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As part of our UK role as an information and advocacy organisation for artists and the visual arts sector, this section highlights new research and analysis about artists and the environment for contemporary practice, drawn from our own resesrch and other sources.
An analysis and commentary on artists’ work and opportunities in 2012.
Sarah Rowles research looks at approaches to teaching professional practice within fine and applied arts programmes and identifies the role a-n and other professional development organisations can have in supporting student learning in the future.
As the Clore Leadership Programme's first dedicated 'Artist Fellow', Joshua Sofaer set about exploring what 'Artist as Leader' might mean. Here we share his AHRC-funded research including Sofaer's overview of what it revealed. Already online, interviews with: Cornelia Parker, Field Theory, First Draft, Richard Layzell and Richard Hicks, Kate Love. interviews with Masato Nakamura, and David Wilson will follow soon. Includes sound files hosted on Youtube and Sofaer's written comments and observations alongside.
Drawing on a-n's Collaborative relationships series along with other key research publications, Chris Fremantle asks "Who is collaborating? Who 'wins' and what do they 'win'?"
Towards its contribution to the ArtWorks programme, Navigator (which includes A+, a partnership strategy pooling the best of CPD from a-n The Artists Information Company and Artquest, along with Engage, Foundation for Community Dance, National Association of Writers in Education, and Sound Sense) has developed this bibliography with the intention of identifying and presenting a range of available resources for artists working in participatory settings.
This Research paper forms part of a series that looks specifically at the nature and value of openly-advertised work and opportunities for visual and applied artists. Drawing on data published on www.a-n.co.uk/jobs_and_opps, this series set out in 2007 to track on an ongoing basis the key categories of awards/fellowships, academic posts, art vacancies, commissions, exhibitions, residencies and competitions/prizes, and by doing so, to identify any trends arising, and provide commentary and contextual evidence and analysis from other related sources, to contribute to arts and cultural consultations and policy.
Reyahn King explores the role of galleries within professional development for visual artists.
Six months on from her ‘Ladders for development' report, Dany Louise interviewed the 'Ladders organisations' again, to find out how they've fared and what their futures hold.
A fair share - direct funding for individual artists from UK arts councils. Is there enough funding going to individual artists and are the application processes user-friendly? We asked Dany Louise to examine the current state of play for grants to individual artists from the UK arts councils - including comparators of volumes of artists applying and success rates - to see whether a 'fair share' has been getting into the hands of artists to develop their practice.
More information on the history and scope each of the regional Turning Point networks such as objectives, priorities and membership of committees and decision-making groups, and the 2011 stakeholder survey results plus a commentary on the future challenge.