A group of 27 artists and art lecturers are taking the National Gallery to tribunal following their dismissal last year, in a bid to prove that they were employees rather than freelancers. ‘NG27’ member Richard Stemp argues that the case has important implications for all artists and those working in the arts.
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The recent Brexit Conference organised by the Creative Industries Federation gathered together Leavers and Remainers, political journalists and politicians, and a wide range of delegates working in the arts and culture, in an attempt to make sense of what Brexit will mean to the sector. Dany Louise reports.
The UK’s independent lobbying organisation for the arts, which relies on donations from the public to make its campaigns happen, has launched a new Supporters Scheme with five different tiers available.
a-n has joined forces with the Incorporated Society of Musicians to create a new collaborative campaign to protect freedom of movement for self-employed artists.
The new strategy will tackle the growing challenges artists face in sustaining their careers, with a fundamental aim of ensuring policy makers and commissioners value the artist as well as the art.
Two petitions challenging the closure of two of Falmouth University’s long-standing arts courses have been handed in at the university’s Penryn Campus.
Unions including UNISON, UNITE, the PCS and the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain organise national march in London starting from the British Library and ending with a rally outside the National Gallery.
The Precarious Workers Brigade has published an open letter criticising Somerset House’s call for volunteers and stating that the Icelandic musician’s exhibition should be an opportunity to offer paid work.
A recent advert by Sainsbury’s in Camden asked for an artist to ‘volunteer their skills’ to refurbish the branch’s staff canteen, with the resulting social media storm prompting press articles and an apology from the supermarket. a-n Executive Director Jeanie Scott considers what the incident says about the barriers and misconceptions artists face.
Creatives for Europe, a coalition of organisations, trade unions and representative bodies from the arts and creative industries, launched last week with a panel discussion at the House of Lords. Pippa Koszerek reports.
The Association of Icelandic Artists aims to highlight the working conditions and undervaluing of creative labour that visual artists face.
In the second of our end-of-year questionnaires, artist Gordon Shrigley – who ran as a candidate for Hackney South and Shoreditch in this year’s general election – reflects on a topsy-turvy 2015.
It’s been a busy and fruitful year for a-n/AIR’s Paying Artists campaign, with plenty of activity across the UK and internatioanally. Paying Artists Project Manager Julie McCalden looks back over 2015.
Platform-London’s unauthorised Deadline Festival at Tate Modern, in protest at BP’s sponsorship of the arts, has unsurprisingly been met with restrictions from the venue but its organisers plan to carry on regardless.
Ahead of next week’s climate summit in Paris, over 300 artists, writers, musicians and actors have signed an open letter calling on world leaders to reach an agreement to halt global warming.
The findings of a recent survey into social mobility in the arts reveal that it is becoming increasingly difficult for those without financial support to break into the sector.
A host of well-known faces from the arts, film and TV are featured in the visual campaign for Panic! What Happened to Social Mobility in the Arts?
A new report published by a-n brings together research findings to inform recommendations for a future approach to the payment of artists exhibiting in publicly-funded galleries.
Venue:Great Hall, Discovery Museum
Date:May 28, 2015 at 10:30 AM
Location:North East England
The Cardiff-based artist explains why he is one of 11 Paying Artists Regional Advocates who will be making sure artists’ voices are heard in the lead up to the general election.
A high-level body from the cultural sector whose role is to advise the Mayor of London on the promotion of the capital as a world-class city of culture has voiced its backing for the Paying Artists campaign.