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A space for templates, guides/walkthroughs and links to other online resources - anything from funding your projects to making your own materials.

Please share your own resources, but keep in mind that all listings should be sympathetic to the ethos of this site. Only share content that you have created, or that you have permission to share from the creator.

Here's a guide on how to add your own resources and to help you get started.

If you're feeling very stuck and want to speak directly to the caretaker, email Esther at mesh.caretaker@gmail.com (account checked every monday).


Templates[edit]

Emails[edit]

Concerning money[edit]

An email to request payment from unpaid invoices

Bitcoin

Concerning an interview[edit]

A cover letter

Concerning an application[edit]

For funding

For a residency

For Arts Council England (ACE) Access Support

This service is intended for anyone who has difficulties writing applications. Find out more here You can nominate a friend to help you, and your friend will be paid by ACE to do the job.

Concerning institutions to find out what anti-racist actions they will take and if there is a financial commitment attached to their plan[edit]

https://www.thewhitepube.co.uk/blm

Invoices[edit]

Standard invoice template

Risk Assessments[edit]

General Risk Assessment Template


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Guides[edit]

Reading[edit]

Reading Comics[edit]

Zine Library
Zine Link Description
The Agency of Visible Womxn Present - A Snapshot of Southend as a Cultural Environment for Womxn (2019) The Agency of Visible womxn Ruth Jones founded The Agency of Visible Women in 2018. Initially intended as a play on words for a group exhibition, The Agency’s positive impact on its members in its capacity as an artist network resulted in Ruth and Damien Robinson’s determination to explore its potential.

Ruth and Damien conducted research in their home town of Southend, working with the womxn and femmes they know and those they had not yet met. Out of this they created a publication giving voice to their collaborators’ (and their own) experiences within the creative sector.

The resulting publication is "A Snapshot of Southend as a Cultural Environment for Womxn Artists", a risographed artists’ edition of 50, published by The Old Waterworks.

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Painting[edit]

Paint recipe


Sculpture[edit]

How to mix concrete


Connecting[edit]

Organise a meet-up


Methods, Tools, Practices, Experiences: Taking Artist Development Online

"Chisenhale Studios and Into the Wild invited fellow Artist Development and Alternative Art Education programmes to join a hive mind exercise. We aimed to pool our learning and experiences of shifting programmes partially or totally online as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, through a really practically oriented, fun and reflexive two-day online workshop. This was framed by the question, ‘How can we strengthen our artist development practice by learning from each other as we move into a socially distanced 2021?...

...Here, in this document, we bring together their responding written reflections, instructions and other information, which serve as a prompt to remind those that participated of the variety of work and approaches that the workshop encompassed, and hopefully as a tool to inform future online working."

Disused Spaces[edit]

(a guide for how to access disused spaces in your local area)


Covid 19[edit]

Precaution Tips

Wear a mask.Save lives. Wear a face cover. Wash your hands. Keep a safe distance

Daily Habits

Wash your hands for 20 seconds
  • Before eating.
  • After using the bathroom.
  • Before touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • After blowing your nose or sneezing.
  • When you touch objects and surfaces near where someone has been ill.
  • Before holding a baby.
  • Before and after changing wound dressings or bandages.
  • When your hands look or feel dirty.

Meditation

Every morning meditation will increase our immunity and which will further protect you from COVID 19. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7239502/#:~:text=aggravate%20the%20coagulopathies.-,Hence%20Bhramari%20by%20enhancing%20the%20expression%20of%20Nitric%20Oxide%20and,morbidity%20due%20to%20Covid%2D19.

Symptom of COVID 19

Symptoms usually begin 2 to 14 days after you come into contact with the virus.

Other symptoms may include:

  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Chills, sometimes with shaking
  • Loss of smell or taste
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Collaboration[edit]

Resources on working together

Organisations & Projects[edit]

Toolkits, Guides & Helpful Resources[edit]

Texts, Research, Thinking[edit]

Artist Collaborations & Collectives[edit]

Communication Tools[edit]

Links to other resources and information[edit]

Please add links to the resources you find valuable, sharing some information on what they have to offer and why they're useful.


Artist union Rates of Pay

This document is designed to help artists’ and their employers to determine fair remuneration for artists’ labour. Artists should use these guidelines when paying other artists. Artists’ Union England has drawn upon existing documents produced by other unions, especially Scottish Artists’ Union. The rationale and source of each section is explained in appendices.


Fully Funded Residencies

​Fully Funded Residencies is an online platform for research and knowledge-sharing that gathers, archives and shares fully funded residencies, awards, grants and mobility funds.


Precarious Workers Brigade

A UK-based group of precarious workers in culture & education. We call out in solidarity with all those struggling to make a living in this climate of instability and enforced austerity."


Artsadmin E-digest Newsletter

A weekly newsletter featuring information submitted by a wide network of people on funding, commissions, platforms, calls for artists, seminars, workshops, courses, resources, jobs, opportunities, studio space and more.


Social Justice Waging System

Suggestions for a socially just wage system.


Art Organisations on BLM

Created off the back of arts organisations/institutions all posting black squares on instagram in support of Black Lives Matter in order to keep track of what they pledge to change or support and how to try and hold them accountable.


Outside In

"Founded in 2006, it is now an established national charity that aims to provide a platform for artists who face significant barriers to the art world due to health, disability, social circumstance or isolation." - From website

Admin[edit]

This section is for everything related to how to manage administrative tasks.

DACS

An organisation that advises artists on licensing and how to claim royalties for uses of their work using the 'Artist Payback' scheme. "We campaign for your rights, ensure you receive your royalties and provide you with the support and information you need as an artist"


Useful information for people who are self-employed


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