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Professional practice

Explores the responsibilities and practical frameworks of a professional practice.

This down-to-earth section of the site incorporates The Code of Practice for the Visual Arts, setting out its guiding principles and relevance to the practices of artists and those organisations who work with artists.

Our portfolio of Practical guides contains advice from artists and arts experts on everything from pricing to marketing and copyright to what to put in a contractual arrangement, and includes tips on where to get legal advice.

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Granted

Designed especially for artists and visual arts freelancers, Granted aims to give you the confidence and know-how to move your practice and projects forward. The programme combines access to specialist workshops and seminars with online resources, toolkits and tailored advice.

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New collaborations bursaries

New collaborations bursaries are designed to support visual and applied artists’ critical and artistic development through undertaking research into new collaborations, in support of their practice.

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Re:view bursaries

Re:view bursaries are designed to support artist-to-artist or curatorial critique and professional development at strategic points in artists’ careers, providing opportunities to take stock, and feed the development of future work.

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Go and see bursaries

Go and see bursaries enable emerging and mid-career artist members of a-n+AIR to be part of and benefit from key networking and professional development opportunities.

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Code of Practice

The Code of Practice for the Visual Arts draws from the experiences of practising artists and of commissioners, curators and others with whom they work and sets out the principles that underpin good practice, and makes connections with examples to show how they work.

Includes separate versions for artists and for organisations.

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Practical guides

How do I set up in business, organise events, make proposals? What are my responsibilities on copyright, insurance and health and safety? What's the best way to price work, approach galleries, get legal advice and collect debts?

Use these guides from artists, curators and arts experts as an introduction to being professional as an artist.

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Video guides

 

Improve your professional practice with this growing portfolio of video guides.

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Toolkits

The toolkits are designed to support and enhance artists' professional practices, and improve their working relationships.

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Fees and payments

Extends applications of the Code of Practice by demonstrating good practice in valuing and paying artists.

Includes advocacy, advisory and practical resources published with Arts Council England support that professionalise working arrangements between artists and employers, and provide learning material for higher education and training providers.

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Professional development organisations

 

Selected listings of professional development organisations.

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