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Abolish artists’ subsidies?

Hans Abbing’s provocation on the Creative Scotland debate site posits that “general subsidies for artists should gradually be abolished…”

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Making a living: Artistic survival in 2009
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Making a living

Organised by Sophie Hope, co-facilitated with Veronica Restrepo and held at London

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AIR Open dialogue event
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New visual arts research

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.

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Casualties arriving at Bastion by Chinook
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Bridging the gap

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.

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Artists highly qualified

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.

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Editorial – 2009 October

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.

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Turning point widens communications

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.

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Turning Point revisited

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’.

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AIRTIME: East Street Arts
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AIRTIME events for artists

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.

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Willow Creek
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AIR invited to join ECA

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.

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Heard and Not Seen: Be Seen
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Career profile: Mitra Memarzia

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 […]

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The Artist’s voice

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.

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2nd birthday celebration

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.

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AIR Development summary

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.

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Saving grace

After a lengthy baited-breath waiting period, the government’s Comprehensive Spending Review that sets public funding levels for 2008-11 was announced.

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Studio award

Nicola Wallis, a graduate of the Slade School of Art and AIR member, has won the Adrian Carruthers Studio Award.

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