Taking place 17-20 October 2019, the annual Art Licks Weekend highlighting London’s artist-led and non-profit project spaces returns to venues across the city. We preview some of the events and exhibitions taking place under this year’s theme ‘Interdependence’ including some of the projects from outside London that are being hosted by partner spaces within the capital.
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The new fund from Jerwood Arts awards nearly £185,000 of grants to enable a ‘step-change’ in the practice and profile of those involved.
Over the next three years, the organisations will be part of the GUILD project, a comprehensive programme of research, mentoring, tailored support, and infrastructure and space development.
The gallery in Swansea city centre has moved into its fifth building since launching in 2007, with better access and a variety of exhibition, workshop and performance spaces.
Assembly Swansea kicks off a series of events featuring a variety of conversations, workshops, artist-led tours, networking and debate based on the broad theme of ‘sustaining practice’.
The artists’ studio and project space in Preston city centre, which currently has a waiting list for studios, is taking over the first floor of the building.
Flow Observatorium, a project from artist Jon Adams and dance practitioner Donna Bish, has gained charitable status and is celebrating its launch as a charity with an event in Portsmouth.
a-n launched its current series of UK-wide one-day Assembly events at Paradise Works, Salford with a packed day of discussion that included presentations exploring how to create and sustain a building-based artist-led organisation. Writer and curator Tom Emery reports.
With the recent announcement by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland that both QSS and Paragon Studios in Belfast have lost all their annual funding, Damian Magee addresses the impact of the decision on the city’s artist community and argues that it is indicative of a general lack of support for artists living and working in Northern Ireland.
a-n’s Assembly programme of workshops, talks and networking returns with a new series of one-day events taking place in four cities around the UK. With events in Salford and Birmingham already confirmed, we take a closer look at the Assembly Salford programme which will explore how artists can maintain their presence within a city region undergoing rapid development.
The advisory service for artists in the south west of England announces it will be ceasing all activities after a second application to Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts scheme was unsuccessful.
Five projects from a-n members, selected from a-n’s busy Events section and including exhibitions in Gravesend, Hastings, Huddersfield and London.
Artist-led spaces and pop-up shows take place throughout London this weekend as part of the fifth edition of Art Licks’ popular festival.
Following a successful pilot in 2015, Plymouth-based LOW PROFILE has announced that the first full edition of its Jamboree event will take place in June 2018, with a bespoke, four-day programme of artist-led professional development activities supported by a-n.
The new artwork by artist Kevin Hunt draws attention to some of the best activity being facilitated by emerging independent artists and curators right now in the UK.
For the second of a-n’s touring programme of workshops, talks and get-togethers, we’re heading to Liverpool where artist Kevin Hunt has developed two days of activities focusing on the artist-led project spaces that punctuate the city’s institution-heavy gallery ecology.
In response to a call out earlier this year that sought proposals exploring how artists and artists’ groups adapt to navigate turbulent cultural and political landscapes, six artist-led groups have been awarded bursaries to develop their research.
The NewBridge Project is bidding farewell to its current home in Newcastle city centre with a month-long exhibition and events programme featuring over 80 artist studio holders.
The artist-led organisation is aiming to raise £2,500 to build a new workshop, library and project space following its recent relocation to the former Cains Brewery site in Liverpool.
a-n’s bursary strand supporting artist-led groups to engage in a period of creative research is seeking applications that explore how artists and artists’ groups adapt to navigate turbulent cultural and political landscapes.
The interactive map of artist-led organisations across the UK aims to capture the diversity of the arts ecology, while also aiding development of self-inititiatives. Jack Hutchinson reports.
The Stove Network in Dumfries, Scotland has won the ‘creative regeneration’ category in this year’s SURF Awards For Best Practice in Community Regeneration. Chris Sharratt reports.
Paul Hamlyn Foundation ‘More and Better’ award will enable a four-year project of commissions with local, national and international artists making new work alongside communities of young people from Sheffield.
A new free newspaper produced by a group of artists, writers and graphic designers aims to highlight Liverpool’s independent and artist-led art scene.
Liverpool’s largest artist-led gallery and studios The Royal Standard is celebrating ten years in the city with a major exhibition featuring 23 artists. Artist, curator and former TRS director Kevin Hunt explains the important role the organisation has for artists in Liverpool and its context in the wider artist-led scene.