As Christmas approaches, we’ll be veering off the High Street to offer a snapshot of gift ideas from across the UK that support the work of artists and arts organisations. This week, take your pick from handprinted wrapping paper, artist-designed beach towels and bags, and specially produced print editions and publications.
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a-n is seeking an Executive Director to lead the next phase of the organisation’s development, responding to changing needs and aspirations in the visual arts.
A year on from the implosion of Creative Scotland and a year before the independence referendum, where do things stand at the funding body? Johnny Gailey attends a recent Open Session event in Glasgow hosted by CEO Janet Archer, and finds the organisation caught in a curious state of flux.
Over a 1000 artists descended on Scarborough for the Art Party Conference, instigated by the artist Bob and Roberta Smith. A day of marching, debating and discussion, a-n joined in the action with provocations and special events. Jack Hutchinson reports.
Our selection of not-to-be-missed shows this week includes a celebration of Dylan Thomas’ most enduring work by Sir Peter Blake in Cardiff, international artists examining the human form in London, and an exhibition of drawings and paintings in Bristol by an artist best known for his vividly-coloured sculptural installations.
In her provocation for the Art Party Conference in Scarborough, a-n Director Susan Jones argues that while it’s widely stated that artists are the main menu in the gallery and exhibition process, new approaches are needed to provide the financial support they need. Here, we publish an edited version of her full presentation.
As Hull is announced Capital of Culture 2017, Pippa Koszerek takes a look at the burgeoning artist-led activity harboured by this unique and geographically isolated city.
For the seven days from 22-28 November, our international ramblings take us to Haiti, New Zealand, Norway and Germany.
As Hull celebrates becoming the 2017 UK City of Culture, Dave O’Brien, originally writing for The Conversation website, cautions against focusing on short-term economic benefits when what’s needed is a long-term cultural strategy.
For the latest in our series on art books, Tim Clark turns his attention to Marie Angeletti’s HOTEL 11a 1bis, an ambiguous and uneasy decontextualisation of the surfaces and spaces of the Crowne Plaza hotel in Shoreditch.
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A recent report from Arts Council England, Towards Plan A, urges the cultural sector to provide better evidence to government. But, argue Three Johns and Shelagh, it’s a flawed and discredited approach which won’t change the creeping erosion of the arts in the UK. Time, then, for a Plan B.
The north east England-based biennial of contemporary art, film and music has announced programme details for its 2014 edition, which takes the idea of extraction as its curated theme.
Following the recent publication of Arts Council England’s updated strategic framework, a-n’s Director attended one of ACE’s briefing sessions in search of a glimmer of hope for artists.
Five artist-led initiatives have been awarded Go and See bursaries to attend this weekend’s Art Party Conference in Scarborough.
The £60,000 Contemporary Art Society Annual Award has been won by Elizabeth Price, in conjuction with an Oxford-based partnership led by the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology.
Manick Govinda was one of six panelists at a recent debate in London titled, All Change in arts funding: crisis or opportunity? Here he provides a commentary on what was discussed and questions the agenda of ‘access’ in relation to arts funding.
This month’s AD:uk national conference in Birmingham is offering up ‘recipes for change in the arts’ through its World Café forum slot, specially developed for the event by artists in residence SSoCiaL. We find out more from artists Sophie Cullinan and Sally Lemsford.
This week’s must-see shows include a retro-futuristic survey of British sculpture at Lisson Gallery, drawing and language at The Drawing Room, and an art/architecture collaboration at BALTIC.
Submissions are being invited for Connect/Exchange, an ambitious pilot project led by Northern Film & Media that will facilitate six artists’ exchanges between three UK cities.
For our latest global snapshot of the next seven days (15-21 November 2013) in contemporary art, we’re in Seoul, Vienna, Abu Dhabi, New York and Milan.
An open day at High House Artists’ Studios this Saturday unveils a new three-storey studio building in Purfleet, Essex, the latest in an ever-expanding network from pioneering London-based charity, Acme.
Originally released on CD-ROM, Alan Currall’s Encyclopaedia could be seen as a forerunner of today’s information and social networking sites. Now available online as part of Film and Video Umbrella’s 25th anniversary programme, we speak to the artist about his encyclopaedia of “apparently ‘certain’ knowledge”, while FVU Director Steven Bode explains the thinking behind the organisation’s celebrations.
A new report into how England’s cultural organisations use digital technology reveals a gap between a core group of enthusiastic adopters and the rest of the sector.
Art Turning Left, a new and wide-ranging exhibition at Tate Liverpool, explores how artists have incorporated political beliefs in their work and how this has changed the way it is produced. The artist and AIR Council member Emily Speed reviews the show and reflects on its relevance to her own practice.