Artist Survival Guide #05

Our fifth Artist Survival Guide highlights sources of support for artists, new artist opportunities, advice on producing work for online formats, and a selection of podcasts and creative activities.

The artists information company a-n has announced new bursaries to help support those whose livelihoods have been impacted by Coronavirus, deadline 7th May.

On Wednesday 22 April, Visual Arts South West are offering one more day of advice webinars on applying for Arts Council emergency funds. Artist support organisation Metal is offering an evening advice session and Q&A on Thursday 23rd April.

New paid opportunities for artists include Artswork’s call to run workshops for staff and two open calls for artists writing: Artquest are asking how you work and sustain your practice, the kind of work you make and your situation. HOAX has relaunched an online platform to showcase all forms of creative work incorporating text.

If you’re shifting delivery of workshops or exhibitions online, these tips for producing video content may be helpful. Digital Culture network have produced a video and handbook to get you started.

Firstsite Colchester have released their second Artist Activity pack, including contributions from Chantal Joffe, Sarah Lucas and Cornelia Parker.

As online exhibitions proliferate, check out the Art Fund’s museum highlights including Frida Kahlo, Judy Chicago and Andy Warhol.

There are art podcasts aplenty here and from Tate, and Audible’s free platform of audio books for children has plenty to keep adults entertained too – Emily Bronte, Herman Melville and Franz Kafka, for starters.


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