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Following Arts Council England's recent funding announcements and the launch of Creative Scotland's ten-year plan, a-n has delved into the data and documents and, by cross-referencing with what has already occured due to last year's Arts Council of Wales strategy, offers up some routes through the data and food for thought - and action - for use by artists as well as their champions, advisers and collaborators.
With drastic cuts in funding affecting all areas of the arts, it is perhaps more pertinent that ever for UK-based artists to be seeking opportunities abroad. a-n's Jobs and Opps has seen an increase in such opportunities, and several Artists' Talking bloggers are operating internationally.Read on…
Home page story, a-n.co.uk February 2011
The weeks and months after graduation can be a daunting time. After three years or more of support and guidance suddenly it's time to go it alone. There are many different ways to pursue your career as a professional artist and no two people will follow the same path. Here, four recent art graduates describe their journeys: from joining a peer-led network to working as an artist's assistant, they each have a different story to tell. Read on…
Feature, a-n.co.uk April 2011
Thoughts from artists and arts professionals about how cuts in public spending will affect their future working pattern. Plus April Britski gives an account of how recent governmental decisions to cut arts funding have affected Canadian artists. Read on…
Feature, a-n.co.uk September 2010