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Catch up on my recent articles about the Pandemic Recession on my main blog (posted there because a lot of artists follow it and it gets lots of readers!).
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The Covid-19 Pandemic to date has made economic survival very difficult for a number of artists. However the coming Global Recession is going to make life difficult for a lot more artists - all around the world.
In this post I'm beginning to set out an overview of what I think are key issues for artists during The Pandemic Recession. It includes some background reading and covers
PLUS recent initiatives to support artists
PLEASE DO NOT post art if you're NOT a career artist whose livelihood is currently in jeopardy due to Coronavirus. There's way too much amateur art being posted by people who cannot possibly be paying their household and business bills through the sale of their art. That, to my mind, is just plain selfish and attention-seeking given the intention of this project is to support those self-employed professional artists who have lost their ability to earn their normal income e.g. from sales of exhibited paintings in art galleries and art fairs, teaching art to students and the normal sort of work which many professional artists engage in.
PLUS in relation to Teaching Art - I wrote on my botanical art news blog about the implications for teaching art. Planning considerations are essentially generic whichever type of art you teach.
The one thing that is certain is that the virus is not going away any time soon. All that is happening right now is that the reproduction rate is being cut - but a very small percentage of the community has been infected and the virus is still in the community.
I'm going to be continuing to write about the implications of the Pandemic Recession on changing business practices and art business models
READ about the Key Points for Artists, Art Teachers and Art Galleries to date below
This is relevant to all artists and arts organisations that practice direct marketing i.e. any method of communication which is directed to particular individuals.
Even if you are not going to comment on the consultation, you probably need to be aware of the contents - particularly if you keep lists of people you contact via email or newsletters.
The Information Commissioner in the UK proposes to introduce a Direct Marketing Code of Practice - as required by the Data Protection Act 2018.
This month the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has
Quotes in this blog post come from the draft code of practice.
What is direct marketing?
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