I have just read on AIR that another arts initiative, Lanternhouse, is closing.
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Arts Development UK (AD:uk) has developed a scheme that enables members to earn credits for annual professional development and training experience, certificated through a Fellowship programme. Credits come from a range of professional development initiatives including services provided by AD:uk and others.
Former Waygood Gallery and Studios relaunches as Baltic outpost.
Artists international development fund launches new chapter in the relationship between the Arts Council England and the British Council.
February saw the inaugural OpenAIR: Effecting Change members forum take place at Firstsite, Colchester as well as State of the Arts, Arts Council England’s (ACE) annual conference, which had Artists’ Shaping the World’ as its theme. Emily Speed, Jack Hutchinson and Gillian Nicol give their views of these events.
Arts Council England and the BBC today announced the 53 successful applicants who will create hundreds of hours of original commissions for online project The Space.
Gillian Nicol on this year’s State of the Arts Conference.
The national conference for the arts and culture sector ‘State of the Arts: Artists Shaping the World’ takes place tomorrow (14 February). Here are some useful links and programme highlights for those attending, and for those following via live stream and twitter.
Six months on from the ‘Ladders for development’ report, Dany Louise revisits ladders organisations and reports on how they fared after the first round of coalition government cuts in 2011.
An abridged version of Dany Louise’s follow-up report on small visual arts organisations cut by Arts Council England, six months after her ‘Ladders for development’ enquiry. She asks: how have these organisations fared and what do their futures hold? Read the full version of this report with updates on all surveyed organisations: www.a-n.co.uk/realising_the_value
Arts Council England have today announced the appointment of Simon Mellor as the organisation’s new Executive Director, Arts.
‘W/Here: Contesting Knowledge in the 21st Century’, the 5th ELIA Leadership Symposium at Emily Carr University of Art and Design Vancouver, Canada (7-9 December) will bring together leaders from higher arts education institutions and universities across the globe for a […]
In October, Eden District Council announced a cut of 70% to Eden Arts by 2014.
Turning Point was a visual arts strategy launched by ACE in 2006. A complicated programme, a-n commissioned this briefing paper to provide clarity for visual arts practitioners and organisers.
The key finding of this study reveals that shockingly few individual artists apply for funding in their own right, and even fewer are successful. What this means is that there is little direct funding being given to artists to pursue and develop their own projects, under their own control – under 20% of available funding for the visual arts in England, 14% for Northern Ireland and around 18% for Scotland and Wales in 2009-2010.
In this 2011 report Phyllida Shaw unwraps the ‘what’s what’ and ‘who’s who’ of Turning Point, a 10-year Arts Council England strategy for the visual arts.
Is there enough funding going to individual artists and are the application processes user-friendly? These were questions a-n set out to answer in the fourth issue of what was then Artists Newsletter in 1980. Now, thirty one years later, we asked Dany Louise to do this research again, examining the current state of play for grants to individual artists as offered by Arts Council England, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Arts Council of Wales and Creative Scotland – including comparators of volumes of artists applying and success rates – and to ascertain whether a “fair share” has been getting into the hands of artists to develop their practice.
In her report on Turning Point, Phyllida Shaw unwraps the ‘what’s what and who’s who’ of this major strategy for England, to support discussions on greater participation by, and development for, artists within it.
This month’s bites.
The photographs of Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen and Amber’s films have been inscribed in the UNESCO UK Memory of the World Register as an archive of national cultural significance.
Case study paper discussing the likely impact on the visual arts of Arts Council England’s decisions to remove funding from fifteen visual arts organisations unsuccessful in their NPO application.
New evidence exposing, quantifying and discussing the likely impact on the visual arts of Arts Council England’s decisions on fifteen previously Regularly Funded Organisations (RFOs) visual arts organisations unsuccessful in their NPO application. PDF file [200kbs]
New evidence exposing, quantifying and discussing the likely impact on the visual arts of Arts Council England’s decisions on fifteen previously Regularly Funded Organisations (RFOs) visual arts organisations unsuccessful in their NPO application. It shows that a disproportionate number of artists’ membership and development agencies and practice-based organisations lost core funding, despite ACE’s aim of creating a balanced national portfolio and makes recommendations for sustaining their work as part of a strengthened arts ecology.
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.
a-n’s analysis of ACE’s new National Portfolio Organisations (NPO) for funding 2012-15.