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Artist as leader: Masato Nakamura, Japan

For the latest part of his Artist as leader research, Joshua Sofaer meets Masato Nakamura. The founder-director of 3331 Arts Chiyoda arts centre in Japan discusses leadership as a collaboration and his efforts to both challenge and collaborate with existing art world structures.

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What next conference
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Conference report: What Next? – a movement in the making

The What Next? conference in London on 29 April brought together some 650 arts professionals as part of a new movement to reassert the value of the arts in society. Kwong Lee, Director of Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, shares his thoughts on the day.

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What the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act means for visual artists

The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act was granted royal assent at the end of April 2013, establishing a new Competition and Markets Authority and making several important changes regarding copyright that directly affect visual artists. DACS (Design and Artists Copyright Society) gives its response to the Act.

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Public art – because you’re worth it

In a time of austerity, it’s become more important than ever for the visual arts to articulate their value to society. But, asks Claire Doherty, Director of arts producers Situations, what forms of evidence should be produced and whose criteria are we to use?

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Conference report: Cr8net does digital diversity

The third Cr8net creative industries conference, themed around ‘Digital Diversity’, started badly for our correspondent. But thanks to adept chairing and a whirlwind visit from Ed Vaizey, this annual one day event managed to transcend its achingly cool Shoreditch venue to explore some genuinely important issues.

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Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin
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Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2013

The Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2013 has opened at The Photographers’ Gallery in London and offers the most expanded view of what photography is, or can be, since its inception.

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Albert Dock, Liverpool
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Liverpool Art Prize exhibition set to open at Albert Dock

The sixth edition of the Liverpool Art Prize opens on Thursday in the city’s historic Albert Dock. We talk to Kevin Hunt, one of the shortlisted artists, and Robyn Woolston, winner of the 2012 Prize and one of this year’s judges, about the significance of the new venue.

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