The Code of Practice for the Visual Arts, a-n’s key publication for artists and all those working in the sector, has been relaunched with new content. The updated publication now includes features that demonstrate how the Code’s four principles – Contribute confidently; Prepare thoroughly; Collaborate creatively; Aim high – are applied by artists.

Features and profiles include: Graham Fagen on “knocking preconceptions on the head”; Shauna Richardson talks to Emily Speed about delivering her “two-year epic” Lionheart Project; David Cotterrell discusses his approach to working in the public realm; London Fieldworks share their experience of developing the Spontaneous City in the Tree of Heaven commission; Pope and Guthrie reveal how their working relationship allows for individual projects as well as for co-authored; and Richard Murphy answers that crucial question for all artists: “What shall I charge?”

Now endorsed by AIR (Artists’ Interaction & Representation), The Code of Practice for the Visual Arts demonstrates how artists, commissioners, and curators can work together effectively. Introducing the Code, AIR’s Chair and Vice Chair Sally Sheinman and Joseph Young said: “The advice contained offers a clear set of guidelines that help to unpack the commissioning and delivery process and is an invaluable addition to the services that a-n delivers to all those professionally engaged in the visual arts.”

a-n’s Chair Jayne Knight said: “Effective arts managers need clear information, inspiring guidance, easy to use tools and great networks. This resource enables us to work with artists creatively and responsibly.”

The Code of Practice for the Visual Arts – published as pdf format.

Shauna Richardson’s Artists taking the lead project Lionheart has just reached the Natural History Museum as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

Look out for news of London Fieldwork’s latest project coming up on a-n News later this week.

This article was amended 27/10/2014 – the flip book version of The Code of Practice for the Visual Arts is no longer available.