). I am accustomed to devising sessions which I own and […]
Hello there, I’m currently doing some research around Postgraduate funding (loan, scholarship, grant, etc) for studying abroad – specifically Norway – however I’m finding hard to get beyond ‘top 5 ways to fund…’ websites and wondered if anyone had any […]
I run a small open-access print studio in Cumbria. I’d like to pay an artist to be in my studio for three months + bursary for travel + materials. I was wondering if anyone knew of any funding available for […]
I’m an artist based in Northern Ireland with very limited experience of selling online. I have a potential customer in Great Britain who is interested in purchasing one of my paintings. I’ve been trying to get my head around how […]
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Please send me written confirmation on my insurance status with you. I need public liability and product liability insurance for an art market I’m doing later in the year. I know I pay for insurance with A-N but I have […]
Hi there it looks as though I have paid twice this year, please can I-have a refund if this is so many thanks Claire
Hello, I need a professional advice from a bookkeeper / accountant on a quite complex situation with taxes of working in two countries (UK + Europe). I have checked all possible information on .gov.uk but still have some quite specific […]
Hi I’ve been posting my recent collection of prints on Instagram and got an sales enquiry. So I whipped up a shop on my website and I’m ready to sell. The work is A5 on 300gsm card. It is sold […]
Is there a better way to open dialogue between members than this?
Always interesting to discover new work, if you use it maybe you could enter your user name. Thanks. Instagram: hidekia
Can anyone advise on the best cameraphone for recording my artwork, both still images and short video clips, please? I’m currently using a Samsung Jsomething-or-other, which is ok quality but has the memory of a goldfish bred with a gnat! […]
The studio that I rent wants me to continue running workshops during this 2nd lockdown. Can you let me know if my insurance will be valid if I do. many thanks. Sue Jones
Hi I am a new small business and as such am forever evolving and developing new products. Can anyone advise me as to how to obtain Products liability please? Thanks Thomas Taylor
Like someone on 6th October, I need written confirmation of my insurance with you, particularly public liability. Quite urgently, please. BW Robert
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I have been a tenant at my group studios in an historic visitor centre for 4.5 years. On 4th August, 9.5 weeks ago, I was verbally offered a larger unit (Studio 15) at £4000 p.a in a state of disrepair […]
Hi – I have access to a large space where I can deliver life drawing sessions in real life allowing for social distancing. Is anyone else doing this yet & if you have you any tips for managing risk (beyond […]
Hi everyone! Does the insurance as an AN member includes Covid-19 related insurance? Thanks
This is for all the correspondents to this series of posts about ‘New Older artists’. I am leaving a-n as it no longer suits my needs, so thanks to you all for taking the time and efforts to make your […]
This is a drawing my son did (in Paint!) when he was helping me mock up a gallery set up. The first speech bubble contains what he sees in his minds eye. The second is what I see/don’t see. If […]
Please could you send me my policy number
Hi, I’m sadly leaving my studio space and my landlords are doing a dreadful job of making it findable to artists on a budget. So I thought I’d tell you about it here in case anyone knows someone on the […]
Hi, I’ve recently joined the a-n, and have opened my own studio/creative space to work, sell and run workshops from. I am needing contents insurance, but not sure where the best place to go for it! Any recommendations? Thank […]
I don’t know anymore, I’ve sold postcards at various exhibitions for charity but I don’t get any money from doing so, it does make me wonder if I should carry on doing them or not? Am I doing it for […]
Hi, does anyone know of work/live spaces suitable for short lets in and around London and South East, or elsewhere? Silk screen printing facilities would be a bonus. Thanks
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 […]
Hi fellow a-n members, I have created a workshop for creatives and freelancers about getting their work online, protecting their intellectual property, standing out through the noise, safeguarding and increasing their visibility. I’ve had some great feedback and thought I […]
Can anyone tell me how to submit work for Turn the Page Artist’s Book Fair please?
https://amazon.co.uk/Walk-Through-Rainbow-Ellie-Collins-ebook/dp/B0871PV3Y9 She’s stolen my studio chair – again! Meet the moody model for the cats eyes page of our new kids book ‘Walk Through a Rainbow.’ Type Walk Through a Rainbow into Amazon it will come up. Funds will help adults with […]
https://youtu.be/SLBNggjIJ6E This is my latest track. I am working on a series of experimental compositions fusing traditional and classical instruments with experimental processes.
Creating Art demo videos for use in schools during lockdown? How do you maintain your intellectual property rights and copyright? Advice welcome.
