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]
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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.
An analysis and commentary on artists’ work and opportunities in 2012.
This Research paper forms part of a series that looks specifically at the nature and value of openly-advertised work and opportunities for visual and applied artists. Drawing on data published on www.a-n.co.uk/jobs_and_opps, this series set out in 2007 to track on an ongoing basis the key categories of awards/fellowships, academic posts, art vacancies, commissions, exhibitions, residencies and competitions/prizes, and by doing so, to identify any trends arising, and provide commentary and contextual evidence and analysis from other related sources, to contribute to arts and cultural consultations and policy.
Reyahn King explores the role of galleries within professional development for visual artists. In the current climate, how can professional development for visual artists be continued and improved? This paper suggests that one answer lies in the relationship between publicly-funded regional galleries and visual artists becoming wider, deeper, and more strongly valued.
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.
The key finding of this study reveals that shockingly few individual artists apply for funding in their own right, and even fewer are successful. What this means is that there is little direct funding being given to artists to pursue and develop their own projects, under their own control – under 20% of available funding for the visual arts in England, 14% for Northern Ireland and around 18% for Scotland and Wales in 2009-2010.
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.
The Islington Mill Art Academy was set up by students for students. It is an unaccredited, collectively run higher education experience.
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.
Text-only version of a-n Research paper: Art work in 2007 with live weblinks.
Sonya Dyer’s publication questions assumptions about non-white artists, curators and administrators that shape the current diversity landscape, and suggests alternative ways forward.
Debra Savage’s case study-based research into the realities of professional artistic practice.
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