RESOURCES FOR CURATORS
A thematic list of resources for curators, exhibition-makers and programmers. For additional resources on art journals and research please see the art practice & research resources. Please click the headings for a drop-down list.
Curating Degree Zero an archive of critical and experimental approaches to curating contemporary art by Barnaby Drabble and Dorothee Richter. It was launched to research, present and discuss changes in the practice of freelance curators, artist-curators, new-media curators and curatorial collaborations. zhdk.ch
Curating in the back room A resource for curators to share information, publish calls and requests, test out ideas and stay in touch. facebook.com/Curating
Curating.info Curating news and views, provides information on jobs and opportunities and professional development for curators. curating.info
Curating the Contemporary (CtC) is a meeting place for discussions on contemporary art and its practices. It functions as a platform and resource for an international community of artists, curators, museologists and other specialists, sharing diverse perspectives in the format of exhibition reviews, interviews, previews, special features, academic pieces and creative texts. They welcome proposals for content from people of any background and profession. curatingthecontemporary.org
IKT is the International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art, a members’ organisation that represents the interests of curators and brings them together to exchange ideas and find partners for the co-production of exhibitions, publications or other events. iktsite.org
Independent Curators International (ICI) produces exhibitions, events, publications, research and training opportunities for curators and diverse audiences. ICI focuses on the role of the curator as a contextualizing force for contemporary art, and one that develops infrastructure for contemporary artists and art discourse. Runs the Curatorial Intensive training courses in different locations around the world. curatorsintl.org
cura. is a quarterly magazine, a publishing house, exhibition space and platform for editorial and curatorial activities based in Rome. curamagazine.com
Curating.org was a portal for critical curating, it has morphed into a Postgraduate Programme in Curating “as a discursive platform which imparts key areas of contemporary exhibition-making by way of praxis-oriented project work”, with instruction modules, group activities, seminars and lectures. With links to the PhD Programme in Curating in cooperation with the university of Reading. curating.org
Manifesta Journal focuses on practices and theories of contemporary curating, published by the Manifesta Foundation. manifestajournal.org
Museums and the Web online space for museum informatics. museumsandtheweb.com
ONCURATING.org is an independent web journal focusing on questions around curatorial practice and theory, published by Dorothee Richter and Michael Birchall. on-curating.org
The Exhibitionist established in 2009 as a journal by curators, for curators, to consider pertinent questions on exhibition making today. Released three times a year, the journal to serves to understanding current curatorial practices and promote the critical and historical importance of exhibitions. the-exhibitionist.com
2.2 [NEWS, NEWSLETTERS & LISTINGS]
Art Daily current information on the art world. Features a series of stories covering art-related news and events internationally. artdaily.org
a-n Jobs and opps Find and share paid work and professional development opportunities. Members can post on the list. a-n.co.uk ArtAddict International database of major private gallery exhibitions and information, you can make a personal selection and set reminders. artaddict.net
Art Licks Events and Opportunities are weekly listing services that promote artist-run spaces, collectives, curatorial groups, exhibitions, performances, non-profit galleries and organisations. Submit your event for free. artlicks.com
Art Monthly Newsletter includes an Opportunities section, featuring current job vacancies, exhibition opportunities, residencies, competitions etc. Send opportunities for inclusion to email@example.com. Submissions are free but not guaranteed.
