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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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Established breaks

I used to subscribe regularly to a-n many years ago and have just renewed my subscription online. In searching the site I have not been able to find anything collated (enlighten me please if I’m wrong!) specific for the more […]

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Professional development

The primary aim of A.a (Artist’s aid), an artists’ support organisation co-directed by Sophia Crilly and Nicola Siddons, is to establish communication and networks between artists in Manchester and environs. It brings together practising artists to discuss their work and […]

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Joe Stevens
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Choice blogs archive 2009 – 2012

Over the course of four years, artists, curators and writers were invited to select blogs from the a-n site. Their choices highlights the range and depth of practice discussed on a-n’s artists’ blogging platform at that time.

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Installation
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Postgraduate focus

Here, we profile a selection of courses offering postgraduate level study for artists seeking to develop their practice further within creative, supportive and critically challenging environments.

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Bird and Moon
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Artist in residence

From subsidised studio and accommodation to one-on-one mentoring sessions, here we spotlight a selection of residencies that provide support to artists across the UK and beyond.

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What are we worth?

Ania Bas reports on the first in a series of discussions under the theme of The New Economy for Art being organised by Artquest, Contemporary Art Society and DACS that addressed how artists can generate income during these challenging economic and social times.

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Artists' Suicide Pills
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Artists, markets and measurement

Artist, educator and AIR Council member Rosalind Davis reports on some recent events for and about artists and contexts for practice.

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March for the alternative, anti-cuts protests, London
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Making connections

News and updates on AIR’s strategies and activities designed to support professional artists within their practice and working lives.

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Editorial – 2011 April

To play their part in the economic recovery, many workers who have retained employment are being asked to do more, for less.

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Title Call
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Debate – 2011 April

Anna-Marie Gray scrutinises unpaid internships and questions their impact on one’s career prospects.

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Nothing For Sale Except Nothing Itself
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How to save money

In these times of austerity, a-n Magazine has compiled a catalogue of money-saving ideas for freelancers that have been tried and tested by our readers.

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Bohemian graduates earn less

Once upon a time, bohemians were considered a sub-culture, an alternative group of individuals moved by lifestyle choices and artistic endeavours.

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Evacuate
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Reflections on the arts funding crisis

Thoughts from artists and arts professionals about how cuts in public spending will affect their future working pattern. Plus April Britski gives an account of how recent governmental decisions to cut arts funding have affected Canadian artists.

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Editorial – 2010 July

In the face of a new political era compounded by an unprecedented financial climate, the need to forecast our future living and working conditions is urgently felt.

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Sixes & Sevens group shot
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Against the grain

Striving and surviving in the do it yourself art world; curating, managing members, self-publishing. Richard Taylor talks to three recently founded artists’ groups about doing it ‘DIY’, progress so far and what the future holds.

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Speed tour
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Lost in Context: Hand me a Pen

As an artist, curator and writer Rachel Marsden considers the importance placed on the written word in conveying artworks to visitors.

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Free labour in the arts

The issue of free labour in the arts received much-needed publicity in November, when a Reading Employment Tribunal ruled expenses-only pay was illegal.

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US artists workforce critical

Last year’s National Endowment study revealed the importance of artists in America’s cultural vitality and economic prosperity.

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AIR Open dialogue event
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New visual arts research

Responding to the gap in intelligence about artists and their practice, AIR: Artists’ Interaction and Representation has been conducting a series of research projects with the aim of informing cultural advocacy and policy-making.

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State of higher education

The quality of art education offered in UK universities has been regularly under the spotlight in recent times. In this month’s Debate, an MA graduate gives an account of the critical situation, and proposes an alternative system to offer education for artists.

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Towards a new deal

Commissioned by Arts Council England to inform thinking about the recession’s impact on employment in the arts and culture, Do It Yourself: Cultural and Creative Self-Employment in Hard Times addresses opportunities for young self-employed creatives and potential implications of the government’s Future Jobs Fund.

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