‘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.
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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.
New evidence exposing, quantifying and discussing the likely impact on the visual arts of Arts Council England’s decisions on fifteen previously Regularly Funded Organisations (RFOs) visual arts organisations unsuccessful in their NPO application. It shows that a disproportionate number of artists’ membership and development agencies and practice-based organisations lost core funding, despite ACE’s aim of creating a balanced national portfolio and makes recommendations for sustaining their work as part of a strengthened arts ecology.
“What happened to the people who said ‘we will represent something in the world’? When did artists start to say ‘we will change the world’?”
They sit in the dark and mope
[or artists take the lead]
“Spirit in community will die unless there’s someone calling the meeting.”
A leader is best
When people barely know that he(she) exists,
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.
Susan Jones introduces a collation of key documents and evidence that informed a-n’s publication of fees and payments guidance and good practice documents. This report aims to widen understanding of the history and prior good practice thinking and attitudes around payment to artists.
Funded by Arts Council England, this research study in 2004 prefaced new resources from a-n to extend the Code of Practice and demonstrate good practice within artists’ fees and payments, for use by artists and public-sector employers and commissioners. For current sample rates go to Guidance on fees and day rates and for latest Paying artists research go to www.a-n.co.uk/tag/paying-artists
This short report deconstructs the Paying Artists case studies, published as part of campaign evidence in 2014, to highlight emerging themes and show how some galleries are already demonstrating transparency. Useful for galleries wishing to develop their own fair pay policies.
Commissioned as part of Paying Artists research portfolio, Sarah Thelwall’s report explores how public sector galleries can think differently about budgets for artists’ fees.
A short paper that briefly reviews some of the existing literature – research, resources and approaches to artists’ terms and conditions in exhibition practice – which have been referenced or provided useful context and comparison for the Paying Artists Study.
Second phase of research study commissioned by a-n and AIR looking at artists experiences of exhibiting in publicly-funded venues. Overview of main findings from interviews with artists and publicly-funded venues that deepens understanding of data Phase 1 findings and explores perceptions and issues from both sides of the experience.
Research study commissioned by a-n and AIR looking at artists’ experiences of exhibiting in publicly-funded galleries. Phase 1 is based on an online survey exploring artists’ experiences of exhibition practice.
An analysis and commentary on artists’ work and opportunities in 2012.
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.
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.
Artist’s jobs and opportunities 2003 – 2005
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.
Read the Social space interviews in full along with Becky Shaw’s Introduction and Matters arising.
Read the Future space interviews in full. These interviews formed the base material for the Future space publication.
Artist’s jobs and opportunities 1989-2003
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”.