Art Monthly Listings includes London, UK and International exhibitions. Send information for inclusion by the 5th of the month preceding the relevant issue to firstname.lastname@example.org. Art Monthly’s Calendar lists a selection UK upcoming art events. Send event info for inclusion to email@example.com. Art Monthly Advertising (paid). artmonthly.co.uk
ARTnews Art coverage since 1902. artnews.com
Art Newspaper An online and print publication with news, reviews, interviews and commentary on the art world and the art market more specifically. The Art Newspaper Newsletter goes out every Thursday, for more info please see the section on paid advertising. theartnewspaper.com
Art Rabbit UK and German gallery listings and events, user-generated guide to the contemporary art scene. Sign up to the Newsletter for London, UK, Berlin or New York, browse Events or Artist Opportunities and if you sign up you can add your event for free. artrabbit.com
ArtLyst is a London-based network, art information website and virtual art gallery for new and emerging art, pop-up and temporary exhibitions. Listings are free but members can also post a profile and promote their work via the Web 2.0 social-networking platform. If you would like to exhibit on Artlyst, send them a link to your webpage: firstname.lastname@example.org. The ArtLyst publishing platform gathers news, reviews, resources, classifieds and articles. artlyst.com
Artquest Directory of art resources & opportunities. Send info for inclusion to: email@example.com. artquest.org Artsadmin E-digest is a weekly roundup of opportunities for artists. Subscribe to the list or submit a listing for free. artsadmin.co.uk
Arts Forum Online The arts section of the Tower hamlets Council website. Subscribe to the newsletters or submit info for inclusion. The website also hosts a directory of Creative Industries based in Tower Hamlets, register as an artist or art organisation. towerhamletsarts.org.uk
Arts Jobs & Arts News Two free e-mailing lists on vacancies & opportunities by Arts Council England. Subscribe to either Arts Jobs (paid opportunities) or Arts News (unpaid opportunities). You need to register to post a listing. artsjobs.org.uk
Arts Journal Digest of stories culled from the internet, including blogs, newspapers, magazines and publications on arts and culture. artsjournal.com
ArtSlant Los Angeles-based international contemporary art info service with calendars, events, news, reviews, commentary and events coverage on a city-by-city basis for members. Register to post a profile, event, venue or job-listing. artslant.com
criticalnetwork is a not-for-profit organisation run voluntarily by a collective of practising artists based around the UK to promote critical and contextual art, events and discussion. Subscribe to the fortnightly e-bulletin or submit your event. criticalnetwork.co.uk
Culture24 news, exhibition reviews, links, event listings and education resources from UK museums, galleries, archives and libraries. culture24.org.uk
e-artnow is an electronic information service distributing selected e-mail announcements on contemporary visual arts. An artists’ initiative founded in Prague. Create your own announcement online and they publish it on the date you specify and include it in their weekly Opening Reminder e-mail announcement. Subscribe or register to submit a listing, the first one is free. e-artnow.org
e-flux Subscribe to art-agenda for announcements on exhibitions and projects at commercial art galleries, art fairs and magazines and/or art&education a newsletter on exhibitions, symposia and teaching positions at art schools world-wide. To submit a listing you need to contact e-flux for info on their rates. e-flux.com
Galleries.co.uk is a directory of exhibitions, venues, galleries, dealers, artists, art services, online resources. They also publish a magazine and offer paid listings and advertising. galleries.co.uk
Galleries Now is a guide to selected galleries around the world. galleriesnow.net
Guardian Art & Design news and listings for London-based events. Submit your listing via the Press Association (below) or see this contact page for info on advertising etc. theguardian.com Independent art & architecture news, events and art exhibitions. independent.co.uk
London Agenda includes selected exhibitions, talks, courses and other events in London, as well as international deadlines . Sort the calendar by week, month & daily agenda, import individual events into your Google calendar. videomole.tv
new exhibitions of contemporary art exhibitions in London and the UK. newexhibitions.com
Press Association arts & entertainment listings. List your event in national and regional press for free. Press Association’s events database powers the print and digital listings of UK publishers, eg: Guardian, Independent, Times, TimeOut, Evening Standard, Visit London, LondonTown, London.net etc. pressassociation.com
Re-title is an information resource for contemporary artists and galleries. It publishes three newsletters: the regular weekly newsletter, special announcements and artist opportunities bulletin. Submissions to the newsletter cost £20. re-title.com
South London Art Map or Hub Arts Map is run by Bearspace in Deptford and covers South East London and the South East Coast. You can pick it up in a gallery or consult it online. southlondonartmap.com
Time Out information on art events in London. Time Out gets its cultural event listings from the Press Association (above) or see the get listed section for info on how to submit a listing. timeout.com
V&A Magazine covers architecture, design, craft, photography, fashion and fine art by taking the V&A’s exhibition and display programme as a starting point. Does not contain a listings section but you pay for advertising. vam.ac.uk
3.1 [INDEPENDENT PROJECTS]
A—Z is an exploratory curatorial platform produced by Anne Duffau. Taking the formula of the alphabet, A—-Z uses words related to the idea of Entropy as a starting point to map out and test various unstable potentials. one Letter, one experiment, twenty six times. a—z.tumblr.com
Alma Enterprises A non for profit gallery that provides artists with the opportunity and space to develop new work. almaenterprises.com
ANGL is a curatorial collective based in London, comprised of Luís Manuel Araújo, Brenda Guesnet and Giulia Pistone. They met in the MFA Curating at Goldsmiths College, after having independently curated exhibitions and worked within art organizations. As ANGL they research and curate projects that explore the structures of our immediate environment through fiction and imagination. anglcollective.com
Artangel commissions and produces ambitious projects by selected contemporary artists. Each project evolves from a commissioning process, born from an open-ended conversation with an artist offered the opportunity to imagine something extraordinary in a range of sites and situations. artangel.org.uk
Art Barter where you can buy art with anything, except money. artbarter.co.uk
Auto Italia South East is an artist-run organisation that commissions and produces new work – collaborating directly with emerging artists. Founded in 2007, it aims to provide a framework for developing alternative approaches to production and exhibition formats. autoitaliasoutheast.org
Galitzine curate and produce group exhibitions in interesting and unusual sites across London not previously appropriated or designated for the experience of art. galitzinemackenzie.com
grupa o.k. is the collaborative endeavor of Julian Myers and Joanna Szupińska. Their practice includes editing, curating, writing, and research with a focus on contemporary art, the history and future of exhibition making, and the forms and complexities of collective organization.
