Explores the historical context of public collecting and the dilemmas and challenges of developing museum collections within shrinking budgets and rising international art prices.
Cultural policy - a-n The Artists Information Company
Report on diversity within Arts Council England NPOs and recipients of GFTA funding, using data gathered annually by ACE.
DCMS directly funds 15 museums and the British Library. This review looks at the “functions, forms, effectiveness, efficiency and accountability” within these institutions.
Review in response to the Government’s Culture White Paper in 2016. Visual arts museums are represented, along with sculpture parks.
The first of three reports that explore the potential civic role of publicly funded arts organisations, within the context of wide community and political divisions in 2017.
Full Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisations list for 2018-22.
Additional report from the Freelands Foundation revealing more aspects of gender inequality in the visual arts in Britain.
Short graphic report demonstrating gender inequality in the arts in Britain.
Strong cultural statement of policy intention by the DCMS presented to Parliament as a White Paper in March 2016.
Summary of the first sector consultations that took place as part of the Paying Artists campaign on the issue of paying artists who exhibit in publicly-funded galleries.
This report deconstructs the Paying Artists case studies, published in 2014, to highlight emerging themes and show how some galleries are already demonstrating transparency. Useful for galleries wishing to develop their own fair pay policies.
Commissioned by a-n from freelance arts writer and researcher Dany Louise, this paper shows how visual arts organisations in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland have approached advising on visual artists’ day rates, as well as a comparator organisation in Canada […]
The final document in a trilogy from three respected researchers.
Arts Council Wales Corporate Plan from 2013 – 2018.
Part of the Paying Artists research portfolio, Sarah Thelwall’s report explores how public sector galleries can think differently about budgets for artists’ fees.
Fundamentally questions the Arts Council’s stewardship of the National Lottery funds, which are provided for different purposes and for far wider public benefit than ACE’s Treasury grant.
This report – the sixth in the Paying Artists research portfolio – draws together examples of how artists’ fees for exhibiting are arrived at in Sweden, Norway, Canada and Poland; and the conditions and contexts that underpin their application.
Provides a historical context within the Paying Artists campaign of the Payment to Artists for Exhibition of Work scheme implemented by the Arts Council of Great Britain in 1979.
A short paper that briefly reviews some of the existing literature that has been referenced or has provided useful context and comparison for the Paying Artists study.
Second phase of a-n/AIR-commissioned research, exploring artists’ and venues’ experiences of exhibiting in publicly-funded venues. Phase 2 findings build on data from Phase 1 and are based on interviews conducted with artists and venues.
a-n/AIR-commissioned research exploring artists’ experiences of exhibiting in publicly-funded galleries. Phase 1 is based on an online survey exploring artists’ experiences of exhibition practice.
The visual arts organisations the Arts Council selected for funding as National Portfolio Organisations 2011-15
Independently researched and evidence based report addressing the balance of arts funding between London and the rest of England.
Evaluation of the pilot year of The Space, a joint three year venture between Arts Council England and the BBC.
Transcript of lecture given at the RSA on 20th March 2013.