a-n Magazine 2011 February - a-n The Artists Information Company

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Investigating markets for art

Kathryn Campbell Dodd of Bird in the House reported in her blog on going to the ‘On Collecting: Transactions in Contemporary Art’ symposium at The National Gallery of Wales in December. The event was chaired by Gordon Dalton from Mermaid & Monster, facilitated by g39, and was part of the Contemporary Art Society’s National Network programme for their centenary year. The event’s purpose was to “investigate the market for contemporary art in Wales”.

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That was the year that was

“The artist has always occupied a privileged but fragile position in the public eye. For centuries, we have looked to artists across all disciplines to inspire and entertain us, to help us explore the limits of human nature and human possibilities, [and] at times to lead debate and forment revolution.”

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Field guide to ideas

A pilot initiated by Judith Mottram, Terry Shave and Joanne Lee from Nottingham Trent University’s School of Art and Design, ‘A Field Guide to Ideas’ is a collaboration with former Arts Council East Midlands Visual Arts & Literature Head Alison Lloyd.

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Alice in furnitureland
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Bitesize funding

Following the reduction in funding available to the arts, practitioners will need to rely less on traditional arts funding sources such as the arts councils and find other ways of financing projects. Here, artist Emily Speed outlines some of the newest options for creative and visual arts projects, that are covered more fully in the online a-n Practical guide How to get crowd-funding 

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Last portrait of mother
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Prizes and awards

A selection of forthcoming open exhibition competitions, bursaries and prizes for artists.

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walkwalkwalk, Bird
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Artsadmin commissions for town hall hotel and apartments

A-n’s Collaborative relationships series exposes the working relationships between artists and the wide range of professionals they choose to collaborate with. In 2009-10 a series of permanent artworks were negotiated for a major redevelopment of Bethnal Green’s former Town Hall into an exclusive hotel. Artsadmin’s Manick Govinda and Clare Qualmann of walkwalkwalk give their account of these negotiations and the work resulting from one of the commissions.

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Grey Area - NAN Go and See visit to Estonia
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NAN launches Futurific! bursaries

Following the successes of the Go and See Bursaries offered since 2004, NAN is piloting Futurific! – three new awards up to £800 designed especially to support the sustainability and resilience of artists’ groups and networks in the UK.

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a-n Magazine February 2011
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a-n Magazine February 2011

Contents include: Features include ‘Commissioning 2011’ and ‘Prizes and awards’; Dr Jon Bowen debates ‘Democracy: the new way forward’; In Collaborative relationships Artsadmin’s Manick Govinda and Clare Qualmann of walkwalkwalk discuss recent commissions for the Town Hall Hotel in Bethnal […]

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Incentives for philanthropy

Almost as if a gift for the festive season, in December Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt launched a strategy to encourage greater philanthropy in the arts. To kick it off, 2011 has been proclaimed the ‘Year of Corporate Philanthropy’.

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TV Cello
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Art and technology

Late digital and media art pioneer, Nam June Paik, is represented by two shows in Liverpool (until 13 March).

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Editorial – 2011 February

While the arts continue to face what Jack Hutchinson describes as “ideological attack from all fronts”, the virtual revolution is giving artists, curators, commissioners and commentators the opportunity to expand their work in new, effective and economical ways.

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Talking about art

Artists and curators talking in Leeds, Contemporary Art Society in Newcastle and State of the Arts conference in London.

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Re State of Practice

In the article ‘State of Practice’ in last month’s issue Rich White called for new classifications and a new labelling system for creative works. White discussed the reality of the artist and the necessity of creating new perceptions of artists, […]

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Re Partners in art

Let me start by posing the question: Have you ever seen the film The Rebel starring Tony Hancock?

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Beware the Scam

Re the ‘Beware of the scam’ article on Jobs and opps warning artists of a recent email scam where they are approached by someone who wants to fraudulently buy their work.

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Democracy: the new way forward

Millions of people take an interest in the Turner Prize each year who might otherwise only have a passing interest in Fine Art.

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