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

a-n Magazine October 2010
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a-n Magazine October 2010

Contents include: Artists and curators talking, professional development and rural initiatives features: In Debate: Helen Sloan argues that we need to define the visual arts and stand up for its meaning before taking on philanthropic funding. Kate Genever and poets […]

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Rural initiatives

Featuring a selection of the UK’s arts organisations that are providing vivid cultural life to rural areas.

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Ludic Automatons
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Curating new technologies

The annual Craft Curators Forum, a networking and discussion event from the Crafts Council, was held in London 23-24 September.

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Tracking AIR activism

Alongside AIR’s campaigns and work looking at the issues affecting artists, a group of AIR activists (myself included) have volunteered to play a more active role; raising awareness of the value of artists. These are early days in what will hopefully prove to be long-term and ever-widening effort, but conversation has begun and some activists already have events planned.

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Il n'y a Plus Rien (There is Nothing Left)
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Artists and Curators Talking

A-n and Axis are launching a new programme of dynamic, practice-led discussions on hospitality, space and contemporary art making, researched and directed by artist, curator and writer Sonya Dyer. Here, she sets out her thinking for the programme.

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Exterior view of Castlefield Gallery
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Gallery as critical friend

In the twenty-five years since its foundation, Castlefield Gallery has evolved, adapted and outlived many of the buzz words first used about it, but one thing has remained absolutely constant – its aim to support artists.

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Companion Stone at Longshaw Gate
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Companion Stones

Artist Kate Genever and poets Jo Bell and Ann Atkinson discuss their collaboration on a public sculpture project in the Peak District, creating contemporary sculptures in response to early eighteenth-century guidestoops that stand across the Derbyshire moorlands.

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Arts funding – fact or fiction?

On 2 September, the BBC posted a news story on its website claiming that “Two-thirds of people agree with the government’s stance on cutting arts funding and increasing reliance on private cash, a survey has suggested.”

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Supporting professional practice

A guide to career development and training opportunities as well as related services and resources that are designed to help artists and makers take their practice to the next level.

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Frieze week

Frieze Art Fair 2010 is fast approaching, and with over 170 galleries exhibiting in Regent’s Park this year, London’s most influential art fair is bigger than ever.

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Nothing is Still
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Commonality across cultures

For twenty-five years Manchester’s Chinese Arts Centre has focused on exchange of creative practice from one culture to another.

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Do you really expect to get paid?

It has been eight years since Australian economist, David Throsby last reported on the financial status of artists for the Australia Council and found a third of them living below the poverty line.

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Taking responsibility for one?s own intellect

I feel there is an undercurrent connecting the debate initiated by Jon Bowen’s letter ‘Intellectual Bankruptcy’ (a-n Magazine, May 2010) and Sarah Rowles’ ‘Art for All? Radical pedagogy vs. a desire for education’ (a-n Magazine, July/August 2010).

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Art and oil

Glad to see that a-n is giving space to debate the activism of Liberate Tate and the relationship between oil, art and sponsorship (a-n Magazine,September 2010).

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Editorial – 2010 October

As a professional gambit, the independent artist and the freelance arts professional has always benefited from a degree of flexibility, responsiveness and even spontaneity and reinvention when negotiating their engagement within the visual arts sector.

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