This is a list of useful resources for artists and curators. If you have anything you think should be in this list please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contract of Self Care
This toolkit supports a best practice model for artists who have a social practice as well as the participating members of the public involved in their projects. It explores ways of working as a social practice artist that are sustainable for artists, including those with physical and mental health disabilities. Funded by a-n Artist Bursary 2021 TIME, SPACE, MONEY.
Artist Rates of Pay
Artist Union England
A guide to help artists and their employers in England to determine fair pay for artists' labour.
The White Pube
This library is a resource of successful funding applications that you can learn from to write your own bids. It also includes links to other resources such as application templates and crib sheets.
Leeds Arts Health and Wellbeing Network
A network to champion, support and connect people interested in how arts and culture can have benefits for health, care and wellbeing in the Leeds City Region. Focus on Place-Based Arts and Health, Creative Ageing, Creativity Wellbeing, Creativity Workforce Wellbeing. Regional and general resources available.
Contemporary Visual Arts Network England
CVAN England leads a collective agenda for policy change across the visual arts. They campaign to be heard, valued, and recognised so that the sector can thrive now and in the future. Links to nine regional networks across England.
Shape Arts is a disability-led arts organisation which works to improve access to culture for disabled people by providing opportunities for disabled artists, training cultural institutions to be more open to disabled people, and through running participatory arts and development programmes.
Platforma Arts and Refugee Network
Platforma arts and refugee network supports and develops arts and culture by, about and with refugees and migrants. Platforma is managed by Counterpoints Arts in partnership with organisations across the country. Every two years they run the Platforma Festival in a different part of England. They also provide one-to-one information to artists and organisations on subjects including, access to opportunities, contacts, project development and fundraising.
YVAN is made up of Visual arts professionals, individual artists and makers, studios, collectives, Higher and Further Education departments and professionals, visual arts organisations and artist networks in Yorkshire. Alongside region-specific advice, opportunities, events and support, they have also gathered regional and general resources to support artists in developing their practice.
Case studies for reducing your carbon footprint
Sustainable Arts in Leeds
SAIL are a group of organisations, individuals and networks, working together to promote a zero carbon / zero waste future for the cultural and creative industries of Leeds and beyond. Their website features case studies of how SAIL members on how they’ve managed to reduce their carbon footprints.