Mark Gubb and Angela Kennedy: the money problem, or, how artists could be paid more than £10,000 a year

Without artists, there is no art world – no Frieze or commercial galleries or arts-led regeneration. Why are we paid so badly, and what can we do about it? http://soundcloud.com/artquest/system-failur …

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Hunt & Darton: on earning a living

Live art duo Hunt & Darton address the question of how artists (without an easily sellable output) might earn enough to live and support their practice without spending all their time working for mone …

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How to negotiate

Everything is negotiable they say, and they’re mostly right. Learn the best way to negotiate in any circumstances and create good working relationships. Artists can often fall into the gratitude trap …

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Anonymous: Pay them the money

When I first started leading a publicly funded visual arts organisation in the late nineties my priority was to do everything I could to pay artists fees for making artworks. This could be a residency …

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Anonymous: Shut up and sell out

Buy an artist a drink, and the chances are you’ll be rewarded for your generosity with a well-worn conversation about money. How can I sell without selling out, how can I work while still making work? …

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Working as an artist’s assistant

Michael McManus talks about working as an artist’s assistant. Throughout my time at University I was increasingly drawn to the idea of working as an artist assistant. I thought it would continue to de …

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Henk Gieskens: Money = Time

This article is first instalment of 2012 LIFE BOAT recipient Henk Gieskens experiences sustaining his career following his graduation and during his time on the residency. I sound very vulgar but noth …

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Faisal Abdu’allah: on money

Artist and barber Faisal Abdu’allah shares a highly personal account of his relationship with money. ‘…..For the love of money People will steal from their mother For the love of money People will rob …

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Susan Royce: avoiding the hobbyist approach

Art consultant Susan Royce shares useful insights and helpful tips for those who have recently graduated on how to approach making practice pay. I started working in the arts as a happy accident, but …

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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 …

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