Yes or no to exhibiting at a fair?

With the art fair season coming up soon in London, and new fairs and opportunities coming up all the time for designers, artists, applied artists and all small businesses, how do you decide whether to exhibit at a fair or trade show, and which one to do? Reasons to exhibit at a fair: To make Read the full article…

How to build a professional network: From Drawn to Made in Bristol

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Today we launch a new set of videos investigating the creative industry landscape in Bristol. These are all very relevant to creatives in the South West, but can also offer useful insights to any non-london based individuals and organisations are the insights and lessons are transferable to similar creative ecosystems across the country. In this Read the full article…

Blast Theory – Part 2 – Interview with Matt Adams

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In the second part of our interview with Matt Adams, of internationally acclaimed artists’ group Blast Theory, we chatted to Matt about ratios of grant funding to earned income within the organisation. “We spend much more time and energy now on how we survive than we did 3 years ago or even six years ago“ Read the full article…

Blast Theory – Part 1 – Interview with Matt Adams

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We visited Matt Adams of Blast Theory at their HQ in Portslade, UK to catch up on where the arts organisation is currently at with their business model and to ask what have been some of the interesting challenges on the way to success. Here is Matt telling us a bit about their experiments with Read the full article…

Data As Culture

Lighthouse presents a selection of the works and events featured as part of exhibitions at the Open Data Institute in London and FutureEverything Festival in Manchester. The Data as Culture programme explores the wider implications of the culture of open data on culture itself, challenging our understanding of what data is, and how it affects Read the full article…

Call to Artists to be inspired by Cliftonville, Margate

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Artists from the UK and Northern France are being invited to apply for residencies providing an opportunity to spend time in Cliftonville and to make new work inspired by the area. The opportunity forms part of Home: an ambitious new programme of artists’ residencies and commissions that will take place during 2014 and early 2015. Read the full article…

So what do creative professionals need to know about finance – video recap

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On 12th March 2014, Sarah Thelwall joined Be Smart About Art founder Susan Mumford online to explain some basics of finance for creatives using her Plain English style. Sarah is a strategist and consultant in the Creative Industries and grand dame founder of MyCake.org, our resource for online financial management and benchmarking business tools. Sarah Read the full article…

From studio to pop up gallery: Sarah meets artist Kellie Miller as she ventures into retail

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In January Lauren and Sarah met with artist Kellie Miller at her new pop up gallery in Brighton’s Lanes. Kellie kindly let us film a series of short ‘top tips’ videos in the beautifully presented Kellie Miller Arts gallery space, the videos will form part of the work we are doing this May with Yorkshire Read the full article…

Be Smart About Art: What do creative professionals need to know about finance? Tonight 8pm

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Be Smart About Art runs a series of free online sessions called Second-Wednesday Webinars. They cover essential knowledge for professionals working in the arts sector and are given by specially chosen experts. Tonight’s webinar will be given by our very own Sarah Thelwall and will address the question What do creative professionals need to know Read the full article…

Commissioning opportunity for South East based artists: HOUSE 2014

Brighton and Hove’s annual visual arts event HOUSE 2014 are inviting applications for this year’s artist commissions. Hurry though there is one week left to apply, the deadline is Friday 17 January 2014. HOUSE 2014 have launched a commissioning opportunity in partnership with Lighthouse, Brighton Festival, Photoworks, The Regency Town House and University of Brighton. Read the full article…