Supporting Artists for 40 Years

a-n The Artists Information Company has grown from a grass-roots 500-copy-a-month newsletter to a full professional membership organisation focusing on members’ needs. We are now the largest artists’ membership organisation in the UK with over 25,000 members. We run an annual programme supporting artists’ professional development. We advocate on behalf of our members and the arts sector to improve artists’ livelihoods.

In the past 40 years we have played a crucial role in supporting artists and we are marking this with a year-long celebration from September 2020. We have delved into our rich archive interviewing 40 Artists that have been significant shaping a-n and visual arts in the UK. We are looking forward by developing an Artists’ Manifesto that reflects the concerns of artists today and commissioning 40 Actions by artists to signal future change.

We will be celebrating our anniversary from September 2020, the month that the first Artists Newsletter was published in 1980.

We want to create a logo to be used throughout the 40th Anniversary year across all of our communications including our website, print, promotional material and social media.

We are looking for expressions of interest from our members to develop a logo which celebrates a-n and our work.

Five artists will receive £500 to develop final designs and to make a short presentation to a small panel on Wednesday 13 May in London.

The final selected artist will be awarded £2,000.

We are keen to see imaginative, ambitious and innovative ideas.

Find out more and how to apply. Deadline for applications: 12 noon, Monday 23 March 2020. 

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