Manchester’s FutureEverything festival this year celebrates 20 years of exploring digital culture. Luke Healey reports on the festival’s performance-based visual arts strand which included work from Memo Atken, Emmanuel Biard and Blast Theory.
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Our busy Events section features events and exhibitions posted by a-n members. We pick five highlights from the next seven days, including shows in Gloucester, Eastbourne and Ramsgate.
To mark International Women’s Day, New York’s Art+Feminism is organising its second annual Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, with events happening internationally including in the UK.
The closure of the Independent Living Fund and cuts to the Access to Work scheme will lead to a massive reduction in the number of disabled people participating and working in the mainstream arts world, warns Helen Bayliss.
A new YouTube video from the street artist Banksy shows a series of new works in bomb-damaged Gaza.
A new report commissioned by the Arts and Humanities Research Council argues that the UK’s cultural sector operates like an organism rather than a mechanism – it is an ecology of culture. John Holden, the report’s author and Visiting Professor at City University, London, explains.
The west of England sculpture trail has announced it will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2016 with a series of new temporary and permanent commissions.
The Glasgow-based artist Katy Dove, who last summer presented a solo show as part of the Scotland-wide Generation exhibition, has died aged 44.
The Leader of the Opposition set out the Labour Party’s priorities for the arts, creative industries and cultural education at a speech in London yesterday evening.
A new roving festival, Acts of Making, invites audiences in the West Midlands and Tyne & Wear to perceive craft differently through the less expected media of performance and installation. Pippa Koszerek talks to Catherine Bertola, one of six artist-makers taking part.
The BBC kicked off its new Get Creative initiative with a live Front Row debate from Hull Truck Theatre titled ‘Are artists owed a living?’ Chris Sharratt reports.
A high-level body from the cultural sector whose role is to advise the Mayor of London on the promotion of the capital as a world-class city of culture has voiced its backing for the Paying Artists campaign.
This week’s selections include Cornelia Parker in Manchester, Fujiko Nakaya in Bristol and a wall drawing made from fingerprints in Nottingham.
Staff at The National Gallery in London are planning a second five-day strike against privatisation starting on Sunday.
The Paying Artists campaign has launched two online surveys for artists and galleries/curators as part of its efforts to secure exhibition fees for all artists exhibiting in publicly funded galleries.
In a piece originally published on The Conversation website, Ben Walmsley of the University of Leeds asks whether what the North of England really needs is more investment in artists rather than buildings.
Event and exhibition highlights for the week ahead, selected from our busy Events section and featuring events and exhibitions posted by a-n members.
A major new arts initiative led by the BBC and What Next? launches this week with a series of events and debates across the UK.
Published to accompany a Tate Britain exhibition, Salt and Silver: Early Photography 1840-1860, is a catalogue of rare photographs from the advent of the medium that are both magical and mundane. Tim Clark takes a step back in time.
£30,000 of prize money has been awarded to artists by the Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers and the Lynn Foundation.
As the debate rages about paying to enter open competitions and dwindling exhibition fees, Steve Messam argues that while the art should always come first, it’s time for artists to get more business-like and professional.
The final report of the Warwick Commission inquiry finds the future of cultural value as lying in a seamless relationship between the cultural sector and the creative industries, coupled with a focus on enterprise and creativity in schools. Liz Hill and Frances Richens report.
Sluice_ art fair is to return with its DIY ethos for Frieze Week 2015 and has issued a call for participants from the artist/curator-led and emergent gallery sector.
Colchester’s Firstsite gallery has had its NPO funding agreement withdrawn by ACE over “serious concerns” about the organisation’s sustainability.
Margaret Harrison, winner of the 2013 Northern Art Prize, is the latest high-profile artist to announce their support of a-n/AIR’s Paying Artists campaign.