Hans Abbing’s provocation on the Creative Scotland debate site posits that “general subsidies for artists should gradually be abolished…”
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Organised by Sophie Hope, co-facilitated with Veronica Restrepo and held at London
Responding to the gap in intelligence about artists and their practice, AIR: Artists’ Interaction and Representation has been conducting a series of research projects with the aim of informing cultural advocacy and policy-making.
On 16 September 2009, David Cotterrell was invited to speak at the VAGA symposium Making the Case held at Tate Modern to an audience comprised of gallery and museum directors, commissioners, consultants and local government representatives.
The recent AIR survey that revealed that levels of self-employment were higher amongst artists than the creative industries as a whole also highlighted the high level of qualifications artists hold.
Over the last decade October has become synonymous with London art fairs, when our attention is focussed on the commercial market for visual and applied arts.
Arts Council England convened a meeting between regional Turning point groups and national visual arts organisations in July, with representatives from a-n, AIR, Axis, Contemporary Art Society, Engage, Museums, Libraries and Archives Council and National Federation of Artists Studios Providers invited to attend.
Arts Council England’s ten-year visual arts plan turned a corner in April when a-n became aware of a new pilot scheme designed to create ‘a national network for a stronger visual arts’.
Since 2009, AIRTIME events for artists have enabled them to both explore their approaches and strategies for their practice and to access information and networking opportunities.
Following AIR Advisory Group member Sally Sheinman’s exploratory visit to the European Council of Artists (ECA) conference in Dublin in November, AIR is being invited to join this important umbrella body, composed of interdisciplinary artists’ councils and artists’ organisations from twenty-five European countries.
Mitra Memarzia is a freelance artist/educator, creative producer and associate lecturer. She graduated in 1998 from Fine Art (Combined Media & Arts) at Sheffield Hallam University, where she went on to study a combined theory and practice Mphil. Focusing on […]
AIR – Artists Interaction & Representation welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the workforce development plan for the visual arts.
The recent flurry of arts consultations across the UK has raised the question of artists’ representation on decision-making fora. Here we report on developments surrounding AIR and the proposed Creative Scotland merger, and the willingness (or otherwise) of others to listen to artists’ opinions.
In November, AIR celebrated its two-year milestone and the launch of the Artists’ Insurance Policy (AIP) with a gathering for artists and the art world. Held in the Art Café at London’s Toynbee Studios, AIR Advisory Group member artist Mitra Memarzia presented her take on the value of collective action.
Committed to providing interaction amongst and representation for UK visual and applied artists, this is a summary of some of the key areas for development that AIR Artists’ Advisory Group has set out for the forthcoming period.
A response to the McMaster Review from the AIR Artists’ Advisory Group.
After a lengthy baited-breath waiting period, the governments Comprehensive Spending Review that sets public funding levels for 2008-11 was announced.
Nicola Wallis, a graduate of the Slade School of Art and AIR member, has won the Adrian Carruthers Studio Award.