Steve Dutton discusses the outcomes of a-n’s Artist-led Bursaries, awarded to six artist-led groups in 2017 to explore how artists and artists’ groups adapt to navigate turbulent cultural and political landscapes.
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6 December 2011. 3331 Chiyoda, Tokyo. Edited transcript of recorded interview.
As part of Joshua Sofaer’s Artist as Leader research, Masato Nakamura discusses his commitment to transforming the art education system in Japan, and the inauguration of a new model of art centre “founded on the basis of artist leadership”.
‘Ladders for development’ argues that the visual arts sector should pull together and support small visual arts organisations cut by Arts Council England because they “punch above their weight” and provide vital development of future artists. Six months on, Dany Louise interviews these arts organisations again, to find out how they’ve fared and what their futures hold.
Over the past five years, the words Turning Point have been read, heard, written and spoken with increasing frequency by people in the visual arts in England, but for many individual arts practitioners, in particular, the origins and activities of Turning Point remain a bit opaque. This briefing paper is for them and for anyone interested in understanding more about what Turning Point is and does.
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.
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.
Explores the affect of the economic recession on the livelihoods of artists in terms of access to employment and career opportunities and raises concerns about how artists’ practice is likely to fare in this period of arts austerity. [HTML format]
The Islington Mill Art Academy was set up by students for students. It is an unaccredited, collectively run higher education experience.
Jens Sundheim is a visual artist working principally in photography. Born in Dortmund in 1970, he studied photography at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Dortmund from 1994 – 2002 with a period of study at the University of Plymouth in 1997. He is currently based in a live/work studio space at Künstlerhaus Dortmund (KHD) and has been resident there since 2007. Sundheim’s work has been exhibited internationally in exhibitions and festivals, most recently in ‘space shuttle 2.0’ at Fotogalerie, Vienna. He has had his work featured in various magazines and publications and has been awarded numerous prizes including a recommendation at the Japan Media Arts Festival, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography.
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.
Clemens Kogler was born in Bayern in 1980 and is studying at The University of Arts, Linz. Starting out as a painter, he has also worked in advertising and television. His practice is now made up of being a graphic designer, animator, film maker, and illustrator among other roles. He is one of the artists based in Linz to be awarded a studio at the Salzamt for one year during 2009/2010. Kogler has exhibited and won awards at numerous film and animation festivals. sixpackfilm distribute some of his work and his commercial work is represented by Liberty Films in the UK.
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 […]
Text-only version of a-n Research paper: Art work in 2007 with live weblinks.
Rather than asking what a biennial represents, it may be worthwhile to shift the emphasis of the question and examine how it represents. That is: How is it experienced?
Artist as Leader is a programme that aims to understand the ways artists lead through their practice with a view to informing and developing a critical understanding of the role of creativity in culture.
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.
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.
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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Read the Future space interviews in full. These interviews formed the base material for the Future space publication.
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