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… Continue Reading 7 Steps to Business Start-up

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Accessing empty spaces

There is a well-established history of artists taking over empty shops and other spaces for temporary exhibitions or community projects, and in the current economic downturn such activity is being act… Continue Reading Accessing empty spaces

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Accounts

Six interviews with artists on some of the philosophical elements of practice: adaptation, survival, resistance, co-operation, alternatives and lobbying. Episode 1: Adaptation (with artist Isa Suarez)… Continue Reading Accounts

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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… Continue Reading Affordable housing

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After a public art commission

After your project is finished, it isn’t always a case of walking away. It is important to write into your project plan what happens after your commission and contract has finished. How will the physi… Continue Reading After a public art commission

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Alex Burgess: on faking it

Faking It Strange title… What’s this all about?  Well, I suppose it is a slight continuation of my previous article I wrote for Artquest; I nattered on about managing time, and focusing on ways to mak… Continue Reading Alex Burgess: on faking it

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Alex Burgess: on managing time

I haven’t really had a plan since I finished my Photography degree I took at Camberwell College of Art last July, to be honest. And I suspect a lot of my classmates didn’t either. I did know a few thi… Continue Reading Alex Burgess: on managing time

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Alex Julyan: how curators work

Curation. Certain job titles carry a cache, a whiff of glamour and a suggestion of entry into circles of prestige and influence. Shifts taking place from the mid 1960’s meant that an Art History quali… Continue Reading Alex Julyan: how curators work

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Alexandra Parry: on working with others

Alexandra Parry, a London-based artist who has been working collaboratively for years, is hoping the following tips will help other artists to consider what steps to take to start a successful collabo… Continue Reading Alexandra Parry: on working with others

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Alistair Gentry: on collaboration

Market Project is an initiative by eight artists and a curator, all based in the east of England and all interested in researching old and new ways for artists to make a more sustainable living from t… Continue Reading Alistair Gentry: on collaboration

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Ami Clarke: on artist run spaces

The following tips have been written by Ami Clarke, founder and director of Banner Repeater, and should be useful when thinking of opening an artist led space. Working frameworks: pragmatic and concep… Continue Reading Ami Clarke: on artist run spaces

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Andrew Lockhart: psychotherapist and fine art graduate

Andrew Lockhart studied fine art and later retrained and now practices as a psychotherapist. During the interview Andrew discusses what, in his opinion, makes art education special and how these quali… Continue Reading Andrew Lockhart: psychotherapist and fine art graduate

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Angie Boothroyd: having a good trade show

Going to a fair with your new designs requires a lot of preparation and consideration – and some of it should address legal issues. Jewellery designer Angie Boothroyd talks about why she shows her des… Continue Reading Angie Boothroyd: having a good trade show

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Anonymous: A chasm of carelessness

As Claes Oldenburg once wrote, “I am for the art of conversation between the sidewalk and a blind-man’s metal stick”. The practice of constructing dialogues around the everyday, with a wide variety of… Continue Reading Anonymous: A chasm of carelessness

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Anonymous: Before we start to engage, maybe we should firstly include

We have to put Duchamp’s urinal back in the restroom. The above quote is an assertion made by the artist and social activist Tania Bruguera and I must confess to feeling a shudder of illicit glee when… Continue Reading Anonymous: Before we start to engage, maybe we should firstly include

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