Shona Marsh: 7 years of practice

Shona Marsh explains how she managed to take part in designers shows and fairs without having to pay for a stand, and how she accessed money for her business by looking at unusual strands of funding.… Continue Reading Shona Marsh: 7 years of practice

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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 to collect art, and their motivations for doing so… Continue Reading Own Art: How and why do collectors collect?

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Sarah Preece: tax returns for artists

Sarah Preece, Executive Director at Battersea Arts Centre and founder of Making Space, suggests a step by step approach to filling in your tax return and looks at how getting to grips with the numbers… Continue Reading Sarah Preece: tax returns for artists

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Binita Walia: practice in a recession

Trade Secrets Episode 10: Binita Walia on practising in the current climate. Binita Walia used to work predominantly on architectural glass commissions for both private and public clients. In this int… Continue Reading Binita Walia: practice in a recession

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Jennet Thomas: professionalism and the future

Trade Secrets Episode 8: Jennet Thomas considers ideas around what professionalism means for practitioners, how to survive in London and how the models of learning for artists might change in the futu… Continue Reading Jennet Thomas: professionalism and the future

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Ursula Kelly: working full time and being an artist

Trade Secrets Episode 6: In this interview artist Ursula Kelly talks on keeping her practice going in the capital. Artist and printmaker Ursula Kelly talks about how she manages to keep her practice g… Continue Reading Ursula Kelly: working full time and being an artist

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Helen Carnac: sustain and develop a career

Trade Secrets Episode 2: Helen Carnac on approaches to practice Often practitioners work in a number of different roles within the art world to sustain and develop their careers. Helen Carnac is an ar… Continue Reading Helen Carnac: sustain and develop a career

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Helen Johannessen: working with designers and manufacturers

Commissioning somebody else to manufacture and distribute your own designs can be a daunting prospect. Here, Designer Helen Johannessen talks about her journey from making it herself to trusting a pro… Continue Reading Helen Johannessen: working with designers and manufacturers

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Jo Heckett: your online showcase

Is your website doing the job of selling your work? And do you know what you need to do if you hold customers’ data? Or who owns copyright in your website? Showing and selling your work online is an i… Continue Reading Jo Heckett: your online showcase

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Rosalind Davis: promotion for artists

Self-promotion has a bad press among artists, seen as a hollow and corporate way to make friends and influence people. But at its simplest, it’s about making friends. A more helpful way to think of it… Continue Reading Rosalind Davis: promotion for artists

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