In light of funding cuts and the increasing emphasis on the digital sphere, the Director and Curator of the recently launched International New Media Gallery offer a view on the relationship between online and physical space.
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Alejandra Labastida of Mexico City has been announced as the winner of the inaugural Akbank Sanat International Curator Competition.
Edinburgh tapestry studios celebrate centenary with showroom of hand-tufted rugs designed by contemporary artists.
Turning Point becomes Contemporary Visual Arts Network (CVAN) with changes to its mission, vision and values.
Artists Make Change has commissioned a series of artist-to-artist conversations that explore different perspectives of whether, how and why Artists Make Change.
A new coaching collective for artists has been launched by a-n members Kate Buckley, Anna Hart and Helene Roberts, who were all sponsored by a-n to become coaches in 2017.
Eighth edition of prize will give five early-career UK-based artists and makers the opportunity to develop new works to be presented in London at Jerwood Space in June 2021.
Jane Boyer pays tribute to the artist Rebecca Fairman who, alongside her own practice, ran artist-led gallery Arthouse1 in Bermondsey, London.
Our regular selection of shows to see around the UK, including multimedia artist and filmmaker Cao Fei at Serpentine Gallery, London, Joana Vasconcelos’ monumental sculpture at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, and Judy Watson’s new paintings, video and sculptural pieces at Ikon, Birmingham.
Announcing the recipients of this year’s a-n Artist Bursaries, which offer awards of £500-£1,500 to a-n Artist members wishing to undertake self-determined professional development over the coming year. We take a look at some of this year’s funded projects and hear from successful applicants.
Selected artists Silvia Rosi and Theo Simpson each received £10,000 to produce a new body of work for exhibition at Jerwood Space, London, plus a production fund of £5,000 and high profile mentoring support from an international panel of experts. Jack Hutchinson attended the launch of the exhibition and met the artists.
The 2020 a-n Artist Bursaries are now open for applications, with awards of between £500-£1,500 available to a-n Artist and Joint (Artist and Arts Organiser) members wishing to undertake self-directed professional development. PLEASE NOTE: THE APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS NOW PASSED.
Anna Berry continues her reflections on a curatorial residency at Midlands Arts Centre, in partnership with DASH. In this piece – co-published with Disability Arts Online – she gets her hands dirty and starts to learn some of the tricks of the trade.
In the first of a series of articles co-published with Disability Arts Online, artist Anna Berry writes about becoming DASH curator-in-residence at Midlands Arts Centre.
The second a-n Assembly event of 2019 took place in Aberdeen with a day of talks, workshops, activities, curry and a film screening.
The second Assembly of 2019 takes place in Aberdeen, Scotland, and will feature a day of presentations, discussions and workshops from a range of collaborative artists projects from across the UK, programmed alongside curatorial initiative Tendency Towards.
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.
The London-based Slovenian artist has enjoyed a “madly busy” year, with a heightened profile in the UK year following a solo show at Baltic and a nomination for the Jarman Award.
Five recommended shows from across the UK, including: Martin Creed’s new solo exhibition at Hauser and Wirth, London; Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho’s new film commission at Tate Liverpool; and a retrospective of Margaret Tait’s films at GoMA, Glasgow.
The 2019 a-n Artist Bursaries are now open for applications, with awards of between £500-£1,500 available to a-n Artist and Joint (Artist and Arts Organiser) members wishing to undertake self-directed professional development.
Earlier this year, Glasgow-based Gordon Douglas was awarded a-n Artist Bursary to create a new website archiving his performance practice. He speaks to Richard Taylor about resilience, the importance of criticality and how arts organisations are future-focused when faced with austerity.
For the final Assembly event in the current series, a-n was in Cardiff for a day of discussion and debate around how to survive as a creative practitioner. Trevor H. Smith reports.
For the latest in our ongoing series looking at the visual arts across the UK, Cardiff-based artist Freya Dooley provides a tour of her home city’s lively and supportive scene.
In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Rio museum destroyed by fire opens temporary exhibitions’ space, Talbot Rice in Edinburgh announces artists to take part in its inaugural Residents Programme, plus Mayor of London Sadiq Khan launches major public art project highlighting overlooked women from London’s history.
At the conference ‘Pivotal Moments: Professional Development Models for Mid-Career Artists’, staged by London Creative Network (LCN) in association with a-n, participants including artists Keith Piper and Erica Scourti, and Wysing director Donna Lynas discussed career development and the importance of institutional support for artists. Lydia Ashman reports.