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Rural initiatives

Featuring a selection of the UK’s arts organisations that are providing vivid cultural life to rural areas.

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Il n'y a Plus Rien (There is Nothing Left)
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Artists and Curators Talking

A-n and Axis are launching a new programme of dynamic, practice-led discussions on hospitality, space and contemporary art making, researched and directed by artist, curator and writer Sonya Dyer. Here, she sets out her thinking for the programme.

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Companion Stone at Longshaw Gate
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Companion Stones

Artist Kate Genever and poets Jo Bell and Ann Atkinson discuss their collaboration on a public sculpture project in the Peak District, creating contemporary sculptures in response to early eighteenth-century guidestoops that stand across the Derbyshire moorlands.

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Green Jewel
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Supporting professional practice

A guide to career development and training opportunities as well as related services and resources that are designed to help artists and makers take their practice to the next level.

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Evacuate
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Reflections on the arts funding crisis

Thoughts from artists and arts professionals about how cuts in public spending will affect their future working pattern. Plus April Britski gives an account of how recent governmental decisions to cut arts funding have affected Canadian artists.

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Digital visions

Selected round-up of forthcoming events, training courses and professional development opportunities from the world of new media arts and imaging.

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The Big Draw
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The Big Draw at Croft Castle

Kate Raggett and Mandy Fowler give their recollections of an ambitious one-day land art workshop in rural Herefordshire that involved nearly 200 participants, several bales of straw, and a Cessna aircraft.

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Weds@105 - On Residencies
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New shades on old structures

Richard Taylor finds out how three artist groups are re-vamping their structures as established organisations, to support new talent and promote a variety graduate activity.

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Videoclub event, Brighton
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NAN in conversation with Videoclub

In December 2007, Videoclub was granted a NAN Go and See bursary to travel to Hamburg for research and development. Artists’ Networks Coordinator Emilia Telese talks to Jamie Wyld about the bursary and its impact on the group: ET: Jamie, […]

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Professional preparartion

In the second part of our post-graduate focus we explore the various options open to students at a selection of UK-based universities and art schools.

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Work
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Boyfriend material

LiangWest is a “new prototype of gallery for a new generation of artists whose artistic agendas are relevant to contemporary ideals”. For this month’s Collaborative relationships a-n Magazine Coordinator Chris Brown talks to proprietors Theresa Liang and William West and artist Prem Sahib. They discuss the importance of peer support, and describe how they negotiate their ongoing relationship and their forthcoming exhibition project ‘Boyfriend Material’

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The BIG Decision
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Arts funding

In last month’s issue we reported on the online commentaries ensuing from the DCMS’s announcement of the extent to which public subsidy for the arts will be cut. In a bid to grant a voice for practitioners and arts professionals, platforms have been initiated on social sites including Marcus Romer’s (Artistic Director of Pilot Theatre) Artsfunding ning network artsfunding.ning.com. Here we republish excerpts of postings on Artsfunding, plus other timely commentaries related to this line of discussion.

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Slag Heap Tribute
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Beyond selling

As a main source of intelligence about the intricacies of artists’ working practices in the UK, a-n has been a place for extensive discourse on portfolio working. Quantitative research studies show portfolio working in the contemporary craft sector being undertaken by 65-70% of makers. The individuals behind these figures and their stories are explored in a new qualitative research study commissioned by the Crafts Council called Making Value: craft and the economic and social contribution of makers.

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Against the grain

Striving and surviving in the do it yourself art world; curating, managing members, self-publishing. Richard Taylor talks to three recently founded artists’ groups about doing it ‘DIY’, progress so far and what the future holds.

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NAN in conversation with Claremont Studios

In March 2008, Claremont Studios was granted a NAN Go and See bursary to travel to visit a number of like-minded artist-led initiatives in the UK for research and development. Emilia Telese talks to the group about the bursary and its impact.

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NAN in conversation with Club Shepway

In December 2008, Club Shepway was granted a NAN Go and See bursary to travel to France for research and development. Emilia Telese talks to the group about the bursary and its impact.

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