I wish I’d done proper jobs and built up my communication skills. You can’t just make art: you have to be able to engage with people. Sky Collins, exhibitor in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. This course is aimed at […]
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The first in a six-part series ‘Navigating places’, Jane Watt profiles the River Commissions project, a series of temporary works along the River Hull corridor.
Candid Arts Trust is a registered charity that aims to promote the work of emerging artists. Located in central London in a 20,000 sq ft venue housing two loft-style galleries, eighteen studios and rehearsal spaces the organisation runs […]
Following graduation from the Royal College of Art, I undertook many major public commissions for clients including British Rail, British Gas and Unilever.
David Titley finished his MA in Manchester in 2002 and felt a sense of isolation upon returning to his home town in rural Lancashire. He set up Pavilion in December of that year after obtaining a lease on a studio […]
Manchester Craft and Design Centre, Manchester
26 April – 31 August
Every July during one or more weekends for over fifteen years, some 250 artists in the Cambridge area have been opening their doors and studios, providing an opportunity for the public to become involved in the arts by meeting artists […]
Speaking about Liverpool’s success in being selected to host City of Culture in 2008, Chair of the judges Sir Jeremy Isaacs commented that this city’s proposal had won because it “scored more goals” than the people’s choice bidder, Newcastle and […]
I wonder if you, had any comments from artists about Big Arts Week. I received a letter about this event some time ago and was puzzled by it. Its intention to “stimulate the talent of tomorrow” by introducing them to […]
Fairly fresh out of college I received a bursary through the Crafts Council’s Next Move scheme.
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
October 2002 31 July 2003
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Brighton-based Fabrica and Espace Croise (CIC) in Roubaix France launched a year-long collaborative programme in April of exhibitions and events. Entitled Between to spaces, the programme presents contemporary visual and performance art events drawn from leading practitioners from the UK […]
The Natural History Museum in London presents the world of biotechnology through artists’ eyes until 3 August. The Clean Rooms project is a series of installations set to challenge the view that scientific research is secretive or even sinister. Organised […]
Arts consultant Lucy Musgrave and curator Claire Cumberlidge launched General Public Agency (GPA) in May as a “direct challenge to current narrow regeneration practices”. By offering an alternative vision and platform for discussion and action, the organisation aims to provide […]
Shani Rhys James was pronounced prizewinner of the £30,000 Jerwood Painting Prize in May from a shortlist drawn from 400 entries in an open competition. On the Turner Prize shortlist this year are Jake and Dinos Chapman, Grayson Perry, Willie […]
[a-n] The Artists Information Company is now appointing a research team to undertake a major study into fees and payments for artists. Supported by ACE, this project forms as part of a new portfolio of materials to illuminate and complement […]
The brand new oh!art centre opens at community centre Oxford House in Bethnal Green in July. Oxford House works with refugee communities, providing Immigration services, English language, health promotion and volunteering opportunities and also provides youth services within the area. […]
There are many claims made for the value of public art but little evidence exists regarding how it functions. Because of this, Arts Council England – West Midlands commissioned a research project to look at permanent public art and audiences. […]
The Forum Norwich’s millennium building has been the location for Martin Figura’s residency. Over a three-month period, Figura has been photographing the building’s users and staff, with the resulting works on show there and simultaneously at Norwich Arts […]
Following the Self Assembly conference organised by a-n in March, Mark Gubb discusses how to make friends and influence people, highlighting some of the words and phrases used by Chair Jason E Bowman that are sometimes associated with networking.
Gillian Nicol explores the gap between the expectations of artists and others of ‘alternative’ activity.
Stéphanie Delcroix presents The Multiple Store from behind the scenes.
Zoe Childerley took part in Liquid Light, an exchange programme between Jamaica and the East Midlands.
Artist Chloe Steele reports on her research trip to China, a country powering itself into the next generation as a major economic player. With a changing political make-up and growing middle class, China is establishing itself as a key player in the international art world.