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Artists and Exhibitions
Resource Research paper

Artists and exhibitions

How do artists fare when they show work in publicly-funded galleries in the UK? Research in 2013 led by AIR – Artists Interaction and Representation as the first stage in the Paying artists research and campaign presents some thought-provoking data […]

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Research Education

The lay of the land

Reviews approaches to teaching professional practice within fine and applied arts programmes and identifies the role a-n and other professional development organisations can have in supporting student learning in the future.

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making funding applications
Resource Guide

Making funding applications

Fundraising is a competitive activity. This guide by Lisa Le Feuvre introduces the main funding sources and offers guidelines to help make winning funding applications.

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Swan Turton
Resource Guide

Setting up an organisation

This guide by Nicholas Sharp looks at the different types of legal structures that can be used when setting up an organisation, and the implications of each.

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Code of Practice 2012_2
Resource Guide

The Code of Practice for the Visual Arts

The Code of Practice for the Visual Arts and how to use it. Includes profiles and negotiating advice from artists, a guide to working out what to charge, plus links to other useful resources.

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Pop up people
Resource Guide

Pop Up People

Video and links to reports on outcomes of Pop Up People, an action research project developed by artist Dan Thompson and the Empty Shops Network, giving insights into starting your own pop-up venture.

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Research Working practice

Big Artists Survey 2011

Summary of key findings of the 2011 AIR artists’ advisory group and a-n survey of its 16,500 membership to better understand the conditions and concerns of artists.

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Simon Faithfull
Resource Guide

Art and ideas – what does copyright law recognise as art?

Artists sometimes report their work has been seemingly ripped off and used in other ways without their consent – but what is actually covered and protected by copyright law? Artist Simon Faithfull talks about some of his experiences, and what he can do to protect aspects of his work.

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Site Specific Art
Resource Guide

Site Specific Art

Artist Susanna Heron talks through her experiences of being commissioned on public art projects, the pitfalls she encounters and how to get around them. Includes an overview on the rights, roles and responsibilities of commissioners and artists.

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A cultural commons
Resource Guide

A Cultural Commons

Ben White and Eileen Simpson created the Open Music Archive to distribute music that no longer has copyright protection. Their project looks at ways you can distribute your work but still control some of its uses.

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Gallery Deals2
Resource Guide

Gallery deals

Art dealer René Gimpel of Gimpel Fils considers the relationship between artists and galleries, including contracts, gallery responsibilities and what commercial galleries do for artists.

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Art and appropriation2
Resource Guide

Art and appropriation

When does artistic freedom become copyright infringement? Artist David Mabb considers works in his practice, including a run-in with Magnum Photos and appropriating the work of William Morris.

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Social media: Twitter
Resource Guide

Social media: Twitter

For this video guide, Katy Beale and Charlotte Frost discuss micro-blogging with particular reference to Twitter and how it can be used for research, marketing and collaboration, plus a look at how artists are using Twitter in innovative ways that connect with their practice.

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Social media: Blogging
Resource Guide

Social media: Blogging

For this video guide, Chris Unitt of Meshed Media talks to Charlotte Frost about different blog platforms, getting the most from a blog, and some of the creative and innovative blogs around.

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Il n'y a Plus Rien (There is Nothing Left)
Resource Archive Feature

Artists and Curators Talking

A-n and Axis are launching a new programme of dynamic, practice-led discussions on hospitality, space and contemporary art making, researched and directed by artist, curator and writer Sonya Dyer. Here, she sets out her thinking for the programme.

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Creek Man - Arriving at Snape
Resource Profile

Jayne Knight

Jayne Knight is Arts Development Manager at Suffolk County Council. She was the driving force behind Making Art Work, an ambitious and widely regarded professional development programme for Suffolk-based artists that ran from 1999 until 2006. She talks to Jane Watt about how the scheme developed, her work in a local authority and survival tips for rural-based artists.

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Linda Ball
Resource Profile

Linda Ball

Linda Ball is project leader of Creative Graduates Creative Futures the largest research study to date about the career paths of art and design graduates. She talks to Jane Watt about the research, her own experience of a portfolio career and the importance of having creativity at the core of professional practice.

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Persistence Works, Yorkshire Artspace, Sheffield
Resource Profile

Yorkshire Artspace

Mir Jansen, Programme Manager of the professional development programme at Yorkshire Artspace in Sheffield talks to Jane Watt about how the studio organisation continues to support artists, the parallels between an artists and an organisations profile development, and her top five tips on making funding applications.

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Stoke-on-Trent Tour Guide
Resource Archive News archive

Bridging gaps

Interrogation Walsall that explores the impact that one artist can make in one place in one day is part of Longhouse’s annual programme, which provides professional development opportunities for artists working in the public realm.

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Bamboo Split Container
Resource Profile

Abigail Branagan

Abigail Branagan has been advising artists and makers for over a decade. She is a freelance business advisor as well as Business Development Manager at Cockpit Arts in London. She talks to Jane Watt about what makes a good advice session and how makers are weathering the economic storm.

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