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A selection of AIR members discuss what representation will look and feel like for artists, and suggest campaigns that AIR should prioritise. Downloadable PDF version [size 1 MB]. Requires PDF reader.
Results of AIR’s survey of its members on the subject of access to art education. Downloadable PDF version. Requires PDF reader.
AIR Council member Ellen Bell reports from this lively DACS-initiated debate.
Jack Hutchinson reports for AIR from the second annual State of the Arts Conference, organised by the RSA and Arts Council England.
Second weekend of action, planning, imagining, working and thinking takes place at Camberwell College of Art in defiance of the state’s attack on education, free thought and expression.
AIR Activists join art students and other art-activist groups in act of creative resistance at Tate Britain.
Arts Council asked to protect ‘front line’ services despite facing budget cut of 29.6%.
On Wednesday 6 October AIR: Artists Interaction and Representation launched its programme to develop a modern, inclusive infrastructure for artists’ representation. The event took place at DACS (Design & Artists Copyright Society), 33 Great Sutton Street, London. AIR has attracted over 15,000 members since […]
Home Secretary announces end to use of stop-and-search powers against individuals.
New report reveals extent of the contribution of entrepreneurial craft makers to industry, education and community and the importance of the mastery of real things in this digital and information age.
AIR members discuss what representation will look and feel like for artists, plus Architecture for representation outlined.
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AIR member Rosalind Davis, mixed media painter and graduate from the RCA, discusses her thoughts on the new coalition government and how cuts to arts funding will affect her personally.
Response from AIR: Artists Interaction and Representation.
January’s AIR Advisory Group meeting held in Newcastle provided the opportunity to invite Scottish Artists Union President Chris Biddlecombe to come along.
The State of the Arts conference organised by Arts Council England and RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) and held in January in London was heralded as a key opportunity to examine the current and future challenges and opportunities around domestic arts policy, strategy and funding and Britain’s position within the global cultural landscape.
A greater understanding of why people join lobbying groups, and how they operate has been gained from an online survey of AIR members. Thanks to everyone who made time to contribute. When asked about the organisations that they felt represented […]
In November, the Federation of International Musicians and International Federation of Actors launched their Manifesto on the Status of the Artist as a major step in highlighting the conditions for a contemporary practice. Although aimed at performing artists and emanating from Estonia, the principles and intentions of the Manifesto are highly pertinent to visual and applied artists and to the UK.
Over 50 individuals from 18 different European countries attended ECA conference Experiencing the Arts – Artists’ Contribution to Creative Thinking and European Innovation, held in Valetta Malta 30 October – 1 November.
Hans Abbing’s provocation on the Creative Scotland debate site posits that “general subsidies for artists should gradually be abolished…”
The first meeting of the AIR Representation working group took place in Birmingham in September to discuss primary areas of research for an artists representation model.
The recent AIR survey that revealed that levels of self-employment were higher amongst artists than the creative industries as a whole also highlighted the high level of qualifications artists hold.
On 16 September 2009, David Cotterrell was invited to speak at the VAGA symposium Making the Case held at Tate Modern to an audience comprised of gallery and museum directors, commissioners, consultants and local government representatives.
Artists’ employment status and livelihoods were the hot topics at a meeting that took place in August between Visual Arts Ireland’s Chief Executive, Noel Kelly and AIR advisers Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva, Sally Sheinman and Caroline Wright.
A survey highlighting the differences in type of professional development needs amongst artists in different locations such as London, Plymouth, Sheffield and Manchester.