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a-n’s Granted professional development programme of workshops and seminars for artists and visual arts freelancers launches a new strand this autumn, working in partnership with Medway Council’s Recreate project, and offering one-to-one advice for the first time.
Creative Scotland has announced details of the 119 organisations that make up its new Regular Funding portfolio, benefiting from regular support over a three-year period.
New research from the Crafts Council says that craft skills contribute far more to the UK economy than previously thought.
The rapid decline in the number of local authority arts services has sparked a new drive to protect and develop local cultural infrastructure. Arts Professional’s Liz Hill reports.
Zeitgeist Art Projects have named the 23 strong list of artists who will participate in the organisation’s annual open submission exhibition this November.
For the second in our series of co-commissioned articles looking at visual arts projects supported by the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts, Alastair Eilbeck of MeYouAndUs explains the thinking behind TILO – a display system for arts venues that aims to create and reflect the ‘digital soul’ of a building.
Sophia George, the V&A’s first ever game designer in residence, has released a new iPad game inspired by the work of William Morris.
For Artes Mundi 6, three of Cardiff’s key contemporary art venues host work by 10 international artists. Rory Duckhouse reports from the Welsh capital.
This week’s selections range from young Polish artist Agnieszka Polska’s video explorations of forgotten histories at Nottingham Contemporary, to a major exhibition of the work of groundbreaking Austrian painter Egon Schiele at The Courtauld Institute.
The director of Tate takes the top spot in the contemporary art magazine’s annual list of global art world players.
The title and concept of the curatorial theme for the 56th International Exhibition of the Venice Biennale has been announced and sees Okwui Enwezor tackling global politics and disorder, and the disconnect between how things are and how they appear.
The Cardiff Open Studios Weekend sees more than 140 artists opening their work spaces to the public over two days. Artist and curator Bob Gelsthorpe – co-founder of the city’s Bit Studios – reports.
The Paul Hamlyn Foundation has announced Moira Sinclair as its new director.
A recent 10th anniversary fundraising auction by the London-based not-for-profit contemporary art foundation Parasol Unit has raised over £2million from sales of work donated by artists.
This year’s Arts Development UK conference in Cardiff took ‘arts for life’ as its theme and gave delegates an opportunity to ‘pick and mix’ from a variety of sessions. But, reports Julie McCalden, the event’s real highlights came from its lively keynote speakers.
This week’s must-see shows range from Tate Modern’s major Sigmar Polke retrospective to a combination of sonic and visual art at BALTIC, Gateshead.
South Korean artist Koo Jeong A has been commissioned by Liverpool Biennial and Liverpool City Council to design a skate park in Everton made with luminous concrete.
Fi Burke’s latest project celebrates the culture and history of the windmills of rural Lincolnshire, the communities that once relied on them for their daily bread, and those living in their shadows today. We talk to the artist about her exhibition, Since Sliced Bread, which marks the culmination of her year spent exploring the ‘field to fork’ journey of the food we eat.
Published to accompany the exhibition at the current Brighton Photo Biennial, The Archive of Modern Conflict’s latest journal casts light on the dark and vicious era of Italy’s ‘Years of Lead’. Tim Clark takes a look at this rich and tautly edited photobook.
Former a-n director Susan Jones will be sharing evidence gathered through a-n/AIR’s Paying Artists campaign over a hearty lunch of vitamin-rich soup at Stoke-on-Trent’s AirSpace Gallery, the latest event in a series of talks and workshops.
Thanks to the Outset/Frieze Art Fair Fund, Tate has purchased its 100th artwork from the London art fair, adding works by five artists to its collection.
Now in its third year, Tempting Failure is an artist-led international festival of live and performance art in Bristol that encourages artists to push the boundaries of their practice. We talk to the festival’s artistic director, Thomas John Bacon.
As this year’s Frieze Art Fair introduces ‘Live’ – a new strand of performance-based installations – Jennifer Picken assesses the state of play and provision for performance and live art in the UK.
This year’s Frieze London art fair is as big and busy as usual, and includes some impressive booths from artworld big hitters as well as a first for a non-London English gallery. Chris Sharratt reports.