or-bits.com presents quarterly web-based group exhibitions accompanied by a rolling blog. Each exhibition originates from the exploration of a word and culminates in a media crossover, in which the editorial and miscellany of artists’ works are what remain visible of the process of production. or-bits.com’s mission is to support the production of new works and writing and instigate an exploration of the creative and critical possibilities of the web as language, medium and subject. Its activity spans from web-based exhibitions to related OFFSITE PROJECTS, curatorial collaborations and talks. or-bits.com
Pipeline Projects is an initiative for the production and exhibition of work by emerging artists. Run collaboratively by a group of artists, curators and writers, the programme includes group and solo exhibitions, performances, film screenings, discussions and residencies. Formerly based at Hotel Elephant, Southwark, Pipeline currently inhabits a two-story former boat warehouse in Putney. pipelineprojects.net
PLATFORM-7 A live art events network creating interventions on social issues in the public realm. platform-7.com
Situations opens up the potential for artists to make extraordinary ideas happen in unusual and unexpected places, inspiring audiences and participants to explore new horizons. situations.org.uk
Something Human is an independent curator-partnership exploring movement and relationships across boundaries, through shared multidisciplinary interests in architecture, design, sculpture, mixed media, photography, moving image and performance. something-human.org
TAP (Temporary Arts Project) is an independent artist led space sited in a Victorian water works that has been converted into artist studios, a project space and screening room. Their core aim is to facilitate research and development for artists as well as provide opportunities for the production and presentation of new work. t-a-p.org.uk
VERBureau is an independent non-profit curatorial collective that produces interdisciplinary projects across the UK. Our key aims are to commission and display innovative contemporary art and to foster collaboration. We are committed to providing valuable opportunities for the artists that we work with and maintaining a non-hierarchical organisation that runs on consensus-based decision making. The collective is based in Glasgow. verbureau.co.uk
3.2 [MEDIA ART, VIDEO & TECHNOLOGY]
Audiovisual Thinking journal of academic videos about audiovisuality, communication, media and design. University of Copenhagen. audiovisualthinking.org
CRUMB Curatorial Resource for Upstart Media Bliss: curating, exhibiting, archiving or interpreting new media art (net.art, interactive installations, digital video etc.) Subscribe to the CRUMB web site list NEW-MEDIA-CURATING@JISCMAIL.AC.UK crumbweb.org
Culture Hack is a digital development programme for arts and culture that enables the creation of digital prototypes and new working relationships across the arts, technology and the creative industries. culturehack.org.uk
Curating Video a research project on the relationship between curating video and the politics of social and architectural space. curatingvideo.com
Curatorial Resource for Artists’ Moving Image includes resources and guides on research, project management, audience and interviews with media curators. crami.org.uk
Digicult is a cultural platform that examines the impact of digital technologies and sciences on the arts, design, culture and contemporary society. Subscribe or post to the newsletter. digicult.it
Electronic Arts Intermix a nonprofit agency and resource for the creation, exhibition, distribution and preservation of media art. The Catalogue is a searchable database with materials on the artists and works in the EAI video art collection. The Resource Guide addresses key issues relating to single-channel video, computer-based art and media art installations, including equipment and technical guidelines and interviews with media art experts etc. eai.org
Film London film and media agency that promotes screen industries based in London, includes FLAMIN Film London’s Artists’ Moving Image Network and Film London Directory a database of locations, crew and facilities. Register and subscribe to the newsletters. filmlondon.org.uk
Furtherfield creates online and physical spaces and places for different kinds of people to come together to get involved with contemporary arts and digital technologies. Furtherfield website hosts discussion and critical review. Furtherfield Gallery hosts exhibitions and pop-up up events and Furtherfield Lab is a technology and community space for discussions, workshops and informal residencies. They host exhibitions, experimental residencies, experiences, reviews, discussions and workshops. furtherfield.org
London Hackspace is a non-profit hackerspace in London: a community-run workshop where people come to share tools and knowledge. london.hackspace.org.uk
LUX is an arts agency for the support and promotion of selected artists’ moving image practice. It subsumed and displaced the London Film-makers’ Co-op. The LUX Video archive is an exclusive collection of artists’ film and video that you can watch online. Subscribe to the newsletter for information on events and opportunities or submit a listing to firstname.lastname@example.org. lux.org.uk
Music Hackspace is a place for artists, innovators, entrepreneurs and hobbyists passionate about music and technology, organises weekly events. musichackspace.org
