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.
a-n Curatorial Practice resources for curators and arts organisers from a-n The Artists Information Company, a subscription-based resource for contemporary art practice in the UK.
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.
Curating in the back room A resource for curators to share information, publish calls and requests, test out ideas and stay in touch.
Curating.info Curating news and views, provides information on jobs and opportunities and professional development for curators.
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.
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.
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.
2.1 [NEWS, NEWSLETTERS & LISTINGS]
a-n Jobs and opps Find and share paid work and professional development opportunities. Members can post on the list.
Art Daily current information on the art world. Features a series of stories covering art-related news and events internationally.
Art Licks Listings and Opportunities are weekly listing services for artists, curators and artist-run spaces.
Art Monthly Listings is a searchable database of London, UK and International exhibitions and events. Send information for inclusion by the 5th of the month preceding the relevant issue to firstname.lastname@example.org. Art Monthly Calendar features upcoming art events. Send event info for inclusion to email@example.com. Art Monthly Advertising (paid). Art Monthly Newsletter includes an Opportunities section, featuring current job vacancies, exhibition opportunities, residencies, competitions etc. Send opportunities for inclusion to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions are free but not guaranteed.
Art Newspaper An online and print publication with news, reviews, interviews and commentary on the art world and art market. Subscribe to receive the free Newsletter or to Supscription plans for the printed newspaper and full access to the website. To post a listing see the section on paid advertising.
Art Rabbit User-generated exhibition and event listings. Sign up to the Newsletter for London, UK, Berlin or New York, browse Events or Artist Opportunities, where you can also promote your open calls.
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: email@example.com. The ArtLyst publishing platform gathers news, reviews, resources, classifieds and articles.
ARTnews Art coverage since 1902.
Artquest Directory of art resources & opportunities. Send info for inclusion to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artsadmin Anchor (formerly E-digest) is a weekly roundup of opportunities for artists. Subscribe to the list or submit a post for free.
Arts Jobs & Events Newsletters and listings with opportunities and events by Arts Council England. To subscribe to the newsletters you need to register as a Seeker. To post a listing you need to register as a Poster.
Arts Journal Digest of stories culled from the internet, including blogs, newspapers, magazines and publications on arts and culture.
Culture24 news, exhibition reviews, links, event listings and education resources from UK museums, galleries, archives and libraries.
Daily Art Fair International database of major private gallery exhibitions and information, you can make a personal selection and set reminders.
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-flux is an art information agency that publishes a journal, presents projects, symposia, exhibitions, lectures and a podcast. Subscribe to e-flux Agenda for announcements about exhibitions and events world-wide. Subscribe to e-flux Film announcements for updates on screenings, film festivals and exhibitions of moving image. Subscribe to the art&education newsletter for announcements about exhibitions, programs, events and opportunities in art education. To submit a listing contact e-flux for info on their rates.
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 Now is a guide to selected galleries around the world.
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.
London Agenda includes selected exhibitions, talks, courses and other events in London, as well as international deadlines . Sort the calendar by week, month and daily agenda, import individual events into your Google calendar.
new exhibitions of contemporary art exhibitions in London and the UK.
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.
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.
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.
Tate Etc. Magazine uses Tate collections, events and projects as starting points to explore the visual arts scene. Does not contain a listings section but you pay for advertising.
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.
Tower Hamlets Arts Information 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.
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.
cura. is a quarterly magazine, a publishing house, exhibition space and platform for editorial and curatorial activities based in Rome.
Manifesta Journal focuses on practices and theories of contemporary curating, published by the Manifesta Foundation.
Museums and the Web online space for museum informatics.
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.
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.
Alma Enterprises A non for profit gallery that provides artists with the opportunity and space to develop new work.
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.
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.
Art Barter where you can buy art with anything, except money.
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.
Galitzine curate and produce group exhibitions in interesting and unusual sites across London not previously appropriated or designated for the experience of art.
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.
PLATFORM-7 A live art events network creating interventions on social issues in the public realm.
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.
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.
Temporary Arts Project (TAP) 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.
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.
3.2 [MEDIA ART, VIDEO & TECHNOLOGY]
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
Curating Video a research project on the relationship between curating video and the politics of social and architectural space.
Curatorial Resource for Artists’ Moving Image includes resources and guides on research, project management, audience and interviews with media curators.
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.
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 for Exhibiting, Collecting & Preserving Media Art is a trove of essential information on current practices and critical dialogue relating to single-channel video, computer-based art and media installation. Including best practices, planning, budgets, agreements and reports, equipment and technical guidelines, interviews with professionals in the field, case studies, out-of-print articles and essays, glossary of terms, guide to media formats, and related resources.
