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Contents include: Features include: Residencies and collaborations and Funding the arts locally; in Debate Mark Dean asks is art the new religion? In Collaborative relationships artist David Cotterrell and Projects Director Carolyn Black discuss communication, mutual trust and the benefits of confronting risk; plus Big picture by Doug Jones, Reviews, Snapshot and much more! PDF version [size 4.90 MB]. Requires PDF reader.
a-n.co.uk March 2011
Contents include: Includes: Widening the audience for visual artists feature; John Holden on cultural exclusivity; Matthew Houlding in Big picture; plus 15mm films & beaconsfield in this month's Collaborative relationships. PDF version [size 4.8 MB]. Requires PDF reader.
a-n Magazine April 2009
Contents include: Features include: Margate revealed and Art and learning; in Debate Anna-Marie Gray scrutinises unpaid internships and questions their impact on one's career prospects. In Collaborative relationships artists Nina Coulson and Alexander Johnson of Yoke and Zoom and Susan Miles of ACORP give their accounts of a cultural regeneration project with a difference; plus Big picture by Shan Hur, Reviews, Snapshot and more! PDF version [size 5.66 MB]. Requires PDF reader.
a-n.co.uk March 2011
Contents include: This month, Emma Gelliot reports from the National Federation of Studio Providers AGM; Tom Hackett selects reviews from Edinburgh, London and Manchester; Andrew Bryant looks to Projects unedited blogs to consider the enduring question: Why be an artist?; In Collaborative relationships,youth worker Chrissie Miles and artist Lindsay Perth reflect on developing a project in which young people could express their world through photography; Artists Sally Lemsford and Elizabeth Murton reflect on AIR's first annual members forum, OpenAIR: Effecting Change; in Art and learning we profile two education programmes that provide a variety of entry points to artistic practice and encourage audience participation and interpretation via gallery tours, symposia, courses and workshops as well as performances and events. PDF version [size 5.1 MB]. Requires PDF reader.
a-n.co.uk March 2012
Contents include: FrenchMottershead on 'microperformance', Mostyn Open and Whitstable Biennale reviewed. Reports on guidelines for galleries within the Own Art scheme and new ACE visual arts strategy. Caroline Wright on exchanging Norwich for Tokyo; artists' associations in Iceland; squatters' rights in Rotterdam. PDF version [size 8.5MB]. Requires pdf reader.
a-n Magazine August 2006
Contents include: In news a mobile memorial for executed campaigner Saro-Wiwa. A Michael Pinsky installation monitors local weather and Sciart awards announced. NAN networking event report summarizes arts resources in Glasgow. Reviews includes interventions in Sheffield and a question of appropriation or sampling in Manchester. PDF version. Requires a pdf reader.
a-n Magazine December 2005
Contents include: Features include 'How to save money', 'Commission and create' plus 'The biennial's radical heart' in Debate; In Collaborative relationships director of Situations Claire Doherty and artist Stephen Hodge on the wonders of western public art commission; plus News, Reviews, Snapshot and much more! PDF version [size 4.85 MB]. Requires PDF reader.
a-n.co.uk December 2010
Contents include: This month, Interface editor Rosemary Shirley's Reviews selection highlights recent visual arts activity in the north of England, showcasing both the variety of artistic activity in the region and wealth of user-generated writing by contributors to Interface; in Collaborative relationships Ruth Ben-Tovim and Anne-Marie Culhane discuss two collaborative projects that focus on exchange, community and participation; in Winning the prize Jack Hutchinson reports from the awards ceremony of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Awards; Big picture is by Tereza Buskova; in Debate Jon Wakeman asks, is All Points North acting like The Premier League? and Joshua Sofaer asks what can culture do in times of wider crises? PDF version [size 4.62 MB]. Requires PDF reader.
a-n.co.uk November 2011
Contents include: Up for Debate, The art of amateurism plus Home office curbs non-eu artists; Lucienne Cole's socially engaged project at Whitworth Art Gallery in Collaborative Relationships; Michael Shaw is this month's Big picture - his residency at Davy Markham engineering drew on computer aided design and rapid prototyping. Plus Prizes and awards focus and Commissions news. PDF version [size 5 MB]. Requires PDF reader.
a-n Magazine February 2009
Contents include: Features include 'Commissioning 2011' and 'Prizes and awards'; Dr Jon Bowen debates 'Democracy: the new way forward'; In Collaborative relationships Artsadmin's Manick Govinda and Clare Qualmann of walkwalkwalk discuss recent commissions for the Town Hall Hotel in Bethnal Green; plus News, Reviews, Big Picture, Snapshot and more! PDF version [size 4.45 MB]. Requires PDF reader.
