Are there more effective ways to demonstrate the value of artists within culture? And what can we learn from policies in other countries? a-n’s Director reports on current UK developments and looks at approaches in Australia, Canada, Sweden and Norway.
The Walker Art Gallery is hosting a series of debates, talks and tours that will interrogate the role of painting in contemporary art.
Exhibition showcases works by Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Awards winners 2012.
Three artists are in the running for a £60,000 award to produce new work for regional museums and galleries.
An Artists’ Open Space meeting in Edinburgh addressed the language of arts funding and cultural value.
Major job losses, fewer offices and new area structure created as Arts Council England announces latest round of cost cutting.
Rich Hadley reports on the recent Culture in Motion conference in Brussels and reflects on the relationships between artists and their public.
Lost Arts is a partnership set up by eight unions whose members will be directly affected by cuts to the arts. The project’s coordinator explains what it’s all about.
Conjunction 12 is the third edition of Stoke-on-Trent’s contemporary arts biennial. We talk to artist and curator Anna Francis and to Bethan Lloyd Worthington, one of this year’s commissioned artists.
Recent decisions on business rates relief due to central government cuts are threatening the future of two studio and gallery spaces in Liverpool.
The programme for Derry~Londonderry 2013, the UK’s first City of Culture, has been announced.
Ten shortlisted artists revealed for the Griffin Art Prize, a new award for painting and drawing supporting emerging talent.
Is the future of TV a shared space that bridges new relationships between socially engaged audiences, curators, creatives and broadcasters? A one-day forum at FACT this Friday will ask ‘how should artists use the medium?
Sold out artists’ events in Edinburgh and Glasgow in response to continued debate around Creative Scotland decisions.
Does the latest open letter from Creative Scotland’s Chair suggest that major changes are on the way at the arts funding body?
A new award invites artists to use creative technologies to ‘surprise, challenge and engage audiences’.
Arts Development UK’s ninth annual local authority arts spending survey suggests that there are more tough times ahead – but there a few positives, too.
32 artists shortlisted for the fourth edition of the alternative art prize ‘run by painters for painters’.
Making It Professional was a one-day development event for makers, organised by the Making It project. We report from Winchester on the practical ideas and inspiration it provided.
The forthcoming edition of Sluice art fair will manifest itself as a publication and an exhibition in which all of the work will be auctioned to raise funds for 2013.
An exhibition by Robin Tarbet signals a new direction for Frome’s Black Swan Arts, which lost its Arts Council England funding last year.
a-n has announced a new strategic partnership with engage, the National Association for Gallery Education.
The three-day Institutions by Artists conference in Vancouver brought over 400 artist, curators and academics together to discuss and debate the past, present and future of artist-run organisations. We report from what was an expansive and lively international gathering.