Feral File is a space for the new media community to co-create the future of art making, exhibiting, and collecting.
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.
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.
London Hackspace is a non-profit hackerspace in London: a community-run workshop where people come to share tools and knowledge.
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 email@example.com.
Music Hackspace is a place for artists, innovators, entrepreneurs and hobbyists passionate about music and technology, organises weekly events.
Nettime a mailing lists for networked cultures, politics, and tactics.
Old Boys Network (OBN) is the first international Cyberfeminist alliance founded in 1997 in Berlin. The network keeps changing due to changing members. OBN is a real and a virtual coalition of Cyberfeminists. Under the umbrella of the term ‘Cyberfeminism’, OBN contributes to the critical discourse on new media, especially focussing on its gender-specific aspects.
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.
UK Hackspace Foundation is a non-profit, community organisation dedicated to coordinating hackerspaces in the UK.
3.3 [ONLINE EXHIBITIONS]
bubblebyte.org integrates artwork into the fabric of functioning websites through commissions and curated take-overs.
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.
HTML Color Codes features a selection of internet based artwork that address the topic of digital color.
or-bits.com is an online curatorial project, a platform for the production, display and distribution of commissioned artwork and critical writing.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
Camden Arts Centre Short courses for all ages on a number of different subjects and disciplines.
Curating.org Online platform for the Postgraduate Programme in Curating at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), “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. The program offers three different study opportunities: a one-year, part-time postgraduate certificate (CAS), a two-year, part-time Master of Advanced Studies (MAS), and a PhD in Practice in Curating, with links to the PhD Programme in Curating at the university of Reading. The website also hosts several online courses and a blog on contemporary art and curatorial practice.
Research at Camberwell, Chelsea, Wimbledon (UAL) Recorded annual public events programme, featuring research activity in design, fine art, and performance.
Curating Contemporary Art, Royal College of Art Emphasis on collaborative, studio-based project work, integrates theory and practice. Approaches the field through best practice in commissioning, exhibition-making, programming and writing with London-based and national arts venues, grounded in the context of public audiences, globalisation and the digital. Research-led teaching by staff and post-doctoral students.
De Appel Curatorial Programme 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.
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.
Goldsmiths MFA Curating Facebook page for Goldsmiths MFA Curating current and former students.
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.
Lecture List Moderated listing service for lectures in the UK. lecturelist.org London Critical Theory Summer School Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities.
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.
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.
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. Highlights include a field trip to Europe and an exhibition project in the Courtauld Gallery.
Master of Arts in Curating Art and Public Programmes Whitechapel Gallery and London South Bank University are accepting applications for the new Master of Arts in Curating Art and Public Programmes, a specialist one-year, full-time course for emerging curators that offers hands-on experience and a 300-hour work placement at Whitechapel Gallery. The course will start on 20 September 2021. Full programme details and information about fees, faculty and entry requirements are available on the Whitechapel Gallery and LSBU websites. There is already a high level of interest for this course and spaces are filled on a first come first serve basis; prospective students are encouraged to express interest by 20 June 2021 or apply directly to LSBU to avoid disappointment. For more information email Marthe Lisson.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Open School East combines a free study programme for emerging artists with a programme of events and activities open to all.
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.
TEXT2SPEECH, ICA Student Forum Informal reading group, check the ICA website for updates.
5.1 [PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES]
Art Monthly Newsletter includes an Opportunities section, featuring current job vacancies.
Artists’ Union England England is a trade union for professional visual and applied artists. Provides professional support, including insurance, legal and tax advice, training and access to resources such as Rates of Pay for artists and their employers.
Artquest Current Projects Artlaw Free legal resources and information for visual artists.
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.
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.
artsjobsonline.com Features arts jobs in the UK and Ireland. Free for jobseekers.
Call for Curators announces job opportunities, grants, exhibition proposals, residencies, awards, symposia, seminars or curatorial studies programs.
Culture360 Grants, funding, residencies and jobs focusing on cross cultural exchange between Asia and Europe.
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.
Guardian Jobs Arts & Heritage Jobs sign up for Jobs by Email or join Guardian Culture Network.
National Museum Directors’ Council Search for jobs at UK national and major regional museums, libraries and archives.
Opportunities Creative Scotland Information about creative jobs and other opportunities in Scotland and beyond, sign up for weekly email updates.
