In the face of a new political era compounded by an unprecedented financial climate, the need to forecast our future living and working conditions is urgently felt.
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Richard Taylor talks to Charlotte A Morgan about writing as a research process and striking the balance in adapting opportunities to her interdisciplinary practice.
Striving and surviving in the do it yourself art world; curating, managing members, self-publishing. Richard Taylor talks to three recently founded artists’ groups about doing it ‘DIY’, progress so far and what the future holds.
Emily Speed looks at the complex nature of making a living as an artist with reference to profiles of four artists, all based in Austria and Germany, whom she worked alongside at the Salzamt, Linz.
New Display Strategies: ‘What’s in it for me?’ 17 February 27 March Seventeen, London 5 February – 28 March Gasworks, London
As an artist, curator and writer Rachel Marsden considers the importance placed on the written word in conveying artworks to visitors.
Linda Ball is project leader of Creative Graduates Creative Futures the largest research study to date about the career paths of art and design graduates. She talks to Jane Watt about the research, her own experience of a portfolio career and the importance of having creativity at the core of professional practice.
The issue of free labour in the arts received much-needed publicity in November, when a Reading Employment Tribunal ruled expenses-only pay was illegal.
Last year’s National Endowment study revealed the importance of artists in America’s cultural vitality and economic prosperity.
Responding to the gap in intelligence about artists and their practice, AIR: Artists’ Interaction and Representation has been conducting a series of research projects with the aim of informing cultural advocacy and policy-making.
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.
Wysing Arts Centre, Bourn, Cambridge
5 September – 1 November
Commissioned by Arts Council England to inform thinking about the recession’s impact on employment in the arts and culture, Do It Yourself: Cultural and Creative Self-Employment in Hard Times addresses opportunities for young self-employed creatives and potential implications of the government’s Future Jobs Fund.
Andrew Maclean (born 1980, Kirkcaldy) graduated in 2007 with MSc Electronic Imaging from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, and in 2003 with BA (Hons) Fine Art from the same institution. In 2004 he became a committee member […]
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Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
3 April 17 May
Emily Druiff and Sophie Hope discuss independent practice in relation self-initiated curator and artist-led projects.
A guide for artists and organisers, with comments from artists and good practice checklist.
In a world increasingly skewed by notions of commodity and markets, artists and creative practitioners must be proactive in seeking out opportunities that enable them to experiment and take the risks that will drive up the quality of their work.
Jane Watt looks into the world of academic research and examines research opportunities for artists within institutions and the UK higher education system.
Launching September 2008, Creative Graduates Creative Futures is the largest-ever study of the career patterns of graduates from UK courses in art, design, craft and media.
HTML version of Community engagement in which Catherine Wilson explores the myriad ways artists can engage with specific communities via residencies, collaborations, cross-cultural projects and research.
Kai-Oi Jay Yung speaks to Guyan Porter about his residency at Chandrasevana Creation Centre in Sri Lanka.
Catherine Wilson addresses three collaborative projects by Rio de Janeiro-based Mauricio Dias and Walter Riedweg who develop works with communities and social groups often on the edges of mainstream society.
Emilia Telese explores peer review funding for the arts within a holistic art and social environment.
Andrew Bryant delves into the student blogs on Degrees unedited and provides insights and analysis into what they reveal.