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News from our Partners at Irenicon: GDPR What does it mean for your gallery?

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

This article was written by Annabel Kaye, Founder of Irenicon, and KoffeeKlatch  AWAD’s Partner in the field of Human Resources & Legal Support.

Image courtesy of Markus Spiske via Unsplash

You are going to hear a lot about GDPR – the General Data Protection Regulations that come into effect in the UK in May 2018 along with the rest of the EU.  There are some things you really need to know to protect your business.

 

Data is in your gallery business is like cash in your house

Think of the way you currently handle your client data as if you were dealing with cash they left in your house.   The data your customers share with you is money they leave in your house.    It’s their money but they let you keep it for them.

Inside your house is a safe where you put the high-value items and the things you don’t want visitors to see.     You don’t put everything there.  It is a nuisance to get it in and out of the safe every time you need it.  But if it is sensitive, confidential or money you keep it in the safe.

You don’t leave your doors and windows open with cash on the kitchen table.   When you are on holiday or away from your house you take care that your safe is locked and the burglar alarms are on.  You don’t just pack up everything in the house and take it on holiday with you in case it comes in handy.

You move cash and documents around inside your house and you assume it is OK with your customer if you move their stuff from one room to another.  You assume that as long as it stays in your house that’s fine.

 

GDPR affects anyone doing business in Europe

Brexit is not going to get the UK out of this.  Anyone doing business in Europe is going to have to pay attention to this.

 

GDPR is a whole rebuild of how you think about permission

GDPR is a whole new way of looking at what permissions you need when to do what.   You are not going to be able to say – they came to my house so of course, I had permission to take all their cash.   Implied permission (they must have wanted me to do that) and a lot of well-established marketing techniques and mailing lists are going to need an overhaul.   Nor can you assume that because they visited the kitchen you have permission to take their cash to the bedroom.

You can rebuild in good time for the changes – and start looking at how you handle all this data that comes in and out of your data house, or you can hope for the best.

What’s your plan?

If you need to think about this, do not hesitate to contact  Annabel Kaye, Founder of Irenicon, and KoffeeKlatch  AWAD’s Partner in the field of Human Resources & Legal Support

News from Our Partners: Photographer Vladislav Kolev documents the Store Street Framing Workshop

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Vladislav Kolev is London based visual artist working with photography. AWAD’s London Partners in matters of framing and related services, Store Street Framing asked him to spend some time in their workshop and make a piece that illustrates the great craft and sheer hard work that goes into hand-finished frames. Kolev came back with some beautiful images, a selection of which are seen here courtesy of the artist and Store Street Framing, and many more can be seen via this link.

My fascination with photographic images began before I even got my first camera. My interest in photography grew almost instantly after many years of painting, making sculptures and mixed media experiments. I see it as a natural progression that I moved into photography full time where a combination of things that dwelled inside me found their way out through this medium.

Artist’s Statement by Vladislav Kolev

Store Street Framing April 2017 Blog (Hand Painted Frames Image)

Store Street Framing April 2017 Blog (Stool + Leaf Image)

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From our Partner Annabel Kaye of Irenicon: How the Uber decision affects your team

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
This article was written by Annabel Kaye, Founder of Irenicon,  AWAD’s Partner in the field of Human Resources & Legal Support

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Sometimes a legal decision comes along that really is a game changer – at least for some. This week’s employment tribunal decision has caused quite a stir. Uber has been paying drivers as ‘self-employed’ and has not taken on board that there are 3 categories of worker in the UK;

1 – Genuinely in business (self-employed)
2 – Worker
3 – Employee

Like so many other organisations Uber has forgotten the one in the middle.

While Uber is going to appeal the decision, it is highly unlikely the will succeed and the result of this is that they have to face claims for national minimum wage, statutory holiday and more. For more information on what how we got here and what this means in general check here.

There are tests that are applied to who is self-employed and who is a worker. It’s not a simple as saying – you are self-employed.

If you are paying regular freelancers in the UK please claim your free review from our specialist team. Irenicon’s KoffeeKlatch service is all about the freelancers you pay. Just click here and claim your confidential free review. You will get some questions to answer and you can send your contract back for an honest opinion on whether you need to change what you are doing. When answering the questions please make sure you add in that you are an AWAD member, so that you get priority place in the review system.

If you are not using any form of contracts, you need to protect your business (and your freelancers) from unexpected problems. As AWAD members you can claim your AWAD discount on all KoffeeKlatch agreements (for more information & the discount code click here). They start at £35+VAT (before you apply your discount code). Have a look at the contract options here. They come in three options – basic, brandable, and editable. For more information on what support is included in each option check here.

Don’t ignore this legal decision. You could be running up substantial liabilities for the future. Now is a great time to get yourself straightened out.

Image courtesy of Unsplash

Press Release: LAPADA and AWAD Agreed to Waive Joining Fees in a Reciprocal Partnership

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

LAPADA the Association of Art & Antiques Dealers announces an agreement with the Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD) that sees them waive the joining fees for applicants who hold membership to the other.

Rebecca Davies, LAPADA Association CEO, comments: ‘attracting a wider representation of female dealers is something we support. AWAD shares LAPADA’s commitment to offering its members the skills and expertise to trade competitively within the international art market. We look forward to working together and encouraging collaborations between the two groups.’

Susan Mumford, Founder and CEO of AWAD, adds, “The support of art dealers’ enterprises is increasingly vital in a rapidly evolving world. With distinct types of support for members, notably LAPADA’s annual fair and AWAD’s focus on peer-to-peer networking on an international scale, differing needs of dealers are met by the two organisations. We look forward to seeing members’ businesses thrive all the more as a result of tapping into both trade associations.”

About LAPADA

LAPADA the Association of Art & Antiques Dealers is the largest society of professional art and antiques dealers in the UK. It is a trusted resource for private collectors and the art & antiques trade in the UK and 16 other countries around the world. Established in 1974 it boasts 550 worldwide members, who are experts in their fields, with specialisms ranging from fine art, jewellery and furniture to contemporary works, sculpture and ceramics. Due to the Association’s strict Code of Practice, clients are offered total reassurance when purchasing from a LAPADA member. LAPADA offers a referral service for any member of the public looking for a trusted dealer in a specific area, who is seeking quality and assurance of authenticity. It also offers industry advice and lobbies on issues affecting its members and good practice in the art and antiques trade. In 2015 LAPADA launched a new website, the leading online marketplace for sourcing authentic art and antiques from trusted LAPADA-accredited dealers.
lapada.org
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From our Partners at Westbury: What can artists do to preserve their art for future generations

Monday, September 5th, 2016

 

This article was written by Keith Graham, Partner at Westbury Accountants and Business Advisors, AWAD’s Partner in this field

 

  1. What will happen to my art after my death?
  2. How can I ensure my family benefit from my lifelong work?
  3. Will my art retain its value?
  4. Who will manage my collection?

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These and others are the sort of questions that we are being asked increasingly by our many artist clients. Of course, there are many advantages to becoming successful as an artist but success brings with it a whole new set of challenges.

What to do with your art?

In our experience, once artists begin to think about their own mortality, they become increasingly concerned with the question of what to do with their art. Many think that this is something that could be dealt with just by a well-drafted will; others wonder whether they should be setting up a foundation during their lifetime.

What is clear is that these questions have to be faced up to. Picasso died without a will leaving a legacy of massive legal battles. Dalí set up a foundation but his affairs were still extremely untidy. Rothko left clear instructions but his executors certainly did not understand fully (or chose not to) his real wishes. On the other hand, the Henry Moore Foundation is an excellent example of careful planning and competent management of an estate. (more…)

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