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Contemporary gallery practice

Paulette Terry Brien reveals how a number of national public-funded galleries and organisations have expanded notions of exhibition programming beyond pristine white-walled gallery spaces, and are commissioning artists to make new and challenging work within the institution, as well as off-site.

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Open exhibitions

A collection of material relating to open exhibitions, including top tips on assessing and applying for open exhibitions and on setting one up.

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One of the studios
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Group studios

Paul Glinkowski looks at the UK studio landscape, highlighting successful new studio models. He also offers advice to artists wanting to set-up their own group.

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Introduction: Artists working in higher education

Developed by Steve Pool, Artists working in higher education includes a guide and four profiles that explore the ways artists are currently engaging with the HE sector. This introduction highlights the diversity and value of such relationships, and offers some key tips for working in the field.

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Artists in empty shops

Dan Thompson from The Revolutionary Arts Group reveals how artists are once again making use of empty spaces as a means to kick-start both the cultural and economic well being of town centres, and suggests seven steps to enable this area of practice to flourish.

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Splat, Holland Park
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Artist-curator relationships

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.

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Family
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The art world

An overview of the types of private and public galleries and organisations that constitute the UK’s art world. Examples demonstrate what drives them, as well as the imperatives of some of the artists who exhibit and develop work for them.

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Auction #1
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Selling initiatives

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.

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Viewing Platform: a workshop for artists to map their art world.
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Art markets

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.

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A weight of stone carried from China for you
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Commissioning views

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.

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Shipwreck 3
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Academic research

Jane Watt looks into the world of academic research and examines research opportunities for artists within institutions and the UK higher education system.

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The Pit
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Commissions

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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Device #7
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Artist-led activity

Chris Brown introduces a rulebook to guide you through the whys and wherefores of artist-led activity.

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working in the studio she shares with fellow artist Naomi Leake at Occupation Studios in London
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Artists & studios

Stephen Palmer explores the issues surrounding artists and their studios – from finances, time and work patterns and location to group set-ups and DIY options.

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Promenade of pears
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Art buyers

Brigid Howarth presents an insight into the mind of the art buyer, from private buyers to corporate and public collections.

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I'm... going to work
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Working artists

Linda Ball explores how artists, makers and desgners can find work outside their artform.

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sciis [sensitive cumulative intellegent immersive systems]
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Artists & businesses

Lucy Kimbell looks at how artists and arts organisations can work with businesses and the pros and cons of such collaborations.

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A personal history of corruption
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Artists’ business

Brigid Howarth looks at how Sue Park, Amanda Doughty, Joe Magee and Kuljit Chuhan make a living thourgh selling their work or skills.

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Joshua Sofaer
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Self-employed artist

Linda Ball explores how self-employed artists operate and how an artist-run business can work.

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