Primer Scotland - Resource for Visual Arts Graduates

Primer Scotland is a resource for Visual Arts Graduates, covering things you need to consider in your first couple of years.

Everything you wanted to know about being an artist, but didn’t know you needed to know, and probably didn’t know who to ask anyway.

Artquest is a professional development programme for visual artists founded in 2001 hosted by University of the Arts London (UAL) and funded by Arts Council England (ACE). They help visual artists working in any medium.

Artquest has worked in partnership with Creative Scotland and The Glasgow School of Art Development Team and Enterprise Studio to produce a Scottish version of the Artquest graduate resource Primer. Find out more about Artquest, Creative Scotland and The Glasgow School of Art partnership at the back of this resource.

Primer Scotland covers things you need to consider in your first couple of years after graduation as well as other key things about working in the visual arts sector: finding and working with galleries; understanding your rights; finding a studio; maintaining a network; and getting more advice.