2019 Projects

Past Project, 2019, 2020

Assist provided up to £3,700 to help artists from under-represented backgrounds find work assisting more established artists. The project ended in March 2020. Assist was a pilot project to connect art… Continue Reading Assist

Conway Hall Library fireplace, photo Andrew Shaylor

An annual research residency from Artquest in partnership with Conway Hall Humanist Library and Archives This slideshow requires JavaScript. This project is temporarily suspended due to ongoing restri… Continue Reading Conway Hall Residency

Sink in an art studio
Current project, 2019

A partnership to build insight about artists careers and working conditions In 2017 Artquest initiated Applied, a mechanism for selected organisations to gather co-ordinated information from artists t… Continue Reading Applied

Past Project, 2019

Artquest and UAL’s Careers & Employability are working a team of committed students to programme The Artists’ Pavilion, a pop-up public project at FOLD, London’s newest 24hr cultural space. The Ar… Continue Reading The Artists’ Pavilion 2019

Past Project, 2019

A panel discussion, hosted by new nomadic artist-led space Shipment on sustainable business models for artist-led spaces Shipment Date: Thursday 11th April at Shipment Artist-led spaces provide vital… Continue Reading Adaptation strategies of artist-led spaces

The Foundling Museum - photo courtesy and copyright GG Archard
Past Project, 2019

A one-day series of panel discussions that looked at building and managing relationships between contemporary visual artists and museums in the UK. Aimed particularly at smaller museums looking to bro… Continue Reading The Artist Researcher: artists and museums working together

Anu Suhonen, Process Accelerator 2.0 (detail), 2019, part of ART/WORK residency at Block 336 with Finnish Institute in London
Past Project, 2019

A conversation about capital, labour, the working practices of artists, and the future of work https://soundcloud.com/artquest/artwork-a-conversation/ The ART/WORK residency at Block 336, supported by… Continue Reading ART/WORK: a conversation

Interior of The Silver Building, Silvertown, development by Nick Hartwright / Soda Studio 2018
2018, 2019, 2020

An annual online journal drawing together the art world with wider social, economic and cultural issues. Interior of The Silver Building, Silvertown, development by Nick Hartwright / Soda Studio 2018… Continue Reading Almanack

Past Project, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

The seventh annual Workweek Prize awarded £1,000 to a critical, risk-taking project taking part in Art Licks Weekend (17–20 October 2019), open to independent artist-led spaces and independent curator… Continue Reading Workweek Prize

2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Annual internship programme for recent graduates from University of the Arts London in high-quality internships at some of London’s most respected small scale arts organisations. During COVID-19 / cor… Continue Reading AWP Internships

2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Peer Forum is an annual programme to help artists establish their own peer mentoring groups. Groups are hosted by galleries in London. Peer Forum has been postponed during 2020 in light of social dist… Continue Reading Peer Forum

2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Outpost is Artquest’s monthly studio visits programme. Artquest staff and freelance artist career specialists conduct monthly studio visits to answer questions and give feedback on your work. Get prac… Continue Reading Outpost

Primer on Kindle
Current project, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Everything that new graduates need to know about being an artist. Primer is an ebook for new fine art graduates and emerging artists covering the things you need to consider in your first couple of ye… Continue Reading Primer