Nettime a mailing lists for networked cultures, politics, and tactics. nettime.org
Rhizome is a non-profit organisation which supports contemporary art that creates richer and more critical digital cultures. Re-thinks artistic creation, distribution and reception in relation to changing conditions associated with network technologies: shifting attentions, uncertain objects, multiple authors, casual labors. rhizome.org
UK Hackspace Foundation is a non-profit, community organisation dedicated to coordinating hackerspaces in the UK. hackspace.org.uk
3.3 [ONLINE EXHIBITIONS]
bubblebyte.org integrates artwork into the fabric of functioning websites through commissions and curated take-overs. bubblebyte.org
Cosmos Carl is a site for experimental usage of the internet; exploring possibilities of artistic production and distribution through the internet, encouraging artists to use existing platforms available online as vehicles for their practice and to reflect on the conditions they temporarily inhabit. Expanding parasitically through the links it provides with material hosted elsewhere, CC explores the mechanisms of experience, production and distribution in digital space. cosmoscarl.co.uk
HTML Color Codes features a selection of internet based artwork that address the topic of digital color. rhizome.org
or-bits.com is an online curatorial project, a platform for the production, display and distribution of commissioned artwork and critical writing. or-bits.com
Splashback: Rhizome’s Splash Pages, 1998-2002 Rhizome introduced splash pages to its web site in 1998 in order to display artwork with greater immediacy. Splash art occupied the entire browser window, and the works were not indexed by prefaces, links, and thumbnails as art usually was on Rhizome and other sites. rhizome.org
tank.tv Founded in 2003 by Tank Publications, tank.tv pioneered a platform for online artists’ moving image projects. Dedicated to exhibiting international artists and offering curated programmes for free. tank.tv
Whitney Biennial 2002 “They aren’t going to have any Internet at the Whitney’s show. It would be cool to make a show online, challenging the official exhibition”. whitneybiennial.com
Courses, alternative art education, reading groups, studio crits, forums and blogs.
AltMFA is an alternative Master of Fine Art course established by artists for artists as a free alternative to studying a university-based MA in London. The course has no fixed premises; the programme takes place in a range of private and public venues. altmfa.blogspot.co.uk
Art&Education distributes information about exhibitions, publications and symposia in educational contexts, as well as teaching positions in art schools world-wide, subscribe to the Art&Education mailing list. School Watch presents information on degree programs in the arts, with interviews, critical texts and editorials on MFAs, Masters, Doctorates and certificate programs in fine arts, art history, curatorial, cultural and film studies. artandeducation.net
Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities (BIH) aims to engage with important public issues, fostering and promoting a climate of interdisciplinary research and collaboration among academics and researchers. Most BIH events are free and open to the public, see the events calendar or sign up to the newsletter. bbk.ac.uk/bih/
Camden Arts Centre Short courses for all ages on a number of different subjects and disciplines. camdenartscentre.org
Curating Contemporary Art, Royal College of Art Emphasis on collaborative, studio-based project work, integrates theory and practice. Approaches the field critically, theoretically and through best practice in commissioning, exhibition-making, programming and writing with London-based and national arts venues ensuring that the knowledge and understanding of these practices is grounded in the context of public audiences, globalisation and the digital. In the increasingly complex cultural environment which curating takes place, research-led teaching by staff and post-doctoral students ensures the curatorial significance, intellectual value and critical vitality of the MA programme. rca.ac.uk
De Appel Curatorial Programme is a ten-month programme of seminars, workshops, excursions, assignments and encounters with artists and art professionals. Covers the history of exhibition-making, diverse curatorial practices, institution building and project management with a focus on ´curating in the expanded field´ investigated through the polarity between ‘freelance ’ and ‘institutional’ curating and the notion ‘context-responsive’ curating. deappel.nl
E-flux Conversations Open forum on artistic and social ideas, allows for participation from any user as well as specialized discussion moderated by resident editors. conversations. e-flux.com
Goldsmiths MFA Curating Facebook page for Goldsmiths MFA Curating current and former students. facebook.com/GoldsmithsMfaCurating
ICI Curatorial Intensive A short-term training program that offers a group of curators the chance to develop project ideas and make connections with professionals in the field. Takes place twice annually in New York, and in other locations worldwide. curatorsintl.org/intensive
MA Culture, Criticism and Curation, Central Saint Martins offers a unique framework for critically engaging with the history and present scenarios of culture. We create outcomes through which new understandings can be generated through critical writing and expanded forms of curation. arts.ac.uk/csm
