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.
Employment - a-n The Artists Information Company
The latest in a series of papers commissioned by a-n, providing detailed data on the amount, context and nature of employment for visual artists.
DCMS official statistics providing economic estimates to measure employment in the Creative Industries and Creative Economy in the UK up to 2015.
Today is a bit momentous – my first day as a 100 % fully self- employed artist. A couple of weeks ago I heard that I had been successful in gaining funding from Bradford organisation Two28 to run a participatory […]
Glasgow-based artist Ally Wallace asks: Why is ageism seen as an acceptable form of discrimination by so many in the art world?
P/art 2 Of all the posts I have done for this blog, the last one about working part time as an artist has had the most reaction. Because it got such a strong response I want to look at what […]
The phasing in of Universal credits will affect millions of people, in particular the self-employed and sole business owners, including artists.
Following substantial investment this year from Arts Council England, Leeds Museums and Galleries announce 14 new jobs focusing on community outreach and engagement.
An overwhelming response to a casual tweet shows people are still motivated to work in the arts.
While the Olympics has helped highlight artistic, as well as sporting achievements, much still needs to be done to create sustainable careers in the arts.
This evening Cultural Enterprise Office (CEO), a business advice service for the creative sector in Scotland, in partnership with Stills Gallery in Edinburgh are to run an event ‘Realising the Value of Internships and Volunteer Programmes’.
Invited by W.A.G.E to kick-start their partnership with Artists Space – exploring potentialities for artists’ self organisation in New York – artist, economist and sociologist Hans Abbing presented a curious and ultimately frustrating case for … I’m not sure what.
Cara Courage examines the evidence about the gender imbalance in the arts workforce and asks whether it’s really down to women wanting to ‘have it all’.
Last year’s National Endowment study revealed the importance of artists in America’s cultural vitality and economic prosperity.
The recent AIR survey that revealed that levels of self-employment were higher amongst artists than the creative industries as a whole also highlighted the high level of qualifications artists hold.
Government plans to create between five and ten thousand new jobs for young people who will be paid the minimum wage were announced in May by the then Work and Pensions Secretary James Purnell and outgoing Culture Secretary Andy Burnham.
Arts Professionals recent survey shows that arts organisers across all art forms are badly paid, with over half earning less than £25K annually.