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Album Artwork Commission

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

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Query re damaged art

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

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Open Studios – Guidelines for visitors

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

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Finding gallery space for hire in London

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

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Postgraduate Funding for studying abroad

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

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Insurance details

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  […]

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Who holds the Copyright!

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 […]

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I can’t find Professional liability Insurance

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 […]

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Ageism: can we just stop it please?

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 […]

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Open submission shows

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 […]

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New Older Artists

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

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Do you love art books? Join the Art Book Club

Are you looking for a book club group where you can discuss your favourite art books or artists? Then this book club might be for you: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ArtBookClub/ I set the club up because reading is a solitary activity but when a […]

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Pop up Art Gallery

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 […]

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Please help

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? […]

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Pricing artworks and getting what you want

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 […]

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Day rates if you are not a graduate

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

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The Scream – Performance Video

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. […]

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Chasing for a feature in a magazine

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 […]

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Crowdfunding for artbook

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 […]

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Gallery commission on work they frame

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 […]

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Events Organiser Insurance

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 […]

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Disclaimer form for workshops

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 […]

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