MA Curating & Collections, Chelsea College of Arts focuses on developing the skills needed to curate a range of art and design objects within the context of public and private collections. arts.ac.uk/chelsea
MA Curating the Art Museum, Courtauld Institute of Art This MA provides a small group of students with access to exceptional resources, drawing on the Courtauld’s academic faculty, conservation departments and the Gallery and making the most of our links with other London museums. Among the highlights of the curriculum are a field trip to Europe and an exhibition project that takes place in The Courtauld Gallery. courtauld.ac.uk
MA Curating the Contemporary, LondonMet A practice-into-theory MA that will launch your career in contemporary art and give you the chance to do a work placement at the Whitechapel Gallery. londonmet.ac.uk
MFA Curating, Goldsmiths focuses on aesthetic, social, political and philosophical questions that are brought to bear in any place or at any event in which contemporary art is situated. gold.ac.uk
MFA Fine Art Lectures is part of the MFA Fine Art at Goldsmiths, there is a weekly ‘critical studies’ lecture from a wide range of thinkers and writers, which aims to expose the students to cutting-edge ideas in contemporary art, philosophy and cultural theory. These lectures are open to all. gold.ac.uk
New Centre for Research & Practice is a non-profit, higher education institute offering graduate-level certificate programs, workshops, seminars, exhibitions, residencies and conferences in Critical Philosophy, Social & Political Thought, Curatorial Practice and Transdisciplinary Research & Practice. Based in Michigan, USA. thenewcentre.org
Open School East combines a free study programme for emerging artists with a programme of events and activities open to all. openschooleast.org
Q-Art runs organises crits and workshops and produces books and videos on art education. Q-Art aims to break down the barriers to art education and the contemporary art world and support the networking and development of early career artists. q-art.org.uk
TEXT2SPEECH, ICA Student Forum Informal reading group, check the ICA website for updates. ica.org
5.1 [PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES]
Art Monthly Newsletter includes an Opportunities section, featuring current job vacancies. artmonthly.co.uk
Artists’ Union England England is a trade union for professional visual and applied artists. artistsunionengland.org.uk
Arts Hub Jobs, careers and news for the arts and creative industries. Subscribers get access to ArtsHub’s arts jobs classifieds and arts news service. artshub.co.uk
Arts Professional UK arts management magazine with features, jobs and specialist news stories such as changes in law, technology and policy. Promotes arts organisations, practitioners, jobs, and activities, provides a discussion forum. artsprofessional.co.uk ArtsProfessional holds regular events for art professionals. artsprofessional.co.uk
artsjobsonline.com Features arts jobs in the UK and Ireland. Free for jobseekers. artsjobsonline.com
Bubble Graphic and web design jobs. bubble-jobs.co.uk Call for Curators announces job opportunities, grants, exhibition proposals, residencies, awards, symposia, seminars or curatorial studies programs. callforcurators.com
Culture360 Grants, funding, residencies and jobs focusing on cross cultural exchange between Asia and Europe. culture360.org
DACS is a visual artists’ rights management organisation, they collect and distribute royalties to visual artists and their estates through three rights management schemes: Payback, Artist’s Resale Right and Copyright Licensing. DACS Knowledge Base contains information about copyright law. dacs.org.uk
National Museum Directors’ Council Search for jobs at UK national and major regional museums, libraries and archives. nationalmuseums.org.uk
Opportunities Creative Scotland Information about creative jobs and other opportunities in Scotland and beyond, sign up for weekly email updates. opportunities.creativescotland.com
The Dots Showcase your work and search for jobs, a social network for the creative industry. the-dots.co.uk
5.2 [CONTRACTS, TOOLS & TOOLKITS]
Curatorial Toolkit for emerging curators and individuals working in the non-profit sector with public art galleries, museums and artist-run centres in Canada, it does not necessarily reflect current practice world-wide. The toolkit provides an overview of the complexity of organizing exhibits and the steps involved in the curatorial process. 2010 Legacies Now, Vancouver. 2010.cabserver.net
CuratorSpace is a commercial project management toolkit that enables you to create open calls and invite submissions for exhibitions, screenings and other events. Every Curator’s Handbook Initiated and edited by Anne Klontz, Karen MacDonald and Yulia Usova in partnership Perfect Art Institution. pai.sthlm.in
Management of Display Equipment in Time-based Media Installations by Pip Laurenson via Tate Papers. tate.org.uk
Guest Projects is an initiative conceived by Shonibare Studio to offer the opportunity for artistic practitioners, of any artistic discipline to have access to a free project space for 1 month. Alongside Regent’s Canal, Guest Projects is a laboratory of ideas; a testing ground for new thoughts and actions. guestprojects.com
The Crypt is available to hire for exhibitions, book launches, arts events, filming, photo-shoots and performances. cryptgallery.org St.Martin in the Fields a space for cultural, charitable and commercial initiatives rooted in the life of a Church of England congregation. stmartin-in-the-fields.org
Studio 180 is a converted Georgian terrace containing five artists studios, we aim to create an sociable working environment that inspires resident and guest artists to explore and develop their practice. The Basement at Studio 180 is a multi functional space that can be hired for creative events such as live music gigs, exhibitions, performances, dinner club and cinema nights. They are open to new ideas. studio180.tumblr.com
Maverick Projects manages several venues available to hire for exhibitions and events. These include Asylum, Safehouse 1 and 2 and others. maverickprojects.co.uk
6.2 [POP-UP RESOURCES]
Artquest resources for accessing empty spaces. artquest.org.uk
Pop Up Space UK-wide location sourcing and lease negotiation. popupspace.com
Empty Shops Toolkit provides examples, signpost possible funding, highlight support and show in practical steps how to plan, deliver and evaluate a project, start to finish. ehnetwork.org.uk
Empty Shops Network encourages prototyping, testing and reinvention of the redundant spaces in the UK’s town centres by providing advice, advocacy, easing administration and brokering. The network has been involved in planning, producing and managing pop up shops and other projects across the UK, bringing together a range of partners for pop up projects lasting from a few days to a couple of years. See their Pop up Guide for Dummies here. emptyshops.wordpress.com Pop Up Insurance comprehensive cover on a short term basis. popupspace.com
Meanwhile Space is a social enterprise that promotes Meanwhile uses, bringing temporarily redundant space into productive use. They work across sectors and locations to identify, build and renovate vacant commercial property. meanwhilespace.com
Spare Place matches people with local spaces, by Open Sussex & Empty Shops Network. spareplace.com
Arts Council England is a government-funded body dedicated to promoting the performing, visual and literary arts in England. The website features additional information and resources on other sources of funding, including a catalogue of available funding with a search function. artscouncil.org.uk
Elephant Trust created in 1975 by Roland Penrose and Lee Miller to enable artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when frustrated by lack of funds. It is committed to helping artists and art institutions that depart from the routine and signal new, distinct and imaginative sets of possibilities. elephanttrust.org.uk
Funding for Artists a funding directory for visual artists and composers created by Paul Hamlyn Foundation to provide a portal for information on funding opportunities for individual artists and composers. fundingforartists.org.uk
Grants for the arts is an open-application funding programme, which funds arts activities that engage people in England, or that help artists and arts organisations carry out their work. It is used to help more people to take part in the arts, provide creative opportunities for children and young people, help the development of artists, allow artists to work internationally. Open to individuals, arts organisations, local authorities, public organisations, partnerships, collectives, regional and national organisations, voluntary and community groups. lotterygoodcauses.org.uk
Artistshare was founded in 2001 as the first crowdfunding platform, connects artists with fans in order to share the creative process, document the work and allow fans to participate by funding and observing the creation of new artistic works. artistshare.com
Crowdfunder is a community of people who are funding the change they want to see. crowdfunder.co.uk
Indiegogo gives entrepreneurs a platform to launch new innovations in tech and design. indiegogo.com
Kickstarter helps artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, and other creators find the resources and support they need to make their ideas a reality. kickstarter.com
Patreon is a membership platform that provides business tools for creators to run a subscription content service, as well as ways for artists to build relationships and provide exclusive experiences to their subscribers or patrons. patreon.com
Spacehive is a crowdfunding platform for projects aimed at improving local civic and community spaces. They connect project ideas to people, councils, companies and grant-makers who might be willing to fund them. Spacehive provides a portal to can build support for project ideas from the community, ensure the plans are viable, pitch for funding from the crowd and Spacehive partners at the same time. spacehive.com
a-n Insurance professional indemnity and public liability for Artist and Arts organiser members based in UK. £5m Public & Products Liability insurance and £5m Professional Indemnity insurance cover is included with a-n Artist membership. a-n also offers Creative freelance insurance for Arts Organiser members, a competitively priced insurance package offering £1m Professional Indemnity insurance and £5m Public and Products Liability cover for £103. Developed specifically for freelancers working in arts consultancy, curating, commissioning, project management and research.
Event Assured 01376 330624 /www.event-assured.com/exhibitions Portfolio of policies for organisers of public shows. Includes Cancellation/Disruption, Property Damage & Liabilities insurance.
Event Insurance Services. 01425 470360 / www.events-insurance.co.uk Provides multiple events or One-Off Event policies, including Public Liability, Employers Liability and cancellation cover.
