Advice: guidance or recommendations offered with regard to prudent action!
VAI Advice Services offers a confidential advice/helpdesk service for visual artists that covers the wide range of professional concerns being experienced by artists today. This advice includes: the creation and provisions of contracts; financial planning and taxation issues; non-payment for the provision of services; fraudulent practices by agents that effect individual visual artists; setting up of artist led initiatives and studio programmes; representation and creation of mediation panels; and the raising of awareness of consultations and policy creation that have a direct impact on visual artists.
This programme works in tandem with the VAI Professional Development Programme and VAI Information resources. It’s content and focus is informed by: current professional practice; the input of VAI staff; VAI members; our primary UK partner Artquest, on-going needs analysis and evaluation; an advisory panel involving visual art professionals with a range of expertise; and dialogue with our international partners such as CARFAC, NAVA, Culture Action Europe and the IAA.
To support this service we have created a series of information sections: