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.
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Highlighting a-n’s long-running interests and the wealth of historical knowledge held in our archive.
Artist-led strategies to support professional development have often proved to be the most successful.
The evolution of public art is an ongoing process and as an arts practitioner I contribute my share through work with Chrysalis Arts, which is currently celebrating twenty years of live and public art practice. As a co-founder and director I feel it is time for some reflection on the climate for creating artwork in public places and consider what the future holds.
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.
Critical commentary and contextualisation of contemporary art exhibitions and events across the UK and beyond. Read, comment and post your own reviews at www.a-n.co.uk/interface. This month Kevin Hunt goes to Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art (GI) and selects reviews from Interface and beyond, giving a taster of the great things going on in the city and across Scotland.
Special issue: the last a-n Magazine. Then & Now features on Professional practice, Collaboration and Artist-led activity highlight a-n’s enduring concerns and wealth of intelligence in our archive; interview with Mag coordinator Chris Brown; Kevin Hunt selects reviews from Glasgow […]
Artist S Mark Gubb talks to Magazine Coordinator Chris Brown as he prepares the last ever issue of a-n Magazine.
Woolgather are Leeds-based artists John Slemensek Annie Nelson and Chris Woodward. They founded the Woolgather Art Prize in 2011 ‘from a need to explore the artist’s role in society and to celebrate the creative lifestyle’.
“AN will be an open line communication shared by all interested parties. It has not the resources nor the wish to be a one-way information service. It will be a clearing house for practical information and a means of raising issues significant to visual artists. The format is not fixed and will adapt and change according to the response and opinions of artists.” So wrote founder Richard Padwick in the first ever issue, published in September 1980, price 35p.
Former Waygood Gallery and Studios relaunches as Baltic outpost.
CAVE will take place in Liverpool during the opening weekend of the 7th Liverpool Biennial this autumn.
Pippa Koszerek and Eleonora Schinella consider relationships between artists, activism and social justice following the 2011 Triangle Network conference in London.
From subsidised studio and accommodation to one-on-one mentoring sessions, here we spotlight a selection of residencies that provide support to artists across the UK and beyond.
October saw the debut of Sluice, a new art fair described by organisers artist Karl England and curator Ben Street as “an informal and accessible temporary platform for young galleries and project spaces to exhibit their artists’ work, gain exposure and encourage dialogue between artists, curators and audiences.”
A survey of commissioning projects and public art consultancies around the UK.
For one evening in October, Edinburgh’s Collective Gallery brought together six artist-led studio groups and galleries for an Artists’ DIY Soapbox.
Ruth Ben-Tovim and Anne-Marie Culhane discuss two collaborative projects that focus on exchange, community and participation.
Joshua Sofaer asks what can culture do in times of wider crises.
Artists and designers embracing digital learning, production and distribution.
In October, Eden District Council announced a cut of 70% to Eden Arts by 2014.
With September’s forecast of a one in six chance of another recession burning in our ears, it’s vital that non-profits like a-n maintain their critical edge.
Is there enough funding going to individual artists and are the application processes user-friendly? These were questions a-n set out to answer in the fourth issue of what was then Artists Newsletter in 1980. Now, thirty one years later, we asked Dany Louise to do this research again, examining the current state of play for grants to individual artists as offered by Arts Council England, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Arts Council of Wales and Creative Scotland – including comparators of volumes of artists applying and success rates – and to ascertain whether a “fair share” has been getting into the hands of artists to develop their practice.
Current professional development support schemes for visual artists in the UK.
New high profile museums and galleries have opened across the UK, but how can they best contribute to the local arts and culture, asks Emily Speed.