For this follow up to her Approaching galleries guide, Jennie Syson, director of Nottingham-based commercial gallery Syson, which was open from 2013-2019, asked artists, arts managers, curators and gallery directors to share their top tips, and dos and don’ts advice.
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Jennie Syson, former director of the commercial gallery Syson in Nottingham, which was open from 2013-2018, offers some advice on approaching galleries, through setting out the different research routes and methods you might use.
Creative Scotland is running a £400,000 pilot programme to support five of Scotland’s artist-led spaces to explore the best ways to sustain artist-run and collectively organised activity. Glasgow-based artist and writer Jessica Ramm considers the questions that will be asked.
a-n’s CEO Julie Lomax will be joined by artists including Kevin Hunt and Emily Speed to explore the precarious nature of work in the field of contemporary art at a discussion event hosted by FACT in Liverpool on 30 July 2019.
Jerwoods Arts asked 71% of successful applicants to resubmit their application form with a higher artist fee allocation.
A new campaign from the International Association of Art is advocating for fair exhibition remuneration for visual artists throughout Europe and calling on galleries to be inspired by best practice examples.
Is that where we are headed?
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.
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WAGENCY allows artists to make calculations in 15 different categories of artistic labour, ranging from exhibitions to lectures.
At the conference ‘Pivotal Moments: Professional Development Models for Mid-Career Artists’, staged by London Creative Network (LCN) in association with a-n, participants including artists Keith Piper and Erica Scourti, and Wysing director Donna Lynas discussed career development and the importance of institutional support for artists. Lydia Ashman reports.
So a really interesting episode of thinking aloud, that tackles lots of issues around artists and the cultural industries and paying artists. Really relevant and worth a listen to. ‘Creativity – has it become the meaningless buzz word for our […]
The survey by Arts Professional hopes to gather sufficient data to help combat low pay across the arts and culture sector.
A survey of Berlin-based artists by the Institute for Strategy Development found that female artists are worse off than men, with many facing considerable barriers such as a significant gender pay gap and regular sexual harassment.
New and primary research into the gender gap between artists living and working in Berlin.
Comprehensive report of the three-year NXT project, which took place from 2015 with 25 partners in 15 European countries.
During this year’s Glasgow International, artists Ailie Rutherford and Janie Nicoll presented In Kind, an action research project using the festival as a case study in order to chart the “hidden economies of the visual arts”. Fellow Glasgow-based artist Jessica Ramm finds out what they discovered and ponders where to go next.
Calling artists and organisations to take part in a new sector-wide survey to collect essential data and produce a benchmark for Exhibition Payment.
The recently established Paying Artists Working Group met last month to decide on the steps needed to implement and develop a-n’s Exhibition Payment Guide over the next four years. Here we outline its plans and priorities.
Going to arts development meetings cost me time and money – but can freelance artists afford not to go?
Using learning from approaches taken in Australia and the USA, Susanne Burns offers a critique of the competitive UK subsidised arts system, identifying changes required for organisational and artist economic sustainability.
Venue:Bridge 5 Mill
Date:January 27, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Location:North West England
With too many artists’ residencies excluding those who don’t have independent means of support or who have responsibilities at home, Alistair Gentry welcomes Wysing Art Centre’s new residency programme and calls for more of the same from building-based arts organisations.
In the first part of her Negotiating with confidence guide, Rivca Rubin, a trainer-facilitator-mediator, coach and mentor, discusses how structure, attitude, and the ‘power of words’ can facilitate successful negotiations.
In the second part of her guide to negotiations, Rivca Rubin discusses how through active language choices, we can create more satisfied and invigorated negotiations with galleries, organisations and commissioners.