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Liz West
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Private views: an unnecessary expense?

Manchester artist Liz West took a bold move with her recent solo show – she dispensed with a private view and instead opened the show to everyone on a midweek afternoon. She explains why and urges more artists to take a similar route.

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Glasgow International 2014
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Glasgow International 2014: programme announced

The programme for the sixth edition of Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, the first under new Director Sarah McCrory, combines the local and international to create a busy 18 days of contemporary art activity across the city.

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Crowfunding workshop
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Building audiences and Crowdfunding

Announcing a-n’s latest fundraising workshop for artists and arts organisers in Newcastle upon Tyne – presented in partnership with north-east England arts and business network The Sponsors Club, and with support from funding platform Kickstarter.

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AND Festival
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All’s fair at this year’s AND Festival

This year’s Abandon Normal Devices, a festival of digital culture, film and art, takes place in Liverpool from 3-5 October and for the first time includes the AND Fair – a showcase for new innovations.

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Corinne Felgate Totem
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British Ceramics Biennial: history and contemporary practice collide

The third British Ceramics Biennial in Stoke on Trent highlights both the importance of artistic creativity to the industry and the appeal of ceramics to the fine artist. We report from the Potteries, once the world’s centre of china production and now struggling to find its place in a global market.

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Wales considers creativity-focused curriculum

An arts-rich approach to teaching could be a ‘game-changer’ for education in Wales, according to a new report commissioned by the Welsh government and led by Arts Council Wales’ Chair Dai Smith.

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