Useful links

Arts SU Creative opportunities find high quality, credible creative and professional opportunities for all UAL students.

Take advantage of Arts SU and UAL’s expansive events programme by attending events and meeting people in the art world and creative industries is very important for your creative and professional development.

Find below:

  • Work opportunities at UAL exclusively for UAL students via UAL and Arts SU
  • Opportunities outside of UAL
  • Arts SU directory of recommended links including open access workshops, pricing and selling tips, studio spaces in London and opportunities organised according to UAL disciplines.
    Links last updated June 2016.

if you have suggestions of useful websites or resources or requests for information please email Claire Flannery, Partnerships Manager: c.flannery@su.arts.ac.uk

 

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 and changing your prices.

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: Compiled for Arts SU Industry Talk: Pricing and Selling Your Artwork – Advice from the Experts 11 February 2015, links to Artquest content.

Download the PDF from Artquest - Find the advice relevant to your artform

 

Open Access Workshops & Studios in London

Open Access Workshops/ Workspaces: List complied by Arts SU creative opportunities team.

Download the workshops list here

 

Artists Studios in London: Taken from Mayor of London research paper published in 2014 auditing artists studios spaces in London

Download the list of Artists Studios here

 

UAL Jobs & Opportunities Resources

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

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 run by Arts SU, the Students’ Union, University of the Arts London.

Find out more about Made in Arts London

 

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.

Find out more about Artstemps

 

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.

Find out more about Creative Enterprise Week

 

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

Find out more about Creative Opportunities.ac.uk

 

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

Find out more about LCF Careers Live

 

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

Find out more about Part Time Jobs Fair

 

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

Find out more about Talent Scout CSM

 

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. It aims to be a global creative hub for the animation industry. They cover information from around the world.

Find out more about Animation Week

 

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

Find out more about Digital Arts

 

 

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 for artists, arts professionals and students (£15 membership)

Find out more about a-n

 

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

Find out more about a-n blogs  

 

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

Find out more about Artquest

 

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

Find out more about Artmap

 

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

Find out more about Artsadmin  

 

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

Find out more about Artsjobs

 

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

Find out more about Arts Council England

 

Axisweb: Directory of selected artists and art professionals and support contemporary art by giving artists and art professionals a platform to showcase their work, find work opportunities, stay informed and make useful connections

Find out more about Axisweb

 

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

Find out more about DACS

 

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

Find out more about Funding for Artists

 

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

Find out more about LADA

 

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

Find out more about LUX

 

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

Find out more about Made in Arts London

 

Own-IT: Own-it offers legal advice to help you solve your IP (Intellectual Property) issues and UAL students can get free one to one legal consultancy

Find out more about Own-IT

 

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

Find out more about Re-title

 

SEE: UAL Student Enterprise & Employability: artstemps jobs, funding and mentoring, talks and workshops, artsmart, showcasing in Showroom, UAL art collection

Find out more about SEE

 

[ space ]: UAL Student Enterprise & Employability: artstemps jobs, funding and mentoring, talks and workshops, artsmart, showcasing in Showroom, UAL art collection

Find out more about SEE

 

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

Find out more about [ space ]

 

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

Find out more about UAL Creative Opportunities

 

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

Find out more about We Like Artists

 

Design & Illustration

Arts Thread: Online portfolio website representing graduates across design and fashion and promoting to industry recruiters

Find out more about Arts Thread

 

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

Find out more about Association of Illustrators

 

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

Find out more about Creative Review

 

Crafts Council: Residencies, magazine features, international crafts fair

Find out more about Crafts Council

 

D&AD: For design and advertising

Find out more about D&AD

 

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

Find out more about D&AD New Blood

 

Design Business Association: The trade association for the design industry in the UK. Good for professional development, hosts great events, brings designers up to ‘procurement ready’ status, ensures best practice in design, run a mentor programme for new designers, provides templates, and represent British designers at a parliamentary level

Find out more about Design Business Association

 

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

Find out more about Design Trust

 

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

Find out more about Design Week

 

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

Find out more about Future Rising

 

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

Find out more about It's Nice That

 

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

Find out more about The Dots

 

Fashion

Arts Thread: Online portfolio website representing graduates across design and fashion and promoting to industry recruiters

Find out more about Arts Thread

 

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

Find out more about the Centre for Sustainable Fashion

 

Fashion East: Nurturing emerging 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 be able to apply for catwalk shows, presentations, installations, London exhibition, Paris showroom alongside Fashion Scout’s coveted sponsored Merit Award and Ones to Watch

Find out more about Fashion Scout

 

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

Find out more about LCF Careers

 

Luevo: For emerging designers with the business tools and the skills they need to grow their businesses

Find out more about Luevo

 

The Emerging Designer: Open calls and contests for emerging designers

Find out more about The Emerging Designer

 

Online fashion retail sites:

 

Photography

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

Find out more about American Suburb x

 

Conscientious Photo Magazine: Website dedicated to contemporary fine art photography

Find out more about Conscientious Photo Magazine

 

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

Find out more about Hotshoe

 

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

Find out more about LensCulture

 

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

Find out more about Metro Imaging

 

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

Find out more about Zone Zero

 

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

Journalism.co.uk: A website for courses, jobs and the latest journalism news

Find out more about Journalism.co.uk

Media Muppet: Job listings sites for jobs in the media, predominately paid work positions, but also promotes journalism and PR internships. It covers everything from Vogue to BBC runners – so really varied. Plus, they have a great Twitter feed

Find out more about Media Muppet

 

Theatre and Performance

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

Find out more about The Stage

 

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

Find out more about Masterclass

 

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

Find out more about Casting Call Pro

 

Actors and Performers: Advice and contacts for actors and performers

Find out more about Actors and Performers

 

The Guardian - Theatre: Reviews and industry news

Find out more about The Guardian - Theatre

 

British Theatre Guide: Industry news and job listings

Find out more about the British Theatre Guide

 

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 modelmakers. They also have an interactive events calendar.

Find out more about the Society of British Theatre Designers

 

The Linbury Trust: Hold the annual competition for graduate and student stage designers and offer grants 

Find out more about The Linbury Trust

 

PQ: Exhibition every four years of theatre design in Prague, there are often grants to go there for students as well as opportunities to exhibit – also a great way of finding international contacts and resources

Find out more about PQ

 

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

Find out more about theatre and performance at the V&A Museum

 

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

Find out more about theatre and performance at the V&A Museum

 

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

Find out more about Designing Shakespeare

 

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

Find out more about Routledge Performance Archive

 

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

Find out more about Equity

 

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

Find out more about Bectu

 

DAP Studio: Runs excellent scenic painting courses and have a directory of painters, useful for designers

Find out more about DAP Studio

 

National Theatre Youth Programme: Offers cheap courses, events and talks to under 21s and sometimes students. You can also get an entry pass for under 26s that allows you to get £5 tickets to most shows and 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: The Gate Theatre in Notting Hill recruits assistant paid designers for every show as part of this scheme.

Find out more about the Jerwood Young Designers Programme

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