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The chance to dream: why fund individual artists?

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.

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The Wide Revolution: reflections on the history of political art

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.

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Artist as Active Citizen

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.

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Covid-19 impact survey

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.

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Pivotal moments in artistic practice

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.

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Artists practising well

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.

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Livelihoods of Visual Artists: Literature and Data Review

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.

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