As a former teacher now working for the past five years as a gallery educator and also a freelance artist I have been interested to follow the a-n proposals on artists fees.
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A-n’s commissioned research into rates of pay.
The continued economic doldrums and uncertainty in public funding make it more important than ever for artists to find ways to make and save money. So here are some tips – old and new – from the a-n community.
Current professional development support schemes for visual artists in the UK.
Avigail Ochert is correct in her observation that for the purposes of considering salaries artists pay scales should not be compared or equated with teachers’’.
Paul Matosics letter (June issue) raises important issues for all artists for whom operating professionally is vital.
“The artist has always occupied a privileged but fragile position in the public eye. For centuries, we have looked to artists across all disciplines to inspire and entertain us, to help us explore the limits of human nature and human possibilities, [and] at times to lead debate and forment revolution.”
Commentary arising from research into local authority arts organisers’ needs, aspirations and modus operandi, revealing how they value and engage with artists and the approaches they take to their own professional development and to supporting the environment for contemporary visual arts.
This month’s a-n Collection: Country living puts a spotlight on artistic activity in rural locations.
Advice from artists on assessing opportunities
Arts Professionals recent survey shows that arts organisers across all art forms are badly paid, with over half earning less than £25K annually.
Aimed at public sector arts employers, commissioners, consultants and arts trainers, addresses the context for fees and payments for artists’ residencies, workshops and community commissions. Download pdf [Size 497KB]
In the world outside the arts, when someone offers something a house for sale, a job, work from a tradesperson, a proposal of marriage even this is generally the opening gambit in a negotiation process by which what […]
Notions of sharing knowledge and experiences both good and bad are inherent within those who seek continuous improvement and development in their artistic practices.
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Contents include: Ilana Halperin on volcanic remains and ephemeral islands. Spotlight on artists’ fees and payments research, plus awards and commissions for craft makers. ‘Merrie campers’ in felt tunics strut their stuff at Coniston Water – but do you really […]
a-ns research in 2004 defined a good practice framework on fees and payments to artists, that is supported by Arts Council England. The following annual and day rates are suggested from 1 September 2006. Experience level Annual £ excluding overheads […]
I have just read More than just a residency in Junes issue of a-n magazine. I couldnt agree more. Over the years I have seen an increase in public/private schools advertising for artists and really they are asking for free […]
As the current resident artist at Bootham School in York, I would like the opportunity to respond to a letter printed in the June issue of a-n magazine where this post was discussed. I feel that the information listed in […]
Also under the microscope has been Arts Council Englands Grants for the arts programme. This has been dubbed in Annabel Jackson Associates evaluation of the 2003/04 scheme as a brave and radical initiative that has transformed grant making [but that […]
Arts Council England cuts clients whilst remaining brave and radical.
In February, contributions were invited by a Parliamentary Select Committee from key visual arts organisations to an inquiry into DCMS’s support of the art market, in particular into “ways of supporting and encouraging living artists and the production of new work”.
The rolling out of a-ns frameworks for good practice in artists fees and payments continues apace. Already referenced in The Guardian and Arts Professional, the fees and payments research is further endorsed by Arts Council England with Senior Visual Arts […]
a-n’s Director of Programmes Susan Jones introduces Good practice in paying artists.
Thanks to a partnership with Arts Council England, weve extended the portfolio of material freely available on www.a-n.co.uk around artists fees and payments. Now included is in-depth research by University of Newcastle in artists fees and payments and the attitudes […]