With Covid-19 having brought my photography business, and income, to a screeching halt, I am now looking into doing more in the way of teaching and mentoring online. I’m wanting to set up a membership and am looking at platforms […]
Does anyone have any tips for creating online virtual galleries, or guidelines for displaying work online. I know all about digital copright etc. I just want some practical tips on how to best display your work on your website; i.e. […]
I am about to launch my new exhibition and have used social media to raise awareness of the show. Does anyone know of other effective ways of advertising? e.g. influential blog sites etc? Normally I would contact media who cover […]
Has anybody had experience of the gallery sales app Marcel? Came across it earlier on today and wanted some impartial user reviews before trying it out. It allows you to set up a gallery of work which you can sell, […]
Does anyone know anything about creating online art courses? As the UK looks to ‘shut down’ for a while I won’t be able to run my normal art classes. I have never done videos or online teaching before and don’t […]
Check out the new book that I’ve illustrated for Ellie Collins. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0871PV3Y9 “I remember a story I heard from a friend… If you follow a rainbow right to its end There you find… or so I’m told A great big […]
Hi I’ve been asked to illustrate a book cover, my friend has written it. I don’t normally take commissions, she has explained that she doesn’t have a budget. However, I’m not willing to do it for nothing. I have no […]
Hi I’ve recently added a mailchimp newsletter function to my website and have since found out that am legally required to include a home or business address on all my email newsletters. I’ve used mailchimp before when working for organisations […]
Hi all, I hope you are keeping safe. I recently started to build a New Media portfolio and people show interest in my work. What is the best way to print the work and how do I price it fairly? […]
Hi. I am just in the process of confirming a sale to a public museum collection in Poland. They are asking for my Certificate of Tax residence for 2020. I have never sold work abroadbefore, have found the HMRC online […]
I made an application for the Freelands Funding Scheme does anyone know whether you will be notified even if you was unsuccessful? Any information would be great. Thank you. Stephen Anthony Davids.
Hello good people, Lockdown has been a revelation for me in many respects, I have used every second of my time to keep pushing my work and its boundaries – and before this for sometime now I have been developing a […]
Hi, I’ve been invited by a number of private art studios/establishments to teach. They are offering to pay for flights and accommodation as well as a daily fee. These sessions would only be 5days each and be a total of […]
Our council-run studio building was closed eight weeks ago for lockdown and, this week, the five resident artists have been told it will continue to remain closed for an unspecified period, for safety reasons, and a padlock has been put […]
I’ve been working on a lockdown book titled : ‘Walk Through a Rainbow,’ with Ellie Collins. The eBook is now available on Kindle for £3.99. The paperback is available for £5.99. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0871PV3Y9 We’ll donate 50p for each of our first […]
I’m working with other artists to produce limited edition linocuts. These are collaborative works of art featuring more than 4 artists in each work. This began as a way to earn some income because all our income disappeared overnight when […]
For those down here at the pointy end that haven’t seen it. https://www.theboxplymouth.com/blog/press-release/covid-19-art-commissions
Hi I thought it might be interesting to share work online that is related to the corona virus and life right now in all it’s new forms.. It’s just an idea to share creativity. I have made a 2 minute […]
Hi there, My small company (Solarcan) is exhibiting at The Photography Show at the NEC from the 14-17th March. I’ve paid £2100 for my stand however I am unsure whether or not I am covered by my a-n insurance policy […]
Project Name: I am somebody Project Number: DYCP-00217828 Thank you for making an application to Developing Your Creative Practice. Due to the unfolding situation with Coronavirus-Covid 19 we’re sorry to have to tell you that we are not able to […]
I am a fine art photographer currently working on a multimedia project about visual representation of chronic pain. Like so many of us, I have been hugely hit by the lockdown due to covid 19 and had to stop almost […]
I registered as self-employed last March when I moved to Folkestone to find a work-live space. The timing was great on a number of levels, not least that I didn’t have to submit an HMRC self-assessment this January (phew!). But […]
Hi All Wondering if anyone can help??… I’ve a potential commission starting soon in which I’ll be working in an unfamiliar way. I’ve a potential commission requiring design for large format print, for an installation in which all six surfaces […]
Hi does anyone have any advice or recommendations regarding insuring work during an exhibition ?
could any one tell me whether fire sculpture bonfires are covered by the a n artists insurance
Hi 2020 just started for me, and I have so far reached my goals. I climbed a mountain, I had some tropical holidays and did lots of healthy stuff. A big and sad step but necessary was to stop every […]
Well, it is 2020! Yay. Eight days in and I am already dazed and confused about the direction I need to focus on. This time last year I had been going through poor mental health and getting over a house […]
I am producing an installation which involves a mirror. I am not particularly proficient in photographing my work. Usually I produce paintings so it is not so much of a problem. Does anyone know any free resources on photographing artworks?
