a-n Magazine 2006 March - a-n The Artists Information Company

Performing at Auto Test Pilot Mini UK Tour Part 1
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Auto test pilot mini UK tour part 1

Artists Mike Chavez–Dawson and Len Horsey have been running a successful night of edgy performance/live art in Manchester for over a year, and now the ‘club night as an artwork’ becomes a travelling coach ‘tour as an artwork’ with ‘Auto […]

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From the series 'Merge'
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a-n Magazine March 2006

Contents include: Is UK arts policy damaging the arts? Culture Vultures publication reviewed. Why are artists poor? A conference summary. Artists occupy empty flats in Hastings with a remit to contribute to local community. In reviews Maurice Doherty in Glasgow and artists of Chinese heritage explore migration in Plymouth. PDF version [size: 9.4MB]. Requires a pdf reader.

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This five letter word…

Writing about findings from her independent review of the NAN (Networking Artists’ Networks) initiative, Jane Watt highlights how ‘trust’ is a crucial factor in supporting artists’ critical and professional development. “This five-letter word,” she says “could be an evaluator’s (or […]

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Why are artists poor?

In November, some forty representatives of directors, visual artists and writers from thirteen European countries met in Amsterdam for a conference organised by EURO-MEI.

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Survey winners announced

In January we asked a-n subscribers to tell us their thoughts about us and additional benefits and services they needed in a survey to selected UK regions and Wales and by request. All who returned their completed surveys by 31 […]

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EMACA – artists have their say

We are two African artists based in Nottingham and we felt the need to add our perspectives to the comments of the past two issues of a-n regarding EMACA visual arts. We feel that it is appropriate that artists who […]

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Sensuous knowledge

I have recently completed an interdisciplinary visual project with the aid of an AHRC grant, within the Department of Cultural Geography at Royal Holloway College. As an artist currently in dialogue with an academic department I am interested in the […]

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The Autotelematic Spider Bots 2006, artificial life
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Life – but not as we know it

AV Festival 06, the UK’s newest, and largest, international festival of film, digital arts, music, games and new media will take place in various venues in NewcastleGateshead, Sunderland and Middlesbrough this month, with the theme of ‘Life’. Explains AV Festival […]

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Domestica Invisible
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Close Distance

Plymouth Arts Centre and Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery
14 January – 25 February

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Changing public art practice and artist-led regulation

The evolution of public art is an ongoing process and as an arts practitioner I contribute my share through work with Chrysalis Arts, which is currently celebrating twenty years of live and public art practice. As a co-founder and director I feel it is time for some reflection on the climate for creating artwork in public places and consider what the future holds.

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Long After Tonight
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Beck’s Futures

The thirteen nominees for this year’s £20,000 Beck’s Futures prize have been announced:

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All change?

Following the recent questioning of the relationship between Arts Council England and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, in the light of the publication of the ACE Peer Review at the end of 2005 (see Comment in February a-n Magazine), challenges have been presented to the Scottish and Welsh arts councils that threaten to undermine their continued ‘arm’s length’ relationship with the Government.

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Looking to Europe

‘Cultural Industries: The European Experience’ is a conference being run by EUCLID in association with the Tate Modern on 20 March.

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Is UK arts policy damaging the arts?

Politicians today often claim that the arts are now not only good in themselves, but make a vital contribution to the economy, urban regeneration and social inclusion. But is there actually any evidence to support this?

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Reconstructed thing
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Prize time

Awards for artists from Scotland and Wales.

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Hallway
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Sharon Haward

In June 2004 I was shown around an empty flat in Farley Bank, Hastings, with a view to taking it on as an experimental space.

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