Developing a practice and a career is a highly individual and nuanced juggling act. Artists usually need to do things beyond their arts practice: practical, critical and sometimes even philosophical questions and challenges can abound.

Our ‘How to’ section addresses this with a rich range of content: audio interviews, films and articles by artists, curators, gallerists and other art-world figures cover a truly comprehensive range of subjects relevant to an artists’ lives. From the day to day (money, housing, employment) to the exceptional (exhibiting, residencies) we like to think that it contains everything an artist needs to know.

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Affordable housing

Housing and accommodation costs – especially in London – can prove a significant drain on an artist’s resources, but a number of housing options exist …

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Approaching gallery curators

How do curators operate within and outside of the gallery? Here we cover some points for artists to bear in mind when building relationships with gall …

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Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding lets you ask for small amounts of money from a large number, instead of the usual model of asking large amounts of money from a small num …

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Making the most of your degree show

Your degree show is your first opportunity to make a start in the art world – if, with a little effort, you make the most of it. Your degree show – wh …

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Own Art: How and why do collectors collect?

This series of films, commissioned by Own Art as a way to introduce their programme, also gives an interesting insight into how and why people decide …

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Pensions for self-employed people

Kay Linnell and Nick Wilson of Accounts Action Ltd shed some light on the different pension options available. There are many different pension scheme …

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Rhian Solomon: on residencies

Artist Rhian Solomon talks about some of her residency experiences, looking at ways to find and fund residency opportunities, and sharing some of the …

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What is an internship?

Until the 1970s the term ‘internship’ was used rarely outside of the field of medicine and, even in this context, rarely outside of the US. Today, the …

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