a-n provides information, research and debate for visual and applied artists. It is a not-for-profit social enterprise, with annual subscriptions starting at £36 per year - a subscription is required for full website access to opportunities and articles, with some articles available for non-subscribers. It has two main activities: a website with information for artists, and a programme supporting the professional development of individual artists in the north of England. The website covers business startup advice, tax, finances and professional development. a-n also have a range of professional development toolkits on their website to help develop methodologies and careers. All subscribers to a-n also become automatic members of AIR, a membership body for artists, with a-n providing its Advisory Group and secretariat. Subscribers also get public and products liability insurance, and from December 2012 this is extended to freelance curators and arts organisers for an additional £94.50.
29 September 2011
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