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Reflections on collaboration

Chris Fremantle highlights key themes and issues around collaboration making use of a-n’s extensive archive of texts on the subject, along with external references.

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Artists’ work in 2011

Part of an annual series of papers analysing data about artists’ employment opportunities, patterns and incomes. Narrative compares between years and tracks changes from previous years.

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Big Artists Survey 2011

Summary of key findings of the 2011 AIR artists’ advisory group and a-n survey of its 16,500 membership to better understand the conditions and concerns of artists.

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Size matters

Excellent paper that articulates the value of and challenges facing small visual arts organisations. Essential reading.

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Alternative art schools

A consideration of the background to alternative arts schools and their current relevance, citing historical ideology and using eight case studies.

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Business models in the visual arts

Commissioned by Arts Council England and the Turning Point Network (as it was then) to assist visual arts organisations in reviewing and strengthening their own business model in a climate where public funding is not secure.

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Craft businesses thrive

2008 study by Cockpit Arts and Cities Institute at London Metropolitan University exploring business activity and performance in the craft sector.

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Art work in 2007

A review of the changing face of work for visual artists using a-n’s regularly researched and published information on jobs and opportunities. Presents an analysis of the key findings for 2007, concentrating on the work areas tracked since 1989, and opportunities such as fellowships, commissions, competitions, exhibitions and residencies.

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Biennials and city-wide events

A collection of commissioned essays exploring biennials and city-wide events, edited by Steve Dutton and Jeanine Griffin, with contributions by Jan Vorwoert, Neil Mulholland and John Byrne.

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Artist’s studios: creating public benefit

With forewords by David Lammy MP, then Minister for Culture, and Sarah Weir, then Chief Executive Arts Council England, London, this report provides in-depth information about the public benefit of affordable studio providers in London.

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Making a living as an artist

A glimpse into the working lives of artists, highlighting discrepancies between the perceptions and realities of professional artistic practice.

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Outcomes and issues
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Outcomes and issues: An appetite for change in the visual arts

Summary of the 2005–06 Future forecast programme, marking a-n’s 25th anniversary, presenting an overview of a comprehensive enquiry into the conditions of art production in the UK. The introduction contextualises the evidence within the current social and cultural climate, with the final section setting out a series of measures across five key areas that will enhance artists’ developments.

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