Jane Watt delves into the process of commissioning and looks at the organisations and bodies offering opportunities to artists at all stages of their careers. Fully updated for 2008.
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An overview of curatorial practice, highlights profiles and other resources on this topic.
Growth of independent curators and curatorial agencies within the UK over the last decade is no accident. Generated in part as a response to inherent constraints within the traditional gallery and museum world and development of specialist curatorial courses, it has undeniably brought fresh perspectives to artist-curator relationships and, increasingly, supports those practitioners seeking to move across into curation as a natural extension of their visual arts practice.
Emily Druiff and Sophie Hope discuss independent practice in relation self-initiated curator and artist-led projects.
Independent curator Jeni Walwin looks at issues relating to selling work and examines a number of different ways that artists can engage with the art world on a commercial basis.
Sarah Thelwall reveals that there is not one art market but several different ones. These markets are very different in terms of the artists, gallerists and collectors who participate and develop them. This Art market tour articulates the main markets and looks at what drives them.
Mark Gubb asks public art commissioners and consultants their views on how they select artists for commissions and what they expect artists to prepare for interview.
Manick Govinda on the often secretive processes behind awards by nomination as well as the benefits for artists in terms of recognition and critical acclaim.
Introduction to our resources on self-employment.
Linda Ball explores how artists, makers and desgners can find work outside their artform.
Lucy Kimbell looks at how artists and arts organisations can work with businesses and the pros and cons of such collaborations.
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.
Brigid Howarth looks at how Sue Park, Amanda Doughty, Joe Magee and Kuljit Chuhan make a living thourgh selling their work or skills.
Linda Ball explores how self-employed artists operate and how an artist-run business can work.
Hilary Williams talks to four artists about how they have developed specific products. She learns about their initial motivation and inspiration, how they developed their ideas into production and what marketing strategies they employed for these particular products.