Contents include: In Collaborative relationships Brian Mcclave & Gavin Peacock on how they joined forces within their artistic careers; Tracey Eastham discusses bad curating in debate; Artist residency programmes in the UK and beyond. Plus Hans Borgonjon profile and Richard […]
a-n Magazine 2009 March - a-n The Artists Information Company
Sally Booth beat competition from artists across the UK to win the annual a-n Magazine March 2009
The recent flurry of arts consultations across the UK has raised the question of artists’ representation on decision-making fora. Here we report on developments surrounding AIR and the proposed Creative Scotland merger, and the willingness (or otherwise) of others to listen to artists’ opinions.
It is with some regret that we have to inform a-n that owing to the credit crunch our income recently has been so low that we are not able to make any awards to artists this year. Nor is it clear whether we will be able to fund awards next year.
How refreshing to read Michelle Letowska’s espousing of amateurism in relation to art practice in a-n Magazine (February 2009).
In December 2008 the owner of Oldknows factory announced to the leaseholders of CAN, Egerton and Oldknows Studio groups based at the Oldknows Factory Nottingham, that their leases would not be renewed.
Peter Bonnell discusses Them and Us by Richard William Wheater
Selected reports on both current and upcoming residency programmes in the UK and beyond.
Ikuko Iwamoto’s ceramic works are influenced by the microscopic world. She aims to bring its organic chaos, intensity, intricacy and fragility to the things we use every day without losing their function.
Brian McClave and Gavin Peacock recall how they joined forces within their artistic careers, and discuss their motives for collaborating.
Art shows that receive funding as a result of pre-planned conceptual briefs are a common way for exhibitions to occur, and seem suited to budding artists who are eager for experience. They result from a funding body selecting artistic projects […]
Being accidentally locked in an anteroom at the European Commission in Brussels with Edward De Bono was an apt way to begin to understand the European Year of Creativity and Innovation (EYCI). The reason the renowned De Bono was in […]
From 2009, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is changing its funding strategy to support innovative ideas and unusual partnerships across its cultural, educational and social interests. Open to application, the new Innovation Programme aims to support fewer organisations with larger amounts of […]
In 2009, the Contemporary Art Society (CAS) will celebrate 100 years of purchasing thousands of works of contemporary art for museums throughout the UK. As part of the celebrations, CAS will launch a major new award open to its nationwide […]
In January, Arts & Business (A&B) published research showing that arts sponsorship budgets are relatively safe in the short term, but in the longer term the picture is troubling. It also indicated where the cultural sector should turn to secure, […]
The Art in the Social Sphere symposium positioned Radar’s latest programme of work, ‘Group Process’, within the wider context of an increased artistic interest in socially engaged practice. Speakers addressed issues of “authorship, motivations behind an increase in engaged practice […]
‘Re-Route’ at Devon Guild 14 March 26 April addresses challenges faced by five mid-career makers awarded a contemporary craft fellowship (CCFS). Drawing together research, personal explorations and findings, the exhibition represents the culmination of their year-long fellowships. Developed to […]
Wysing Arts Centre, Bourn, Cambridge
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