Juan Bolivar, an artist and curator, explores the history and practice of curating, and provides ten key questions for independent curators and artists to help guide you in developing your first exhibitions. Bolivar’s painting practice runs parallel to his curating practice; first initiating TRAILER (2001-05) – an artist collective utilising temporary locations to stage exhibitions – and since, going on to curate over 40 exhibitions as an independent curator.
Paying Artists - a-n The Artists Information Company
Advocacy toolkit to support a-n members to make the case for visual art and artists in the run up to the 2017 General Election on 8 June. Provides key messages, ideas for communicating and a sample letter.
In the lead up to the general election on 8 June, a-n’s Director Jeanie Scott announces a major five-year strategy to make sure the new government understands – and reflects – the needs and contribution of the UK’s visual artists.
The key themes on the agenda at this year’s No Boundaries conference, supported by Arts Council England and the British Council, emerged as community, inclusivity and socially responsible citizenship. Sophia Crilly reports.
For this follow up to her Approaching galleries guide, Jennie Syson, director of Nottingham-based commercial gallery Syson, asked artists, arts managers, curators and gallery directors to share their top tips, and dos and don’ts advice.
Dave Beech’s book Art and Value was the subject of a recent symposium at London’s ICA that raised important questions about such diverse areas as the role of arts organisations, corporate sponsorship and paying artists. Laura Harris attended and found pockets of insight in an incohesive day.
Sample day rates to guide arts budgeting and to help visual artists negotiate a fair rate of pay for short-term contracts such as commissions, residencies and community projects.
Jennie Syson, director of the commercial gallery Syson in Nottingham, offers some advice on approaching galleries, through setting out the different research routes and methods you might use.
Proactively seeking out opportunities to realise exhibitions and projects is an important strategy in the arts. Adam Smythe, Curator at the Bluecoat in Liverpool, gives some advice on the best methods of approaching galleries with exhibition proposals for your own work or for curatorial projects.
A best practice reference guide to use when creating an agreement for a solo or group exhibition with a gallery or organisation presenting visual arts. You can also use the a-n Contracts Toolkit to build a contract to the specific exhibition context, and this checklist will support you with this.
Report highlights challenges faced by artists and other freelance professionals working across Scotland, with continuing issues relating to artists’ fees.
Following more than two years working and consulting with artists, major public funders and visual arts organisations, a-n and AIR has published new guidelines for paying artists for their contribution to public exhibitions.
Sectoral guidance and framework, produced by a-n and AIR as an outcome of the Paying Artists Campaign, providing specific advice on payments within the context of exhibitions or other visual arts presentation to the public.
Created specially for the Paying Artists Campaign by artist Dan Thompson, the Artist-Led Manifesto sets out the principles of fair payment for artist-led groups and collectives who may be in receipt of public funds, but who may also operate without funds at the directive of the artists involved.
a-n and AIR to launch landmark piece of guidance for securing payment for artists who exhibit in publicly-funded galleries, with an event today at the Jerwood Space, London.
Negotiation is one of the four core principles of a-n/AIR’s Exhibition Payment Guide. This quick guide offers 10 tips for better negotiation.
a-n/AIR’s Exhibition Payment Guide calls for written confirmation of exhibition and financial details in the form of a contract or letter of agreement. This quick guide offers 12 key points an agreement should cover.
a-n/AIR’s Exhibition Payment Guide calls for written confirmation in the form of a contract or letter of agreement. This quick guide outlines the essential ingredients of a contract, gives guidance on what form a contract should take, and offers tips on negotiating and agreeing contractual arrangements.
a-n/AIR’s Exhibition Payment Guide says artists should make sure they provide clear evidence of their work and experience when approaching a gallery with a proposal. This quick guide offers advice on the main areas to consider when developing a proposal, and includes tips on what to include when responding to an approach from a gallery or making a speculative pitch.
As a-n/AIR’s Paying Artists campaign prepares for the launch of its Exhibition Payment guide on Wednesday 12 October, we take a look at some of the key moments in the campaign’s history, highlighting the rich and varied dialogue with artists and the wider visual arts sector that has informed its recommendations.
Venue:Southampton City Art Gallery
Date:December 01, 2016 at 01:00 PM
Location:South West England
In its Arts Strategy 2016-17, published to coincide with Edinburgh’s festival season, Creative Scotland has made fair pay for artists a core aim as part of its commitment to supporting and promoting artists’ work.
The outspoken artist and performer Liv Wynter is undertaking a residency at the artist-run Royal Standard titled HOW MUCH ARE THEY PAYING YOU? to coincide with this year’s Bloomberg New Contemporaries at Liverpool Biennial. Laura Robertson speaks to her about activism, artists getting paid, and remembering Ana Mendieta.
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.
A Sainsbury’s store in North London has provoked outrage from artists on social media after advertising an unpaid opportunity for an artist to redesign its staff canteen.