Artists Newsletter #1: The 1980s

In the first of a new series of publications celebrating the a-n archive, Black Hole Club unearth the past, probe the present, and look to the future.

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40 Years 40 Artists: The 1980s

Writer Louisa Buck in conversation with artists who featured in a-n’s archive through the 1980s, including Chila Burman, Antony Gormley and Mona Hatoum, plus interviews with two 2020 graduates.


Legal and tax helpline

For 2021, a-n is piloting a new, free helpline providing legal and tax advice to members.

John Moores Painting Prize exhibition: a-n members in view

Following the launch of the John Moores Painting Prize virtual exhibition last week, we look at the work of a-n members included in the online show.

LB x a-n Artist Bursaries

a-n has partnered with Liverpool Biennial to offer five bursaries for a-n Artist and Joint (Artist and Arts Organiser) members.

Jobs & Opps

Deadline: 14 March 21

(Algo|Afro) Futures

(Algo|Afro)futures is a mentoring programme for early career Black artists in the West Midlands who want to explore the creative potential of live

Deadline: 01 March 21

Artistic Director, British Ceramics Biennial

British Ceramics Biennial are seeking an Artistic Director/Chief Executive Officer

Deadline: 29 March 21

Call For Entries: Mark Tanner Sculpture Award 2021-22

The Mark Tanner Sculpture Award is the most significant award for emerging artists working in the field of sculpture in the UK: offering £8,000 in


Guidance on fees and day rates for visual artists

Sample day rates to guide arts budgeting and to help visual artists negotiate a fair rate of pay for short-term contracts such as commissions,

Getting paid

As a professional artist you may spend a good part of your time sending out invoices, chasing payments and generally worrying about your cashflow.

Quick guide to contracts

a-n/Artists Council’s Exhibition Payment Guide calls for written confirmation in the form of a contract or letter of agreement. This quick guide