The UK has the most highly developed arts infrastructure in the world. But, asks 2016-17 Clore Visual Artist Fellow Maurice Carlin in the first of two short provocations, imagine if it all disappeared overnight. Would it make a difference to your career? Would you still make art? And what do we want this infrastructure to do?
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Shonagh Manson, director of the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, is stepping down after more than eight years in the role to take up a new position with the Mayor of London.
A crowdfunding campaign has been launched that seeks to support women artists over the age of 55 to continue their art practice during periods of personal, life and career change.
Nicola Naismith is the recipient of the Clore Visual Artist Fellowship, which for the second year is supported by a-n. She explains how she feels about being the 2017-18 fellow, its relevance to her art practice, and what she hopes to get out of the year.
A selection of exhibition highlights for the week ahead including Ingleby Gallery during Edinburgh Art Festival, Jerwood Makers Open in London, and accepting obsolescence in Liverpool.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international news, including: new trustees for Liverpool Biennial; UK Holocaust Memorial shortlist on show; vigilantes steal Paris street art.
Highlights for the week ahead with exhibitions and events in London, Margate, Swansea and Newcastle upon Tyne, all selected from a-n’s Events section.
A new report by François Matarasso has been published on the impact of a week-long pilot lab that offered six early career artists, aged 50 and over, time to explore how creativity can be nourished and how artists can challenge themselves to develop.
New York’s W.A.G.E. (Working Artists and the Greater Economy) has introduced a new automated process for its W.A.G.E. Certification scheme, which aims to publicly recognise nonprofit organisations that meet minimum payment standards for artists.
Our Scene Report series continues with a visit to Dumfries, home to the artist-led Stove Network and a lively visual arts scene with a strong focus on community and participation. Martin Joseph O’Neill reports.
69 works by 65 artists have been selected for the latest edition of the UK’s longest-running annual open drawing exhibition, which will also be Jerwood Charitable Foundation’s final year as the show’s key partner and funder.
Nearly 80 artist and architect members of America’s National Academy of the Arts have expressed their support for the ICA Boston show by Dana Schutz who earlier this year attracted protests over the inclusion of her painting, Open Casket, in the Whitney Biennial.
A selection of exhibition highlights for the week ahead including Bruce Nauman’s neon and video works at Tate Modern, a painterly exploration of physiognomy in Cornwall, and a sculptural intervention by Douglas Gordon in Edinburgh.
Launching in October, the inaugural 17-day visual art festival will feature over 70 exhibitions and events from UK-based and international artists. Jack Hutchinson finds out more from artist and biennial director Ryan Hughes.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international news, including: Mercury Prize-winning band Young Fathers suffer backlash over art galleries criticism; Northern Ireland considers abolishing Arts Council; Jerwood Drawing Prize artists announced.
Projects from a-n members selected from a-n’s busy Events section, including an event in Birmingham celebrating the band Sleater-Kinney and exhibitions in Medway, Pembrokeshire, Shrewsbury and Oxford.
The three-year fellowship programme will support emerging artists working with clay by offering three six-month part-time residencies at Camden Arts Centre, with the first fellowship going to London-based artist Jonathan Baldock.
Known for her detailed sculptural works that combine everyday objects and materials with meticulously applied precious stones, metals or fine embroidery, Susan Collis is interested in making us consider the real value of what we might at first think is mundane and ordinary. Anneka French talks to the artist about her major new solo show at Touchstones Gallery, Rochdale.
Taking place over the next three years, the new project will include series of public art commissions and an education programme as artists create artworks with and for South London Gallery’s neighbours on the Elmington, Pelican and Sceaux Gardens housing estates.
In the midst of a growth in performative and participatory art at international art biennials, Documenta recently confirmed the site of a new permanent institute in Kassel. Inspired by an academic conference on conserving contemporary art, Laura Harris assesses the challenges the institute faces in a climate where the experiential is increasingly taking precedence over the art object.
The global award that aims to raise the understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of digital art has announced a longlist of 70 works selected for its sixth edition.
A selection of exhibition highlights for the week ahead including exploratory tenderness in Liverpool, cucumber straighteners in Scunthorpe, and cruise ship aesthetics in Edinburgh.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international news, including: Iron Ring sculpture described as insult to Welsh people, Triangle Network co-founder dies, Bansky’s Balloon Girl is nation’s favourite.
Five projects from a-n members, selected from a-n’s busy Events section and including exhibitions in Edinburgh, Leeds, Oxford, Stroud and Warwickshire.
The 2017 edition of the open studios weekender that celebrates the creative community of Hackney Wick, east London, will explore the inside workings of the artist’s studio whilst reflecting a time of rapid redevelopment in the area.