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International residencies

Paul Stone explores the wide range of International residency options available to artists and offers a framework for considering what you might want from a residency.

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Highland residencies announced

Thanks to lottery funds through the Scottish Arts Council, the first artists’ residencies for Scotland’s celebration of Highland culture in 2007 were awarded in October.

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Michael Cousin introduces our international residencies focus

Residencies of any kind are a large undertaking for an artist to commit to both financially and emotionally. The time spent experimenting and finding a fresh perspective or continuing a train of thought uninterrupted must be weighed against the monetary […]

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Residencies awarded

Eleven artists have been awarded residencies at Acme’s Fire Station work/live space, as part of this ongoing programme. Slade graduate and recent fellow at The British Library Ming Wong and Ben Cove, recent exhibitor at LMU Leeds and Castlefield Gallery […]

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International residencies

Established in 1988, London-based Delfina Studio Trust provides the largest international residency programme in the UK. Of thirty studios, twelve are allocated as an award that provides artists with studio space and related facilities free of charge for one or […]

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International residencies

Sixty–one artists’ residencies in twenty–five countries have taken place since the inception of ACE’s International Fellowship Programme in 2001. These have benefited more than 130 artists. A celebratory event for this initiative was held in July at Über–trendy Sketch Art […]

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Residencies

Two new residencies are in the pipeline for artist, writer and recent new a-n staff member Cathryn Jiggens. From June until August she will be the first artist-in-residence at the Courthouse in Otley – a Victorian magistrate’s court recently transformed […]

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Residencies announced

Winners of the 2004 Glenfiddich residencies are Christine Borland, Ross Sinclair and Louise Hopkins who will each be provided with accommodation, studio and gallery space to create and show new work. Marking the centenary of the Entente Cordiale, the 2004 […]

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Installation view, Berwick Gymnasium
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Residencies

Introduction to different kinds of residencies and what they have to offer for creative and career development.

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Residencies in business

Lucy Kimbell outlines some issues that can arise from residencies in business settings and should be resolved in advance.

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UK Residencies

Andrea Ronan outlines some UK residencies including what sponsors or residency programmers may expect in return for the fees, studios, materials and accommodation on offer.

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Lucy Harvey, Mutual Improvement Society. Created following Harvey's residency at Quarry Bank, a National Trust property in Cheshire. Photo: Stephen Iles
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Making a residency proposal to a non-arts organisation

Hannah Pierce, who has held curatorial and programming roles with organisations including The National Trust and Jerwood Visual Arts, offers advice and explores the key issues to consider when applying for a residency with non-arts organisations.

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Artists work in 2016

Analysis of data drawn from a-n’s Jobs and opps site over the calendar year of 2016 along with commentary on the current conditions for artists’ practice in the UK.

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Ella Kruglyanskaya, How to work together, installation view, 2014. Courtesy: the artist and Studio Voltaire, London; Photo: Andy Keate
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Artist-led: Studio Voltaire

Founded by a group of artists in south west London as a studio space in 1994, Studio Voltaire currently operates under a multiplicity of different guises. Art researchers Doggerland reflect on the organisation’s hybrid structure, and speak to its head of development and communications Niamh Conneely about the many different modes Studio Voltaire employs to support artists’ careers.

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Tony Heaton: Great Britain from a wheelchair, 1994, constructed from two ex-ministry Vessa wheelchairs. Courtesy: Colin Hambrook
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Disability arts as practice

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.

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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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Connected Communities
festival 2015. Artist Patrick Amber
paints Castlegate, Sheffield.
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Artists working in higher education

Within UK universities, visual artists are working across university departments in many different ways ranging from arts and health initiatives, residencies and cultural heritage projects to commissions, teaching and PhD research. Artist Steve Pool identifies some key ways artists are working within HE and considers the value of such relationships to both artists and institutions.

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Paul Evans, Chaos and Theory with Humanstudio, window projection, Sheffield Institute of Arts Gallery, Sheffield, 2010.
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Paul Evans on socially engaged collaborations in HE

Artist Paul Evans discusses how his work became aligned to the research undertaken within universities and how his socially engaged practice has enabled academics and the public to better understand the nature of university research. Based on an interview by artist Steve Pool.

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Anthony Schrag, Lure of the Lost: A Contemporary Pilgrimage, 2015. Photo: Stuart Armitt
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Anthony Schrag on practice-based PhDs

Having developed a practice based around working with people in a participatory manner, in 2015 Anthony Schrag completed a practice-based PhD exploring the relationship between artists, institutions and the public within participatory public artworks. He discusses his reasons for undertaking a PhD, and gives advice to artists considering this option. Based on an interview by artist Steve Pool.

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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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