The first ever study of the craft market to be undertaken in England has identified a thriving craft market worth an estimated £883 million, with further potential to grow by sixty-three per cent.
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Nicholas Sharp on the Artists Resale Right Regulations 2006.
After close involvement in campaigning for the Artists Resale Right, painter Simon Black is warmly welcoming this new right.
In November, some forty representatives of directors, visual artists and writers from thirteen European countries met in Amsterdam for a conference organised by EURO-MEI.
Next year, employer organisation Creative and Cultural Skills will produce a comprehensive skills strategy, as the first stage of a new programme of support delivering new creative apprenticeships, better careers support for newcomers and a new management and leadership programme.
Applying for funding? Ever wondered how the experts do it? Rosemary Shirley asked a range of experienced artists, curators and arts professionals to share their top tips for successful funding applications.
By the time this article is printed, the ink will almost be dry on the law which will introduce into the UK the most important new right for artists in modern copyright history. From 1 January 2006, and after ten […]
Commissions East has launched a new professional development scheme. Funded by Arts Council England, East and the European Social Fund. It includes ten new mentoring relationships for artists in East England, with Jordan Baseman, Jane Wildgoose, Louise K Wilson, Eddie […]
A two-year pilot artists’ mentoring programme in Glasgow, aimed at recently graduated artists in the city who are unemployed or underemployed within the arts was launched in August. Developed by Impact Arts, a leading arts company specialising in arts and […]
If you need a solicitor, it is important to be able to identify the right one to handle your particular situation and to prepare adequately, in order to minimise your costs. This checklist by Sheena Etches and Nicholas Sharpe outlines how to go about selecting a solicitor.
This checklist by Sheena Etches and Nicholas Sharp is a tool to help understand the purpose and content of a reproduction licence.
Designers are being urged to take advantage of a Europe-wide design registration law that came into force on 1 April 2003. By registering their work, designers are not only given a monopoly right to make, sell, distribute and licence their […]
Introduction to our resources on self-employment.
Arts Council England (spot the subtle difference in the title) has recently launched its new unified grants scheme for England. This offers support for individuals, arts organisations, national touring and other people who use the arts in their work for […]
Linda Ball explores how artists, makers and desgners can find work outside their artform.
Brigid Howarth takes an in-depth look at the career path of sculptor and new-media artist Ben Coode-Adams, who makes his living from public and private commissions.
Brigid Howarth looks at the career of ceramic artist Kate Schuricht who developed her own business after receiving a Crafts Council Setting Up award.
David Redhead profiles Muf, a collaborative practice of art and architecture committed to public realm projects, exploring its manifesto, projects and modes of collaborative working.
Roddy Lumsden talks to artist Joshua Sofaer about the differences between performance and live art, audiences, and finding funding.
Jeni Walwin on the artistic achievements of Blast Theory, an internationally renowned artists’ group creating groundbreaking new forms of performance and interactive art that mixes audiences across the internet, live performance and digital broadcasting.
Brigid Howarth looks at how Sue Park, Amanda Doughty, Joe Magee and Kuljit Chuhan make a living thourgh selling their work or skills.
Linda Ball explores how self-employed artists operate and how an artist-run business can work.
Rebecca Farley profiles the Starter studios programme and looks at how six of the scheme’s previous artists were able to develop their careers.
As a UK artist you automatically hold copyright in your original works of art. This guide introduces the basic concepts of copyright law and offers practical advice on protecting your work against possible infringement.
Whilst safe working practice is largely a matter of common sense, it is also a legal and professional issue. This guide by David Pope introduces the key legislation and offers practical advice on risk assessment.