Hello, Does anyone know of any studio spaces available to rent in Swansea or surrounding area please? Thank you
I am self employed as an artist and art tutor. I have been teaching for quite a while but in the last three years have been doing this by myself after the local college cut all their adult education courses. […]
I facilitate a weekly life drawing session, in an event space in a pub and the group were considering having an exhibition. Each artist will be responible for hanging their work, looking after it and taking payment if anyone wishes […]
I am looking for legal advice on where I stand with a gallery in Belgium that is ignoring my requests for the return of work. I was represented by the gallery for 5 years and we parted company 4 years […]
Evening folks. I’m new here – it’s all a bit different to the old Artist’s Newsletter I used to get at Smiths.
Hello A.N Community. I have been looking around the internet for some help with self-assessments and tax returns for creatives. In this day and age, I find myself transitioning from creating work to sell, working on commissions, running workshops, […]
Hi all, The suggested day rates are an excellent resource – very useful for funding proposals etc. However, they are based on time since graduation which is an issue for self-taught artists. I go from ‘when I decided I was […]
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 […]
I’d like to ask for your help on a project that I am working on. I am developing some work from the piece above. It’s called Plutchik’s Dice – about the categorisation of emotions. Plutchik was a psychologist who […]
Hi all, I am a freelance illustrator, and have been booked to do portraits for a wedding. Does my a-n insurance cover this? Thanks
Hi, I am reaching out because I have been approached to make an artwork to use on an album cover. I have never worked to comision before but my work sells for anything from a few hundred pounds to several […]
I recently had an exhibition at an arts centre which went well. However upon taking down the work i noticed one of my paintings had red paint splatted across it and the wall below. The venue were very apologetic and […]
I am looking for good places to research gallery spaces for hire in London. I have just joined a new studio and we want to put together a group show. If anyone could recommend either – a likely venue – […]
Hello, I am looking for a space to hold an exhibition of my new paintings and drawings in March 2020. Ideally during weekend 6-8th March in East London. Happy to be part of group show with other ladies taking part […]
Hi As a member of AN I have air insurance. At least I think that I do. I don’t remember updating it in 2019 and don’t know how to find out if it is active. The inquiry is prompted by […]
As a photographer I’ve been commissioned to take an image of an artists original artwork. Under normal circumstances the artist holds the copyright in the original artwork and I, as the photographer, hold the copyright in my image. However, the […]
Where on the a-n website do I find the downloadable professional liability insurance document? I’m running a stall in a fair this Saturday and I need proof I have it. I’ve looked everywhere on the a-n website. I can log […]
Looking around a.n, I found this rather fine post from about 5 years ago about ageism. I was surprised at how little it was commented on, and how little seems to have changed. Any thoughts on this? Has it got […]
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 […]
Please can you help ….this is reasonably urgent . I am about to join seven other artists in a pop up gallery from October to December. The gallery building , I think is ensured by the owner but can you […]
Please can someone help me? Have just enrolled fo a-n insurance and need a copy of my insurance schedule to take with me to shows to prove I am insured. Can anyone tell me where I ought to be looking? […]
Have any other artists had this experience? I am a member of Women’s Art Association, Wales. We regularly exhibit in a Local Authority owned Gallery.Our Terms & Conditions for exhibiting artist, re pricing of work, is: your price eg: £300 […]
I am looking for a venue to present my video performance work, The Scream. It has been nine months in the making an planning. The work is a widescreen single channel projection combined with a twin channel live stream performance. […]
I’ve been heavily involved in a Living Wage campaign in London over the past 5 years and wrote an article on the impact of low pay to the creative industries a little while back. Keen to reach a relevant audience […]
I’m thinking of crowdfunding a photo-book of paintings/drawings from my new project on Guernica. Does anyone have any tips on which crowdfunding site might be good to use, or just any tips generally? I’ve never done it before. I’ll only […]
Hello! I am relatively new to selling my art and would appreciate any advice around a situation that has arisen recently with a gallery. I approached a small independent framing shop with gallery space recently in a town where I […]
Hi folks. Can anyone help? I’m researching legal requirements for organising an Arts & Crafts Fair (potentially regular if all goes well). I have my own PPL with a-n as a stall holder but need advise on what extra event […]
Hi I’m going to be running etching workshops from my studio in Durham, and although there seems to be many agreement forms online for yoga studios and physical exercise, I can’t find anything for artistic practices such as printmaking and […]
Has anyone used a FOME School Etching Press (31 cm width roller, total weight 8.5K), as supplied by Jackson Art Supplies? How are the results? Is this press good value or is it worth saving for a heavier one?
