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Jane Watt

Jane Watt is Advisers and tutors online editor and an artist. She was Knowledge bank commissions coordinator between 2008-09.

jane@janewattprojects.com

Artist-led activity: a learning resource guide for tutors

Artist-led activity can be radical, edgy, slick, or a bit tatty round the edges, quick to appear and just as quick to disappear. It can go largely unseen, or capture the zeitgeist. Artists have been creating their own arena in which to make and exhibit work for years: from the Salon des Refusés, Paris in the 1860s and 70s to City Racing, London in 1980s and 90s. Read on…

Guide, a-n.co.uk November 2010

Jayne Knight

Jayne Knight is Arts Development Manager at Suffolk County Council. She was the driving force behind Making Art Work, an ambitious and widely regarded professional development programme for Suffolk-based artists that ran from 1999 until 2006. She talks to Jane Watt about how the scheme developed, her work in a local authority and survival tips for rural-based artists. Read on…

Profile, a-n.co.uk May 2010

Degrees of success: a guide for tutors

This guide by Jane Watt outlines the ways in which you can make the most of Degrees unedited as a learning resource. Read on…

Guide, a-n.co.uk March 2010

 
Creative graduates creative futures

In January the quantitative findings of a longitudinal study Creative Graduates Creative Futures were published. Subscribers read on…

News, a-n Magazine March 2010

Linda Ball

Linda Ball is project leader of Creative Graduates Creative Futures the largest research study to date about the career paths of art and design graduates. She talks to Jane Watt about the research, her own experience of a portfolio career and the importance of having creativity at the core of professional practice. Read on…

Profile, a-n.co.uk February 2010

Yorkshire Artspace

Mir Jansen, Programme Manager of the professional development programme at Yorkshire Artspace in Sheffield talks to Jane Watt about how the studio organisation continues to support artists, the parallels between an artist's and an organisation's profile development, and her top five tips on making funding applications. Read on…

Profile, a-n.co.uk December 2009

Alias

Project coordinator Ed Adam and consultant Sovay Berriman tell Jane Watt how Alias (Artists-led Initiative Advisory service) has developed over the last ten years. They discuss the dilemmas that artist-led organisations face and offer their survival tips. Read on…

Profile, a-n.co.uk October 2009

Artist parents: speak up

"There is no more sombre enemy of good art than the pram in the hall" Cyril Connolly, Enemies of Promise, 1938 Subscribers read on…

News, a-n Magazine November 2009

Beyond the PhD

Dr. Julia Horn, Joint Director of the Centre for Career Management Skills (CETL) at University of Reading talks to Jane Watt about the fascinating research project and online resource Beyond the PhD Read on…

Profile, a-n.co.uk October 2009

Using 'Jobs & opps' as a learning resource

A guide to using Jobs & opps as a learning resource. Jane Watt reveals how www.a-n.co.uk/jobs_and_opps can be used as a valuable resource for artists to develop professional practice. She looks at how information from past opportunity listings, project reports and interviews can be used by artists to realise present and future goals. This guide is punctuated by a series of six ‘activities’ that enable users to realise the full potential of resources on offer. Read on…

Guide, a-n.co.uk October 2009

Abigail Branagan

Abigail Branagan has been advising artists and makers for over a decade. She is a freelance business advisor as well as Business Development Manager at Cockpit Arts in London. She talks to Jane Watt about what makes a good advice session and how makers are weathering the economic storm. Read on…

Profile, a-n.co.uk September 2009

Matt Roberts

Curator Matt Roberts talks to Jane Watt about how and why he set up the London-based organisation Matt Roberts Arts and the importance of providing support and a platform for emerging and mid-career artists, curators and arts professionals. Subscribers read on…

Profile: curator, a-n.co.uk July 2009

Curatorial practice

What is an artist-curator? What makes a good collaborative partnership between a curator and an artist? What financial, practical and critical support is available to curators? Do you work with an organisation or go it alone? Subscribers read on…

Feature, a-n Magazine June 2009

A healthy outlook

Jane Watt reports on the Brighton symposium Is Design Good For You? considering the range of projects that artists undertake in healthcare environments. Subscribers read on…

News, a-n Magazine May 2009

Anna Dumitriu

Anna Dumitriu's collaborative practice takes performance, digital art, installation, microbiology and philosophy in its stride. She talks to Jane Watt about her practice and research. Subscribers read on…

Profile: artist, a-n.co.uk April 2009

Safle

In October 2010 Safle ceased trading following the withdrawal of funding from the Arts Council of Wales. Back in April 2009, Jane Watt spoke to Safle’s Project Managers and Executive Director about how they were supporting artists to develop and make work in the public realm. At the time Safle was one of the UK’s largest independent public art consultancies. Subscribers read on…

Profile, a-n.co.uk April 2009. Updated December 2010.

Frances Lord

Frances Lord discusses her practice as a curator, writer, freelance project manager and art consultant with Jane Watt. Subscribers read on…

Profile: curator, a-n.co.uk April 2009

 
Spark Plug Curator Award

Crafts Council Director of Programmes, Claire West talks to Jane Watt about why the Spark Plug Curator Award was initiated, the selection process and some of the exciting new curatorial ideas and works that have emerged. Subscribers read on…

Profile, a-n.co.uk April 2009

Hans Borgonjon

Hans Borgonjon talks about how a Crafts Council Development Award has helped him to develop his ceramic practice and studio. Subscribers read on…

Profile: artist, a-n.co.uk March 2009

Richard William Wheater

Richard William Wheater is a recipient of the Crafts Council Development Award. He talks to Jane Watt about his installation/performance work, his experience of applying for funding and the importance of being focused, but not pigeon-holed. Subscribers read on…

Profile: artist, a-n.co.uk February 2009

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