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a-n Degree Shows Guide 2016 cover image: Sam Petherbridge, BA (Hons) Fine Arts, UWE Bristol.
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a-n Degree Shows Guide 2016

At 58 pages, this year’s a-n Degree Shows Guide is the biggest yet and features interviews with artist Bedwyr Williams and mima director Alistair Hudson, plus contributions from artists including Ruth Ewan, George Barber and Marianna Simnett. Available on issuu and as downloadable pdf.

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Becoming self-employed

If you are an artist or arts organisers who earns income from a variety of sources, self-employment is usually a good option as it enables you to work for many different people and perform more than one type of work. This guide by financial services experts Counterculture explains what self-employment means, how to register as self-employed, and how and when you will need to pay tax.

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The artist’s fees toolkit

Enables artists to calculate an individual daily rate for services they supply based upon their unique circumstances and overheads and to prepare quotes when pitching for freelance work.

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Universal Credit

Universal Credit is a new benefit that is designed to support people who are on a low income or out of work. This guide by financial services experts Counterculture explains how Universal Credit is calculated and how it may impact those who are self-employed.

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UK arts councils

This guide lists UK arts councils whose role is to support, encourage and enable arts activities nationally and regionally and to widen public participation in the arts.

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Quality on a budget

In an ideal world you would only embark on projects where there is sufficient funds available. This guide by Rod McIntosh outlines an approach to finding workable compromises whilst maintaining quality for times when money is tight.

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Negotiating a better rate of pay

Getting paid a fair fee is not suggestive of a revolution. So why does it sometimes incur resistance, both from those who pay and from ourselves? This guide by Rod McIntosh introduces ideas towards getting paid what you want and indeed deserve.

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Agreeing a contract

This guide by Sheena Etches and Nicholas Sharp outlines issues and practicalities to be aware of when negotiating and agreeing a contractual arrangement.

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Narbi Price, Untitled Kerbstone Painting (MJK), Acrylic on Canvas, 91x122cm, 2012. Private Collection, UK
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How to price your work

Artists, gallerists and curators offer tips and guidance on how to price work when exhibiting in group shows, selling at open studios, or applying for open competitions.

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What is a contract?

A contract is an agreement between two or more people that is legally binding. It can be verbal or written. This guide by Sheena Etches and Nicholas Sharp outlines the essential ingredients of a contract, offer and acceptance, and implied terms.

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Commission agreements

This checklist by Sheena Etches and Nicholas Sharp covers many issues relevant to small-scale private and public art commissions, with questions to consider and further explanation of issues arising in the notes.

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Paying Artists Consultation Report 2015
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Paying Artists Consultation Report 2015

Summary of the consultations that took place as part of the Paying Artists campaign to listen to feedback from the arts sector about the issue of paying artists who exhibit in publicly-funded galleries.

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Cover: Holly Warrener, BA (Hons) Fine Art, Anglia Ruskin University
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a-n Degree Shows Guide 2015

50-page Degree Shows Guide 2015 featuring more than 75 forthcoming shows across the UK, plus perspectives from artists, curators, academics and graduating students on what artist Bob and Roberta Smith refers to as an “incredible rite of passage”. Available on issuu or as pdf.

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Paying Artists Case Studies Overview: Transparency in Action

This short report deconstructs the Paying Artists case studies, published as part of campaign evidence in 2014, to highlight emerging themes and show how some galleries are already demonstrating transparency. Useful for galleries wishing to develop their own fair pay policies.

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Community Interest Companies (CICs)

A purpose-built legal framework and ‘brand identity’ for social enterprises that want to adopt the limited company form, the Community Interest Company organisational structure has also proved popular in the arts and charity sectors.

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Applying the age discrimination law

An overview of the current Age Discrimination law in Great Britain under the Equality Act 2010, followed by a set of action points for arts employers, and guidance for individuals who might want to challenge a decision or a practice.

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