Respect for the artist

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23 Feb 2017

What rights do artists have when their work is exhibited without their permission? Eleni Polycarpou considers the controversy surrounding the Anselm Kiefer exhibition in China.

No immunity in Italy

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03 Nov 2016

UK-based artworks loaned overseas to museums or galleries are more at risk from seizure in Italy than they would be in other European countries. Giulia Cipollini calls for the situation to change.

Copyright protection and infringement

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30 Aug 2016

Do you know your rights? Abby Yolda answers some common questions about the copyright of artistic works and what to do if your work is used without your permission.

Making the switch

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22 Jun 2016

Is converting a charity to a charitable incorporated organisation worth the hassle? Mahmood Reza looks at the pros and cons, and explains the process.

Relief for orchestras

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20 Jan 2016

Orchestra Tax Relief is imminent. Sean Egan explains how it will work and urges those eligible to start planning now.

Managing the money

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03 Dec 2015

Do you regularly find your head pickled by the financial rules and regulations pertaining to fundraising? Accountant Pete O’Hara is on hand to steer you safely around the pitfalls.

Pensions time-bomb to hit small arts organisations

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30 Oct 2015

Many arts organisations will face increased payroll costs of up to 3% as pensions legislation starts to affect smaller employers.

Legal advice for free

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05 Jan 2015

Russell King describes how, through the Lawyers Volunteering for the Arts scheme, he has helped Peckham Platform establish itself as an independent charity and transformed himself from a visual arts philistine.

Cue a new legal entity

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04 Feb 2013

Sean Egan outlines what you need to know about becoming a charitable incorporated organisation.
 

Let’s get commercial

16 Oct 2012

Sean Egan believes that the new Localism Act gives local authorities the opportunity to enter into a more commercial relationship with arts organisations.

Making a merger work

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11 Oct 2010

Are two heads better than one? Mahmood Reza explains why and how arts organisations can merge to ensure survival and success

Essential Finance - A beginner’s guide to VAT

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06 Sep 2004

Mahmood Reza provides an ABC of VAT.

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