The UK has the most highly developed arts infrastructure in the world. But, asks 2016-17 Clore Visual Artist Fellow Maurice Carlin in the first of two short provocations, imagine if it all disappeared overnight. Would it make a difference to your career? Would you still make art? And what do we want this infrastructure to do?
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Shonagh Manson, director of the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, is stepping down after more than eight years in the role to take up a new position with the Mayor of London.
A crowdfunding campaign has been launched that seeks to support women artists over the age of 55 to continue their art practice during periods of personal, life and career change.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international news, including: new trustees for Liverpool Biennial; UK Holocaust Memorial shortlist on show; vigilantes steal Paris street art.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international news, including: Mercury Prize-winning band Young Fathers suffer backlash over art galleries criticism; Northern Ireland considers abolishing Arts Council; Jerwood Drawing Prize artists announced.
Arts Council England’s National Portfolio for 2018-22 includes an overall increase in the number of visual arts organisations receiving funding from 121 to 149. We highlight six organisations who will be joining the portfolio and find out what their new status will mean to them.
Following Tuesday’s NPO announcement by Arts Council England, we’ve been looking at the figures to get a clearer picture of who’s gained and lost the most, which organisations receive the most funding, and which artist-led organisations have joined the portfolio.
National Portfolio announcement includes an additional £170million outside London between 2018 and 2022.
Arts Council England’s National Portfolio announcement sees a-n become a Sector Support Organisation for the 2018-22 portfolio.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news, including: photographer Richard Mosse arrested while peacefully observing anti-refugee rally on Greek island, MAC Belfast hit by arts council funding cuts, and three men charged over counterfeit Damien Hirst prints.
Designed by Hugh Broughton Architects, the redeveloped Henry Moore Studios and Gardens includes a new visitor centre featuring a shop and café, plus a new archive building.
Hen Norton explores the use of fundraising platforms online and offers her top ten tips to help you build a sustainable creative business or project, and reach a wider and more engaged network of supporters through crowdfunding.
New Arts Council England chair Nicholas Serota makes his first speech at the No Boundaries conference in Hull, setting out his priorities for the organisation.
A recent one-day conference in London organised by Julie’s Bicycle explored how arts organisations can act on climate change and environmental sustainability. Jack Hutchinson reports.
At the recent symposium, ‘Art is not a Commodity: Examining Economic Exceptionalism in Art’, Rosalie Schweiker argued that artists need to “stop faking orgasms” and instead start clearly vocalising their dissatisfaction with the art world. Here, we publish an edited version of her presentation.
With work planned to commence in April, Sheffield’s Site Gallery is embarking on a £2.7m expansion programme that will see it extend into a neighbouring building.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news, including: Alasdair Gray to exhibit at Glasgow Library, Christo cancels project in protest against Trump, and Saatchi gallery to exhibit selfies.
Birmingham’s Grand Union is developing its programme and making plans for the future having secured £130,000 from Arts Council England and with the appointment of Mac Birmingham’s former director as its new chair.
East Contemporary Visual Arts Network is one of three organisations to receive a share of over £1,600,000 from Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence fund.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news, including: $1 million raised to create protest art for inauguration day, V&A issue statement confirming new director Tristram Hunt is committed to free entry, and artist Tania Bruguera is detained in Cuba again.
Ferens Art Gallery in Hull has reopened after a £5.2 million refurbishment largely funded by Hull City Council. But while the local authority should be commended for its commitment to culture, Sheila McGregor argues that the blame for council cuts in towns and cities across the UK needs to be forcefully directed at Westminster politicians rather than hapless local representatives.
Jenni Lomax announced late last year that she is stepping down from her role at Camden Arts Centre, a position she has held for 26 years. Fisun Güner talks to the much admired director about working with artists, the importance of education in the gallery’s programme, and what she will do next.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news, including: Winners of Wolf Prize announced, high-profile artists support strike on Trump’s inauguration day, and Bangor University fine arts courses under threat.
The £110million project is to be built on the former Granada Studios site, with Manchester International Festival announced as operator of the new ‘flagship’ cultural venue.
The Exeter-based organisation has announced a new programme of commissions, talks, events and projects supported by a major Arts Council England Grants for the Arts award.