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Artists Fees, Pricing & Selling Your Art & Design - Advice

a-n Guidance on fees and day rates for artists: If you are thinking about your future as an artist or arts organiser who earns income from a variety of sources, a-n advises you on self-employment, budgets and negotiating payments and rates.

Read a-n's guides here

a-n Guidance on fees and day rates for visual artists 2016 document: You can use this document when negotiating your day rate or half-day rate, potentially useful for short-term contracts such as commissions, residencies and community projects.

Download the PDF - Read the guide carefully and/or print out to bring with you to meetings.

UAL Careers & Employability "How to sell your work" webpages: You can read short notes about pricing, invoicing and commission. It's mostly useful for designers with recommended links to Design Trust pricing guides. The invoice templates are useful to all disciplines/types of art and design work.

UAL's advice on "How to sell your work"

Arts Thread Guidelines for Costing and Pricing Work (Design): Arts Thread's guide shows you how to build a pricing strategy and how to work out your costs and pricing to make sure your business is profitable. It also looks at different pricing tactics.

Read this guide carefully and see what other advice Arts Thread have to offer.

Arts SU​/Artquest links to advice on Pricing & Selling your Artwork: This was compiled for Arts SU Industry Talks.

Pricing your work
Basics of selling

UAL Jobs & Opportunities Resources

Arts SU creative opportunities: Arts SU, Students’ Union of UAL, works with creative partners to bring you unique opportunities such as leading a workshop at a Museum Late, developing new work or ideas for a competition with a design agency, or the chance to exhibit and showcase your work. You'll find all the open calls for entries on our Showcase page.

Find out more about creative opportunities at Arts SU

Made in Arts London (MiAL): MiAL is a not-for-profit enterprise, promoting and selling art and design by UAL students and recent graduates. MiAL is run by Arts SU, the Students’ Union of University of the Arts London.

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Artstemps: UAL Student Careers and Employability runs ArtsTemps - UAL's in-house temping agency, matching students and recent graduates with temporary job opportunities in UAL departments.

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Creative Enterprise Week: For UAL students and recent graduates who want to get your creative business off the ground, Creative Enterprise Week is a series of talks, events and workshops to help you get started.

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Creative Creative Opportunities jobs board, run by UAL Student Careers & Employability, helps graduates and students find job and internship opportunities with organisations and companies in the creative sector. This includes jobs and paid internships, part-time work, freelance contracts and full-time opportunities.

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LCF Careers Live: LCF Careers Live advertises jobs and placements exclusively to London College of Fashion students and graduates.

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Part-Time Job Fair: Open to both students and graduates, the fair helps UAL students find employment that works around studies or other commitments. Keep an eye on the Student Careers & Employability webpages for the Part-Time Job Fair each year.

Find out more about the Part-Time Job Fair

LCC Talent Scout: A bespoke recruitment service that connects employers with recent graduates of London College of Communication. If you are about to graduate or are within three years of graduating from LCC, sign up to be on the Talent Scout LCC mailing list.

Find out more about Talent Scout LCC

Animation, Interaction, Film, Sound

Animation Week: Launched by Hideki Nagaishi, a graduate of MA Innovation Management at CSM, and Trayton Scott, a student of MA Character Animation at CSM; Animation Week aims to be a global creative hub for the animation industry covering information from around the world.

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Digital Arts: Inspiration for creatives working with video, animation, graphics and interactive design.

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Art (Fine Art/Visual Arts), Curating, Facilitating

a-n: For jobs, professional development, insurance, campaigning to improve your profession or networking; a-n membership benefits artists, arts professionals and students (£15 membership).

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a-n blogs: Read about opinions and experiences, discussing and documenting practice in the visual arts.

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Artquest: Open calls for submissions and resources – such as template contracts, networks, and opportunities to develop your visual arts practice.

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Artmap: Beautifully designed events calendar ordered by the day, and a nice manifesto.

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Artsadmin: Creating safe and supportive spaces for artistic experiment, risk-taking and development.

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Artsjobs: Opportunities within the arts sector including positions that require specialist knowledge and skills, as well as unskilled positions at arts organisations.

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Arts Council England: Not just for artists to apply for funding for their practice, exhibitions, and research and development, but also has handy toolkits on audience development and press releases.

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Axisweb: Directory of selected artists, art professionals and support for contemporary art; Axisweb gives others a platform to showcase their work, find work opportunities, stay informed and make useful connections.

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DACS: Collect and distribute royalties to visual artists and their estates through three rights schemes: Payback, Artist's Re-sale Right and Copyright Licensing.

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Funding for Artists: Paul Hamlyn Foundation Funding directory for visual artists and composers.

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LADA: Live Art Development Agency: Supporting Live Art practices in the UK and internationally.

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LUX: Information for artists, curators, students and academics interested in the moving image.

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Made in Arts London: A sales and promotional platform for UAL art and design students, this Arts SU run non-profit programme and enterprise was established in 2012.

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Re-title: Used by thousands of artists, curators, critics, gallerists, writers, media professionals, collectors and enthusiasts for research and current information.

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[ space ]: Funded artist residencies, bursaries for artists and New Creative Markets, a free professional development and advice programme for artists and creative businesses.

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UAL Creative Opportunities: Jobs board with creative entry-level jobs, paid internships and graduate entry-level jobs in the creative industries.

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We Like Artists: Free expert advice on things that will help you as an artist.

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Design & Illustration

Arts Thread: Online portfolio website representing graduates across design and fashion for promotion to industry recruiters.

