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

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a-n Magazine November 2006

Contents include: Littoral helps save Schwitters’ Merzbarn for the nation, Michael Cousin introduces International residencies focus and Steve Dutton examines curatorial internationalism. ‘No place like home’ at Beacon and the damage caused by media controversy – while a new site-specific […]

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International subscribers

If you are an international subscriber to a-n you could help us keep up to date with International contacts in your country. Email your details (including your country of residence) to [email protected] putting Organisations Beyond the UK in the subject […]

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Editorial – 2006 November

This month’s Opportunities focus on international residencies, will sit permanently on www.a-n.co.uk1 as a signpost to regular international residencies that have regular deadlines. Artist Michael Cousin2 has researched this focus alongside his busy practice as an artist, and offers some […]

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Michael Cousin introduces our international residencies focus

Residencies of any kind are a large undertaking for an artist to commit to both financially and emotionally. The time spent experimenting and finding a fresh perspective or continuing a train of thought uninterrupted must be weighed against the monetary […]

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New ACE launched

In October, after a six-month review period, Arts Council England issued news of the new structure that is designed to create “a more focused, streamlined and effective organisation that is better able to provide national leadership and planning, build new partnerships and make a stronger case for the art”.

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Own Art boosts sales

Evaluation of Scottish Arts Council’s interest free loan scheme Own Art has revealed that Scotland’s contemporary arts market is thriving.

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Save our studios

The Secretary of State called a Public Inquiry on 17/18th October at Hackney Town Hall to determine the future of Richmond House, Richmond Road.

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Archive photo of the Merz Barn in 1947-8
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Saved for the nation

A seven-year campaign led by Littoral’s Ian Hunter and Celia Larner has saved Kurt Schwitters’ Merzbarn, in Elterwater Village, Cumbria for the nation.

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Spotlight on volunteering

Volunteer opportunities are the norm across the visual arts, often perceived as the only route for newcomers to the profession to gain the CV experience that will get them noticed and their foot on the career ladder.

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Makers in focus

An exploration of professional development support needs for makers in the West Midlands has identified that as makers’ working patterns are characterised as “multi-tasking portfolio workers”.

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Curatorial questions

The Biennial age is the age of the illusion of free flowing global movement of thought and capital, when the success of an artist could be measured in airmiles.

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Work by Stella Corrall
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Elementary garden

October saw the formal opening of Elements, the transformed garden and corridor areas at Park House, North Manchester General Hospital. Under the leadership of artists Stella Corrall and Adam Reynolds, service users and staff at Park House have been brought […]

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Growing together

Two major themes emerged during a recent Littoral conference, and both of them had to do with community self-reliance.

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On a-n

“The UK’s leading information and advocacy organisation for artists and their collaborators”, a-n, a newsletter and ‘artists information company’, has become so grossly over laden with the argot of management consultancy.

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