Keep It Complex added a sprinkle of politics to MIMA’s weekly community lunches on 14/12/2017. We brought cupcakes with the faces of local politicians, MPs, MEPs, councillors, the police and crime commissioner and the Mayor. We also gave people pre-digested […]
Brexit - a-n The Artists Information Company
Keep it complex headed up to Birmingham to have some tea and Teressa May cake at Grand Union. Our local supermarket had refused to print Teressa May on a Cake, we’re not sure why, something about not being able to […]
News briefing with national and international stories, including: New York art museum refuses to remove painting of girl after ‘voyeurism’ complaint; plus artist alleges photographer Raghubir Singh assaulted her and stages #MeToo performance at his retrospective.
It’s a brilliant time to visit Oslo, but it’s not a brilliant time to visit Oslo if you are hoping to meet a lot of Oslo artists. It’s July and ‘the whole of Oslo is on holiday in July’ as […]
News briefing with national and international stories, including: Jewish Museum suspends Jens Hoffmann after sexual harassment allegations surface, Scottish authors warn against ‘devastating’ arts cuts, and Freelands Association launches £1.5m programme for emerging artists.
I felt that I had only scratched the surface of understanding the life of artists in Norway, and so contacted a couple of people after my return to the UK, hoping that a few questions by email might fill in […]
I’d been so engrossed in Oslo, I’d forgotten to tell Elda at Galleri Svalbard when I’d be arriving, but figured that any slightly Wild North place like this would attract people who are problem-solvers and, sure enough, wonderful Elda had […]
Another thing about Norway is that, with a population of ‘only’ around 5.3 million, everyone is more likely to know everyone else. It turns out that Helen from Tenthaus knows sound artist Jana Winderen, whose work at SALT I had […]
The flight to Oslo is overcast. Through the fog I see fingers of rock fondling the sea but nothing else. I think I have the wrong ticket for the bus to town, but this seems no barrier to the bus-drivers […]
1. Working with the ice scientists
News briefing featuring national and international stories, including: Creative Industries Federation expresses Budget disappointment; Putin-backed culture forum in St Petersburg sparks debate over artistic freedoms in Russia.
The Fellowship came at a frightening time, politically. In the UK, the Brexit debacle had just happened, and in the US we were in the final months of the US Presidential election, which would deliver a victory for Donald Trump. […]
38 works have been shortlisted for the annual prize that celebrates digitally-created art, with an exhibition of winners in Brighton to be followed by a global tour.
digesting politics brunch at Resort Studios Margate, 23/7/2017 “Is this the MP?” – “Yes” – “Let’s go and ask him about the Youth Centre.” “Hello, would you like to have a name tag?” “Have you counted how many we […]
this is a blog run by the keep it complex collective to document our a-n bursary funded DIGESTING POLITICS series
Five projects from a-n members, selected from a-n’s busy Events section and including exhibitions in Birmingham, Liverpool, London, Swansea and The Netherlands.
From:September 06, 2017
To:September 16, 2017
A weekly briefing featuring national and international news, including: Heirs of Jewish collector sue Madrid Museum for return of Pissarro painting, and police destroy art installation after mistaking it for cannabis farm.
a-n has joined forces with the Incorporated Society of Musicians to create a new collaborative campaign to protect freedom of movement for self-employed artists.
Following on from a survey in July 2016 just after the EU referendum, we surveyed our members again one year on to continue to assess the ongoing impact of Brexit. Based on c1,200 survey responses, key headlines are summarised in this briefing paper.
In July 2016 we surveyed our members to begin to ascertain the depth of impact of the EU referendum leave vote on a-n membership. Key findings are summarised in this briefing paper.
Key findings from a-n’s second ‘Brexit survey’, one year after the Referendum vote to leave the EU.
Strategy document from a-n that puts advocacy for visual artists at the heart of its activities for the next five years.
Based on a survey of 700 creative freelancers and 50 businesses, report sets out policy recommendations to improve the working lives of creative freelancers.
The membership body identifies critical issues for the creative industries, arts and cultural education as the UK begins negotiations to leave the EU.