Business expenses and working from home

In general, nearly all the expenses incurred wholly for business purposes will be allowable for tax purposes, with the exception of entertaining expenses, fines and penalties. One of the most common t… Continue Reading Business expenses and working from home

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Residency budgets

Few people can afford to take time off work for a residency without financial support, so it’s important to budget properly for the duration. Find out exactly what is available to you in terms of paym… Continue Reading Residency budgets

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Types of residency

There are many different types of residency. Choosing the most suitable residency for you depends on individual circumstances such as work and family commitments, facilities and accommodation offered… Continue Reading Types of residency

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Basics of residencies

A residency can play a vital role in developing your work, and wider understandings of it, but it’s important to manage your expectations and make the most of the opportunity – residencies vary in sty… Continue Reading Basics of residencies

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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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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 that are more affordable than renting from privat… Continue Reading Affordable housing

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Briefs and contracts for public art commissions

A commission will lead to a contract for you, as an artist, to create something to a specified brief. That brief is set by the commissioner and can be very loose or very specific. While this article d… Continue Reading Briefs and contracts for public art commissions

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Importance of contracts in commissions

When working on projects for public spaces which can involve so many partnerships, contracts are vital, for you and for the commissioner. A contract is what both the artist and the commissioner agree… Continue Reading Importance of contracts in commissions

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Types of commission

This article introduces the different things an artist may be commissioned for and the sort of things a practitioner might need to consider before taking one on. A ‘commission’ can cover a range of op… Continue Reading Types of commission

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Public art commissions: expressions of interest

The first stage of a commission is when a commissioner approaches an artist for ‘An expression of interest’. What is an ‘expression of interest’ and how do I respond? This is just what it says.  A com… Continue Reading Public art commissions: expressions of interest

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