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What is the commercial climate for fine and applied arts? How important are galleries, corporate collectors and art fairs?
Artists seeking to make a living from their work have to think carefully about how best to develop sales opportunities for their work.
Sarah Thelwall reveals that there is not one art market but several different ones. These markets are very different in terms of the artists, gallerists and collectors who participate and develop them. This Art market tour articulates the main markets and looks at what drives them. Read on…
Tour, a-n.co.uk October 2008
Hilary Williams talks to four artists about how they have developed specific products. She learns about their initial motivation and inspiration, how they developed their ideas into production and what marketing strategies they employed for these particular products. Read on…
Tour, a-n.co.uk April 2003
It takes considerable time and energy to sustain an overseas market. This guide by Anamaria Wills introduces key export principles and support structures and will help to establish whether you are ready to explore the potential of selling your work abroad. Read on…
Guide, a-n.co.uk April 2003
Pamela Wells and Alicja Rogalska report back from Supermarket - an artist-run international art fair in Stockholm. They talk about why their own artist association Laundry attended the event, meet representatives from a vibrant artist-run culture in Sweden and beyond, and offer a sample of some of the organisations who attended. Read on…
Profile, a-n.co.uk April 2009
Launched in 2009, The Manchester Contemporary is an art fair that looks to encourage and develop a market for critically engaged contemporary art in North West England. We talk to Paulette Terry Brien of The International 3 who, alongside Laurence Lane, has been Curatorial Coordinator for the last three editions of the fair. Read on…
Profile, a-n.co.uk October 2012