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a-n Writer Development Programme 2017-18

The second a-n Writer Development Programme is underway. Over the next five months or so, this blog will include a bit of commentary and plenty of writing by the eight participants.

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a-n launches five-year Valuing Artists strategy

The new strategy will tackle the growing challenges artists face in sustaining their careers, with a fundamental aim of ensuring policy makers and commissioners value the artist as well as the art.

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Beyond the Canal Grande

Selection of creative discoveries at the Venice Biennale 2017 with a bursary from a-n The Artist Information Company

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Beware the sound of the galloping hooves….

Narrative from the RD1st coaching accreditation programme 2017, course fees funded and attendance gratefully supported by a bursary from a-n, The Artists Information Company…

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The Royal Standard at NOSOULFORSALE, Tate Modern, 2010
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Assembly Liverpool: focusing on artist-led activity

For the second of a-n’s touring programme of workshops, talks and get-togethers, we’re heading to Liverpool where artist Kevin Hunt has developed two days of activities focusing on the artist-led project spaces that punctuate the city’s institution-heavy gallery ecology.

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Paloma Proudfoot and Aniela Piasecka, performance of Made To Be Broken as part of the Platform exhibition at Edinburgh Art Festival 2016.
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2016 in view: “Out of the messiness came solidarity and collaboration”

a-n’s Executive Director Jeanie Scott reflects on an incredibly busy year for the organisation that has seen the publication of the Paying Artists Exhibition Payment Guidance, wide-ranging support for artists through a-n bursaries, and membership reach a record high. And, despite an increasingly messy global situation, says there’s much to look forward to in 2017.

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Paying Artists campaign: a journey from consultation to guidance

As a-n/AIR’s Paying Artists campaign prepares for the launch of its Exhibition Payment guide on Wednesday 12 October, we take a look at some of the key moments in the campaign’s history, highlighting the rich and varied dialogue with artists and the wider visual arts sector that has informed its recommendations.

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Sainsbury’s ‘opportunity’: ludicrous, misguided and all too common

A recent advert by Sainsbury’s in Camden asked for an artist to ‘volunteer their skills’ to refurbish the branch’s staff canteen, with the resulting social media storm prompting press articles and an apology from the supermarket. a-n Executive Director Jeanie Scott considers what the incident says about the barriers and misconceptions artists face.

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A-N Professional Development Bursary 2016- starting points

Development of ideas from Bo Jones’ digital designs based upon the dis:placed project (www.dis-placed.com) “Subtereanean” Digital sketches in Brushes app converted into printed acetate forms. Acetate forms used with projected light to create shadow structures.

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Granted Crowdfunding seminar, London, March 2012
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a-n to pilot new workshops for Blackpool and Wyre

As part of LeftCoast’s Creative People and Places professional development programme, a-n will be delivering four workshops in July, including two brand-new pilot sessions on project management and freelance strategies.

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Fluid Ecologies

Tracing the Pathway are four bodies, each unique and fixed, yet porous. We are one, shifting whole – an ecology dependent on its constituent parts. As a fluid mass we merge and collide with other beings we encounter along our […]

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Sabina Sallis, from The Source of Resilience
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Events #11: The week ahead from a-n members

This week’s selection from a-n’s Events section – featuring exhibitions and events posted by members – ranges from an exhibition of online ‘election art’ to a project to grow edible bananas outdoors in Exeter.

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