The 2017 a-n bursaries are now open for applications from a-n Artist members, and alongside our regular Professional development, Travel awards and Venice Biennale bursaries, for the first time we’re offering members the chance to attend the preview of Documenta 14 in Kassel.
As a-n/AIR’s Paying Artists campaign prepares for the launch of its Exhibition Payment guide on Wednesday 12 October, we take a look at some of the key moments in the campaign’s history, highlighting the rich and varied dialogue with artists and the wider visual arts sector that has informed its recommendations.
From community university partnerships to practice-based PhDs and tenured teaching posts, a new set of resources developed for a-n by artist Steve Pool identifies some key ways artists are working within higher education, and considers the value of such relationships to both artists and institutions.
The Lumen Prize for Digital Art has announced the 55 works by international artists included in its 2016 longlist. We take a look at the works of some of the UK-based artists included in the selection and competing for the total prize fund of $11,000.
New Prime Minister Theresa May’s inaugural cabinet sees former accountant and tax manager Karen Bradley take on the portfolio for culture, media and sport.
Salford-based artist Maurice Carlin announced Clore Visual Artist Fellow supported by a-n, as the prestigious leadership development programme reveals its fellows for 2016/17.
We asked artists, arts organisers and writers to comment on how leaving the EU might affect culture and creativity in the UK. Here, writer and researcher François Matarasso, mima’s Alistair Hudson, Katrina M Brown of the Common Guild, Modern Art Oxford director Paul Hobson, and artists Haroon Mirza, Joseph Young and Gordon Shrigley give their views.
More degree show views from a-n’s Instagram as Sheyda Porter visits the show at Northumbria University and discovers artistic collaborations and a focus on the everyday, Chris Sharratt enjoys a perfect pint at Glasgow School of Art BA show and Richard Taylor uncovers a number of site-specific works at the MFA.
At 58 pages, this year’s a-n Degree Shows Guide is the biggest yet and features interviews with artist Bedwyr Williams and mima director Alistair Hudson, plus contributions from artists including Ruth Ewan, George Barber and Marianna Simnett. Available on issuu and as downloadable pdf.
a-n and the AIR Council invite artists and the wider visual arts community to ask questions and share their views this Thursday, 1-3pm on Twitter for The Great British Artists’ EU Referendum Debate.
a-n is proud to fly the Rainbow Flag, against bigotry and in support of LGBT rights.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news. This week includes a new Google project aiming to create art, suspects arrested for theft of Francis Bacon paintings and how creative arts can re-engage prisoners in education.