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Artists work in 2016

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.

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Blog Post

Momentous day

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 […]

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Blog Post

Untitled blog post from "Restart"

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 […]

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News News story

Best job ever

An overwhelming response to a casual tweet shows people are still motivated to work in the arts.

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Stills
News News story

Internships and volunteer programmes

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’.

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Resource Archive News archive

Feeling the shape of the arts economy

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.

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Resource Archive Discussion

Women in the arts

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’.

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Resource Archive News archive

US artists workforce critical

Last year’s National Endowment study revealed the importance of artists in America’s cultural vitality and economic prosperity.

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AIR AIR activities

Artists highly qualified

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.

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Resource Archive News archive

Cultural jobs promised

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.

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Resource Archive News archive

Arts salaries poor

Arts Professional’s recent survey shows that arts organisers across all art forms are badly paid, with over half earning less than £25K annually.

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