Mayor backs plans for financing affordable creative workspaces

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26 Oct 2016

A Creative Land Trust will speed up financing to help artists’ studio providers compete in the London property market.

New vision for visual arts in the North East

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18 Oct 2016

Securing investment to create major sculpture production facilities is among the aims of a new strategy for building the region’s reputation for the contemporary visual arts, launched by the North East CVAN.

New guidelines for exhibition payments to artists

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13 Oct 2016

Funders say they will encourage visual arts organisations to implement the payment framework, which aims to create better conditions for artists making work for public exhibitions.

Questions about quality

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13 Oct 2016

What is it about great art that makes one’s hair stand on end? Claire Gulliver describes a contemporary art programme that tried to figure it out.

Arts workers in favour of artistic diversity quotas, survey finds

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07 Oct 2016

The sector has voiced concerns about barriers facing diverse artists and the ‘ghettoisation’ of diverse art.

New direction for Help Musicians UK

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07 Oct 2016

Organisations that “challenge the status quo” will be eligible for funding through Help Musicians UK’s new open access grants programme.

Artists as entrepreneurs

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15 Sep 2016

Can we teach artists to be entrepreneurial? Laurent Noël reports on a programme in France that mixes business plans, sales skills and corporate relations with creative ideas to help artists become successful ‘artrepreneurs’.

Axisweb awarded £100k by Government business scheme

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09 Sep 2016

The charity will use the funding from Innovate UK to undertake research into socially engaged artistic practice and increase its sustainability.

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.

Threats and opportunities challenge artist studio provision

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12 Aug 2016

New financial and business models are needed if artists are to secure affordable studio space in a highly competitive property market, especially in London, report finds.

Artists report benefits from international links

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29 Jul 2016

Artists based in London have been the main beneficiaries of a national scheme to help artists build overseas connections. 

Galleries urged to pay artists fairly within five years

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22 Jul 2016

Two years of discussions with artists and galleries have found overwhelming support for implementing a basic fee framework for visual artists.

Change through action

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21 Jul 2016

Access and prejudice still need to be fought, but the British Paraorchestra has talent and fearlessness on its side, says Charles Hazlewood.

A space to thrive

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07 Jul 2016

To nurture and retain new artistic talent, you need affordable studio space. Audrey Carlin explains how Wasps is helping Scotland to strengthen its cultural scene. 

Roots at risk

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23 Jun 2016

Regional galleries have helped many UK artists achieve international acclaim. But their role as champions of ground-breaking work is under threat, warns Kate Brindley.

A voice for the future

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15 Jun 2016

Tired of seeing British East Asian actors being given underwritten, stereotyped roles, Kumiko Mendl decided to do something about it.

An unconference for all

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02 Jun 2016

Too many cultural conferences borrow their model from the corporate sector, but there is another way, says Adrian Lochhead.

Women on screen

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02 Jun 2016

After seeing countless talented women have their ambitions thwarted, Amanda Brennan asks what can be done to achieve gender equality in film and TV.

A different kind of host

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25 May 2016

Opening a hostel has helped East Street Arts to support artists and generate much-needed income. Nicola Greenan explains how they did it.

Collaboration drives ambitions for dance in the North and London

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19 May 2016

Plans for a Leeds-based centre for excellence in dance and a “world-leading hub for dance” in East London are aiming to put England on the international dance map.

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