Visual Artists’ Workspace Scheme 2016 Less Than Four Weeks to Deadline This scheme is funded by the Arts Council and administered by Visual Artists Ireland. Visual Artists Ireland, on behalf of the Arts Council, invites applications for grants of up to a maximum of €30,000 towards the running costs of visual artists’ workspaces. The scheme […]
This scheme is funded by The Arts Council and administered by Visual Artists Ireland. Visual Artists Ireland, on behalf of the Arts Council, invites applications for grants of up to a maximum of €30,000 towards the running costs of visual artists’ workspaces. In keeping with the Council’s policy document Visual Artists’ Workspaces in Ireland – […]
This text is intended to help you establish how much it costs you to make your work (the science bit) with a view to assisting you price it (the art bit). Realistic costing will help you find the right market and more importantly help you work out whether you can make a living as an artist.
This article will be of interest to self-employed artists. It aims to provide guidelines on how to manage and control the day-to-day finances associated with their work. What follows describes what a hypothetical artist, Karen, should do once she has finished at art college and has started exhibiting and selling her work. Karen should keep separate in her mind and in practice the finances associated with her personal life and the finances associated with her business of creating and selling art. In many cases, it is easy to determine whether an expense is ‘personal’ or ‘business’. In other instances this is not straightforward, particularly where a payment – e.g. for electricity or travel – may be partly business and partly personal. A key aspect to identifying and quantifying this differentiation is to adopt a systematic approach to keeping records and to preparing and reviewing budgets.
NOEL KELLY, CEO OF VISUAL ARTISTS IRELAND, REPORTS ON HOW THE FINDINGS OF VAI’S SURVEY ON PAYMENTS FOR VISUAL ARTISTS SHOW THE DIRECT RESULTS OF THE CUTTING OF PUBLIC FUNDING FOR THE ARTS. “It is a good opportunity for you to have your work seen” “We aren’t in a position to give you a fee […]