Ian W Wallace / Craft Insurance 0800 919 359 / www.craftinsurance.co.uk/ Insurance scheme for crafts people, craft groups and crafts clubs.
HM Revenue and Customs Enquiries.email@example.com / 0845 010 9000 / www.hmrc.gov.uk / www.hmrc.gov.uk/partnerships/ Offers advice on national insurance, tax matters, VAT, regulations on importing and exporting of art/ design products.
Pop Up Insurance https://www.popupspace.com/pop-up-shop-insurance Cover for Public Liability, Products Liability, Trade contents, Material damage & Theft for business premises on short lease terms.
Pro Active Resolutions 2-4 Frog Island, Leicester LE3 5AG / 0116 2247122 / www.proactiveresolutions.com / firstname.lastname@example.org Free to download freelancers guide, financial fact sheets, guides and overviews for creative individuals, co-operatives & charities.
Society for All Artists https://www.saa.co.uk/info/group-insurance/ SAA Members get free insurance cover for their paintings at exhibitions. Professional artists, art clubs and groups can subscribe to third party public liability insurance. Each membership level offers a different insurance cover. Does not cover 3D artwork.
Hallett Independent Asset House, 7-9 Quay Street, Lymington SO41 3AS / 01590 672 888 / email@example.com Insurance for collectors, museums, exhibitions & art fairs, artists, galleries and art dealers. Full cover for one-off or travelling exhibitions, crates & packing materials and Public Liability.
Hencilla Canworth Simpson House, 6 Cherry Orchard Road, Croydon, CR9 5BB / 020 8686 5050 / firstname.lastname@example.org / www.hencilla.co.uk/arts-and-media-insurance/ Artists insurance for studio & equipment, artwork & exhibition cover, employers’ and public liability.
InsuredRisks.co.uk 1 Friary, Temple Quay, Bristol BS1 6EA / www.insuredrisks.co.uk Delivers competitively priced insurance to small businesses and tradesmen over the internet. Includes public liability insurance.
8.1 [GRAPHICS & PRINT DESIGN]
Specialist print and design services for exhibition publication layout, vinyl lettering and signage etc.
Albemarle Graphics 35 Astbury Rd, London SE15 2NL / 020 7639 5148 / www.ag-online.co.uk Complete sign and printing service. Computer cut vinyl graphics, large format screen printing, digital printing and much more.
London Print Company, The 212 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8EB / 020 7497 2862 / email@example.com / www.londonprint.co.uk/ Website offers competitively priced full colour printing. Supply design, document copying, display printing and bespoke printing (thermography, embossing, foil blocking). Cards, leaflets, flyers, brochures, folders, full colour stationery and much more.
Photobition Services 3 Osiers Road, Wandsworth, London SW18 1NL / 020 8874 4152 / firstname.lastname@example.org Graphics production for repro-photographics work including E-stat, InkJet, Lambda, silk screen printing, vinyl lettering, full mounting. Carpentry, display & exhibition building facility.
Abacus (Colour Printers) 01229 885361 / 01229 885381 / 01229 885348 / email@example.com / www.abacusprinters.co.uk Four colour litho printing by waterless offset. Free advice and estimates on printing postcards, greetings cards, posters, folders, leaflets, catalogues or Giclee reproductions.
Artmongers 020 8320 2045 / www.artmongers.com Printing on vinyl, photographic paper, back-lit film and banner material. Waterproof solvent based inks. Machine-cut stickers.
Digitalarte Unit 65, Regent Studios, 8 Andrews Road, London E8 4QN / 0207 2548176 / firstname.lastname@example.org / www.digitalarte.co.uk Digital services for artists and galleries. Large format pigment prints on photo papers and canvas. Artwork and documentation photography.
9.1 [FRAMING, MOUNTING & PRESENTATION SERVICES]
Aluminium and Wood Frames Supplies Unit 3, Station Estate, Eastwood Close, South Woodford E18 1BY / 0800 731 0867 Picture framing at trade prices. Pick up and delivery service.
Art Hub Studios 5-9,Creekside, SE8 4SA / 020 8316 7232 / 020 8691 5140 / email@example.com / www.frameworkgallery.co.uk Free use of photographic, etching and screen printing facilities for studio artists and participants. Framing facility by appointment.
Atlantis Art Materials Unit 1/Unit, 7 Bayford St Industrial Centre, London E8 3SE / 020 7377 8855 / www.atlantisart.co.uk Arts & crafts materials and an up to date bulletin board. Mail order available. Ready to Hang frames. Discounts available if buying in bulk.
Avantgarde Framing 38 Meyrick Rd, London NW10 / 0800 652 0072 / firstname.lastname@example.org Frames, fabric stretching, conservation and restoration, dry mounting, mount cutting, box frames. Free consultation. Collection and delivery.
