Advocacy

Artists U

Artists U is a US-based grassroots planning and professional development program run by and for artists, in Philadelphia, Baltimore and North Carolina. Everything they do is free and open-source.

Founder, artist and choreographer Andres Simonet has written a book, Making Your Life As An Artist, a guide to building a balanced, sustainable artistic life available as a free download. We include it here as a tool for artists to equip themselves with the skills they need to do their bit to change the culture of the arts and get a fairer deal for themselves and other artists. It offers advice on getting organised, setting targets and making informed financial decisions. 

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Download, read and share the publication on social media using the hashtag #unstarvingartists

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What's On

Free art classes for over 50s

SPACE, 6 West Street, Old Market, Bristol, BS2 0BH

Sunday 06 December 0217 – Wednesday 28 March 2018

Radical Clay: Teaching with the greatest potters of the 1960s

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Rd, Bristol BS8 1RL

Saturday 22 July 2017 – Sunday 10 June 2018

Sculpture Class at Bath Artists' Studios

Bath Artists' Studios, The Old Malthouse, Comfortable Place, Upper Bristol Road, Bath, BA1 3AJ

Thursday 07 September 2017 – Thursday 14 December 2017

Visual Arts South West

Working towards a South West where talented artists thrive, and a resilient and connected visual arts ecology that inspires more engaged and diverse audiences to value and advocate for its work.

Part of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network

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