Artist Jon Adams, who has Asperger’s Syndrome, and scientist Simon Baron-Cohen have collaborated on a new performance piece funded by the Wellcome Trust.
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‘Additionality’ as a principle of Lottery funding looks set to end as Arts Council England prepares to make NPO status the preserve of major organisations if predicted arts cuts are implemented.
London-based artist duo Broomberg and Chanarin scoop the £30,000 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2013 for their imaginative reworking of Bertolt Brecht’s 1955 War Primer.
As the University of South Wales closes its BA Fine Art degree course for good, Gordon Dalton gets in a Newport state of mind as he visits the students’ final show and surveys the city’s battered and bruised cultural landscape.
Under threat of closure due to likely further cuts in the comprehensive spending review on 26 June, a campaign to save the National Media Museum in Bradford is attracting growing support.
Sarah Ball’s painting of a 1920s New York girl gang member wins her the title of Welsh Artist of the Year 2013.
Peter Heslip, Arts Council England’s new Director of Visual Arts, oversees a portfolio of 144 funded visual arts organisations and leads on museum funding in London. Two months into his new job, and on his first day in the office after a trip to Venice, we talk to him about supporting artists, communicating with the public and the realities of the current funding environment.
The UK is set to become the ‘world’s largest outdoor gallery’ this summer as art will be on display across tens of thousands of billboards up and down the country.
As the first results from AIR’s Paying Artists Survey make clear, artists are finding themselves at the end of the arts food chain as funding cuts bite. Here, a-n’s Director looks at how things stand and suggests a future where practitioners determine the status of their art and of artists.
Nearly six months after its beleaguered first Chief Executive resigned amidst a barrage of criticism from the arts sector in Scotland, Creative Scotland has announced its new head.
In a major speech, the Scottish Government’s Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop has defended the idea of art for art’s sake and attacked the UK Government’s focus on the economic value of culture.
The first results of AIR’s UK-wide Paying Artists Survey – which focuses on artists’ experiences of publicly-funded galleries – reveal low earnings, miniscule or no fees at all for exhibiting, and shrinking production budgets.
The recent Craft and Social Change conference looked at how craft can affect a ‘soft revolution’ by turning away from top-down structures towards a more DIY culture. But, as Sharon Mangion reports, the ‘slow’ logic of the Craftivism movement is combining once solitary practices with new media technologies to reconnect communities and mobilise global audiences.
The William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow, which reopened last year after a £5million redevelopment, has won the Art Fund’s £100,000 Museum of the Year prize.
For only the second time, Iraq has a national representation at the Venice Biennale. Curated by Ikon Gallery Director Jonathan Watkins, what sets it apart from the 2011 pavilion is that all the artists featured still live and work in the country. S Mark Gubb takes a look at the work on show and finds out how you pull off an exhibition from a country that has no curators, and of which curators on the outside know nothing about.
Eight artists who were in Venice courtesy of a-n’s Go and see bursaries, pick some of their favourites from the hundreds of shows taking place throughout the city.
Fear of public backlash and potential loss of funding is leading to direct and indirect forms of censorship, according to a new report.
Turner Prize nominee Tino Sehgal has been awarded the Golden Lion for best artist at the 55th Venice Biennale.
Maurice Carlin, one of 23 artists who received a Venice Go and see bursary from a-n, takes a tour of the national pavilions and collateral events at the Giardini, Arsenale and beyond, and finds himself washed up in a flood of contemporary art.
A recent YouGov survey reveals that more people see cultural value as a justification for arts funding than arguments based on economics, but only a small minority want to see the sector protected from further cuts.
S Mark Gubb, one of 23 artists who received a Venice Go and see bursary from a-n to visit the Biennale during the preview period, reviews The Encyclopedic Palace exhibition at the Arsenale and Giardini – and pops his head in at a few national pavilions, including Jeremy Deller’s English Magic show.
The sixth annual Liverpool Art Prize has been won by Tabitha Moses, who also picks up the People’s Choice Award.
Bedwyr Williams’ Wales in Venice presentation combines Galileo and amateur astronomy to create an affectionate homage to stargazing.
New works by Corin Sworn, Duncan Campbell and Hayley Tompkins have been unveiled as part of the Scotland + Venice 2013 presentation – accompanied by the first ever official visit from a Scottish Government minister.
Jeremy Deller’s British Pavilion presentation for the 55th Venice Biennale reflects his “love-hate relationship” with the UK.