Survey of cultural workers highlights risks of receiving sponsorship from unethical businesses, with potential issues including damage to an organisation’s reputation, censorship of artwork and ‘artwashing’ to improve public image.
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With the recent announcement by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland that both QSS and Paragon Studios in Belfast have lost all their annual funding, Damian Magee addresses the impact of the decision on the city’s artist community and argues that it is indicative of a general lack of support for artists living and working in Northern Ireland.
In Brief: News briefing with national and international stories, including: Roger Hiorns secretly buries plane near Ipswich; Sophia Al-Maria wins first major US award for contemporary Middle Eastern art; selectors announced for Jerwood Makers Open 2019.
IN BRIEF: News briefing with national and international stories, including: Collector sues Gagosian and Jeff Koons non-delivery of sculptures; UK arts councils launch cultural cities enquiry; Chris Ofili painting, once called “Degenerate” by Donald Trump, gifted to MoMA by Trump supporter.
Two artists’ studios in Belfast are among the seven dropped, with 100 arts organisations sharing £13.1m as the Arts Council struggles to deal with a £23m reduction in public spending on the arts over the past six years. Arts Professional’s Christy Romer reports.
Written by Artangel’s James Lingwood and Henry Moore Foundation director Godfrey Worsdale, the just published ACE-commissioned report followed last June’s ACE NPO announcement which saw Bristol’s Arnolfini and Situations lose their funding.
Build Your Own Art World was a one-day seminar at OSR Projects in Somerset that considered what it means to be artist-led and if there is an alternative to a global gallery system. For Julie McCalden, it highlighted the need for artists to resist the behaviours the art world encourages them to adopt.
The largest supporter of disabled artists worldwide announces its latest round of awards with 13 artists receiving a total of £120,000 to develop new work and ideas.
A year and a half on from when Rachel Dobbs published her ACE funding cheatsheet, the artist and mentor has put out a revised version, hot on the heels of this month’s launch of Arts Council England’s new Project Grants scheme.
The first organisations to meet the government’s new reporting requirements include Arts Council England, the National Gallery and Sadler’s Wells. Arts Professional’s Christy Romer reports.
News briefing with national and international stories, including: Yinka Shonibare lends support to new creative awards set up in response to Brexit; LA’s Museum of Contemporary Art fires its chief curator; H&M drop lawsuit against street artist following outcry.
News briefing with national and international stories, including: Museum directors condemn removal of CAPC Bordeaux Director María Inés Rodríguez, Sunderland’s Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art to reopen after 18-month closure, and Anish Kapoor criticises National Rifle Association in open letter.
In the lead up to a Creative Industries Federation’s major Brexit Conference taking place in London later this week, a-n Research editor Dany Louise reflects on evidence and data published by a-n since the EU referendum in June 2016 and looks at how the decision to leave the EU is already impacting artists and creatives.
News briefing with national and international stories, including: survey finds that North East arts organisations favour EU partnerships, despite Brexit; Raven Row to offer free spaces; Scottish Youth Theatre set to close after losing Creative Scotland funding.
News briefing with national and international stories, including: loss of EU arts funding would hit pro-Brexit regions hardest; French court annuls conviction of electrician in possession of stolen Picasso works; Radio DJ Lauren Laverne questions BAE’s sponsorship of the Great Exhibition of the North.
News briefing with national and international stories, including: Paul Hamlyn Foundation awards five-year core funding to two arts development organisations, Edinburgh City Council to reopen museums seven days a week and Creative Scotland’s Open Project Fund awards £830,000 to support cultural activity across Scotland.
An open letter to Scottish culture secretary Fiona Hyslop has criticised Creative Scotland’s handling of arts funding in the country and called on the Scottish government to give artists and arts organisations a bigger say in funding decisions.
Executive summary of the funding contribution of the EU to the UK arts, museums and creative industries from 2007- 2016, commissioned by Arts Council England.
Comprehensive report covering six areas where Brexit is likely to impact on the arts and cultural sector.
Why Collect?, commissioned by Art Fund and the Wolfson Foundation and written by the historian Sir David Cannadine, calls for more financial support from central government for the UK’s museums and art galleries.
The Brighton-based gallery is aiming to raise £20,000 by 8 March to make up for a shortfall created by the loss of its grant from Brighton and Hove City Council.
Going to arts development meetings cost me time and money – but can freelance artists afford not to go?
The committee of the artist-run Glasgow gallery, which last week was dropped from Creative Scotland’s portfolio of regularly funded organisations, has issued a strongly-worded statement lambasting the decision.
News briefing with national and international stories, including: Schools tell BBC that creative subjects are ‘being squeezed’; arts minister Michael Ellis places export ban on Turner painting; Basquiat exhibition is Barbican’s most visited exhibition ever.
Artists and visual art professionals have been expressing their shock and concern over Creative Scotland’s decision to cease its regular funding of Transmission, the artist-run Glasgow gallery that has had key role in the city’s contemporary art scene since 1983.