Susan Jones explores the contribution Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts programme has made in sustaining artists’ individual practices, and argues for a new, more nuanced and localised approach to direct funding in the future.
Research - a-n The Artists Information Company
Dave Beech explores how art, artists and arts practice participate in a wider revolution, and the inter-relationships between art’s political, activist and socially engaged practices and the institutional and infrastructural politics of art itself. Commissioned by a-n Artists Council as part of its one-year research project Artists Make Change.
Ellie Harrison discusses how arts skills and strategies, built over the course of a career, can be applied to ways of making change. Commissioned by a-n Artists Council as part of its one-year research project Artists Make Change.
Drawing on the findings of a-n’s survey and reflecting the views of over 4,000 members, the Covid-19 impact survey report provides robust insights into the emerging impacts of the public health crisis with 93% of respondents reporting that their practice or career has been affected by the outbreak.
Sonya Dyer considers the key challenges facing mid-career artists and makers in this essay written in response to Pivotal Moments, the conference she organised in September 2018 in collaboration with the SPACE-led professional development programme London Creative Network.
Nicola Naismith’s report, undertaken as part of her AHRC funded research supported by Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University, is concerned with the issue of affective support that artists working in health care settings are currently able to access.
Steve Dutton discusses the outcomes of a-n’s Artist-led Bursaries, awarded to six artist-led groups in 2017 to explore how artists and artists’ groups adapt to navigate turbulent cultural and political landscapes.
Report on the decline of art education in primary schools in England with recommendations for action.
Report detailing findings of a large-scale national study of the livelihoods, careers and needs of visual artists in England conducted in 2016 by TBR and funded by Arts Council England.
As part of a large-scale national study of the livelihoods, careers and needs of visual artists in England conducted in 2016 by TBR and funded by Arts Council England, this report provides an overview of the study findings.
As part of a large-scale national study of the livelihoods, careers and needs of visual artists in England conducted in 2016 by TBR and funded by Arts Council England, this report is based on in-depth discussions from five focus groups held across the English regions in March and April 2016.
As part of a large-scale national study of the livelihoods, careers and needs of visual artists in England conducted in 2016 by TBR and funded by Arts Council England, this report provides a summary of the first stage of the research, a review of existing literature and data to inform the study and subsequent primary research.
Primary research into MPs attitudes to Arts Council England, by party.
Analyses 35 million job adverts between 2013-17 for use and meaning of the word ‘creativity’.
New and primary research into the gender gap between artists living and working in Berlin.
Commissioned by ACE in 2018 to better understand the current landscape of leadership in the sector and to survey available support.
Recognising a need for more consistent and systematic focus given to how arts interventions produce effective social and health outcomes, this short paper explores two challenges. 1. How to describe the changes that arts experiences achieve, which does justice to […]
ACE commissioned report from Britain Thinks, reviewing how the arts, museums and libraries sector has progressed since 2010
Comprehensive report of the three-year NXT project, which took place from 2015 with 25 partners in 15 European countries.
Evaluation of a six year programme funded by DfE, connecting museums with local schoolchildren, targeting areas with high levels of deprivation and low cultural engagement.
Summary of Taking Part data for the engagement in the Arts during 2016/2017.
Updates previous editions of the Fawcett Society’s Sex and Power index.
The highs, lows, ins and outs of the online art market.
Using ONS figures, demonstrates inequality in the Creative Industries workforce, which is shown to be lacking in diversity and social mobility.
Commissioned by ACE following the June 2017 NPO round in which both Arnolfini and Situations were dropped from national portfolio funding.