Developing a workforce

Tunnel visit
05 May 2016

A third of frontline staff in Brighton’s museums have now taken part in a placement programme that is boosting their skills. Helen Graham explains how it works. 

My research: Testing my boundaries

Allelouia Susan Miller
25 Apr 2016

For Susan Miller, an MA in Fine Art has been a real opportunity to confront the vulnerability artists feel when exhibiting their work in public spaces. 

Young people on the case

Photo of people holding up letters spelling 'Unlock'
14 Apr 2016

Through the Circuit network, 15 to 25 year olds create arts events for other young people. Rachel Escott reveals what they’ve learned about marketing to this under-engaged audience. 

How to… start a career in scenic art

Photo of Jack Candy Kemp painting
11 Apr 2016

He dropped out of art school and ended up painting backdrops for Star Wars and Harry Potter. What advice does Jack Candy-Kemp have for budding scenic artists?

If I were 22: Gayle Nelson

Photo of Gayle Nelson
04 Apr 2016

Just starting your career? Get out there – meet people and see things, says lecturer, curator and artist Gayle Nelson

If I were 22: Terence Wilde

Artwork Terence Wilde
22 Mar 2016

“When you gonna love you as much as I do?” Artist Terence Wilde offers some gentle guidance for himself at 22.

London venues top the list of visitor attractions

Photo of Tate Modern
11 Mar 2016

Tate faces falling visitor numbers despite overall growing attendance at cultural venues in both England and Scotland.

BP to end Tate sponsorship deal

Liberate Tate
11 Mar 2016

Oil giant BP is to stop sponsoring art gallery Tate from 2017, blaming a “challenging business environment”, but will continue sponsoring the British Museum, the National Portrait Gallery and the Royal Opera House.

Making collections pay

Photo of silk dresses
03 Mar 2016

Many museums and galleries struggle to manage the costs of storing and conserving their collections. Emma Sumner introduces two innovative organisations that are making their collections pay their own way.  

How to… successfully apply for a Grants for the Arts award

Photo of a full motion screen in Birmingham with Olivier's artwork on
29 Feb 2016

Submitting a grant application can be a difficult and confusing process. Deaf artist Olivier Jamin shares his tips for disabled applicants.

Job ladder – Rob Bowman

Photo of Rob Bowman
25 Feb 2016

From MoMA Oxford and ICA to Artangel and Arnolfini – Rob Bowman tells us about his career presenting extraordinary art. 

Connecting with China

Photo of Chinese landscape
25 Feb 2016

From a small festival born of community need, to an international agency for Chinese contemporary art, Zoe Dunbar tells the story of CFCCA.

Location, location, location

Image of woman and train
15 Feb 2016

Does living near a museum or gallery affect whether you visit it or not? Researcher Orian Brook borrows techniques from geography to investigate. 

Q&A: The Artist’s Resale Right

Photo of a girl painting
15 Feb 2016

Did you know that many artists are entitled to royalties when their work is resold? Daniel Rudd answers your questions about the artist’s resale right.

Music and performing arts growth stalling

Musician playing
29 Jan 2016

Creative industries growth continues to outstrip other sectors, but music, performing and visual arts are faring less well than in previous years.

Promoting northern talent

Photo of paintings on red wall
21 Jan 2016

When Annette Petchey moved to the north of England she was shocked at the low prices for visual art. She explains how New Light is now supporting northern artists.

Support for a rural economy

Photo of gorgeous sheep
13 Jan 2016

A lack of business skills and access to equipment was holding artists in Dumfries and Galloway back. Clare Hanna explains the origins of Upland and how it supports artists.

Career guide: Curation

Photo of someone hanging a photo
04 Jan 2016

What’s it really like to work as a curator? Bluecoat’s Adam Smythe shares his story and advice for those considering a career in curating.


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