Sonya Dyer considers the key challenges facing mid-career artists and makers in this essay written in response to Pivotal Moments, the conference she organised in September 2018 in collaboration with the SPACE-led professional development programme London Creative Network.
Research paper - a-n The Artists Information Company
A collection of reflections on Social Art Network’s two-day event in Sheffield, November 2018.
Steve Dutton discusses the outcomes of a-n’s Artist-led Bursaries, awarded to six artist-led groups in 2017 to explore how artists and artists’ groups adapt to navigate turbulent cultural and political landscapes.
Analysis of data drawn from a-n’s Jobs and opps site over the calendar year of 2016 along with commentary on the current conditions for artists’ practice in the UK.
Writer and researcher François Matarasso reports on the impact of a week-long pilot lab that offered six early career artists, aged over 50, time to explore how creativity can be nourished and how artists can challenge themselves to develop.
Following on from a survey in July 2016 just after the EU referendum, we surveyed our members again one year on to continue to assess the ongoing impact of Brexit. Based on c1,200 survey responses, key headlines are summarised in this briefing paper.
In July 2016 we surveyed our members to begin to ascertain the depth of impact of the EU referendum leave vote on a-n membership. Key findings are summarised in this briefing paper.
How do fine art courses prepare their students for life after art school? How is professional practice shaped by factors such as location, course philosophy, and the cultural and political climate? Sarah Rowles unpacks the findings of Q-Art’s new publication, Professional Practice: 20 Questions – Interviews with UK undergraduate Fine Art staff exploring how students are prepared for life after art school.
Edited by artist Steve Pool, this research paper looks at the year-long Co-producing legacy research project which explored the legacy of Connected Communities from the perspective of the artists involved.
Paying Artists Draft Exhibition Fee Framework, Guidelines and Recommendations published.
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.
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.
a-n commissioned arts writer and researcher Dany Louise to investigate sources of advice within and external to the visual arts that offer guidance on fees and payments to artists.
Commissioned as part of Paying Artists research portfolio, Sarah Thelwall’s report explores how public sector galleries can think differently about budgets for artists’ fees.
Susan Jones’ analysis and commentary of Artists’ work in 2013 uses data drawn from a-n.co.uk/jobs to track current trends in artists’ employment.
Draws together some examples of how artists’ fees for exhibiting are arrived at in other countries and the conditions and contexts that underpin their application.
Provides a historical context of the Payment to Artists for Exhibition of Work scheme implemented by the (then) Arts Council of Great Britain in 1979.
Provocation urging all those working with arts and culture to rethink their contribution to a vision of sustainable development that benefits the whole of society.
Dany Louise collates material that is being widely shared across social media and peer networks to provide fascinating insights around the broad topic of payment of and working conditions for freelance arts professionals, complementing the more traditional Literature review that has been produced by DHA.
A short paper that briefly reviews some of the existing literature – research, resources and approaches to artists’ terms and conditions in exhibition practice – which have been referenced or provided useful context and comparison for the Paying Artists Study.
As part of its programme, Artworks Navigator developed this bibliography to identify and present a range of available resources for artists working in participatory settings.
A summary of the key learning from four Artists Labs run between August 2012 and January 2013 by the Navigator pathfinder as part of ArtWorks.
Susan Jones introduces a collation of key documents and evidence that informed a-n’s publication of fees and payments guidance and good practice documents. This report aims to widen understanding of the history and prior good practice thinking and attitudes around payment to artists.
Second phase of research study commissioned by a-n and AIR looking at artists experiences of exhibiting in publicly-funded venues. Overview of main findings from interviews with artists and publicly-funded venues that deepens understanding of data Phase 1 findings and explores perceptions and issues from both sides of the experience.
Research study commissioned by a-n and AIR looking at artists’ experiences of exhibiting in publicly-funded galleries. Phase 1 is based on an online survey exploring artists’ experiences of exhibition practice.