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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A Q&A with... Elena Thomas, Kate Murdoch and Stuart Mayes, artists and a-n Bloggers

Three long-form, long-term a-n Bloggers reflect on their blogs.

Now Showing: This month’s must see exhibitions

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

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: 10 October 21

2021 Foundwork Artist Prize | $10,000 Juried Grants

The Foundwork Artist Prize is an annual juried award to recognize outstanding practices by contemporary artists working in any media. Two honorees

Deadline: 16 August 21

Visual Arts Assistant (2 x part-time roles)

Jerwood Arts seeks to appoint two enthusiastic Visual Arts Assistants to join our team in a public-facing and administrative role to support our


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