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Artist crit group

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

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Human movement

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

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Etsy for fine artists

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

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What’s stopping you?

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

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Prices for art classes

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

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Long term member of A-N, first time user

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

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Children’s book illustration

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

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Commission rights

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

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Donating or loaning artwork

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

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How do you rate your MA Fine Art course?

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

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Insuring work sent by courier to Europe

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

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Insurance for workshops

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

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Insurance cover

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

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re insurance

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

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Artists and Ipads

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

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Exhibiting in USA – which visa?

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

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Giclee Printers, recommendations, please.

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

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Damage to work submitted

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

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Changes to practice post eye-op

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

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Studio Space research in Brighton & Hove

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

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