To mark our 25th anniversary year, in May 2005 we embarked on the Future forecast research and publishing programme. Through collection of evidence in the form of interviews and the associated debates, our aim was to identify some of the significant issues for artists and their practice and by doing so, play our part in forecasting the infrastructure that will best support the next generation of artists.
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Our challenge as a community is to question what is being done in our name whilst also adopting frameworks for open dialogue that are sufficiently dynamic to counter generalized assumptions about artists.
Becky Shaw explores the dangers of the concept of ‘continuous practice’ and gives thought to the key factors that enable longevity if artists choose it.
S Mark Gubb on the economic and ecological implications of artists’ practice.
‘Artists’ Books: Potent Spaces for unusual voices or vanity publishing for the favoured few?’ Presentation by Sara Wajid, first published in November 2005 on the Future forecast: Curated space online think-tank.
Evidence-based recommendations on: Identifying the ‘new practices’ model, Valuing peer networks, Redefining public accountability, Supporting location and community and New ‘brand image’ for artists.
The final Future forecast publication presents an overview of this research and publishing programme’s findings themed around: Identifying the ‘new practices’ model, Valuing peer networks, Redefining public accountability, Supporting locations and community, New ‘brand image’ for artists. With contributions from […]
Outer space investigates the interface between artists’ practice and the socio-political domain. Devised and edited by Esther Salamon, contributors include Chris Batt MLA, Paul Collard Creative Partnerships, Jonathan Davis CABE, David Lammy MP Minister for Culture, Graham Leicester International Futures Forum and Tom Shakespeare.
Outer space investigates the interface between artists’ practice and the socio-political domain. Devised and edited by Esther Salamon, contributors include Chris Batt MLA, Paul Collard Creative Partnerships, Jonathan Davis CABE, David Lammy MP Minister for Culture, Graham Leicester International Futures […]
Extracts from the Curated space online think-tank presentations and discussions.
Curated space looks at strategies and interventions within artist-curator space. Devised and conducted by Manick Govinda, contributors include Gavin Wade, Erika Tan, Jeremy Deller and David A. Bailey. Pdf laserprint quality version of Curated space publication [size: 837Kb]. Requires pdf […]
Curated space looks at strategies and interventions within artist-curator space. Devised and conducted by Manick Govinda, contributors include Gavin Wade, Erika Tan, Jeremy Deller and David A. Bailey.
Curated space artists’ interviews in full.
Brief extracts from the Social space presentations and discussions, to introduce the issues and broaden participation.
Were now halfway through our year-long enquiry into artists practice and aspirations, towards identifying and making the case for better resources to support their future needs. Subscribers can read the Future forecast: Future space edited publication and interviews in full […]
Read the Social space interviews in full along with Becky Shaw’s Introduction and Matters arising.
Social space addresses dynamics and divergences within artist’s practice in the social realm. Guest edited by Becky Shaw with contributors including Ricardo Basbaum, Sarah Cole, Lubaina Himid, Richard Layzell, Andre Stitt and Una Walker. The second publication in Future forecast […]
The first of a-ns Future forecast think-tanks takes place in July in London see News. The event has been developed from Future forecast: future space published in May, the event is chaired by Richard Smith-Bingham from NESTA and will […]
The first of a-ns Future forecast think-tanks takes place in July. Hosted by Chisenhale Gallery, London on 11/12 July with an associated reception at Cell Project Space, this special event will be chaired by Richard Bingham, Head of Policy and […]
Profiles of international models researched for Future space.
Future space addresses the future roles and functions of artists’ workspace. It introduces current strategies and concerns and places them in the context of artists’ developing practice and critical frameworks using as a prompt recent interviews with artists and other professionals. What will artists’ practice and resources be like in 2015?
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Pdf laserprint quality version of Future space publication [size: 310Kb]. Requires pdf reader.
Read the Future space interviews in full. These interviews formed the base material for the Future space publication.
a-n’s Future forecast event (29-30 January) was attended by seventy participants despite particularly bad weather conditions and we’d like to thank everyone who took part. Angus Farquhar spoke of the philosophy behind his company, Nacionale Vitae Activa (NVA), […]
In March, AIR – Artists Interaction and Representation – put its weight behind calls for art education to be accessible to all, following a survey in which 95% of its members gave hearty support to the view that art education should be accessible “irrespective of background and financial status”. Here we outline AIR’s campaign and the survey’s key findings to provide evidence for artists to use.
With a government spending review impending, the value of culture has had high scale profiling recently.
Reyahn King explores the role of galleries within professional development for visual artists. In the current climate, how can professional development for visual artists be continued and improved? This paper suggests that one answer lies in the relationship between publicly-funded regional galleries and visual artists becoming wider, deeper, and more strongly valued.