Russell Martin

Russell Martin

Programme Manager, Artquest
Student Enterprise and Employability
University of the Arts London

Telephone: 020 7514 6094 / 6218

Email: r.d.martin@arts.ac.uk

Expertise: visual arts, support services for artists, self-promotion, public funding, peer mentoring, crowdfunding, careers for artists, artistic practice

About: I am a practicing visual artist working part-time to lead Artquest, a professional development and careers advice service funding by Arts Council England and based at University of the Arts London. My practice has informed some of the programme at Artquest, including projects on peer mentoring and helping artists support each other, networks and setting up artist-led gallery spaces. I also chair Visual Arts UK (http://visualartsuk.tumblr.com/ / https://twitter.com/#!/VisualArtsUK), a network of around 20 national artist representative organisations that advocates and supports artistic practice across the UK. I have worked with Artqiest for over ten years, using it as a way to support my own practice through earning a living as well as gaining extensive experience of the art world, particularly in London but also acros the UK (see http://russellmartin.org.uk/past/portableradio.html) and internationally.

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