5.2 [TOOLS, TOOLKITS & CONTRACTS]
A Guide for the Emerging Curator Timelines for curating and coordinating an art exhibition by Michelle Salter.
Condition Reports A detailed outline of best practice for condition reports by GYST-Ink, an artist-run company/art project by Karen Atkinson, providing resources, technology and solutions created by artists for artists.
Curatorial Dictionary is a collaborative research project initiated in 2012 by tranzit.hu. The project includes an open-access, online dictionary to interpret the most frequently used but hardly clear-cut concepts of curatorial–contemporary art discourse, in English and Hungarian.
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. Created in 2010 by Legacies Now, Vancouver.
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.
Exhibition Agreement, Curator Agreement & Lender Agreement via Traditional Fine Arts Org, Arizona.
Management of Display Equipment in Time-based Media Installations by Pip Laurenson via Tate Papers.
Resource Guide for Exhibiting, Collecting & Preserving Media Art by Electronic Arts Intermix is a trove of essential information on current practices and critical dialogue relating to single-channel video, computer-based art and media installation. Including best practices, planning, budgets, agreements and reports, equipment and technical guidelines, interviews with professionals in the field, case studies, out-of-print articles and essays, glossary of terms, guide to media formats, and related resources.
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.
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.
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.
Maverick Projects manages several venues available to hire for exhibitions and events. These include Asylum, Safehouse 1 and 2 and others.
6.2 [POP-UP RESOURCES]
Artquest Accessing Empty Spaces Resources and information on accessing and using empty spaces for exhibitions and projects.
Pop-Up Shop Toolkit provides examples, highlights potential funding, support and shows in practical steps how to plan, deliver and evaluate a project, start to finish.
Empty Shops Network encourages prototyping, testing and reinvention of redundant spaces in UK 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.
Pop Up Insurance Cover for public liability, products liability, trade contents, material damage and theft for business premises on short lease terms.
Pop Up Space UK-wide location sourcing and lease negotiation.
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.
Arts Council England is a government-funded body that distributes arts funding and promotes art in England. Artists can apply for Developing your Creative Practice and National Lottery Project Grants. The website includes additional information and resources on these grants (such as the Project Grant information sheets), and information about other sources of funding.
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.
Edge Fund supports efforts to achieve social, economic and environmental justice, and to end imbalances of wealth and power.
Funding Directory for Artists A funding directory for visual artists and composers created by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation to provide a portal for information on funding opportunities for individual artists and composers.
Funding FAQ A collection of resources on funding applications by Rachel Dobbs.
Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust provides small scale grants to British artists, designers, writers, performers and film-makers over the age of 30 who are experiencing financial difficulties in the pursuit of their careers. Awards range from £250 – £1,000.
Paul Hamlyn Foundation An independent foundation that provides grants to help individuals overcome disadvantage, especially children and young adults in pursuit of the arts. Individuals are funded through the Awards for Artists, which is by invitation only and the Ideas and Pioneers Fund for entrepreneurs, which must be used for charitable purposes. The Arts-based Learning Fund and Arts Access and Participation Fund are only open to organisations.
Successful Funding Application Library A library of successful funding applications, collected and compiled by The White Pube. The page includes additional funding resources and a link to upload our own successful funding application. See also the Successful Project Proposal Library.
The Uncultured Resources and tools for fundraising and production by Ashleigh Bowmott and Laura Sweeney.
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.
Indiegogo gives entrepreneurs a platform to launch new innovations in tech and design.
Kickstarter helps artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, and other creators find the resources and support they need to make their ideas a reality.
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.
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.
a-n Insurance professional indemnity and public liability for Artist and Arts organiser members based in the 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, an insurance package offering £1m Professional Indemnity insurance and £5m Public and Products Liability cover for £103. Developed for freelancers working in arts consultancy, curating, commissioning, project management and research. They also offer a one-off exhibition policy.
Association of British Insurers Professional association, addresses insurance complaints and inquiries.
Craft Insurance (Ian W Wallace) Insurance scheme for crafts people, craft groups and crafts clubs.
Event Insurance Services Provides multiple events or one-off event policies, including public liability, employers liability and cancellation cover.
Hallett Independent Insurance for artists, galleries, art dealers, collectors, museums, exhibitions and art fairs. Full cover for one-off or travelling exhibitions, crates, packing materials and public liability.
Hencilla Arts and Media Insurance Artists Insurance Policy covers Artwork & Materials Insurance, Studio Contents / Buildings, Business Interruption and Employers’ & Public Liability. Also offers Showtime Performing Arts Insurance and Media Freelancer Insurance.
