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Welcome to the area of the site created especially for you. Whether you’re a visual arts specialist or working more broadly within the arts, here you’ll find quick routes into some of our key resources and materials, plus signposting to areas referred to regularly.
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Edited by Chris Sharratt and with contributions from Tom Morton, Polly Staple, Gavin Wade, Toby Webster, Maria Balshaw, Contemporary Art Society, plus a selection of 2013 graduating artists. Online now in pdf and flip book formats. Read on »
How to distribute video online - artist Anton Hecht shares strategies on how to get views and feedback for video work published online. Watch video »
Guide to Universal Credits - what the self employed need to know. Read on »
Diffusion Festival: "Status of photography has never been so hotly debated." Read on »
Public art - because you're worth it. Read on »
a-n News - your route to the latest on the contemporary visual arts. Read on »
The lay of the land: current approaches to professional practice in visual and applied arts BA courses. Informed by conversations with HEIs around the UK, Sarah Rowles' research highlights themes including transferable skills; audiences; partnerships and responsibilities; and graduate retention. Read on »
New professional development programme for visual artists and independent arts organisers! Read on »
Realising the value Six months after her Ladders for development report, Dany Louise interviews a selection of small visual arts organisations who were unsuccessful in their NPO applications, to find out what their futures hold. Read on »
Little or large? Gillian Bates explores the complexities and hurdles individual visual artists face if they want to lever grants, and questions whether the funding dice is loaded against the artist in favour of arts organisations. Read on »
A fair share? Is there enough funding going to individual artists and are the application processes user-friendly? Read on»
Ladders for development: Dany Louise discusses new evidence exposing and quantifying the likely impact on the visual arts of Arts Council England's decisions on fifteen previously Regularly Funded Organisations (RFOs) visual arts organisations unsuccessful in their NPO application. Read on »
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Open exhibitions - top tips on setting up. Read on »
Explore the nuts and bolts of working with artists collaboratively and effectively. Read on »
Timely, expert advice that explores working relationships between arts organisers and artists and provides guidance for advisors and tutors. Read on »
Why volunteer in the visual arts? A guide for artists and organisers, with comments from artists and good practice checklist. Read on »
Inspire confidence among project partners with The Code of practice. Read on »
Our jobs and opps service is used by 18,000 professional artists, and gets your work out to the best applicants.
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Check out all the latest reviews over at Interface.
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Looking for a visual arts writer? There’s hundreds to chose from - with examples of their writing - in our index on Interface.
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Nominate an artist, curator or commissioner who has inspired you for profiling through our much-visited site, by emailing at any time to email@example.com with Nomination in the title and a line or two plus contact details for you and your nominee.