‘Supporting Work’ is a set of collaboratively generated ideas and encouragements to help artists maintain and develop their careers. It compiles ideas for dealing with tasks that are outside the act of making the work, but nevertheless need to be thought about, such as finances, planning and wellbeing.
This collection was created through conversations between a group of freelance artists, curators, writers and organisers who have established practices and have each been working in the visual arts for more than ten years.
It’s been made with an ethos of generosity and anti-competitiveness, and is to be shared, borrowed from and adapted, to support our community of individual artist workers. It’s around the water cooler sharing for those who work alone.
If you want to contribute to the next version, add ideas in Supporting Work (version 2).
‘Supporting Work’ is made by Joanne Masding. It is one of a series of objects made as part of ‘Being mobile and multi-limbed’; a self-initiated programme of experimental research and studio development activities, supported by Arts Council England. Made with Ania Bas, Amelia Hawk, Lucy Lopez and Sarah Taylor Silverwood, and supported by conversations with artist-mentor Jennifer Tee.