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Whether you're working with artists regularly or occasionally, you'll find the articles and good practice guides in Knowledge Bank essential reading. Subjects covered include project management, working with artists, organising events, contracts, insurance and good practice in paying artists.
Jane Watt Knowledge bank commissions coordinator
Looking at the changing face of visual arts work and its imapact on arts organisers.
A Code of Practice takes commonly-agreed principles of good practice and demonstrates why and how they should be applied. The Code of Practice for the Visual Arts, published by a-n The Artists Information Company, draws from the experiences of… Read on…
Code, a-n.co.uk October 2003. Updated 2006.
Find out more about contracts, budgets and rates of pay.
a-ns Code of Practice for the Visual Arts encourages artists and arts organisers to contribute confidently when making professional arrangements. In particular it requires recognising worth and considering the value of all… Read on…
Guide, a-n.co.uk March 2005. Updated for 2007/08 September 2007.
There's more to organising an event than just ringing up a few artists and asking them to show some slides. Learn how to successfully plan, develop, manage and promote an event.
Artist's skills are valuable and can be applied in community, outreach and educational projects. This guide by Rosemary Shirley offers practical advice for artists wanting to gain experience and develop their practice in this area. Subscribers read on…
Guide, a-n.co.uk April 2003