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Artquest & ACAVA Lifeboat Award Residency

Open exclusively to artists who completed an MA at one of UAL’s colleges in 2017. The successful artist will have a year long studio residency in ACAVA’s Limehouse Studios from February 2018 to Februa …

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The Foundling Museum

The Foundling Museum tells the story of the Foundling Hospital, London’s first home for abandoned children, and of three major figures in British history: its campaigning founder the philanthropist Th …

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  • Art Licks artist-led, press

    Art Licks launched in 2010 and has since grown to provide an essential platform and voice for the lesser-known and under-represented activities that f …

  • Art Monthly press

    Since 1976, Art Monthly has been a leading magazine for contemporary visual art. Published ten times a year, it provides in-depth features, interviews …

  • Visual Artists Ireland earn, legal advice, network, short course, visual arts

    Visual Artists Ireland is the representative body for visual artists in Ireland – both the Republic and in Northern Ireland. VAI provides practical su …

  • Tom’s Etching Studio discount, printmaking, workshop

    Tom’s Etching Studio is an open-access intaglio printmaking facility. The studio includes a handmade 1x2m press and various printmaking equipment.

  • London Sculpture Workshop discount, sculpture, tools and equipment, workshop

    The first London based not-for-profit facility for artists and those interested in making work in 3D. LSW offers metal and wood workshops with additio …

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Featured How to Articles

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 scale of internships in the UK has been called en …

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  • Pensions for self-employed people employment, pension, self employment

    Kay Linnell and Nick Wilson of Accounts Action Ltd shed some light on the different pension options …

  • Approaching gallery curators curator, getting an exhibition, network

    How do curators operate within and outside of the gallery? Here we cover some points for artists to …

  • Own Art: How and why do collectors collect? collector

    This series of films, commissioned by Own Art as a way to introduce their programme, also gives an i …

  • Rhian Solomon: on residencies interview, residency

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

  • When to apply for grants application, grant, publicly funded

    Making grant applications takes a lot of time, and is highly competitive: avoid wasting your resourc …

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Featured Projects

Saelia Arparicio, Peaks and Troughs, installation view

Detail from ‘Clogged Filter’ by Saelia Aparicio Installation views of Peaks and Troughs by Saelia Aparicio Installation views of Peaks and Troughs by Saelia Aparicio Detail from ‘Eco …

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Annual research residency from Artquest in partnership with the Horniman Museum and Gardens. The 2017 residency is focused on the museum’s music collection and has been awarded to artist Alex Julyan T …

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AWP Internships is an annual internship scheme that places recent graduates from University of the Arts London in high-quality internships at some of London’s most respected small scale arts organisat …

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A teaching resource for university art tutors to deliver professional development to students on how to stage an exhibition and events programme, including issues of copyright and IP. Another Gallery …

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Peer Mentoring session

Peer Forum, Artquest’s annual Peer Mentoring programme aims to assist artists by providing them with the funding, space and resources necessary to establish their own peer mentoring groups. Artquest a …

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A discount scheme in support of artist-run workshops and the artists that use them. London Sculpture Workshop, Hackney Wick Kitmapper, across London and the country Thames Barrier Print Studio, Woolwi …

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Limehouse studios

Lifeboat is a year-long studio residency and peer mentoring and career development award for MA postgraduates from University of the Arts London.  In 2017 Lifeboat invites group applications from arti …

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Artquest staff work a day a month at artist studios to give advice, receive feedback and keep in touch with what artists need. Artquest’s programme managers and artists Nick Kaplony and Russell Martin …

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Primer on Kindle

Everything that new graduates need to know about being an artist. Primer is an ebook for new fine art graduates and emerging artists covering the things you need to consider in your first couple of ye …

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