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Artists Union England are going to join the TUC backed Protest at the Tory Party Conference on Sunday 4th October. This government continues to penalize the most vulnerable in society, to cut & privatise our services, and to attack our rights. The People’s Assembly are hosting a week of events throughout the Conference. You can check out the events time table at http://www.thepeoplesassembly.org.uk/manctimetable We encourage members use AUE Facebook & Twitter to find other members with which to travel to Manchester…Find out more »
With Mark Gubb (artist and regional advocate for the Paying Artists campaign) and Angela Kennedy (artist, founding member of Artists Union England). Programmed in partnership with a-n the artists information company, this discussion is part of the ArtQuest System Failure Series.Find out more »
During our AGM we invite members to put forward motions for debate and agreement. We can also use the AGM to amend our rule book through democratic debate and discussion. This is an opportunity for you as a member to have your voice heard. Reserve your place today!Find out more »
Did George Osborne's decision not to cut national funding for the culture sector really "solve all our problems"? This conference will look at the continuing problems caused by cuts to local/regional budgets - which has been reflected in cuts, closures and privatisation - as well as examining a number of ongoing issues, such as the equalities agenda. A number of ongoing campaigns will be covered - as well as looking at how we can use art as a weapon in…Find out more »
Discuss & get involved in organising local action, talk to the exec members about current campaigns, or bring your own issues and questions to discuss with other membersFind out more »
Organised by the national Peoples Assembly, Artists' Union England supports the campaign to end Austerity. Contact email@example.com to find out who's going in your area.Find out more »
Strike Banner & Placard Making Session - Northern Region Hosted by Northern Junior Doctors' Committee - BMA, Artists' Union England members are supporting the strike action this week by helping make banners & placards. Bring your ideas! Bring some materials! Support the Junior Doctors! More information HERE.Find out more »
Free transport to Sunday's #ToriesOut demo in Birmingham - places still available There are still some seats left on Unite the union's North East coaches to the 'Tories Out: Austerity Has Failed' national demonstration in Birmingham this Sunday 2 October. If you would like to join us at this TUC and People's Assembly organised demo against the Conservative Party conference, please get in touch with Unite's Middlesbrough office as soon as possible. Places are available to any 'friend of the…Find out more »
Saturday 5th November Assemble outside the British Library 12noon. Its the demonstration every Library campaigner has been calling for and now it's on! The march will start from outside the iconic British Library and end outside the House of Commons for a Rally. Since 2010, we've LOST: One in five regional museums at least partially closed: Libraries' and museums' opening ours cut: Budgets, education programmes and mobile/housebound/specialist services slashed: An escalation in commercialisation and privatisation. Called by Barnet Unison, PCS…Find out more »
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Theresa Easton, AUE Executive member will be leading a hands on workshop in slogan writing, placard making and zines that will engage a wide ranging audience.
Unite Against Dividers: Do you work in the arts?
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Join us for The Big Workplace Meeting, hear Frances O'Grady talking about the importance of unions in the workplace and the vital role unions play. We are joining up with Unite Community, 4th Floor, Broadacre House, bring your lunch and find out more! The Big Workplace Meeting will be a short live event, broadcast to branch meetings at 12.30pm. The broadcast will answer questions about the role of unions in the modern workplace and highlight great stories from across our trade union movement.Find out more »
Artists’ Union England members are invited to submit 2-D work for the GfTU Art PurchaseFind out more »
How do we fight back against the impact of the austerity agenda on arts & culture? How do we ensure the arts are challenging discriminations? How do we support trade unions fighting low pay and attacks on their T & C's? What policies could we expect from a future Corbyn-led government? Artists Union England, together with Julie Ward, MEP Alan Gibbons (The Library Campaign) Hamida Ali (Equalities Officer, Equity) Hannah Bagua Lawson (National Museums Wales), BECTU Picturehouse campaign and Tate…Find out more »
12pm Broadcasting House Saturday 1st July AUE will be part of the Arts Bloc, meet under PCS's big yellow balloon!Find out more »
Our AGM is being held in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne on the 16th September.Find out more »
AUE Executive has been instructed by a quorate percentage of the membership to organise a Special Members Meeting to discuss and vote on a series of motions. Come along and help debate these decisions, and meet the executive committee that runs your union. Nearest Tube: Edgeware Road or Marylebone 12.30pm Registration 13.00 – 14.00 Special Members Meeting 14.00-14.30 Time to meet the AUE Executive Committee 14.30 – 16.30 AUE Executive meeting – members are encouraged, but not obliged to…Find out more »
Wednesday 21st March 2018 18-19.30 NewBridge Project, Carliol House, New Market Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6NE A Workshop, Discussion and Information sharing event Come along and find out how you the members are helping to change the art world, how to navigate exploitative ‘opportunities’ and the help to get you paid for the work you do. Join, get involved in the first Trade Union for Visual Artists, Applied and Socially Engaged Artists - set up by artists! - Artists…Find out more »
In this, the second instalment of the Focal Point Gallery professional development series, we talk money, worth and well-being. Money is never an easy topic for an artist; needing to navigating romantic notions of lone working and surviving on 'the love of it', make the difficult task of negotiating fees even harder. Along with an awareness of what is available in comparison to the artists worth, knowing where to draw the line presents an all too regular pressure. How do…Find out more »
Louise Shelley from Cubitt, London invites AUE members and BALTIC 39 Front of House Staff to a closed meeting to discuss co-support, share information and build a joint working platform. Come along to this informal gathering - just turn up at 10.30am. Cubitt are delivering research, events and workshops around artists’ fee calculations, working with W.A.G.E. in New York and AUE in London. The Open Discussion Event forms part of a project Ways of Learning at BALTIC 39. Cubitt is…Find out more »
2019 Annual Regional Conference AUE members in the Northern region are invited to attend this annual event bringing trade unions from across the Northern Region together to discuss, debate and work together. The Conference takes place Saturday 30th March 2019, Great North Museum, Newcastle and is organised by Northern TUC. Its a great way of getting more involved in the union, what’s your burning issue in the arts and at work? Interested in attending the Conference? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline…Find out more »
LCB Depot, 31 Rutland Street, Leicester LE1 1RE With a presentation by Angela Kennedy (Artists’ Union England), a book launch with editors of artWORK Alberto Cossu (University of Leicester), Jessica Holtaway (Solent University) and Paula Serafini (University of Leicester), and Daniel Mutibwa (University of Nottingham). What are the challenges faced by artists in the workplace? How can artists organise to stand against unfair practices and generate other ways of working and of valuing artistic work? And can collective artistic practice create new ways…Find out more »
Artists’ Union England’s new National Organiser, Theresa Easton will be taking part in Liverpool Artists Network ‘Presentations Special’, talking about why artists should be in a trade union. Join Theresa and a range of other artists for this slide slam. Liverpool Artists’ Network was set up in 2015 as an artist-led platform to connect the artists, art organisations, art venues, groups and collectives of Liverpool. The Network is a simple concept, it does not represent, endorse or advertise individual artists…Find out more »
Art Lab is coordinated by Halifax based artist/curator Alice Bradshaw. It is a new peer-group meet-up for artists and art practitioners to discuss their work, concurrent ideas and critical thinking. National Organiser, Theresa Easton will be talking about the work of AUE, artists working conditions and how we can improve them. All welcome!Find out more »