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Keep it Complex – Make it Clear, Unite Against Dividers, a weekend of workshops, debates, questions and networking to equip and activate the arts community after the UK’s EU Referendum, January 2017.
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a-n Artist-led bursaries: six artist-led groups receive awards

In response to a call out earlier this year that sought proposals exploring how artists and artists’ groups adapt to navigate turbulent cultural and political landscapes, six artist-led groups have been awarded bursaries to develop their research.

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Linn O’Carroll, Quiet House, silverpoint drawing on gesso, graphite, rust, 2014.
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a-n Professional development and Travel bursaries: 67 artists receive share of over £60,000

43 a-n Artist members have been awarded bursaries to support self-devised professional development projects, while 24 artists receive awards to travel and develop networks and opportunities outside the UK.

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Hannah Elizabeth Allan, Change of State, durational performance, 2014. Photo: Hannah Ruby Davies.
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a-n bursaries: 23 artists receive awards to attend Venice Biennale and Documenta

10 a-n Artist members have been awarded bursaries to attend the preview of Venice Biennale 2017 in May, and a further 13 members will travel to Kassel, Germany, in June to attend the press and professionals preview of Documenta 14.

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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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Asya Gefter, photo of Tatiana Leonidovna, one of the people Gefter met undertaking research into the life and work of Polish Yiddish writer Debora Vogel. Supported by an a-n Travel bursary 2016.
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a-n bursaries 2017: open for applications from artists

The 2017 a-n bursaries are now open for applications from a-n Artist members, and alongside our regular Professional development, Travel awards and Venice Biennale bursaries, for the first time we’re offering members the chance to attend the preview of Documenta 14 in Kassel.

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Montreal: To find the sixth Artist for Cicatrix

The a-n Travel Bursary has provided the vital opportunity to find the sixth and final artist for the visual art project “Cicatrix..the scar of a healed wound”. A WW1 centenary project that runs from 2014 till 2018.

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Yardsticks

Artist with a participatory, enquiry-led practice seeks an alternative to the “more people == more better” metric for measuring success.

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Collaborating, nourishing and distilling

My meeting with artist and musician Rebecca Lee happened quite by chance, but turned out to be a really fortuitous encounter. We introduced ourselves at a special moving image event (Film Free and Easy) at Primary (the studio space where […]

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Utopia tableware

Its been a week since I visited St Austell and I’m still sifting through all the information that I gathered there, books, films, images. On my last day after breakfast I noticed the stamp on the bottom of my plate – […]

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Catching up with the hidden part!

Since my last post, virtually all my time has been taken up with the Artist as Mother as Artist project. This was a jointly curated exhibition (and accompanying events) with Sam Rose, and we were over the moon to receive […]

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round and round we go

I’ve been speaking to so many people I decide to use my last day to walk around the clay trail again, there are a few offshoots from the path that I’m told can get me in closer. I need this […]

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Archives & Pits

The Ceramic History Society archives are not quite where you would expect them, in a building shared by Imerys (the company that currently operates the working mines) staff gym on the site of a disused pit. There are rooms upon […]

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Wheal Martyn

I took the trail from Eden around Carclaze and over to Wheal Martyn, this trail skirts round three pits Carclaze, Baal and the mica dams. The ‘sky’ tip sits above Carclaze and can be seen from Baal and Mica – […]

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