Rosemary Cronin: Postgraduate experiences

The LIFE BOAT residency is funded by Arts Temps and the Postgraduate Community at UAL and supported by ACAVA Q: Can you talk to us a little bit about your practice and the ideas and themes that motiva …

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Studios: a luxury or a necessity?

When is a studio a necessity for an artist and when it is luxury? Studios may be important to artists for a range of reasons. As well as the obvious role of providing a space to work and think, they c …

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Gasworks: public galleries and studios

Many public funded exhibition spaces run a number of different strands of activities and functions to sustain themselves. As well as being an exhibition space, Gasworks houses artists’ studios and is …

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Ben Eastop and Mark Nader: setting up artist studios

Is it important to have a studio after graduating and how can you go about getting one? What might you need from a studio and how can you ensure you get this? We looked at the options from large studi …

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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 …

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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 …

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Artist-led spaces

Artist-run spaces can be useful for professional artists to expand their careers, make new networks, or simply to organise exhibitions for themselves and their friends. Running your own gallery can of …

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Setting up an organisation

Before you begin it is important to consider the responsibilities and time involved in setting up and running an artist-led space (or indeed any other kind of studio, organisation or initiative). Mark …

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Peer mentoring

All artists can benefit from support, advice, critique and feedback on their practice, and this is frequently most beneficial when it comes from your peer group – people working at the same profession …

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Insurance

Having adequate insurance means that your work, studio, equipment or materials can be replaced if they are stolen or damaged, and that you are protected if an accident occurs while you are working wit …

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