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a-n Magazine July 2011

Contents include: Steve Dutton and Katriona Beales report from the Culture cuts conference in London;  WeDidThis founder Ed Whiting discusses opportunities that crowd-funding provides for arts organisations and artists; in Debate Dany Louise asks What do festivals add to a […]

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from the Saturdads sessions
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Saturdads

Approached by Modern Art Oxford to deliver art sessions at a Sure Start children’s centre in the Rose Hill area of Oxford, artist Jon Lockhart began a four-year residency at the centre as part of MAO’s ambitious Paul Hamlyn Foundation funded offsite programme.

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Flora
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Big picture – 2011 July

Phoebe Cummings, Flora, detail from the floor of the residency studio, Victoria & Albert Museum, unfired clay, 2010. Photo: Sylvain Deleu

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Anthony McCall with model of Column
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Artists’ Olympic projects

In 2009 and selected by regional groups, twelve arts commissions worth £5.4 million were awarded for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Emily Speed takes a look at how some of the Artists Taking the Lead projects are progressing around the halfway point between commission announcements and their presentation.

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Art moves – 2011 July

Comings and goings amongst arts professionals and curators, designed to aid networking and collaboration.

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Physalia Chandelier
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Crafts developments

Following successful integration into the 2010 London Design Festival, Origin, the Craft Council’s Contemporary Craft Fair, will be at Old Spitalfields Market 22-28 September in a purpose-built pavilion, presenting over 200 makers with work to sell.

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Cuts in Culture: The impact on creativity conference
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Culture cuts

Report from the recent conference held in London.

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Light of Darkness
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Debating arts funding

A new report reveals that a disproportionate number of artists’ membership and development agencies and practice-based organisations lost core funding, despite ACE’s aim of creating a “balanced portfolio”.

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Byker Revisited
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UNESCO accolade

The photographs of Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen and Amber’s films have been inscribed in the UNESCO UK Memory of the World Register as an archive of national cultural significance.

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It Happened In The Corner?
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Debate – 2011 July

What do festivals add to a city?

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Birds of Paradise
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Inspired by Islam

An international award for contemporary art and design inspired by Islamic tradition, the Jameel Prize aims to explore the relationship between Islamic traditions of art, craft and design and contemporary work as part of a wider debate about Islamic culture and its role today.

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VAN Gallery, Shrewsbury
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What is professional development?

Artists and arts organisations had the opportunity to debate current and future professional development needs and aspirations in June as part of strategic planning by Turning Point West Midlands.

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Sharing knowledge

Charlotte Frost has been researching and writing on digital and new media arts for over ten years. Here, she introduces her next projects as the last in her regular ‘Digital practices’ column for a-n Magazine.

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Editorial – 2011 July

In this issue we continue to get a glimpse of how the visual and applied arts are developing new approaches in a harsher climate.

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Lost Arts

BECTU and other members of the Federation of Entertainment Unions (FEU) plus Connect and PCS held an event in June to launch the Lost Arts Campaign and website www.Lost-Arts.org.

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