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I need some help! Policies and Procedures

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 […]

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How do I claim for stolen artwork?

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

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Looking for a mentor

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 […]

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Are ceramics undervalued?

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?

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Valuing artwork for insurance purposes

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 […]

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Do you love art books? Join the Art Book Club

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 […]

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Grant / gift taxable income or not?

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 […]

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Advice on new business to help artists

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, […]

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Everybody is making the same work

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 […]

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Automatic Renewal

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 […]

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Digital Art and VAT advice needed

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 […]

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Looking for an advanced painting course

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 […]

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Against the proposal for a 50% funding cut to arts subjects?

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  

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Art isn’t an iPhone

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 […]

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Sending artwork via Royal Mail

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 […]

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Artist Mentor / Coach

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.

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How to price online creative workshops.

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 […]

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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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