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As a well-respected UK organisation representing the practices and concerns of professional artists, we not only undertake our own research on an on-going basis to inform cultural policy and arts planning, but are often called to give evidence to and advice on specific initiatives and campaigns. This section of the site draws together as downloadable pdf files 'hard facts' drawn from our research, evidence provided to inquiries and consultations, and conference presentations on issues around artists and their value and interface with social and economic environments.
A review of the changing face of work for visual artists using a-n’s regularly researched and published information on jobs and opportunities. Focusing on the main areas of awards and fellowships, commissions, competitions and prizes, exhibitions and residencies, this Research paper analyses the key findings for 2007.
Edited by Jeanine Griffin and Steve Dutton, looks at the issue of local versus global with reference to the ever increasing number of biennials and city-wide exhibition projects taking place around the world. Includes essays by John Byrne, Neil Mulholland and Jan Verwoert.
Anne Douglas and Chris Fremantle of On The Edge Research share insights into the Artist as Leader research programme. The research aims to understand the way artists lead through their practice with a view to informing and developing a critical understanding of the role of creativity in culture. With contributions from Linda Frye Burnham, Reiko Goto, Tim Nunn and Francis McKee.