Press days. They always seem like a great idea when you agree to them. They’re frequently a great idea afterwards too. The reality of them are that they can be the most stressful bit of any project. If you think […]
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As a professional artist you may spend a good part of your time sending out invoices, chasing payments and generally worrying about your cashflow. This guide considers different payment options and offers practical advice on managing debtors.
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We asked consultant and researcher Dany Louise to pick a selection of guides pertinent to creative freelance workers.
Launched in 2009, The Manchester Contemporary is an art fair that looks to encourage and develop a market for critically engaged contemporary art in North West England. We talk to Paulette Terry Brien of The International 3 who, alongside Laurence Lane, has been Curatorial Coordinator for the last three editions of the fair.
Video of the artists Ellie Harrison and Jordan McKenzie in conversation, with insights into surviving financially, alternative ways of doing things and using humour to engage people.
In a new Research paper commissioned for www.a-n.co.uk, Emily Speed looks at the complex nature of making a living as an artist.
Some tips and advice on your strategies and approaches for artists and arts freelancers.
Pamela Wells and Alicja Rogalska report back from Supermarket – an artist-run international art fair in Stockholm. They talk about why their own artist association Laundry attended the event, meet representatives from a vibrant artist-run culture in Sweden and beyond, and offer a sample of some of the organisations who attended.
Kate Brundrett draws on her knowledge of national and regional support schemes for artists revealing the range of business and professional development advice available. In addition, she suggests key questions and issues that an artist might consider in assessing the most relevant support at a particular point in their career.
Hans Borgonjon talks about how a Crafts Council Development Award has helped him to develop his ceramic practice and studio.
Richard William Wheater is a recipient of the Crafts Council Development Award. He talks to Jane Watt about his installation/performance work, his experience of applying for funding and the importance of being focused, but not pigeon-holed.
Abigail Branagan profiles Collect – the international art fair for contemporary objects.
How does a maker reach the market? Freelance consultant and Market Development Manager for Cockpit Arts Abigail Branagan highlights the key routes.
2008 study by Cockpit Arts and Cities Institute at London Metropolitan University exploring business activity and performance in the craft sector.
A new study by Cockpit Arts and Cities Institute at London Metropolitan University, Exploring business activity & performance in the craft sector, provides insight into the recent growth patterns of a number of designer-makers based at Cockpit Arts in London, […]
Cockpit Arts’ chief executive Vanessa Swann and business development manager Ellen O’Hara speak to Jane Watt about Cockpit’s unique incubator scheme for designer-makers in London.
Sarah Thelwall reveals that there is not one art market but several different ones. These markets are very different in terms of the artists, gallerists and collectors who participate and develop them. This Art market tour articulates the main markets and looks at what drives them.
In the run up to the 2008 Zoo Art Fair, Jane Watt’s profile looks at the first four years of this non-profit enterprise.
In order to ensure their fees keep track with their level of experience and the general rate of increases in costs of living and overheads, Septembers a good time for artists to review their approaches to budgeting and charging.
Paul Matosics letter (June issue) raises important issues for all artists for whom operating professionally is vital.
Brigid Howarth talks to an art buyer who has been collecting since the age of nineteen.
Brigid Howarth profiles The Shipley Art Gallery, which holds a public collection of contemporary craft.
Brigid Howarth gives a rare insight into one art buyer’s collection and discovers the favorite haunts for snapping up the next big thing.
Brigid Howarth talks to Deutsch Bank curator Mary Findlay about the sourcing and buying of artworks for the largest corporate art collection in the world.