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Mapping what a guide for artist parents could be: workshop as part of Assembly Bristol, June 2017. Photo: Rich Broomhall
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Top tips for artist parents

A motivational list of practical ‘to-dos’: artist parents share their top tips and ‘survival’ strategies on raising children whilst maintaining and developing an art practice.

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Archaeology of abandonment

I am a photographic artist, interested between the relationship between photography and archaeology. For this a-n New Collaborative Bursary project I am collaborating with Keir Stickland, an archaeologist working in the Department of Archaeology at Orkney College. Keir’s primary research […]

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Art and archaeology: a New Collaborations Bursary project

A collaborative research project with Carolyn Lefley (artist) and Keir Strickland (archaeologist) recording an art/archaeology survey of the abandoned island of Swona, off the Orkney Islands, in August 2014. This blog records our preparations/research/findings.

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No Boundaries symposium: free ticket offer for artists

20 free delegate passes, specifically for emerging independent artists, have been made available to February’s No Boundaries symposium on the role of culture in 21st century society. But applicants need to be quick – the deadline is 5pm on Tuesday 11 February.

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Crowdfunding March 2012
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Professional development: new a-n Granted events for 2014

a-n’s popular professional development programme, designed to give artists and visual arts freelancers the confidence and know-how to move their practice and projects forward, continues into 2014 with a series of seminars and workshops in Manchester, Stoke-on-Trent and Leicestershire.

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Gesture Piece
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Sound gesture: an audio-visual collaboration

A new film by Vicki Bennett, screening exclusively online, takes footage of gestures and instructions and sets them to specially commissioned music and sound art. We talk to the artist – also known as People Like Us – about process, collaboration and digital viewing habits.

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Going underground: where art and particle physics collide

The Institute of Physics unveils Covariance – a spectacular installation by artist Lyndall Phelps, developed through collaborative discussions with particle physicist Dr Ben Still. We talk to the pair about how art and science tackle the big questions of the universe.

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CVAN Panel
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CVAN at Google: searching for different ways to innovate

The Contemporary Visual Arts Network’s knowledge sharing event at Google’s London office was a high-impact juxtaposition between one of the world’s most successful companies and the subsidised visual arts sector. Dany Louise reports.

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Politician for a day

The Collaborate Creatively event, organised by a-n, used role playing to consider issues of collaboration. One of the participants reports.

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Stronger Together 2012
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Conference report: Stronger Together

Now in its second year, the Stronger Together conference is a conversation about collaboration in the arts. The CEO of Manchester’s recently merged Cornerhouse and Library Theatre adds his voice.

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Bob and Roberta Smith
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Bob and Roberta doc is simply Brill

Filmed over three years and premiered at last week’s East London Film Festival, a new film about Bob and Roberta Smith offers a fascinating insight into the life of the artist.

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Katalin Hausel
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Artworks re-connect a fragmented city

For one-day only, eleven artists will be attempting to bridge the divide between the public sphere and Oxford’s academic institutions. Artist and curator Katalin Hausel explains.

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Ania Bas
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Engaging the Artist’s Voice

A conference this week at the British Museum hopes to uncover the potential for collaborative working between artists, museums and galleries.

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Reflections on collaboration cover
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Reflections on collaboration

Chris Fremantle highlights key themes and issues around collaboration making use of a-n’s extensive archive of texts on the subject.

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