News - Page 133 of 149 - a-n The Artists Information Company

Weave Waves
News News story

New collaboration takes sound for a spin

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.

0 0
Saltired flag
News News comment

The case for independents in Scotland

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.

0 0
News News comment

Crisis in the arts: waving or drowning?

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.

0 0
The Big Bamboozle
News News story

The Big Bamboozle: Camden Arts fundraiser

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.

0 0
Calton Hill, Edinburgh
News News story

Collective Gallery: views for the future

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.

0 0
News News comment

Open dialogue and the arts – What Next?

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.

0 0
The Table
News News comment

Artist as leader: from ‘Visionaire’ to ‘Magpie’

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.

0 0
News News comment

Policy consultation: No ifs and buts is no good for the arts

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.

0 0