Artist Paul Evans discusses how his work became aligned to the research undertaken within universities and how his socially engaged practice has enabled academics and the public to better understand the nature of university research. Based on an interview by artist Steve Pool.
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Getting paid a fair fee is not suggestive of a revolution. So why does it sometimes incur resistance, both from those who pay and from ourselves? This guide by Rod McIntosh introduces ideas towards getting paid what you want and indeed deserve.
In an ideal world you would only embark on projects where there is sufficient funds available. This guide by Rod McIntosh outlines an approach to finding workable compromises whilst maintaining quality for times when money is tight.
Artists, gallerists and curators offer tips and guidance on how to price work when exhibiting in group shows, selling at open studios, or applying for open competitions.
What are artists’ associate programmes and what do they offer within the broad landscape of artists’ professional development? What should artists consider before applying? Based on extensive research into sixty arts organisations across England, Scotland and Wales, this guide by Dany Louise offers artists help in thinking through the various options available to them.
An artwork by Kevin Hunt created as part of Signpost that aims to draw attention to some of the most superb activity being facilitated by emerging independent artists and curators right now in the UK.
Ali Reed joined the Degrees unedited blogs in November 2012, since then we have seen her work develop site-specifically and professionally. Here she tells us of her plans for degree shows at Staffordshire University.
After joining Degrees unedited in March 2013 Jasper Weinstein Sheffield has showed us there’s much more to his conceptual approach than a blade of grass. He tells us more as prelude to degree shows at Northumbria University.
6 December 2011. 3331 Chiyoda, Tokyo. Edited transcript of recorded interview.
As part of Joshua Sofaer’s Artist as Leader research, Masato Nakamura discusses his commitment to transforming the art education system in Japan, and the inauguration of a new model of art centre “founded on the basis of artist leadership”.
Lauren Healey talks to Northern Art Prize 2011 winner Leo Fitzmaurice about objectness, appropriation and his time-intensive research process.
Over the course of four years, artists, curators and writers were invited to select blogs from the a-n site. Their choices highlights the range and depth of practice discussed on a-n’s artists’ blogging platform at that time.
Matthew Hearn profiles the practice of Kelly Richardson, with particular focus on her approach to working internationally, and her recent commission for Pixel Palace at Tyneside Cinema.
After his first solo show in London this June, Richard Taylor talks to Chris Agnew about MA study, moving his studio practice to Romania, individualising professional practice, plus much more.
Alice Bradshaw talks to Nick Fox about cuts in art education, the John Moores Painting Prize, balancing work between two cities, and being called a painter.
In 1999 John Carson made a passionate call for a more rigorous approach to arming graduating art students with knowledge of where their work and practice fitted within the wider world and interfaced with audiences. Sarah Rowles, commissioned by a-n to research the state of professional practice provision on BA fine and applied art courses, offers a perspective on the situation now.
Here, we profile a selection of courses offering postgraduate level study for artists seeking to develop their practice further within creative, supportive and critically challenging environments.
Shisha, the Manchester-based agency for contemporary South Asian crafts and visual arts has closed.
Annie Carpenter, Defying Entropy Attempt #1, sculpture, 2011.
Frances Lord explores the practice of Chien-Wei Chang, his route into making and how his cultural background is reflected in his work.
Former Waygood Gallery and Studios relaunches as Baltic outpost.
Artist, horticulturist and a-n Communications and partnerships team member Maggie Tran sowed the seeds of her practice through volunteering and event programming. As working life flourishes she takes us to the tip of her roots to tell the tale.
We catch up with Clare Mills in the third year of her Fine Art degree at Norwich University College of the Arts, to talk about teaching and the printing process as it corrolates with researched subject matter.
Pippa Koszerek and Eleonora Schinella consider relationships between artists, activism and social justice following the 2011 Triangle Network conference in London.
February saw the inaugural OpenAIR: Effecting Change members forum take place at Firstsite, Colchester as well as State of the Arts, Arts Council England’s (ACE) annual conference, which had Artists’ Shaping the World’ as its theme. Emily Speed, Jack Hutchinson and Gillian Nicol give their views of these events.
Access to professional development is vital to artists’ careers, so here’s something we think will help.