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Explore this site for a wealth of thorough research and analysis on all aspects of the arts sector; hard facts and figures alongside current critical thinking about artists and their work.
Critical thinking on the value of the artist, the leading role they can take, and the responsibility of the policy-makers to react to changing values and opinions.
Artist as Leader is a programme that aims to understand the ways artists lead through their practice with a view to informing and developing a critical understanding of the role of creativity in culture. Read on…
Feature (resource), Research papers March 2007
Look no further for valuable data on the who, where and how of artists practice. Who are the biggest artist-employers? How are artists adapting to changing markets? What’s the government policy on public value and the arts?
Updated for 2008 Research papers, Indexing intelligence is a listing with live weblinks of accessible 'facts and figures', research studies, conference reports, publications and other resources that are pertinent to all those working in the visual… Read on…
Feature (resource), Research papers July 2008
This Research paper forms part of a series that looks specifically at the nature and value of openly-advertised work and opportunities for visual and applied artists. Drawing on data published on www.a-n.co.uk/jobs_and_opps, this series set out in 2007 to track on an ongoing basis the key categories of awards/fellowships, academic posts, art vacancies, commissions, exhibitions, residencies and competitions/prizes, and by doing so, to identify any trends arising, and provide commentary and contextual evidence and analysis from other related sources, to contribute to arts and cultural consultations and policy. Read on…
Feature, a-n.co.uk April 2012
As the definition of artists practice broadens, so does the audience, the subject matter and role of the production agencies makig it all happen.
With reference to the production of inter-disciplinary visual arts, Charlotte Frost indicates the types of activities involved, art forms which respond well to this style of collaboration and some of the difficulties experienced by production agencies in working in this way. Subscribers read on…
Publication in html, a-n Collections April 2008