Internships and the law

The speed at which internships have become common practice means that legislation has yet to catch up, leaving many organisations and individuals confused about the status of interns in employment law… Continue Reading Internships and the law

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Good practice for interns

While it is vital that an organisation does its bit to make sure an internship is a worthwhile one, ultimately it is your responsibility as an intern to make sure you get the most out of the opportuni… Continue Reading Good practice for interns

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Can I be an intern?

The last few years have seen a boom in the number of internships being offered in the arts, and undertaking one is increasingly seen as the given route into the sector. Despite the negative press they… Continue Reading Can I be an intern?

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Choosing an internship

How do you know if a particular internship is high quality? Use this checklist when looking at internship opportunities or ask these questions at interview. Ideally, an internship would fulfil all the… Continue Reading Choosing an internship

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Benefits for interns

For arts graduates entering the jobs market, the highly competitive nature of the sector can come as a bit of a shock. Many graduates find themselves in the ‘Catch 22’ situation of not being able to s… Continue Reading Benefits for interns

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First steps for new graduates: studios, promotion, networks and exhibitions

Maintaining a career as an artist can be a complex and nuanced affair that requires a lot more than simply making good work. These presentations by artists and industry professionals examined and demy… Continue Reading First steps for new graduates: studios, promotion, networks and exhibitions

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Worker, volunteer or intern?

The law is clear on what constitutes a worker, and what rights you then have, even if using terms such as volunteer, placement and traineeship makes matters appear complicated. National minimum wage I… Continue Reading Worker, volunteer or intern?

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Sarah Staton: voluntary work

An introduction to the complex and sometimes perplexing acquisition of the stuff that claims to keep the world turning  – M O N E Y.  Written by artist Sarah Staton. Looking backwards for a moment to… Continue Reading Sarah Staton: voluntary work

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Fees for new graduates

Many people and arts organisations recommend that artists assign themselves an hourly wage and then consider the total time it took to make the work to reach an artists fee; the idea being that if you… Continue Reading Fees for new graduates

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Pricing your work

It is important to remember that, in line with much of the knowledge within the visual arts, there are no right answers or standard formula for pricing your work. As in any capitalist system, the pric… Continue Reading Pricing your work

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