Developing a practice and a career is a highly individual and nuanced juggling act. Artists usually need to do things beyond their arts practice: practical, critical and sometimes even philosophical questions and challenges can abound.

Our ‘How to’ section addresses this with a rich range of content: audio interviews, films and articles by artists, curators, gallerists and other art-world figures cover a truly comprehensive range of subjects relevant to an artists’ lives. From the day to day (money, housing, employment) to the exceptional (exhibiting, residencies) we like to think that it contains everything an artist needs to know.

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Crowdfunding lets you ask for small amounts of money from a large number, instead of the usual model of asking large amounts of money from a small num… Continue Reading Crowdfunding


An internship is a junior level job. It should include hands-on training while you work and earn money. What is an internship? There is no legal defin… Continue Reading Internships

Make the most of your degree show

Your degree show is your first opportunity to make connections in the art world What is a degree show? A degree show is a public exhibition that happe… Continue Reading Make the most of your degree show

Own Art: How and why do collectors collect?

This series of films, commissioned by Own Art as a way to introduce their programme, also gives an interesting insight into how and why people decide… Continue Reading Own Art: How and why do collectors collect?

Pensions for self-employed people

Kay Linnell and Nick Wilson of Accounts Action Ltd shed some light on the different pension options available. There are many different pension scheme… Continue Reading Pensions for self-employed people

Rhian Solomon: on residencies

Artist Rhian Solomon talks about some of her residency experiences, looking at ways to find and fund residency opportunities, and sharing some of the… Continue Reading Rhian Solomon: on residencies

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… Continue Reading When to apply for grants