Contemporary Visual Arts Network is hosting a free event in Leeds in March exploring the benefits that artists bring to society and the role they play in defining the cultural shape of our towns and cities. a-n members can apply for travel bursaries to attend.
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This week’s selection, chosen from listings posted by a-n members on our Events section include a festival of light in Cambridge, a symposium on the future of the high street in Cheltenham and three exhibitions exploring painting and photography.
London-based artist Marcia Farquhar recipient of inaugural £10,000 award for live art.
The fourth edition of the prize for final-year undergraduate fine art students, which offers a total award fund of £40,000 and a first prize that includes a 12-month studio fellowship at BALTIC 39 in Newcastle upon Tyne, is open for applications.
Decision to move world famous collection from northern city to London receives widespread criticism, with online petition already gaining 11,000 signatures.
London-based Brazilian artist Tonico Lemos Auad has his first solo exhibition for a UK public gallery at the De La Warr Pavilion in East Sussex, featuring existing works and a new commission. Dany Louise finds out more.
The sixth Max Mara Art Prize for Women, a collaboration between the Italian fashion group and the Whitechapel Gallery, has been won by Emma Hart.
The newly opened £1.5 million wing of the Attenborough Arts Centre creates the largest contemporary art gallery in Leicester, with a current show by Lucy and Jorge Orta that reflects the art and science theme of the centre’s curatorial programme. Fisun Guner reports.
London-based artist wins Europe’s leading open competition for figurative and representational art.
Liverpool Biennial has announced the ten artists who will benefit from its Associate Artists Programme, a new initiative to support artists based in the north of England to develop their careers internationally.
Featuring banners by commissioned artists including Alinah Azadeh, Ruth Ewan, Rachel Gadsden and Ross Sinclair, The Beginning of that Freedome exhibition formed part of the Houses of Parliament’s 2015 programme marking anniversaries of both the forming of the first elected parliament and the sealing of Magna Carta. Now the banners have been gifted to organisations across the UK.
Eleven artists and designers have been shortlisted for the fourth edition of the £25,000 international award for contemporary art and design inspired by Islamic tradition.
Are initiatives aimed at disabled artists just a way to make the arts sector feel good about itself, an exercise in discrimination when what is really needed is an even playing field? Cornwall-based artist Stacey Guthrie argues that what is really required is more inclusion and less segregation.
This week’s selection features video work in Bristol and Birmingham, plus painting shows in Walsall, London and Glasgow.
London-based Scottish artist awarded £10,000 to help pay for living and working expenses over the next 12 months.
Artist Jonathan Monk crosses the boundaries between art and football by creating unique giveaway for Partick Thistle fans.
Visitors to Bob and Roberta Smith’s show at William Morris Gallery have been leaving postcards calling for London’s prospective mayoral candidates to sign up to arts education pledge.
Highlights for the week ahead selected from our busy Events section and featuring exhibitions and events posted by a-n’s members.
Philippe Parreno has been announced as the second artist in the annual Hyundai Commission series for Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall.
The government’s plans for the English Baccalaureate, or EBacc, remains an ominous presence for art departments across England, with many describing it as hugely detrimental to the teaching of creative subjects in schools. With a Department for Education consultation on its implementation looming, Lydia Ashman talks about its impact to campaigners and those on the frontline of art education.
New Orleans-style jazz funeral procession will take place on 6 February to raise awareness of damage caused by Cardiff Council’s arts funding cuts.
Commissioning programme that supports disabled artists will use Ambition for Excellence Award to develop its international reach.
Arts organisations including South London Gallery and Cell Studios are among those to receive a share of a new £20m fund, which is tackling a shortage of affordable creative workspaces in the capital. Arts Professional’s Liz Hill reports.
The current chief curator of the Musée National d’Art Moderne in Paris has been announced as director of the Venice Biennale 2017, with responsibility for curating the 57th International Art Exhibition.
The UTOPIA 2016 festival is a year-long celebration at Somerset House, London marking 500 years since the publication of Thomas More’s influential text. Initiator and artistic advisor Ruth Potts explains how the festival came about, and explores the relationship between its programming and More’s groundbreaking ideas.