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Studios open

Artists at Home in West London, one of the earliest open studio schemes, celebrates its thirtieth year between 17-20 June. Started by Mary Fedden and Julian Trevelyan, it now covers a large part of Chiswick, Shepherds Bush and Hammersmith. In […]

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New studios

An artist’s dream of transforming a derelict building into an artists’ resource has been realised with the launch of Treruffe Art Studios. Located in Redruth, Cornwall, the project has been championed over a seven-year development period by artist Christine Spencer-Green […]

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Studios on view

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 […]

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Starter studios

Rebecca Farley profiles the Starter studios programme and looks at how six of the scheme’s previous artists were able to develop their careers.

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Studios revealed

An impressive band of forty artists and makers will be presenting their wares to the arts community and general public over the 23 and 24 November, in the annual Lime Street Studio Open. This, the largest and longest-standing studio group […]

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Model studios

Two key factors come up in all surveys of artists’ studios – the need for security of tenure and for affordable rents. You don’t have to own your studio building to achieve these but it’s one way of securing them. […]

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York open studios

The first York Open Studios was held over one weekend last March and included the work of nineteen different artists over nine separate sites in York. The work featured was largely a mix of painting, printmaking and ceramics with many […]

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Why artists move: a guide to relocating

In recent years many artists have moved from major conurbations to smaller towns or cities in the UK, with access to cheaper work space and accommodation, improved health and wellbeing, and the need for stronger community networks among the factors influencing their decision to relocate. In this guide, Dan Thompson explores the many and varied reasons why artists move to a new place.

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Why artists move: top tips on relocating from artists, gallerists and tutors

Nine artists share their stories and advice on how to make the most of moving your home and practice to a new location. In this follow up to Dan Thompson’s guide to relocating, artists working across a range of practice areas discuss how they found new networks, refuelled their practice and sought out support mechanisms following a move.

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Artist-led: further reading

Kevin Hunt compiles a list of both online and in print reading material about the artist-led sector, as a supplement to his essay People like us and the new Artist-Led Hot 100 (version ii).

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People like us

Kevin Hunt explores the nature of temporariness and expiration, morphing and longevity in artist-led initiatives. Written to coincide with the launch of the Artist-Led Hot 100 (version ii) and Assembly Liverpool, May 2017.

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Artist-led: Art Licks

Art Licks is a London-based platform that supports artist-led activity and grassroots visual culture in the capital. This profile includes a video recorded at a-n’s Assembly Thamesmead event in October 2019, in which Director Holly Willats introduces the organisation she founded in 2010.

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Artist-led: Bow Arts

Bow Arts Trust is an arts education charity which provides affordable work space to artists and creative businesses in London, alongside an award-winning education programme that works with over 100 schools. This profile includes a video interview with project manager Joss Taylor, recorded at Assembly Thamesmead in October 2019.

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Artists and mental health: Liz Atkin, #CompulsiveCharcoal artist

London-based artist Liz Atkin creates work both in response to and as way of coping with compulsive skin picking. Alistair Gentry finds out more about her art practice, and the advocacy and education work she undertakes to help others understand and deal with this and other body-focused repetitive behaviour conditions.

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Artists on boards: a guide to becoming a trustee or board member

Joining a board can provide artists with a voice in the decision-making room and a way to steer the arts agenda. Nicola Naismith explores what’s involved, and hears from artists and their fellow board members about the important contribution artists can make and why being a trustee matters.

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Alternative art education: Turps Art School

Turps Art School was founded in 2012 as a medium-specific art school providing year-long studio and distance learning programmes for painters. Co-founder Marcus Harvey talks to Michaela Nettell about the ideas and values behind the school.

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Alternative art education: School of the Damned

School of the Damned is a free year-long alternative, and unaccredited, art school. Each year a new student group comes on board and collectively devises and develops their programme of learning. Laura Davidson finds out more from members of the founding cohort, Class of 2014, and the Class of 2018 graduating students.

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Disability arts as practice

Colin Hambrook provides an introduction to the history of, and current practices in the field of disability arts, including an overview of key organisations that support disabled visual artists.

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Artist-led: Jane Simpson, artist and programmer of Assembly Swansea

Artist Jane Simpson, who runs Swansea gallery GS Artists, describes the challenge of maintaining relevance as an artist-led initiative and her optimism for the future. In a video interview recorded at a-n’s Assembly Swansea event in May 2019, which was programmed in collaboration with Simpson and explored the difficulties and advantages of running artist-led projects in the city.

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