A studio can be defined as a room where an artist works. It can be as big as a warehouse or as small as a kitchen table. When a studio is highly structured it becomes an atelier or workshop; but this can also happen on the screen of a laptop computer, depending on what is being made.
Seeking studio space. This was an opportunity to gain insight into established studio organisations and the experiences of the associated studio artists.
Few artists can afford the expense of owning their own studio, particularly at the start of their careers. Working with a group of artists can be a viable economic alternative with the additional advantage of shared information, expertise, facilities and resources.
Commissions can arise from a variety of sources. Artists may apply for or be approached to undertake private or corporate commissions. Opportunities may arise for artists’ projects in the public realm through publicly funded galleries and venues working in off-site locations, sometimes through organised events & festivals.
While all art should be considered ‘public art’, in general, we have come to understand this term to refer to artworks that are located within the public domain – outside of the traditional arts institution, such as the gallery, theatre or concert hall – and where the underlying ambition for the work is to engage in various ways with public audiences and open up possibilities for access to and participation in the arts.
1. Make use of the college facilities before you graduate! It’s very easy to take college facilities for granted but you’ll have to pay for them when you graduate. So use the equipment to finish off works in progress. Use the photocopier to make copies of your CV. Avail of internet, computer and printer access to prepare submissions, proposals […]
Legal Supports for Contemporary Visual Artists – Keynote speaker Henry Lydiate from The Henry Lydiate Partnership discusses the development of his ArtLaw practice and the types of legal supports that contemporary visual art practitioners need.
Public art of any kind takes place in a sphere where many diverse interests meet. Negotiation therefore is a constant demand.
What many artists may not be aware of is that they, as self-employed individuals, have a duty under health and safety law to ensure that their working environment complies with health and safety legislation.