A guide by Paul Stone on how to successfully plan, develop, manage and promote an artist-led event.
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Susannah Silver considers the impact of the Year of the Artist and it’s legacy.
North Yorkshire-based Chrysalis Arts recently got a boost to its development programme from the Development Fund for Rural Renewal. A £219,500 grant will enable this public art and training organisation to expand its activities, including enhancement of its role as […]
Hilary Williams takes a look at an inclusive project initiated by the Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne that reaches out to the local community.
Emilia Telese reports from the ‘screaming independent art scene’ in Tuscany.
Every summer the spotlight falls on Norwich and ‘East international’. Arguably the most prestigious open submission exhibition in the UK, curators, dealers and others visit from far and wide and many of today’s well-known artists launched their careers as a result of participation in ‘East’. But what of the artists for whom the city is home? Paul Stone visited Norwich to find out more.
The UK’s seen a noticeable increase in professional development schemes for artists, encompassing training, mentoring, networking and information services. There is an obvious cross-reference to the government’s endorsement of ‘lifelong learning’ as a principle, encouraged through the offer of individual learning accounts for all. These moves increase opportunities for the kinds of artistic development that incorporates developing and honing skills, accessing facilities and ultimately furthering career strategies. The results are more than just CV embellishment. By providing points of crossover between artists, such schemes contribute to peer support systems and help to address the potential isolation of artists. Here, three individuals involved in artists’ professional development matters describe some of the resources around, and discuss how artists are making the most of them.
A regular visitor to Italy since 1981, when Alan Rogers moved there on a more permanent basis his “youthful, romantic love affair” with its warm Mediterranean light was soon replaced by the realisation that day-to-day conditions for contemporary artists were far from ideal.
I graduated from Liverpool Hope University College with a degree in Design and I am now a self-employed designer/silversmith, specialising in silver tableware. Currently I job share as jewellery instructor at Henshaws Arts and Crafts Centre in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire. […]
A substantial study by Metier, the national training organisation for arts and entertainment, reveals the sector to be a large and complex one that encompasses some of the most profitable parts of the economy in the recording industry and commercial […]
Returning from a research trip to Antwerp, ICE report on the activities of NICC, Belgium’s leading artists’ organisation.
Window Sills is neither public art nor community art. It uses collaborative strategies that draw on and sit between a number of artistic practices taking its lead from ‘New Genre Public Art’ – a term used by American artist Suzanne Lacy – which incorporates activist arts, site-specific art, performance art and happenings. The project is also aligned to ideas about art and context developed in universities in the UK.
Micro businesses and self-employed people in the arts might benefit from micro-credit and LETS (Local Exchange Trading Schemes), according to the Banking on Culture project. This action-research project was set up to look at and encourage new sources of financial […]
Artist/writer Emma Safe examines the role of community arts in urban regeneration and in creating social cohesion.