Visual artist with particular focus on site-specific installation and engaged practice. Contributor to a-n since 2003. Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at University of Suffolk. East Anglia
Jayne Knight is Arts Development Manager at Suffolk County Council. She was the driving force behind Making Art Work, an ambitious and widely regarded professional development programme for Suffolk-based artists that ran from 1999 until 2006. She talks to Jane Watt about how the scheme developed, her work in a local authority and survival tips for rural-based artists.
In January the quantitative findings of a longitudinal study Creative Graduates Creative Futures were published.
Linda Ball is project leader of Creative Graduates Creative Futures the largest research study to date about the career paths of art and design graduates. She talks to Jane Watt about the research, her own experience of a portfolio career and the importance of having creativity at the core of professional practice.
Mir Jansen, Programme Manager of the professional development programme at Yorkshire Artspace in Sheffield talks to Jane Watt about how the studio organisation continues to support artists, the parallels between an artists and an organisations profile development, and her top five tips on making funding applications.
Project coordinator Ed Adam and consultant Sovay Berriman tell Jane Watt how Alias (Artists-led Initiative Advisory service) has developed over the last ten years. They discuss the dilemmas that artist-led organisations face and offer their survival tips.
“There is no more sombre enemy of good art than the pram in the hall” Cyril Connolly, Enemies of Promise, 1938
Dr. Julia Horn, Joint Director of the Centre for Career Management Skills (CETL) at University of Reading talks to Jane Watt about the fascinating research project and online resource Beyond the PhD
Abigail Branagan has been advising artists and makers for over a decade. She is a freelance business advisor as well as Business Development Manager at Cockpit Arts in London. She talks to Jane Watt about what makes a good advice session and how makers are weathering the economic storm.
Curator Matt Roberts talks to Jane Watt about how and why he set up the London-based organisation Matt Roberts Arts and the importance of providing support and a platform for emerging and mid-career artists, curators and arts professionals.
What is an artist-curator? What makes a good collaborative partnership between a curator and an artist? What financial, practical and critical support is available to curators? Do you work with an organisation or go it alone?
Jane Watt reports on the Brighton symposium Is Design Good For You? considering the range of projects that artists undertake in healthcare environments.
Anna Dumitriu’s collaborative practice takes performance, digital art, installation, microbiology and philosophy in its stride. She talks to Jane Watt about her practice and research.