It is essential that artists understand how to manage their financial affairs, at least in basic form.

Managing cash flow is key to the survival of any economic activity, and this includes the ability of an artist to make a living.

Artists’ right to unemployment benefit

At a time of mass unemployment and world-wide recession, how does the unemployed artist fare in the welfare state? Will unemployment or supplementary benefits be paid? Does the state have a duty to me …

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‘She’s nobody’s child; the law can’t touch her at all’

It’s dip. Show time again: a time for looking back over the past years work and exhibiting it for public view; a time also for looking forward to taking the first few steps along the rocky road to bec …

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Money

Income Tax and the achievement and maintenance of self-employment or ‘freelance’ status is a recurring theme of these pieces; as is the link between freelance working and claiming welfare benefits (al …

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Supplementary Benefit

Supplementary benefit is for those whose resources are insufficient to meet their requirements. Last month we looked at artists’ entitlement to unemployment benefit and their duty to make National Ins …

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Artists’ right to unemployment benefit

At a time of mass unemployment and world-wide recession, how does the unemployed artist fare in the welfare state? Will unemployment or supplementary benefits be paid? Does the state have a duty to me …

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Dear Worried Brown Eyes

This month, I have chosen some of the most prevalent artlaw queries to deal with, in the hope that a wider readership will benefit from the answers given. Social Security and Grants “I wonder if you c …

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