For arts graduates entering the jobs market, the highly competitive nature of the sector can come as a bit of a shock. Many graduates find themselves in the ‘Catch 22’ situation of not being able to secure their first job in the sector until they have relevant experience – the kind of experience gained through having a job. Internships can provide a useful tool for bridging that experience gap. Aimed at those new to the sector, internships can provide a mutually beneficial experience for both interns and arts organisations; where both do their part to make it a success.
Manage your expectations and make the most of the opportunity – residencies vary in style and you may need to participate in a couple before you decide which type suits you.
Buying your own studio is the dream of many artists – Kay Linnell and Nick Wilson from Accounts Action Ltd explains how to do so in the most tax-efficient way.
Everyone has a slightly different situation when it comes to his or her current earning and potential to turn a profit. A good first step is to understand where you are now, then plan for where you want to be in the future, and how you intend to get there.
Email newsletters, where you can post your own information on exhibitions or other events you are taking part in, can be a cheap and easy way to publicise your practice. There are many with a London focus, and some are also concerned with only one media or type of opportunity or event.
Visit the Artquest site for detailed information: http://www.artquest.org.uk/