This is a collection of places that offer advice, information, opportunities and services for photographers and artists.
a-n provides information, research and debate for artists. It is a not-for-profit company with a subscription program. As a subscriber, you also benefit from artwork, studio and public liability insurance and full access to opportunities listings and articles.
Artsadmin helps and supports artists to produce new work to share with local, national and international audiences.
Arts Jobs and Arts News
Arts Council England’s free mailing list service which lists adverts for a range of job opportunities within the art and culture sector and to announce arts-related events, news and call-outs for exhibitions.
Artquest encourages critical engagement and provides practical support to visual artists throughout their careers.
Arts Council England (ACE)
ACE look for organisations, artists, events, initiatives and others to support with funding. They also have a great resource of advice and guidance.
Artists’ Union England
Artists’ Union England is a new trade union for professional visual and applied artists.
Artists’ Books Cooperative (ABC)
ABC is an international group of artists seeking to create, engage, and communicate on issues concerning self-publishing. If you are an artist making books you can apply to become part of the network.
Analog Photography Users Group (APUG)
APUG is an online forum dedicated to non-digital photographic processes.
Film and Darkroom Users (FADU)
FADU is an online forum for all those interested in film photography and darkroom use.
London Alternative Photography Collective (LAPC)
LAPC host talks about analogue and alternative photography processes and their application in contemporary art. Talks are open to all as LAPC aims to make alternative processes as accessible as possible. See their website for upcoming talks and events.
London Centre for Book Arts (LCBA)
LCBA is an open-access educational book arts centre. They offer workshops and classes in papermaking, letterpress printing, bookbinding and book arts, as well as a membership scheme, and volunteering opportunities.
The Miniclick Photo Talks
Miniclick is a photography collective that runs free photography talks and events around the country. They have bases and run regular events in Brighton, London and Leeds.
Negative Feedback its a YouTube featuring informative and aesthetically pleasing videos to help photographers navigate the sometimes confusing non-digital world of film photography. They have an active community on their Facebook group.
no.w.here supports the production of artist works, runs multiple workshops and critical discussions, and actively curates performances, screenings, residencies, publications, events and exhibitions.
Photofusion is a hub for photography based in Brixton, London. They are a non-profit resource helping people through photography, with a community outreach programme, membership scheme and vibrant program of events.
The Photographers Gallery
The Photographers Gallery has a wide range of talks and events, including artist talks, exhibition tours, workshops and courses, and career advice for aspiring photographers.
RFF is an online forum with a focus on rangefinder cameras.
Art Licks Weekend
The Art Licks Weekend is a festival that showcases the work of pioneering young artists, curators, galleries and project spaces in London. Organised by Art Licks.
Artquest provides an extensive opportunities section which is regularly updated.
Bar Tur Photobook Award
Bar Tur Photobook award is an annual award offers an emerging photographer the opportunity to work with The Photographers’ Gallery and independent UK based publisher to produce their first book.
Regularly updated list of art related awards, prizes, competitions, exhibitions, festivals, participations, entries and submissions which do not require a fee in order to participate.
Organised by The Photographers Gallery, FreshFaced+WildEyed is an annual exhibition that celebrates the talent emerging from BA and MA photography courses across the UK.
Jerwood /Photoworks Award
The Jerwood/Photoworks Awards support early career artists who are approaching photography in new ways. Three artists each receive £5,000, a mentoring programme and access to a significant production fund to support the making of new work for a national touring exhibition.
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize
The Taylor Wessing Prize is an international competition run by the National Portrait Gallery. Open to all, it celebrates and promotes contemporary portrait photography from around the world.
FotoRoom is an online photography magazine which has helpful resources like lists of photography awards, photography grants and photography festivals. Membership required.
New Contemporaries is a leading UK organisation supporting emergent art practice from British Art Schools. Every year they organise an annual, open submission, touring exhibition for current and recent graduates.
Aperture specialises in a range of second-hand camera equipment. They also offer film processing and camera repair services.
Artful Dodgers Imaging
Artful Dodgers Imaging is a photographic lab based in Central London. They offer film processing, scanning, hand printing, plus mounting and framing.
Bayeux is a complete professional photographic lab based in Central London. They offer film processing, scanning, digital printing, hand printing, plus mounting and framing.
Sharon Easterling at Downtown Darkroom offers traditional processing of black and white film and hand printing on Resin and Fibre based papers.
Eye Culture is a photographic lab based in East London. They offer film processing and scanning services.
Four Corners are a centre for film and photography in East London. They have black and white and colour darkrooms for hire.
Good Press Gallery
Good Press Gallery have created an excellent print resource listing UK based printers, publishers and anything that could be used while printing your work really.
For artists who want to rent equipment. Find the perfect kit for your project from users near you, for less.
Labyrinth is a professional photographic lab based in Four Corners in East London. They offer film processing, scanning and hand printing.
LensLab has a range of photographic equipment to hire, including a selection of classic lenses. You can also rent out your extra photographic kit with them to make some extra money.
Metro Imaging is a complete professional photographic lab based in London. They offer film processing, scanning, digital printing, hand printing, plus mounting and framing.
no.w.here is an artist-run project in East London which creates a space for innovation with the cine film medium, allowing artists and filmmakers to experiment with production modes and chemical processes not possible via commercial labs.
Photofusion is a hub for photography based in Brixton, London. They offer film processing and digital printing. They also have darkroom and scanning facilities for hire.
Rapid Eye is a photographic lab based in East London. They offer film processing, scanning, hand printing, and digital printing. They also have a darkroom for hire.
Spectrum is a professional imaging lab based in Brighton. They offer digital printing and mounting services.
theprintspace is a professional photo printing service based in East London. They offer digital printing, mounting and framing services.
Japan Camera Hunter
Japan Camera Hunter will source quality cameras and other photographic equipment from Japan for customers around the world.
35mmc is a blog dedicated to reviews, thoughts and experiences with 35mm compact cameras, rangefinders and their lenses.
Emulsive is a space for film photographers to share their knowledge, experience and thoughts about everything related to film photography.