As an freelance curator and archivist I collaborate with artists and artists estates working in a variety of disciplines – including music, performance and film from across the UK and Europe. If you are interested to find out more information […]
Hi, I am looking for funding for transporting 2 sculptures to China for an exhibition. Any ideas were I should be looking?
oin Artist @dyslxicRant & FruitCake Creatives for a summer solstice midnight stroll along the river for Tales of the Thames – giver of life to London @DyslxicRant makes art to open up your heart, initiating free public walks using psychogeography […]
Hello, I am an artist/designer based near Glasgow. I also tutor creative 3d graphics/3d printing etc online. I put my details on a major online tutoring website and I have had a good number of students who I teach via […]
I am collaborating with another artist, under my own brand, on a new product. I would be really grateful for advice on suitable types of partnership agreement, and issues such as intellectual property with regards to the joint work. Thanks!
Hi can anyone advise on insurance for works of art when exhibiting at a gallery or other space thanks
Due to relocation my studio in Cambridge is available at the end of the month. I am looking for somebody to take over the lease which currently runs until the end of October and then they can arrange with the […]
Hi, I am looking for software to help me run my craft business in Northern Ireland. I make leather bags which I sell in a few shops. So I am looking for software that helps me keep track of where […]
Hi, I’m trying to bend my head round how to record my accounts and tax returns properly. I’ve come across something that talked about adding up materials not used at the end of the year and using that figure some […]
I have worked as a freelance designer for over 20 years across the London agencies and am now wanting to run creative workshops from my home – please see my facebook page (the nest at oliver house) The concept arose […]
I was wondering whether this community (Or hopefully gallery owners) would know of any galleries that may be interested in showing my indoor willow sculptures? Below are some examples Thanks Woody Fox www.woodyfoxwillow.co.uk
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I run midnight walks along the river Thames and I am looking to find out how many people do midnight walks and were do you go? Are they open to the public ? Mine is on 22 June 2019 at […]
Hoping to provide A4 illustration/painting for a publisher to use in online promotions. I have no point of reference as I haven’t worked for a client in this way before. Plan to offer a licence for use but clueless on […]
Hoping to provide A4 illustration/painting for a publisher to use in online promotions. I have no point of reference as I haven’t worked for a client in this way before. Plan to offer a licence for use but clueless on […]
I was commissioned to design and produce an event for a local authority designing building and installing all elements of the light project with my team. Running fro 2 years the event was cancelled last year at short notice and […]
Does anyone have any pointers to legislation on exhibiting children’s art, from an art project which occurred outside of a school? I can see that there are safeguarding issues in publicising a name; if displayed anonymously, there could be a […]
hi, I’m in a similar position to others I’m sure, and wanted to clarify things for a Market I’m booking for. I joined AN in October 2018 and whilst my membership is still running, I am querying whether my Insurance […]
It’s clear that enhanced DBS is very difficult to get as an individual, self-employed person. It’s been hindering for me, where I’ve required people to be present. I’ve previously had years’ of enhanced with an ’employer’ but now it’s a […]
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 […]
I can see that my insurance runs until the 31st of March (although my membership runs Sept to Sept) ? When will the new insurance documents become available? Does your insurance run from April 1st – asking this in case […]
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 […]
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?
Still being ridiculous in the 21st century Early politics (1988) Dorothea Tanning The Irish nuns in our convent favoured the term of abuse ‘ridiculous’ or ‘ridiccaless’ in their vernacular. ‘Don’t be ridiculous Rebecca’ when I questioned anything outside their […]
Day of Performative Drawing Workshops, by Draw to Perform Sat 16 March 2019, 12:00-20:00. Lewisham Arthouse, London The upcoming workshop day by Draw to Perform will include three bookable workshops about drawing, provided by acclaimed artists and performers. The workshops […]
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 […]
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.) ?
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 […]
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 […]
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
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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 […]