Artists Newsletter #3: The 2000s

With a nod to the Noughties, Guest Editor Shy Bairns explores collectives and how artists work together to build their own art worlds.

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Celebrating the art and ideas of this year’s graduates

Interviews, features and information on the latest developments on degree shows and life after graduation.


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Now Showing: This month's must see exhibitions

Exhibitions and events from a-n members, plus other major shows.

British Art Show 9: a-n members in view

We take a look at the works of a-n members included in British Art Show 9, which has opened in Aberdeen this month.

Jobs & Opps

Deadline: 05 September 21

Contemporary British Painting Prize 2021

NOW OPEN FOR ENTRIES The winner receives a £2,000 cash prize, an essay on their practice by Matthew Burrows MBE, an invitation to become a member

Deadline: 16 August 21

The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust

The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) offers scholarships of up to £18,000 for the training and education of talented craftspeople. We want to

Deadline: 31 July 21

Call for applications 2021: Conditions studio programme

Conditions is a low-cost studio programme for artists. It gives studio space and structured critical conversations to develop each artist’s work, as


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