Commissioned by the Crafts Council, Weave Waves brings together sound artist Scanner and textile designer Ismini Samanidou, combining digital technologies and weaving skills. We talk to the pair as the work gets its first public airing at the FutureEverything summit in Manchester.
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a-n is providing vital Go and see bursaries to artists, supporting professional development and networking at the Venice Biennale 2013.
As Creative Scotland’s open session events on the organisation’s future gather momentum, Edinburgh-based photographer and educator Johnny Gailey assesses what’s wrong at the core of its remit and makes a case for true artistic independence.
A new series of State of the Arts seminars at the RSA begins with Peter Bazalgette’s inaugural lecture as Chair of Arts Council England.
The eighty-strong Artists’ Bond opens its doors to another forty members from 1 April. But, as founder Ellie Harrison describes, anyone looking for a practical funding scheme would do well to look elsewhere.
Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture, Communications and the Creative Industries, recently stated that the UK’s cultural sector is in rude health. Graham Hitchen agrees, but argues that it has nothing to do with the Coalition’s policies – and that unless things change, in ten years time it will be a very sick patient indeed.
Have digital networks such as Twitter, Facebook and blogs altered the way curators choose artists for exhibitions? A new show opening at APT Gallery in Deptford provides some answers.
Camden Arts Centre is setting the stage for a day of spectacular fundraising events this Saturday, as the site is transformed into the bohemian seaside home of fictional modernist Finchley Arkwright-Keslake-Essendine.
The power and immediacy of vernacular photography prevails in the two stand-out shows at this year’s FORMAT international photography festival. We report back from the opening weekend.
UK’s Tacita Dean, Helen Marten, Roger Hiorns and Cathy Wilkes amongst artists selected for 55th International Art Exhibition in Venice.
Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery and Christina Mackie won the Contemporary Art Society’s annual Commission to Collect award in 2011, and an exhibition of the work has just opened. We talk to the artist about the process of making a piece for the museum’s permanent collection.
Edinburgh’s Collective Gallery is moving to new premises on Calton Hill in the summer. Prior to that, though, there’s work to be done and funds to be raised with an auction of artists’ work. We talk to Director Kate Gray about new departures and exciting possibilities.
Last week, Newcastle City Council passed a 100% cut to its arts budget while at the same time agreeing to contribute £600,000 to a new fund for culture. Alison Clark-Jenkins, a regional director for Arts Council England, reveals the behind-the-scenes battle that led to the fund’s creation.
Egyptian-born Sam Shendi has won the [email protected] Public Art Award, receiving £10,000 towards the cost of producing his large-scale sculpture.
Over 30,000 votes cast to match ten artists with ten gallery events for this year’s Museums at Night festival.
An open dialogue between arts practitioners, public funders and the public is vital in developing the arts for the benefit of the wider community, says Arts Professional Editor Liz Hill.
The fourth edition of the biennial competition launched today at Leeds International Book Fair.
The unveiling of Rock on Top of Another Rock at the Serpentine Gallery marks the first and only instance of a Fischli/Weiss public sculpture in the UK.
Second edition of open exhibition invites work in any media from contemporary visual artists of all ages and nationalities.
Plans for a new gallery in Leicester gather momentum following Arts Council England’s £600,000 cash injection.
In Joshua Sofaer’s latest Artist as leader interview for a-n, artist Richard Layzell and businessman Richard Hicks discuss Layzell’s seven-year tenure as ‘Visionaire’ at AIT software company. Here, Layzell writes about what came next and the continued relevance of his experience in industry a decade on.
A new report from public art think tank ixia highlights a significant fall in the size and value of the sector in England.
Policy makers often outsource consultation to independent specialists, but do they get the full story or just the tidied up version? Ahead of Creative Scotland’s open meetings series, the arts professional behind Stramash Arts shares first-hand experience of having the ifs, buts and maybes expunged from the conversation that led to the funding body’s creation.
The selected artists have been announced for the Catlin Art Prize, an annual exhibition of UK art graduates presented one year on from their degree shows.
New Arts Council England Chair Sir Peter Bazalgette takes part in a live online chat today, his first for ACE since taking on the role.