Artists Sally Lemsford and Elizabeth Murton reflect on AIR’s first annual members forum, OpenAIR: Effecting Change. Interview by Jack Hutchinson.
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How was AIR formed? What does the future hold? AIR’s former chair Paul Scott, who has been involved since day one, provides a timely insight.
February saw the inaugural OpenAIR: Effecting Change members forum take place at Firstsite, Colchester as well as State of the Arts, Arts Council England’s (ACE) annual conference, which had Artists’ Shaping the World’ as its theme. Emily Speed, Jack Hutchinson and Gillian Nicol give their views of these events.
On 11 February 2012, Firstsite, Colchester, hosted AIR’s first annual members forum. OpenAIR asked participants: how can artists effect change and what will this look like?
First annual AIR members’ forum at Colchester’s Firstsite on Saturday.
Artists shaping the world is a hot topic at the moment. Jack Hutchinson asks: can artists effect change and what will this look like?
OpenAIR, the first annual members’forum of AIR: Artists Interaction and Representation, offers a unique platform for artists’ dialogue and debate, empowered and enabled through speakers drawn from very different disciplines and fields of work, all committed to campaigning for effective change.
After a bit of a delay – sorry – we’re announcing the prize winners of June’s Big Artists Survey:
We’ve an opinion-rich issue for December/January – see packed letters page and extended Debate section for evidence of artists taking a stand.
Jack Hutchinson speaks to volunteers at Surface Gallery, an independent, artist-led gallery and studio complex in Nottingham. Its expansive programme involves exhibitions, talks and residencies.
October saw the opening of the John Moores Painting Prize 2012. Judges this year are artists Fiona Banner, Angela de la Cruz and George Shaw with Whitechapel Art Gallery Director Iwona Blazwick and Creative director of the BBC, Alan Yentob.
AIR Communications Officer Jack Hutchinson heads to the 17th International Symposium on Electronic Art in Istanbul to explain AIR’s latest collaborations and how they are impacting on the lives of artists.
Results of AIR and a-n’s largest ever artists’ survey. This document provides essential information both for artists actively lobbying for improvements in artists’ working conditions support for artists’ practice and professional development as well as for policy makers and funders […]
News and updates on AIR’s strategies and activities designed to support professional artists within their practice and working lives.
As part of its ongoing mission to support contemporary visual arts practice, this month a-n publishes two reports in the feature ‘Artists, arts policy and funding’.
Artists and supporters of art are being rallied to support final implementation of an important Right for artists, their families and beneficiaries.
Installation, photographic and multimedia artist Rich White discusses working for free, the public perception of artists and notions of ‘amateur’ and ‘professional’ in the visual arts.
Artists Talking Online Editor Andrew Bryant explores notions of commodity and compromise following a lively discussion at the June AIR Salon.
Editorial published in Artists Newsletter in June 1991.
Funding for the arts has never been an easy sell – not with governments or the public. April Britski, Executive Director of CARFAC reports from Canada.
AIR Council responds to detainment of Ai Weiwei by Chinese authorities.
In March, AIR – Artists Interaction and Representation – put its weight behind calls for art education to be accessible to all, following a survey in which 95% of its members gave hearty support to the view that art education should be accessible “irrespective of background and financial status”. Here we outline AIR’s campaign and the survey’s key findings to provide evidence for artists to use.
Response from the AIR Council regarding the Artist’s Resale Right. Downloadable PDF version. Requires PDF reader.
In February, DACS initiated a lively debate around Artists’ futures: ‘Money, markets and the digital domain’.
That 63% of those currently on contract to a-n are practitioners demonstrates our commitment to providing income for artists.