In a piece originally published by The Conversation, Kate Oakley, professor of Cultural Policy at University of Leeds, argues that without better pay and conditions and subsidised education, the arts and creative industries will increasingly become the preserve of the well-off and privately educated.
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The latest round of a-n’s Go and See bursary scheme for artist-led groups has awarded over £12,500 to 11 artists’ initiatives across the UK.
In the third of our weekly series, we highlight this week’s exhibitions and events from a-n’s members. Drawn from our popular Events section, they take us on a journey across the UK.
Students at Wimbledon College of Arts have taken over a lecture theatre for a day to protest at the ‘marketisation’ of art education.
Turner Contemporary’s Self exhibition looks at artists’ self-portraits from the 17th century to the present day, exploring the changing way artists have seen themselves – and society has seen artists. Dany Louise reports from Margate.
First ever mapping of the UK’s creative economy finds ‘uneven distribution’ of the UK’s creative industries and regional imbalance in employment. Arts Professional’s Liz Hill reports.
Chosen from over 400 applicants, Photoworks and Jerwood Visual Arts have announced the three artists who will each receive £5000 to develop new work.
The international artists and writers nominated for the biennial Absolut Art Award have been announced.
Front-of-house staff at Dulwich Picture Gallery in south London have launched a petition in protest at a raft of proposed redundancies at the 200-year-old gallery.
The annual open exhibition for final year undergraduates and recent postgraduates announces the three artists who will be selecting work for the 2015 show.
Tate has released figures showing the level of sponsorship it has received from BP from 1990 up to the end of 2006, following a three-year legal battle by campaigners.
The winners of The Arts Foundation’s annual awards will be announced later this week, with this year’s fine art category throwing a spotlight on artists who make objects, interventions and installations out in ‘the elements’.
Digital Utopias was a one-day conference in Hull organised by Arts Council England that set out to create debate about how new technologies are enabling creativity across the arts. Richard Taylor reports from the 2017 City of Culture.
This week’s recommendations find us rock-star gazing in London, contemplating resistance in Manchester, and appreciating the work of two of Jeremy Deller’s heroes in Oxford.
Our busy Events section features events and exhibitions posted by a-n members. In the second of a new weekly series, we pick five highlights from the next seven days.
The winner of the sixth Artes Mundi prize is the American artist Theaster Gates.
The Belgian painter Luc Tuymans has been found guilty of plagiarism by a court in Antwerp after using a photograph of a right-wing politician as inspiration for a painting.
Songbook, the much anticipated photobook from leading photographer Alec Soth, chronicles the solitary experiences of Americans through a blend of lyrical portraits and empty landscapes. Tim Clark considers the images of those longing for connection in an era of virtual networks.
Art Map London’s new project is Free Spaces, a directory of alternative venues for art. We speak to Art Map’s Jenny Judova about the new online initiative.
Our series looking at Digital R&D Fund visual arts initiatives continues with NetPark, a project instigated by Metal in Southend-on-Sea and produced by artist and curator Simon Poulter.
A House of Lords debate on government support for individual artists, led by the Earl of Clancarty, attracted contributions from the three main parties and crossbench peers.
With a strike ballot of National Gallery staff currently taking place over plans to privatise jobs, the PCS union has organised a day of action culminating in a protest in Trafalgar Square.
This week’s selections include contemporary abstract paintings in London, a feature-length film installation in Sheffield, and in Edinburgh a look at two once famous and now largely forgotten Scottish painters of the 1940s.
Every week, a-n’s members post details of events and exhibitions across the UK on the site’s Events listings section. In the first of a new weekly series, we pick some of the highlights from the next seven days.
Producer and writer Carolyn Black has worked in the visual arts for over two decades. Having witnessed many ups and downs in the sector, she believes things have never been so bad for artists in the UK. It’s time, she says, for things to change…