Louise Clements and Jonathan Willett describe Spectrum 2002, a light-infused programme of exhibitions and outreach work at Nottingham’s artist-run Lightsource.
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Mark Gubb describes Derby’s newest artist-led organisation and calls for other artists to get involved.
Deirdre King profiles LA-based artists’ initiative Raid Projects and its international activities.
G39’s Chris Brown reports on a stimulating seminar for artist-led initiatives in southwest England.
Malcolm Dickson highlights the issues around the future needs of artists’ organisations in Scotland.
Brendan Fletcher takes a look at how artist-led initiatives, and the Manchester galleries’ willingness to listen have helped shape the current changes in the Manchester art scene.
Current committee member and studio resident, Katie Exley explains the organisation’s role in supporting and exhibiting artists from Glasgow and further afield.
Sofie Sweger reports on ‘Space/Traffic’ an international symposium of artist-run spaces and organisations that took place in Hong Kong last December.
This ambitious artist-led project has involved seventy-five artists and resulted in over 100 artworks. Cassie Thompson visits the exhibition and talks to the project organisers.
A new artist-initiated event took place across Hull during September. Here, David Briers explores how the event fits into the city’s existing arts infrastructure and discusses some of the national and European links it generated.
The trust’s coordinator Leila Dawney explains the organisation’s artist-led ethos and its work to support the arts in Birmingham.
Lucy Wilson discusses the international outlook and future plans of this artist-run space in London.
DX Raiden explores the artist-run scenes in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
A recurring issue for artists is the constant search for a suitable space in which to work and exhibit. Artists have increasingly addressed this through improvisation and adaptability, to the point where spaces run by artist collectives have become almost synonymous with formerly disused (or unwanted) spaces. As Malcolm Dickson noted in his comment on artist-run spaces (October issue) – “The motivation now is more pragmatic by necessity, in that you just have to do it in order to get work shown (whether your own or other artists)”.