#Heartunions Week 11th – 17th February 2018 Louise Bradley

Updated: Feb 20, 2019

Artist Louise Bradley talks from the heart

“Solo worker”, “freelance”, “independent”, “free agent” –  I have lots of choice and freedom as a self-employed artist but it can be precarious when it comes to stability or support when things go wrong or knowing what to do when difficulties with employers arise.  As a non-affiliated artist I would be weaker and feel very much on my own without a Union behind me.  AUE offers a steady rock of support, guidance and advice when needed.  All artists should think about joining!

Photography David Lawson


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A membership to Artists’ Union England gets you professional support and access to resources. That means you’ll get:

  • Public and Products Liability (PPL) insurance
  • 30 minutes FREE legal advice
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  • FREE training and study opportunities
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Your membership means help will be there when you need it and we’ll constantly campaign for artist’s rights.

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