Hiscox Event Insurance Helps cover the associated risks of organising an event including cancellation, accidents and property damage one-off or multi-event series.
Pop Up Insurance Cover for public liability, products liability, trade contents, material damage and theft for business premises on short lease terms.
Society for All Artists 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.
8.1 [GRAPHICS & PRINT DESIGN]
Specialist print and design services for exhibition publication layout, vinyl lettering and signage etc.
Albemarle Graphics Complete sign and printing service. Computer cut vinyl graphics, large format screen printing, digital printing and much more.
Covent Garden Laminates Professional service offering laminating, large format printing, vinyl lettering and designs.
Electro Signs Designers and manufacturers. Neon, metal, perspex and vinyl.
Hexio Film positives, digital printing, vinyl cut graphics, exhibition services.
London Print Company Full colour printing. Supply design, document copying, display printing and bespoke printing (thermography, embossing, foil blocking). Cards, leaflets, flyers, brochures, folders, full colour stationery etc.
Bob Books Software to create hardback photobooks or flipbooks.
Digital Colour Services Small, independent Fine Art printing business company.
Digitalarte Digital services for artists and galleries. Large format pigment prints on photo papers and canvas. Artwork and documentation photography.
Lulu Online self-publishing book and e-book company. Upload your manuscript or images and print a book in hard or paperback one at the time or bulk, and sell copies online.
Printing.com Print and design company, catalogues in ten working days.
Rapidity Eco-friendly digial printer with fast turnaround.
9.1 [FRAMING, MOUNTING & PRESENTATION SERVICES]
A.Bliss Dry mounting, advice on how to mount most types of media on to a wide variety of materials including aluminium, glass and cloth.
Aluminium and Wood Frames Supplies Picture framing at trade prices. Pick up and delivery service.
Framework Free use of photographic, etching and screen printing facilities for studio artists and participants. Framing facility by appointment.
Atlantis Art Materials Arts & crafts materials and an up to date bulletin board. Mail order available. Ready to Hang frames. Discounts available if buying in bulk.
D&J Simons Framing Mouldings, mount board, frames, artist materials, machine workshop.
9.2 [EXHIBITION DESIGN & EQUIPMENT]
Installation assistance, equipment hire, freelance gallery technicians, AV specialists, prop makers, AV equipment hire etc.
ADi Solutions & Audiovisual 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) 2-3 Sony Data Projectors VPL CX5, 2 Sony DVD Players, 3 Data Video Vision Mixers VP 265 for hire.
The Block AV equipment hire based in SE London.
Local Digital Network Film London has purchased eight portable digital cinema kits to improve local access to film across London. Each kit contains a digital projector, screen, sound system and DVD/VHS player. They are hosted by eight partner organisations, which use the digital cinema kits for their own activities and make the kit available to other organisations in their local area on a hire basis that is substantially less than the commercial hire charge. Partners include The Video College, Phoenix Cinema, LUX, Four Corners Film, Film and Video Workshop, Connections Communications Centre, The Albany, Bromley Mytime.
London Art Workshop Exhibition design, art installation, gallery refurbishment, construction of walls and hanging, bespoke furniture and woodwork, plinths, gallery furniture and production of artwork.
Lumen AV equipment and consultancy service, AV equipment hire, gallery installations, screenings, public art etc.
Museum Exhibition Design Interior design services and lighting for museums, cultural exhibitions, art galleries, expos, visitor spaces, foundations and commercial venues.
Morris Associates Technical support for small events or exhibitions. Lighting, audio-visual support, liaison with venues, health & safety issues, installation, operation, transport, logistics & installation.
Stewart Contract Services Purchase/rental temporary exhibition walls, partition stands, plinths.
Print Space Digital C-type archival large format photographic prints, large format professional Epson Giclee prints and CMYK proofs with colour accuracy.
White Wall Company Art fabrication company. They create sculptures and exhibitions for contemporary artists and gallery spaces, and coordinate deliveries and installations. Services include CAD design and production drawing, woodwork, metalwork, fine paintwork etc.
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 Manufacturers of containers, cases & crates for art shipment and storage for artists and galleries.
Crown Fine Art Services include art handling, transportation exhibition logistics, crating, storage, viewing rooms, consultancy.
Museum & Gallery Transport and Technical Services Handling, packing and transport service to museums and art galleries. Picture hanging, exhibition installation and technical assistance.
Oxford Exhibition Services Packing, packing case construction, secure domestic and international art shipping, temperature and humidity controlled secure storage, picture hanging and exhibition installation.