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Journey to self employment

So two weeks ago I decided I had had enough and decided to quit my day job and give being a full time artist a go, I now have two weeks left and I am both excited and scared! I […]

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Self-Employment and diversity

Preparing all my equipment and materials ready as I am looking forward to a great time in my studio tomorrow, it will be a big session of organising items for storage. And creating space for some works for the Open […]

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Resource Guide

Becoming self-employed

If you are an artist or arts organisers who earns income from a variety of sources, self-employment is usually a good option as it enables you to work for many different people and perform more than one type of work. This guide by financial services experts Counterculture explains what self-employment means, how to register as self-employed, and how and when you will need to pay tax.

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Changing face of artists employment
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Changing face of artists’ employment

Explores the affect of the economic recession on the livelihoods of artists in terms of access to employment and career opportunities and raises concerns about how artists’ practice is likely to fare in this period of arts austerity. [HTML format]

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Employment status

Last month, as part of gathering evidence to support future art and design courses and government job creation programmes, we asked AIR members to respond to a survey about their employment status. As a result, we now have firm statistics to take back to HE and Government.

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Resource Archive Discussion

Artists, tax, and self-employed status

The recent coverage in a-n publications on good practice and rates of pay for artists is very useful, but I think that an important issue has not been covered.

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Self-employed artist

Linda Ball explores how self-employed artists operate and how an artist-run business can work.

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Quiting my day job

For the last year I have been working as a healthcare assistant at hospital, but due to a number of reasons I have become very unhappy working in that job, to the point that I was always miserable. So I quit my day job and am now on the journey back into self employment.

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Resource Guide

Getting paid

As a professional artist you may spend a good part of your time sending out invoices, chasing payments and generally worrying about your cashflow. This guide considers different payment options and offers practical advice on managing debtors.

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Can artists levitate?

Lloyds Bank recently bought a double page spread in the Guardian weekend magazine (18.11.17) “Spread your wings with a portfolio career”. This advert, written like a magazine article, contains all the usual elements and advice about starting a portfolio career; […]

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Studio Visit: Dovile Bertulyte: Skilled and Defined

The Postures of Making project is moving forward, with the production of prototypes and other large scale experiments. Essential to the development of the visual work is gathering further source materials to work with. At the end of November Val […]

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Looking awkward but feeling comfortable

For the second Postures of Making Focus Group at the National Centre for Craft and Design in Sleaford a group of 6 makers came armed with enthusiasm and sets of intriguing tools from their workshops and studios. Working in a […]

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reflection #5

    another conversation with the office of the accountant today. further claification of the hobby senario.  further thoughts about the ongoing status of the self employment. this morning i’ve seen mark carr’s blog for the first time.  i’ve not […]

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Ladders for development: Impact of Arts Council England funding cuts on practice-led organisations

New evidence exposing, quantifying and discussing the likely impact on the visual arts of Arts Council England’s decisions on fifteen previously Regularly Funded Organisations (RFOs) visual arts organisations unsuccessful in their NPO application. It shows that a disproportionate number of artists’ membership and development agencies and practice-based organisations lost core funding, despite ACE’s aim of creating a balanced national portfolio and makes recommendations for sustaining their work as part of a strengthened arts ecology.

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