From subsidised studio and accommodation to one-on-one mentoring sessions, here we spotlight a selection of residencies that provide support to artists across the UK and beyond.
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At the end of January, artists gathered at Islington Mill in Salford to burn their art works. This was the second Artists’ Bonfire, organised by artist Rosanne Robertson; the first took place in January 2011.
Critical commentary and contextualisation of contemporary art exhibitions across the UK and beyond. Guest selected each month from the wealth of user-generated reviews uploaded to Interface. This month’s guest selector is Alessandro Vincentelli. You can read all the reviews in full at www.a-n.co.uk/interface
An exhibition of new work by Chien-Wei Chang at New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester, forms part of the national crafts initiative ‘the shape of things’.
As the UK’s financial situation continues to put pressure on our living and working patterns, the role and value of the artist in society comes increasingly into focus. Two national conferences are featured in this issue, Arts Council England’s annual […]
Plunge, a new public art work by Michael Pinsky, imagines a time 1,000 years in the future when the effects of climate change have transformed the city of London.
I have been reading with interest the debate in a-n about the development of “alternative art schools” (Research papers: Alternative art schools, Pippa Koszerek, 2011).
Melinda Gibson, Photomontage XVI, (taken from pages 133,169,196), mixed media, 74.5x91mm, 2009-11.
DACS is spearheading research into how artists can make more income from their assets.
Pippa Koszerek and Eleonora Schinella consider relationships between artists, activism and social justice following the 2011 Triangle Network conference in London.
The social media revolution has had a significant impact on the ways artists work. Here we focus on a selection of projects that artists have developed through online collaboration, sourced via our Twitter and Facebook followings.
The report from the ACE/NESTA Digital R&D Fund for Arts and Culture has “uncovered a high demand from arts and cultural organisations to explore how digital technologies can expand their audience reach and enable new business models”.
In an extension of our monthly online feature, Artists talking Editor Andrew Bryant invites art world figures to spotlight a current Projects unedited blog. This month, Rebecca Heald chooses Clare Maynard’s ‘Random places’.
Newcastle’s Side Gallery and Cumbria’s Lanternhouse are amongst organisations whose bids for Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisation status were not successful.
February saw the inaugural OpenAIR: Effecting Change members forum take place at Firstsite, Colchester as well as State of the Arts, Arts Council England’s (ACE) annual conference, which had Artists’ Shaping the World’ as its theme. Emily Speed, Jack Hutchinson and Gillian Nicol give their views of these events.
Despite numerous delays following its closure for renovation in 2010, The Photographers’ Gallery has announced that it will finally unveil its new home on Ramilles Street in Soho, central London on Saturday 19 May 2012 but still needs to raise £30,000 towards its goal.
Contents include: This month in arts funding news Dany Louise reports on how ACE funding cuts are impacting on small-scale production and artist-centred organisations; and we re-publish Variant’s intelligent commentary on Creative Scotland’s vision; in Reviews Maria Fusco selects texts […]
Alan Dunn, James Thompson (Tomo), Robyn Woolston and The Drawing Paper’s Jon Barraclough and Mike Carney have been revealed as the shortlist for the 2012 Liverpool Art Prize when it returns for its fifth successive year.
An abridged version of Dany Louise’s follow-up report on small visual arts organisations cut by Arts Council England, six months after her ‘Ladders for development’ enquiry. She asks: how have these organisations fared and what do their futures hold? Read the full version of this report with updates on all surveyed organisations: www.a-n.co.uk/realising_the_value
As part of its Strategies for Survival programme, East Midlands Visual Arts Network is holding a series of roadshow events across the region, presenting an opportunity for new and prospective members to engage in critical discussion, to exchange ideas and information, to meet friends and make contacts, and to find out more about EMVAN and its future programme of activity.
As an important part of platforming the debate around arts funding across the UK, with kind permission we re-publish the editorial introduction to “Language is never neutral” from Variant‘s issue 42.
Invited by W.A.G.E to kick-start their partnership with Artists Space – exploring potentialities for artists’ self organisation in New York – artist, economist and sociologist Hans Abbing presented a curious and ultimately frustrating case for … I’m not sure what.
When faced with challenging times and a scarcity of resources, it is understandable that our instinct might be to retract and take fewer risks.
Motion Disabled is a digital exploration of the bodies of people who are physically different.
“These are dangerous times for people and for our world of arts values … Uncertainty can cause us to be safe, edit complexity, be secretive, conservative” says Susan Jones in her provocation ‘Where is the place for art?’