Bliss – Presentation & Display 5 Bakers Yard, Bakers Row, London EC1R 3HF / 020 7837 4959 / 020 7837 8244 / Edward@abliss.co.uk / www.abliss.co.uk Dry mounting, advice on how to mount most types of media on to a wide variety of materials including aluminium, glass and cloth.
Frameco-UK Aylesbury, Bucks, HP20 1BH / 020 8144 1658 / www.clubframeco.com/ DIY framing tools and materials.
9.2 [EXHIBITION DESIGN & EQUIPMENT]
Installation assistance, equipment hire, freelance gallery technicians, AV specialists, prop makers, AV equipment hire etc.
ADi Solutions / ADi Audiovisual (Art & Design installation) 1st Floor, 6-8 Standard Place, Rivington Street, London, EC2A 3BE / 020 7729 8073 email@example.com / 020 7729 8085 / firstname.lastname@example.org / www.groupadi.com Sell or hire multimedia projectors, video synchronisation units, projection screens, data and video monitors, Sony Cubes, Plasma Screens, DVD players, Hard Disk Video streaming & sound equipment.
Alex Tarrant 9 Gleneagles Close, Harrold Wood, Romford, Essex RM3 0RU / 01708 371105 Picture hanging, exhibition installation, artwork fabrication services, stretching, bespoke packing and case making
Athletes of the Heart Anna Furse / 07961 374 376 / email@example.com / http://www.athletesoftheheart.org 2-3 Sony Data Projectors VPL CX5, 2 Sony DVD Players, 3 Data Video Vision Mixers VP 265 for hire.
Imagey Print and Display 16 Bull Lane, London, N18 1SX / 0845 833 0783 / firstname.lastname@example.org / www.imagey.co.uk Manufacture and supply art display and printed presentation products, (perspex box frames, direct print to acrylic, canvas wraps on stretcher bars, blockmounts to mdf, foamex and acrylic substrates, photo light boxes, freestanding acrylic frames, picture framing. Large format photographic printing and exhibition graphics.
Local Digital Network http://filmlondon.org.uk/
London Art Workshop Back of 7 Clapton Square, London E5 8HP / email@example.com / www.londonartworkshop.com Exhibition design, art installation, gallery refurbishment, construction of walls and hanging, bespoke furniture and woodwork, plinths, gallery furniture and the production of artwork.
medesign 0845 6121 831 / http://www.madesignstudios.co.uk Museum Exhibition Design + Lighting Consultants
Morris Associates Studio 21/24, 87 Crampton Street, London SE17 / 020 7252 7007 / firstname.lastname@example.org / www.exhibitiondesign.com Technical support for small events or exhibitions. Lighting, audio-visual support, liaison with venues, health & safety issues, installation, operation, transport, logistics & installation.
Print Space, The The Print Space, 74 Kingsland Road, London E2 8DL / 020 77391060 / email@example.com / www.theprintspace.co.uk Digital C-type archival large format photographic prints, large format professional Epson Giclee prints and CMYK proofs with colour accuracy.
9.3 [ART SHIPPING & HANDLING]
Transport and shipping companies who specialise in transporting artworks. Many art transport companies also provide a packing service.
Abrahams & Co. 1 Crown Close (Off Wick Lane), Bow, London, E3 2JH / 020 8980 1937 / firstname.lastname@example.org / www.abrahamscases.co.uk Manufacturers of containers, cases & crates for art shipment and storage for artists and galleries.
Kent Services Unit 3, Phase 2, Grace Road, Sheerness, Kent ME12 1DB / 01795 660 812 / email@example.com / www.kent-services.demon.co.uk Exhibition services. Packaging, packing cases for sale or lease, inland or overseas loans. Co-ordination & administration of exhibition loans.
M&G Transport and Technical Services 18 Maple Crescent, Rishton, Blackburn, Lancashire BB14RJ / 01254 884 244 / Enquiries@museumtransport.co.uk / www.museumtransport.co.uk Handling, packing and transport service to museums and art galleries. Picture hanging, exhibition installation and technical assistance.
Martinspeed Albert Yard, 7 Glasshouse Walk, London SEH 5ES / 020 7735 0566 / firstname.lastname@example.org / www.martinspeed.com Storage, packing, casing, installation, transport, import and export of individual works and exhibitions. Climate controlled vehicles, indemnity approved storage warehouses, case making etc.
Oxford Exhibition Services Station Rd, Uffington, Oxfordshire, SN7 7QD / 01367 820 713 / Enquiries@oxex.co.uk / www.oxex.co.uk Packing, packing case construction, secure domestic and international art shipping, temperature and humidity controlled secure storage, picture hanging and exhibition installation.