7 Steps to Business Start-up

This guide discusses the main points you should consider in the early stages of starting out as a self-employed art practitioner, designer or creative business. This is an original work devised by Ali …

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Anonymous: Dis-United Kingdom

A terraced house in London costs on average £550,000: that is four times the cost elsewhere in what used to be the United Kingdom. Since the introduction of the National Lottery and the opening of Tat …

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John Kieffer and Gilane Tawadros: the funding problem, or, a better way to distribute public funding

How could the arts be financially supported in more efficient ways that better benefit artists? http://soundcloud.com/artquest/system-failure-the-funding-problem With John Kieffer and Gilane Tawadros. …

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Anonymous: The Funding Party

I have been at both ends of funding decisions, doing very well in many cases while also losing almost everything. But nobody died. On the other hand, I’m sick to death of hearing the phrase ‘difficult …

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Billy Lloyd: 4 years of practice

Potter Billy Lloyd explains how he gained awards and commissions soon after his apprenticeship. Billy also talks about how he uses barter and exchanges to make his money go further and how online reso …

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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 …

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When to apply for grants

Making grant applications takes a lot of time, and is highly competitive: avoid wasting your resources by considering whether to apply before putting pen to paper, or if it’s better to wait until a pr …

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Exploit your assets

Most artists earn only a small proportion of their income directly from their art practice (and many earn nothing at all from being an artist): there are many different ways to finance your career. So …

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Who provides grant funding?

Grant funding comes from two main sources: public funders (such as local councils or Arts Council England) and private funders (charities, trusts and foundations). Public Funders Government department …

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What is a grant?

Grant funding is traditionally the best-known type of funding for artists. Consequently, it is a highly competitive field with many more people applying for grants than can be supported. A grant is a …

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