a-n Magazine 2010 July - a-n The Artists Information Company

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Professional preparartion

In the second part of our post-graduate focus we explore the various options open to students at a selection of UK-based universities and art schools.

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Work
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Boyfriend material

LiangWest is a “new prototype of gallery for a new generation of artists whose artistic agendas are relevant to contemporary ideals”. For this month’s Collaborative relationships a-n Magazine Coordinator Chris Brown talks to proprietors Theresa Liang and William West and artist Prem Sahib. They discuss the importance of peer support, and describe how they negotiate their ongoing relationship and their forthcoming exhibition project ‘Boyfriend Material’

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Belt (Unbelt)
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a-n Magazine July/August 2010

Contents include: Post-graduate Professional preparation feature plus how makers are contributing to the economy; Theresa Liang and William West of Liangwest Gallery and artist Prem Sahib in Collaborative relationships; Tatton Park biennale in reviews; Exhibiting opportunities focus. PDF version [size […]

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The BIG Decision
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Arts funding

In last month’s issue we reported on the online commentaries ensuing from the DCMS’s announcement of the extent to which public subsidy for the arts will be cut. In a bid to grant a voice for practitioners and arts professionals, platforms have been initiated on social sites including Marcus Romer’s (Artistic Director of Pilot Theatre) Artsfunding ning network artsfunding.ning.com. Here we republish excerpts of postings on Artsfunding, plus other timely commentaries related to this line of discussion.

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Open debate

Led by the PITT artist-led space and Worcestershire Contemporary Artists in partnership with the main Worcester City Gallery, The Worcester Open 2010 Contemporary Art project is organised for artists by artists.

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Serendipity city

The Hive on Lever Street in Manchester’s notorious Northern Quarter launched events of May’s Future Everything Festival 2010 art strand.

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Slag Heap Tribute
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Beyond selling

As a main source of intelligence about the intricacies of artists’ working practices in the UK, a-n has been a place for extensive discourse on portfolio working. Quantitative research studies show portfolio working in the contemporary craft sector being undertaken by 65-70% of makers. The individuals behind these figures and their stories are explored in a new qualitative research study commissioned by the Crafts Council called Making Value: craft and the economic and social contribution of makers.

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Difficult for artist parents?
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Difficult for artist parents?

“It’s hard for all working mums (and dads) to find a work/life balance isn’t it – what’s so different for artists?” This was a question posed recently by a friend over dinner. I’d been banging on about APT – Artist Parents Talking – specifically about APT’s current search for funding, without stopping to think that she might not understand the basic premise of the network.

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John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize
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John Moores shortlist announced

The final shortlist for the UK’s biggest painting competition, the John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize, will be on display at the Walker Art Gallery 18 September 2010 – 3 January 2011, within the Liverpool Biennial.

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Tweets on arts funding

In May, Culture Minister Jeremy Hunt announced cuts to the arts to take immediate effect. Here

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Salon #6 - Publishing - the digital word and the arts
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Digital practices London

Art of Digital London is an Arts Council England programme designed to help London Regularly Funded Organisations (RFOs) develop strong strategies for connecting with audiences via technology.

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What do senior artists need?

A programme of research into the lifestyle and artistic needs of senior artists in Canada with reference to international case-studies will inform developments by AIR – Artists Interaction and Representation.

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Dialogue in Scotland

The forth and final Creative Scotland dialogue event was held at the impressively refurbished Briggait building on the banks of the River Clyde, Glasgow.

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Vaizey defends ACE cuts

Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries defended the decision to cut the Arts Council’s budget by a disproportionate 4% at the launch of Arts and Business initiative The Big Arts Give.

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View of the Banqueting Room, Royal Pavilion
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Museum commissions

Supported by Arts Council England, Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) and its Renaissance Programme, museumaker involves sixteen museums across the UK in commissioning makers to create new work in response to the venue, and its collections.

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Promenade
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Trust New Art

A National Trust and Arts Council England partnership will build links between the Trust and contemporary arts and craft sector.

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Editorial – 2010 July

In the face of a new political era compounded by an unprecedented financial climate, the need to forecast our future living and working conditions is urgently felt.

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