Having navigated both cultural and physical obstacles to integration at this year’s Supernormal Festival, our correspondent explores the gap between good intentions and outcomes.
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The co-editor of The Art of Dissent: Adventures in London’s Olympic State, makes a case for an Olympic legacy that veers from the time-worn official narrative.
As Manchester’s Castlefield Gallery relaunches with a renewed vigour for artist development, its director shares the lessons learnt over a challenging and rewarding year-and-a-half.
While the Olympics has helped highlight artistic, as well as sporting achievements, much still needs to be done to create sustainable careers in the arts.
Anyone fond of the question ‘but is it art?’ will have a field day if they visit Jeremy Deller’s Sacrilege during the Olympics, but they will probably have a bounce on it too.
Zeitgeist Arts Projects present their research on open submission competitions and explain why they insisted on transparency for their own newly-launched Zeitgeist Open.
The relationship between art and big business has often been a troubled and contradictory one. But does a forthcoming Cultural Olympiad exhibition of luxury cars painted by famous artists cross the line into pure brand promotion?
Shift Happens explores the opportunities that digital can offer arts organisations. The Head of Leeds School of Art, Architecture and Design explains what she got out of the conference.
Manick Govinda reports on last week’s British Museum / Arts Council England conference ‘Engaging the Artist’s Voice: Museums, galleries and artists working in collaboration’.
Last week’s ‘Great British Art School Debate’ at University of the Arts, Camberwell, turned out to be nothing of the sort. But the lack of critical discussion only served to highlight the need for a far-reaching debate around the future of the art education.
When Michael Portillo announced the recipients of the Catalyst: Endowments scheme on Wednesday, the headlines were all about the millions of pounds flowing into the arts. But while it’s hard to begrudge any of the 34 organisations their hard won cash, the ideological context shouldn’t be forgotten.
Yesterday’s Creative Economies seminar in London looked at the role of the arts in economic development and regeneration. But how does the artist fit in with this?
Following a public meeting held in Edinburgh last night, Richard Taylor reports back on how we need to act to stop a paid for Public Entertainment License coming into place in Scotland.
Gillian Nicol on this year’s State of the Arts Conference.