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Emily Speed

Emily Speed is an artist based in Liverpool.

Griffin Art Prize

Griffin Art Gallery, London
7 - 30 November 2012 Read on…

Review, November 2012

Anfield Home Tour

Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool
15 September - 25 November 2012 Read on…

Review, November 2012


CAVE will take place in Liverpool during the opening weekend of the 7th Liverpool Biennial this autumn. Subscribers read on…

News, March 2012

Artists effecting change

February saw the inaugural OpenAIR: Effecting Change members forum take place at Firstsite, Colchester as well as State of the Arts, Arts Council England's (ACE) annual conference, which had Artists' Shaping the World' as its theme. Emily Speed, Jack Hutchinson and Gillian Nicol give their views of these events. Subscribers read on…

Feature, February 2012

Skills for the future

With funding initially awarded in May 2010, the Skills for the Future training scheme from the Heritage Lottery Fund is offering paid training opportunities in museum and heritage settings across the UK. Subscribers read on…

News, January 2012

Taking control?

October saw the debut of Sluice, a new art fair described by organisers artist Karl England and curator Ben Street as "an informal and accessible temporary platform for young galleries and project spaces to exhibit their artists' work, gain exposure and encourage dialogue between artists, curators and audiences." Subscribers read on…

News, November 2011

Getting Organised

Advocating better working conditions for artists. Following on from where 'Getting Paid' left… Read on…


Abandon Normal Devices

Emily Speed reports from Abandon Normal Devices (AND) - 'a call to arms inviting anarchists of the imagination to propose striking perspectives on normality'. Subscribers read on…

News, September 2011

Capital investment

New high profile museums and galleries have opened across the UK, but how can they best contribute to the local arts and culture, asks Emily Speed. Subscribers read on…

News, August 2011

Artists' Olympic projects

In 2009 and selected by regional groups, twelve arts commissions worth £5.4 million were awarded for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Emily Speed takes a look at how some of the Artists Taking the Lead projects are progressing around the halfway point between commission announcements and their presentation. Subscribers read on…

News, June 2011

Shauna Richardson

How do artists go about delivering a very large commission to deadline? Emily Speed interviewed Shauna Richardson about her Artist Taking the Lead Commission: The Lionheart Project.
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Profile: artist, June 2011

Working on your own terms

A look at how two artists, Rosalie Schweiker and Binita Walia have created their own
workspaces and potential sources of income. Subscribers read on…

News, May 2011

Modes of practice

In March, artists got together to discuss and share their strategies for surviving the cuts without compromising practice, ethics or professionalism. Subscribers read on…

News, April 2011

Big (art) society

Artists' survival and growth is dependent on networking and professional interchange. Subscribers read on…

News, March 2011

Wage rage

W.A.G.E. (Working Artists and the Greater Economy) Subscribers read on…

News, February 2011

Kai-Oi Jay Yung INTERVAL; A narrative psychosis

Cornerhouse, Manchester
11 December 2010 - 16 January 2011 Read on…

Review, February 2011

Bitesize funding

Following the reduction in funding available to the arts, practitioners will need to rely less on traditional arts funding sources such as the arts councils and find other ways of financing projects. Here, artist Emily Speed outlines some of the newest options for creative and visual arts projects, that are covered more fully in the online a-n Practical guide How to get crowd-funding » Subscribers read on…

News, January 2011

How to get crowd-funding

Emily Speed on how crowd-funding uses the Internet to manifest new possibilities for revenue streams, turning small stakes into big ideas. Read on…

Guide, January 2011 (Updated November 2012)

Adapting to the cuts

Given the voracious and swift nature of the cuts brought in by the current government, it is unsurprising that artists are already feeling the effects. Subscribers read on…

News, December 2010

Creative ecologies

Two north west projects are creating links between artists, artist-led groups and creative communities. Subscribers read on…

News, October 2010

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