Set up in 2007 by artists’ studio providers to establish links between studios, the membership body had been operated on a voluntary basis since 2012 when it lost its Arts Council England funding.
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Taking place on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 March, the artist-run Next Term Festival in Manchester brings together local communities, artists, educators and policy makers to celebrate creativity and debate the future of art in schools.
Eleven London boroughs will share £500,000 to develop proposals to become one of three Creative Enterprise Zones, which it is hoped will help address the high cost of spaces for artists and those in the creative industries in the capital.
After a number of short-term pilot schemes, Mother House has partnered with Create London to launch a new studio space for women with children in the London borough of Barking and Dagenham which, if the three-month pilot is successful, will become a permanent fixture. Lydia Ashman reports.
Five projects from a-n members, selected from a-n’s busy Events section and including exhibitions in Bristol, Dorset, Lancaster, London and Southport.
The new Initiative will support 6,000sqft of new studios and workspaces for artists, designers and the creative sector, responding to the need for affordable spaces for creative production across London.
London-based Spanish artist Maria Arceo uses installation to explore the human manipulation of the natural world. Her latest work for the Totally Thames festival features a giant footprint constructed from thousands of plastic objects found along the river. Jack Hutchinson visits her studio and discusses the environmental issues her work highlights.
With its longstanding city-centre home about to undergo redevelopment, Rogue studio group has relocated to a former primary school building in the east of the city.
Artists Jenny Brook and Kate Gilman Brundrett are using their new workspace in a former village school house in Cumbria as a space for exhibitions, residencies and community art activity. Pippa Koszerek reports.
19 artists from across London-based charity Bow Arts’ 13 studio sites have been chosen for the annual exhibition which this year is curated by East End-based sculptor Alex Chinneck.
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Plans submitted to Bexley council for partnership between Peabody housing association and Bow Arts will see renovation of the Lakeside Centre to create an artists’ hub, including workspaces, a new day nursery, a gallery and project space.
A new report from the London Assembly is calling for the Mayor of London to manage gentrification and protect the city’s cultural ecosystem from the effects of regeneration.
For the first in a new roving, monthly series of art scene snapshots from across the UK, artist Damian Magee introduces his home city of Belfast and picks five current exhibitions that capture the social, political, and cultural interests of artists in Northern Ireland’s largest city.
The NewBridge Project is bidding farewell to its current home in Newcastle city centre with a month-long exhibition and events programme featuring over 80 artist studio holders.
Devonshire Collective is a new council-backed gallery and workshop space on Eastbourne’s seafront, providing professional development and resources for artists while also delivering socially-engaged projects. Dany Louise reports.
The Shropshire-born artist grew up on a farm, with his childhood experiences influencing everything from the content to the materials of his paintings. Here he discusses the continuing importance of painting and his latest body of work, currently on show at the Saatchi Gallery’s ‘Painters’ Painters’ exhibition.
Newcastle-based artist Kathryn Hodgkinson believes that the city council’s planning decisions are having a detrimental effect on the area’s creative community. In the wake of the recent decision to demolish the creative space Uptin House to make way for ‘yet another block of student flats’, she argues that local authorities need to embrace the true value of artists.
London-based arts organisation V22 hope to open artists’ studios in the old library building during the summer of 2017.
Serf, the latest addition to Leeds’ expanding workspace scene, offers much more than studio space for artists – it provides a support structure for early career artists at a crucial time in their development. Lara Eggleton reports.
Mother House is a month-long collective studio for female artists and their children, with 36 artists working alongside each other in this temporary London base.
The latest project in Castlefield Gallery’s New Art Spaces programme sees a former 1960s office block in the centre of Bolton turned into a temporary work/gallery/studio space for artists. Sara Jaspan takes a look.
A new development in south London that will provide between 80 and 100 workspaces for emerging artists and creative entrepreneurs is in the final stages of construction, with a hot desk space, gallery and café already open. Artist and Hotel Elephant co-director Emily Woodhouse speaks to Jack Hutchinson about how the project, established in 2009, found its new home.
The winner of the inaugural award named after the Acme Studios co-founder will receive a rent-free shared studio and bursary as well as mentoring and studio visits.
Liverpool’s largest artist-led gallery and studios The Royal Standard is celebrating ten years in the city with a major exhibition featuring 23 artists. Artist, curator and former TRS director Kevin Hunt explains the important role the organisation has for artists in Liverpool and its context in the wider artist-led scene.