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Association of Illustrators: AOI is an easy-to-use facility allowing illustrators to effectively present their work to commissioners of illustration.

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Creative Review: Advertising jobs in graphic design, digital and advertising.

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Crafts Council: Residencies, magazine features and international crafts fair.

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D&AD: For design and advertising

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D&AD New Blood: Nurturing new designers through festivals and a young talent award

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Design Business Association: The trade association for the design industry in the UK. Good for professional development, great events, bringing designers up to ‘procurement ready’ status, and ensuring best practice in design. As well as this they run a mentor programme for new designers, provide templates, and represent British designers at a parliamentary level.

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Design Trust: Resources and advice for setting up your design business.

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Design Week: Career advice from peers in the industry, plus annual awards featuring the ‘ones to watch’.

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Future Rising: A platform for students, professionals and teachers across the creative industries. A careers network free for individuals to attend events, post content, showcase projects, learn skills and find job opportunities.

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It's Nice That: A jobs board, blog, partnerships with brands, events and conferences for designers.

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The Dots: LinkedIn for creatives – set up your portfolio on the site and follow brands you are interested in, join their masterclasses, follow what they do and watch them evolve.

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Arts Thread: Online portfolio website representing graduates across design and fashion for promotion to industry recruiters.

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Centre for Sustainable Fashion: Work with businesses small and large to guide a sustainability strategy.

Find out more about the Centre for Sustainable Fashion

Fashion East: Nurturing young designers through the difficult early stages of their career. It receives sponsorship funding from Topshop, TOPMAN and The Greater London Authority

Find out more about Fashion East

Fashion Scout: Designers are able to apply for catwalk shows, presentations, installations, London exhibitions, and Paris showrooms alongside Fashion Scout’s coveted sponsored Merit Award and Ones to Watch.

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LCF Careers: Providing advice, mentoring, work placements, graduate career fairs and a jobs board.

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Luevo: For emerging designers who need the tools and the skills necessary to grow their own businesses.

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The Emerging Designer: Open calls and contests for emerging designers.

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American Suburb x: Critical essays, interviews, reviews of books and exhibitions, and, of course, photographs. Dedicated to the examination of photography and culture.

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Conscientious Photo Magazine: Website dedicated to contemporary fine art photography.

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Hotshoe: Contemporary photography magazine published four times a year, Hotshoe is repeatedly the first to spot and support innovative work.

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LensCulture: Launching an expanded LensCulture Network to actively connect photographers, artists, galleries, publishers, schools, agencies, media, festivals, critics, curators, collectors, editors, students.

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Metro Imaging: Photographic printing services are ideal for working photographers, professionals and students.

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Zone Zero: Share your photographic series, whether finished or still in process, in the portfolio category of the Community section.

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PR, Media, Journalism, Publishing

Creative Access paid internships:Media cannot reflect society if society is not reflected in the media. Creative Access is looking for talented young people from black, Asian and non-white minority ethnic backgrounds to fill paid internships at many of the UK’s top media organisations.

Find out more about Creative Access A website for courses, jobs, and the latest journalism news.

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Theatre and Performance

The Stage: Industry news, auditions and paid theatre work listings.

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Masterclass: Charity offering training, theatre careers advice, guidance and opportunities.

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Casting Call Pro Jobs: Auditions and a professional directory. Create a profile including your showreels.

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Actors and Performers: Advice and contacts for actors and performers.

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The Guardian - Theatre: Reviews and industry news.

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British Theatre Guide: Industry news and job listings.

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The Society of British Theatre Designers: Join the SBTD Facebook group without paying the membership fee (there is a student membership which is very cheap and helps students negotiate contracts, fees etc). The SBTD keep an assistant designers register for emerging designers and model makers. They also have an interactive events calendar.

Find out more about the Society of British Theatre Designers

The Linbury Trust: This trust holds the annual competition for graduate and student stage designers as well as offers grants.

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PQ: Exhibition every four years for theatre design in Prague. There are often grants for students to travel there as well as opportunities to exhibit. This is a great way of finding international contacts and resources.

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Theatre and performance at the V&A Museum: Probably the best London resource with an accessible physical archive and great online resources.

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Bristol Theatre Collection: Huge database of theatre resources.

Find out more about theatre and performance at the Bristol Theatre Collection

Designing Shakespeare: Visual archive of theatre design for Shakespeare.

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Routledge Performance Archive: Online performance archive, free to UAL students. A great essay resource.

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Equity: Gives you an idea of base rates and, if you become a member, it can provide public liability insurance and legal representation.

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Bectu: A trade union that mainly represents backstage workers in both theatre, TV and film. They also run job fairs, help with contracts, and offer training and short courses.

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DAP Studio: Runs excellent scenic painting courses and offers a directory of painters. Useful for designers.

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National Theatre Youth Programme: Offers cheap courses, events, talks to under 21s, and sometimes students. You can also get an entry pass if you're under 26 that allows you to get £5 tickets to most shows, as well as exclusive talks and workshops.

Find out more about the National Theatre Youth Programme

First Stage at the Royal Opera House: Offers thorough placements and training opportunities on a regular basis.

Find out more about the First Stage

Young Vic Designer/Directors Genesis Network: A network that puts designers in touch with directors and also offers fellowship and placements.

Find out more about the Young Vic Designer/Directors Genesis Network

Jerwood Young Designers Programme: As part of this scheme, The Gate Theatre in Notting Hill recruits assistant paid designers for every show.

Find out more about the Jerwood Young Designers Programme