Arnside Studios was founded on the following core beliefs:

1 > Art as such does not physically exist and can therefore manifest itself in any form physical or otherwise.

2 > The cult of personality and individuality surrounding the art world is fundamentally a bad thing. Almost as damaging as it was in the political sphere in the 20th century. The fame of charismatic individuals is poisonous and has a pernicious effect on the minds of ambitious young people. So we shouldn't be having it in art.

3 > The exceptional economy of the arts is all wrong and ought to be abandoned entirely. The idea of the full time non-craft based "artist" is a middle-class myth. It's nonesense. Fair enough if you see drawing or whichever as your trade but totally autonomous free-of-all-bounds art is NOT A TRADE.

4 > We should all find existentially appropriate employment in order to achieve this. Artists should stop taking menial/minimum wage jobs and actually just go into gainful employment in something suited to them whilst retaining the ability to make art without it being the sole business of their life. There is nothing wrong with this. The idea of doing only menial jobs to pay the bills so that you can reserve all your creative energy for your practice is a destructive and poisonous doctrine.

5 > People shouldn't be bothered about becoming 'Artists'. If you're ever going to be one then you already are one, you don't need to prove it you can just get on with the business of producing art.

6 > Everyone needs some form of art in their life.

7 > There is nothing wrong with art being commercialised now and again. It is a rational response to living in a capitalist system, a system which is as naturally occuring as a bird's nest or a waterfall.

<AS> 13/04/20