Artists at Home in West London, one of the earliest open studio schemes, celebrates its thirtieth year between 17-20 June. Started by Mary Fedden and Julian Trevelyan, it now covers a large part of Chiswick, Shepherds Bush and Hammersmith. In […]
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An artist’s dream of transforming a derelict building into an artists’ resource has been realised with the launch of Treruffe Art Studios. Located in Redruth, Cornwall, the project has been championed over a seven-year development period by artist Christine Spencer-Green […]
Every July during one or more weekends for over fifteen years, some 250 artists in the Cambridge area have been opening their doors and studios, providing an opportunity for the public to become involved in the arts by meeting artists […]
Rebecca Farley profiles the Starter studios programme and looks at how six of the scheme’s previous artists were able to develop their careers.
An impressive band of forty artists and makers will be presenting their wares to the arts community and general public over the 23 and 24 November, in the annual Lime Street Studio Open. This, the largest and longest-standing studio group […]
Two key factors come up in all surveys of artists’ studios the need for security of tenure and for affordable rents. You don’t have to own your studio building to achieve these but it’s one way of securing them. […]
The first York Open Studios was held over one weekend last March and included the work of nineteen different artists over nine separate sites in York. The work featured was largely a mix of painting, printmaking and ceramics with many […]
Nick Lambrianou visited this bi-annual showcase to meet some of the emerging artists who have been awarded fellowships from the trust.
Consultant and curator Mark Doyle offers advice on how to generate sales and develop a market for your work, through building relationships with clients and collectors.
In the second part to ‘Selling your work: building relationships with clients and collectors’, consultant and curator Mark Doyle provides further recommendations for sales, aftercare, and maintaining relationships with clients and collectors.
Artists, collectors, gallery directors, curators and dealers offer tips and guidance on selling your work and maintaining relationships with clients and collectors.
In recent years many artists have moved from major conurbations to smaller towns or cities in the UK, with access to cheaper work space and accommodation, improved health and wellbeing, and the need for stronger community networks among the factors influencing their decision to relocate. In this guide, Dan Thompson explores the many and varied reasons why artists move to a new place.
Nine artists share their stories and advice on how to make the most of moving your home and practice to a new location. In this follow up to Dan Thompson’s guide to relocating, artists working across a range of practice areas discuss how they found new networks, refuelled their practice and sought out support mechanisms following a move.
Kevin Hunt compiles a list of both online and in print reading material about the artist-led sector, as a supplement to his essay People like us and the new Artist-Led Hot 100 (version ii).
Kevin Hunt explores the nature of temporariness and expiration, morphing and longevity in artist-led initiatives. Written to coincide with the launch of the Artist-Led Hot 100 (version ii) and Assembly Liverpool, May 2017.
Art Licks is a London-based platform that supports artist-led activity and grassroots visual culture in the capital. This profile includes a video recorded at a-n’s Assembly Thamesmead event in October 2019, in which Director Holly Willats introduces the organisation she founded in 2010.
Bow Arts Trust is an arts education charity which provides affordable work space to artists and creative businesses in London, alongside an award-winning education programme that works with over 100 schools. This profile includes a video interview with project manager Joss Taylor, recorded at Assembly Thamesmead in October 2019.
Peak is an arts organisation based in the Black Mountains in Wales that works with artists and communities to respond to the rural environment. Peak’s Creative Director Rebecca Spooner speaks to Rosemary Shirley about the organisation’s contemporary arts remit for making and showing art in rural places.
London-based artist Liz Atkin creates work both in response to and as way of coping with compulsive skin picking. Alistair Gentry finds out more about her art practice, and the advocacy and education work she undertakes to help others understand and deal with this and other body-focused repetitive behaviour conditions.
Interested in being a trustee or board member? Nicola Naismith explores what artists contribute and gain, and speaks to artists with experience to find out about their roles and their advice for joining a board.
Joining a board can provide artists with a voice in the decision-making room and a way to steer the arts agenda. Nicola Naismith explores what’s involved, and hears from artists and their fellow board members about the important contribution artists can make and why being a trustee matters.
Turps Art School was founded in 2012 as a medium-specific art school providing year-long studio and distance learning programmes for painters. Co-founder Marcus Harvey talks to Michaela Nettell about the ideas and values behind the school.
School of the Damned is a free year-long alternative, and unaccredited, art school. Each year a new student group comes on board and collectively devises and develops their programme of learning. Laura Davidson finds out more from members of the founding cohort, Class of 2014, and the Class of 2018 graduating students.
Colin Hambrook provides an introduction to the history of, and current practices in the field of disability arts, including an overview of key organisations that support disabled visual artists.
Artist Jane Simpson, who runs Swansea gallery GS Artists, describes the challenge of maintaining relevance as an artist-led initiative and her optimism for the future. In a video interview recorded at a-n’s Assembly Swansea event in May 2019, which was programmed in collaboration with Simpson and explored the difficulties and advantages of running artist-led projects in the city.