Paying Artists Survey results #PAYARTISTS

Is it really that hard to equate being paid for the time, energy, resources given out for a return of income. 

Of course I know we artists gain a huge amount of development, new contacts, networkings, marketing and, and for every show we are taking part in…

And the results of the recent Paying Artists Survey results  so very clearly show that publicly funded organisations with remits to support artists are seriously falling short of their duties.

What do you think?   What has been your experience?

Start a conversation below…

http://www.a-n.co.uk/knowledge_bank/document/3371149

The artists and commissions… that hard

Key findings

– 72% of artists earn up to 10K a year from their art practice

– 17% earn between £10 and £20K – Artists cite ‘sharing their work with the public’ as the most important reason for exhibiting

– Nearly half of all artists reported that exhibiting their work is prohibitively expensive

http://www.a-n.co.uk/knowledge_bank/document/3371149

71% of artists did not get paid to take part in exhibitions in publicly funded spaces… you do the math

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Big up inspirational creative woman #1. Megastar #mylife

JVA Project Space - Meg Mosley Show

Meg Mosley Megastar
Jerwood Show
13th May 2013

Now she’s just somebody that I used to know… well she certainly retains a certain resemblance to a friend of mine called Meg but it can’t be? Can it?

If it is her she has come a long way from Community Arts Training and intergenerational projects back in the day in Wiltshire… Maybe I need to get my eyes tested?

Megastar has risen from the quiet streets and shopping malls of Trow-Vegas; a market town way out yonder West Country, UK

And boy, oh, boy we better be ready for her – TOWIE and Made In Chelsea have met a potential match…

But what is Megastar all about and how is Meg Mosley involved?

Over the coming 3 months at Jerwood JVA Project Space 

JVA Project Space – Meg Mosley show 13st May – 31st August 2013

So who is Megastar? 

Who is she in fact? The real deal, a facsimile of all that we hold dear or away from us at arms length in the currently over saturated celebrity culture?

She is not to be messed with yet with some gentle steps an approach can be made into the the inner circle of Megastar and her entourage of dedicated followers and fans.

Think high glamour, outrageous glamour and something of the middle England high street thrown in for good measure.

She is nothing if not a dichotomy.

Mark my word get amongst her unique brand of self directed fame and fortune and you too could be your own Megastar 

However be warned there will only ever be one Megastar

Fake wannabes need not apply or attend for that matter as her security management team will bounce you out.

You have been warned!

Jerwood Show 

Jerwood Visual Arts presents a new body of work titled #mylife by Wiltshire-based artist Meg Mosley. This solo presentation features two films; Agog, The Grandmother Diaries’ and Viva Trow Vegas, Just a small town girl and the launch of an online music video, which will take place during the course of the exhibition.

Meg’s website – check out her amazing films especially the one her with her ‘Gogs’ in Lourdes!

Meg’s artist Facebook page – come on’ you follow this rising start and get amongst her meteoric rise to fame!

Megastar trending #mylife


More information about the show

Mosley’s work explores the documentary format and how stories can be manipulated, published and spread through the internet. Her projects often involve her family and friends as source material, as well as engaging local communities who participate as part of large-scale, orchestrated, performances and gatherings. These events are normally organised through social media channels and are then retold and re-presented through narrated video documentary.

The films on display in the JVA Project Space attempt to explore issues to do with belonging in two distinct areas of influence; the understanding of the love, friendship and family life and the trials of ageing; and the influences that reality television, glossy magazines and short-lived ‘celebrity’ fame has on those who live in ordinary towns, in this case the town of Trowbridge (Trow Vegas) in Wiltshire.

Agog: The Grandmother Diaries is a documentary record of Mosley’s relationship with her grandmother, offering an intimate and rare insight into the granddaughter-grandmother relationship. In this work, the artist explores her grandmother’s belief that glamour represents a form of empowerment. The film is an interplay of humour and reflection. Through the course of this film, the artist and her grandmother engage in a series of parties, holidays and photo-shoots that are inspired by her grandmother’s glamorous past and lust for life.

The second film Viva Trow Vegas, Just a small town girl sees the artist travel to Las Vegas in search of the glamour and extravagance that is used as a reference point in her home town. This two year project is the culmination of a study of glamour in its contemporary guise. Mosley uses different media, including video, photography and film, to record a wide range of interactions. In doing so, she teases out the joy and pathos in examples of contemporary culture and takes her home town of Trowbridge on and adventure inspired by the glitzy constructed world of Las Vegas.

During the exhibition Mosley will launch an exclusive music video online which was shot in her home town of Trowbridge and will be shown on YouTube. Please visit this page shortly for further details.

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