Commentary arising from research into local authority arts organisers’ needs, aspirations and modus operandi, revealing how they value and engage with artists and the approaches they take to their own professional development and to supporting the environment for contemporary visual arts.
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In March 2010, Artichoke Studios was awarded a NAN Go and See bursary in order to visit Dynamic Community Arts in Birmingham and Green Close Studios in Melling. Emilia Telese talks to group member Keith Parkinson about the bursary and its impact on the group.
AIR – Artists Interaction and Representation will later this year be providing a much-needed platform for artists to identify and lead campaigns to improve their professional status and economic conditions, supported by a secondment to AIR from Canadian Artists Representation.
In April, Liverpool-based artist and curator-led group TAXED held an experimental event at A Foundation in Liverpool: TAXED No10: Skillmarket, an exchange for practical skills and useful information.
A guide for artists and arts organisers to creating a mutually-beneficial relationship.
This guide takes artists through the different stages of finding and creating opportunities to work with young people in a range of settings. It asks: How are artists recruited? What is the best practice? What do young people want from such collaboration? What do artists need from teachers?
Launched in 2006,Turning Point is a national ten-year strategy for the visual arts. A network of regional Turning Point groups has since been emerging, each charged with “strengthening the visual arts infrastructure”.
Sadly, a-n’s Director of Development, Louise Wirz, is leaving to explore new territories.
Arts Council England claims that “all our arts policies prioritise strengthening and developing the infrastructure for the artform” – so why, asks Andrew Knight, is the future of Public Art Online under threat?
The quality of art education offered in UK universities has been regularly under the spotlight in recent times. In this month’s Debate, an MA graduate gives an account of the critical situation, and proposes an alternative system to offer education for artists.
Further to the public art commissioning debate that has been published in a-n Magazine since April 2008, artists may be interested to know that the RBS has endorsed the practice of paying for proposals.
Gavin Wade talks about his role as a ‘professional curator’ working outside of an institution.
Kate Brundrett talks to Paul Rooney about his work, residencies and winning this year’s Northern Art Prize.
Art shows that receive funding as a result of pre-planned conceptual briefs are a common way for exhibitions to occur, and seem suited to budding artists who are eager for experience. They result from a funding body selecting artistic projects […]
Although you may not know it, 2009 has been designated European Year of Creativity and Innovation in recognition that Europe needs to boost its capacity for creativity and innovation, both for social and economic reasons.
Oh dear. Only two pages of opportunity listings this month (a-n Magazine, November 2008) – seven if you count the larger visual impact boxed postings.
Arts Council England’s latest consultation now launched focuses on self-assessment and peer review and you are invited to have your say.
This month sees numerous milestones and celebrations for a-n: firstly, Interface is one year old and to mark the occasion, Reviews has been compiled by its Online Editor Rosemary Shirley whose selection of Interface entries from the past twelve months demonstrate the quality and potential of online reviewing.
Public artist or visual artist? Open or closed? Fee-paid or speculative? Drawn from interviews, Mark Gubb brings points of view from public art commissioners and consultants into a debate started by artists in the April issue of a-n Magazine.
Updated for 2008 Research papers, Indexing intelligence is a listing with live weblinks of accessible ‘facts and figures’, research studies, conference reports, publications and other resources that are pertinent to all those working in the visual arts, compiled and edited […]
Welcome to our first ever double issue complete with a fresh new look and packed with extra news, reviews and special features to see you through the summer.
Emilia Telese explores peer review funding for the arts within a holistic art and social environment.
Text-only version of a-n Research paper: Art work in 2007 with live weblinks.
To celebrate the launch of Artists talking, Jane Watt explores the development of Projects unedited, a-ns open space for artists blogs.
Many artists aspire to permanent studio space, whether self-initiated or rented through a specialist organisation. Here, we explore some current options for artists and makers with the focus not only on developments in London but also elsewhere in England, Wales and Ireland.