Canada’s representative bodies for artists, CARFAC and RAAV, have won their court battle with the National Gallery of Canada to set a binding minimum fee for artists.
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UK’s two most significant membership bodies for visual artists reach agreement.
Joseph Young, Vice Chair of AIR, to conduct research into artists’ pensions.
Summary of research into international visual artists’ representation by April Britski, Director of Canadian Artists’ Representation/Le Front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC).
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.
Turning point, Visual Arts UK, CultureForum, NALGAO – these are just some of the burgeoning peer networks for arts professionals that have been proactive and visible in the arts funding debates.
Thoughts from artists and arts professionals about how cuts in public spending will affect their future working pattern. Plus April Britski gives an account of how recent governmental decisions to cut arts funding have affected Canadian artists.
A programme of research into the lifestyle and artistic needs of senior artists in Canada with reference to international case-studies will inform developments by AIR – Artists Interaction and Representation.
AIR – Artists Interaction and Representation will later this year be providing a much-needed platform for artists to identify and lead campaigns to improve their professional status and economic conditions, supported by a secondment to AIR from Canadian Artists Representation.
Angelia Seik’s letter (Letters, a-n Magazine, May 2010) claims that artists don’t have the sense to form a union that would give them a necessary mouthpiece. This isn a-n Magazine June 2010
In March The National Campaign for the Arts staged the ‘This country can no longer afford to subsidise the arts’ debate.
Arts Council England has embarked on an extensive exercise to consult stakeholders including artists on their policies and priorities for the future.
January’s AIR Advisory Group meeting held in Newcastle provided the opportunity to invite Scottish Artists Union President Chris Biddlecombe to come along.
The State of the Arts conference organised by Arts Council England and RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) and held in January in London was heralded as a key opportunity to examine the current and future challenges and opportunities around domestic arts policy, strategy and funding and Britain’s position within the global cultural landscape.
A greater understanding of why people join lobbying groups, and how they operate has been gained from an online survey of AIR members. Thanks to everyone who made time to contribute. When asked about the organisations that they felt represented […]
The first meeting of the AIR Representation working group took place in Birmingham in September to discuss primary areas of research for an artists representation model.
Hans Abbing’s provocation on the Creative Scotland debate site posits that “general subsidies for artists should gradually be abolished…”
Organised by Sophie Hope, co-facilitated with Veronica Restrepo and held at London
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’.
Having celebrated its fortieth birthday in 2008, CARFAC is keen to rebuild ties with the UK.
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.
Having celebrated its fourtieth birthday in 2008, CARFAC is keen to rebuild ties with the UK. AIR advisory group members will be meeting in June with April Britski Executive Director of CARFAC (Canadian Artists Representation) during her fact-finding mission researching attitudes to support to professional artists in the UK.
Following on from an artist-led public meeting last December in Glasgow, Wednesday 25 February saw a public forum on the theme of ‘Arts Futures: Creative Scotland?’ at the Glasgow School of Art.
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.
The term amateur, until quite recently, described a person pursuing an activity purely for pleasure rather than remuneration. Derived from the Latin ‘Amator’, meaning ‘lover of’, the Victorian amateur may typically have been a sporting gentleman of independent means, but working class amateurism has a strong and colourful history, from photography to astronomy.