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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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.
Reyahn King explores the role of galleries as providers of professional development for visual artists.
Six months on from the ‘Ladders for development’ report, Dany Louise revisits ladders organisations and reports on how they fared after the first round of coalition government cuts in 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.
Excellent paper that articulates the value of and challenges facing small visual arts organisations. Essential reading.
A consideration of the background to alternative arts schools and their current relevance, citing historical ideology and using eight case studies.
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.
Commissioned by ACE, the Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy researched how well the Grants for the Arts programme was meeting its stated objectives in 2010.
Put together by MMM, provides case stories to illustrate a range of non-grant financial mechanisms that can be used by creative practitioners and organisations.
Action plan that focuses on generic skills that artists need to underpin their careers in a complex environment.
Published in 2009 by the DCMS, this is the companion document to the “A Passion for Excellence” Strategy. It reviews the impact of the strategy one year on.
Visual Arts and Galleries response to the Arts Council proposal to institute peer reviews and self assessment.
2008 study by Cockpit Arts and Cities Institute at London Metropolitan University exploring business activity and performance in the craft sector.
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.
Case studies, practical information and advice aimed at inspiring contemporary arts activity and different approaches for working with artists.
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.
Region-wide appraisal document detailing grass-roots work in the East Midlands’ region in 2007. Makes recommendations for the development of a rural and community touring/ exhibition Network.
Sonia Dyer questions assumptions about non-white artists, curators and administrators that shaped the diversity landscape at the time of writing, and suggests alternative ways forward.
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.
Published by long established studio providers ACME in 2006, offers information on affordable studio providers in London, and their contribution to cultural and economic life.
Argues that Government support for the Creative Industries is based on traditional models and is not fit for purpose for the new model creative economy.
Report focusing on practical, logistical and methodological issues involved in carrying out effective research on impacts of arts interventions in criminal justice settings.
A glimpse into the working lives of artists, highlighting discrepancies between the perceptions and realities of professional artistic practice.
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.