a-n.co.uk January 2011
Contents include: This month in arts funding news Dany Louise reports on how ACE funding cuts are impacting on small-scale production and artist-centred organisations; and we re-publish Variant's intelligent commentary on Creative Scotland's vision; in Reviews Maria Fusco selects texts by Liz Buckley, Anneka French, Gabrielle Hoad, Rachel Murray and Travis Riley; Collaborative relationships uncovers Motion Disabled, a digital exploration of the bodies of people who are physically different; Big picture is by Lilah Fowler; and in Debate Cara Courage examines the gender imbalance in the arts workforce and asks if it's really down to women wanting to 'have it all'? PDF version [size 6.39 MB]. Requires PDF reader.
a-n.co.uk January 2012
Contents include: Layla Curtis travels to the ends of the earth. Ali Beddoes enjoys artist-curated show in Birmingham and Nicolas Deshayes reviewed at Nottingham's Moot Gallery. Extracts from Curated space online think-tank plus Paul Hamlyn grant winners announced and news of Delfina residencies. PDF version [size: 9.5MB]. Requires a pdf reader.
a-n Magazine January 2006
Contents include: Steve Dutton and Katriona Beales report from the Culture cuts conference in London; WeDidThis founder Ed Whiting discusses opportunities that crowd-funding provides for arts organisations and artists; in Debate Dany Louise asks What do festivals add to a city? Big Picture is Phoebe Cummings and in Collaborative relationships Fiona Heathcote and Jon Lockhart discuss Saturdads, a programme of art sessions at a Sure Start children's centre in Oxford. PDF version [size 5.37 MB]. Requires PDF reader.
a-n.co.uk June 2011
Contents include: Support schemes for artists, art in the public realm, slack spaces. Big picture features Nina Murdoch. Nick Slater and Kathrin Böhm in Collaborative relationships. PDF version [size 6.2 MB]. Requires PDF reader.
a-n Magazine July 2009
Contents include: Emilia Telese's analysis of a number of parallel art markets in the UK; open studio events around the UK and calls to take part; Rod McIntosh's guide to negotiating a better rate of pay; plus Beacon co-director John Plowman and artist Kelly Large discuss a residency at Kesteven and Sleaford High School. PDF version [size 7.3 MB]. Requires PDF reader.
a-n Magazine June 2009
Contents include: Executive Director of CARFAC April Britski reports on the Canadian arts funding scene; in Debate Daniel Fawcett argues that artists' use of film holds the key to its future; Big Picture is by Ben Ashton and in Collaborative relationships artists Sarah Evans, David Kefford and CJ Mahony discuss the launch of Aid & Abet, their new artist-run space in Cambridge. PDF version [size 4.8MB]. Requires PDF reader.
a-n.co.uk May 2011
Special issue: the last a-n Magazine. Then & Now features on Professional practice, Collaboration and Artist-led activity highlight a-n's enduring concerns and wealth of intelligence in our archive; interview with Mag coordinator Chris Brown; Kevin Hunt selects reviews from Glasgow International; in 'Celebrating a-n's achievements' collaborators and contributors with testimonials of what a-n means to them. PDF version [size 5.2 MB]. Requires PDF reader.
a-n.co.uk May 2012
Contents include: In Collaborative relationships Brian Mcclave & Gavin Peacock on how they joined forces within their artistic careers; Tracey Eastham discusses bad curating in debate; Artist residency programmes in the UK and beyond. Plus Hans Borgonjon profile and Richard William Wheater in Big picture. PDF version [size 5 MB]. Requires PDF reader.
a-n Magazine March 2009
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This month: Alessandro Vincentelli selects texts by Tom Hackett, Kenn Taylor, Maru Rojas Cuahonte, David Minton, Iris Priest and Charlotte A Morgan; Rebecca Heald, Director of Bloomberg New Contemporaries spotlights Clare Maynard's 'Random places'; Emily Speed, Jack Hutchinson and Gillian Nicol report from the inaugural OpenAIR members' forum at Firstsite, Colchester and from Arts Council England's annual conference 'Artists shaping the world';Pippa Koszerek and Eleonora Schinella consider relationships between artists, activism and social justice following the 2011 Triangle Network conference in London.
a-n.co.uk February 2012