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Safe guarding policcies

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 […]

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Anyone know best way to ship sculpture to Switzerland?

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 […]

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Insurance needed for group show?

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 […]

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Scottish and English Workshop Fee Guides…

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 […]

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artists hub

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 […]

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Printing booklets

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 […]

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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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HELP! Can anyone advise? Is this the norm?

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 […]

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Shipping artwork – advice please

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 […]

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An evolving identity crisis after a PhD

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’ […]

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Recommendations for Print On Demand (POD) companies

Hello. I am seeking recommendations for Print On Demand (POD) operators, based on the best T&Cs for artists. I have noticed that some of the T&Cs of the largest POD operators are vague (& downright scary), even though artists retain full […]

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outstanding invoices

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 […]

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How do delete a posting from jobs & opps?

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 […]

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Project management

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 […]

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Plagiarism

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 […]

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Artist’s pensions

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 […]

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Kopfkino: The Crypt Takeover Exhibition – Crit Review

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 […]

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Using Photographs and images in your work

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 […]

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Autistic Artists & Exhibition Spaces in New York

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 […]

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general data protection regulations 2018

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.) ?

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Is art education still alive?

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 […]

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