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. 

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

Artists U
@TheArtistsU
#unstarvingartist 

What's On

Family Saturdays

Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan, PO1 3BF

Monday 01 October 2018 – Thursday 31 October 2019

Craft Workshops

Various Venues

Friday 08 February 2019 – Tuesday 31 December 2019

Life Drawing Classes

Lostwithiel , PL22 0BP

Thursday 14 March 2019 – Sunday 08 March 2020

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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