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engage conference 2015: challenging, provocative and young at heart

This year’s engage International Conference in Glasgow focused on young people working with art and artists, with a remit to explore the gallery as a school, the importance of cross-disciplinary engagement, and the ethics of peer-led practice. But, as Moira Jeffrey reports, much of the lively and challenging discussion was wide-ranging and off script.

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No Boundaries arts symposium: two views from Bristol and Manchester

This year’s Arts Council England and British Council-supported No Boundaries – billed as a symposium on the role of arts and culture – took place over two days at the end of September at Watershed in Bristol and HOME, Manchester. Featuring talks and discussion from an international cast of contributors, it once again had a live link between each venue and was also live streamed. Artist Julie McCalden reports from Bristol, while arts consultant Mark Robinson presents a view from the rainy city.

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Artists and the uncanny: shadow worlds at Freud’s house

Organised by collaborative artists Brass Art, the Folds in Time conference at the Freud Museum will explore the uncanny and unconscious within artistic responses to architectural space. Kristin Mojsiewicz explains to Pippa Koszerek why artists are at the centre of the event.

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Soundscapes

Just returned from the brilliant FKL Soundscapes and Sound Identities Conference at the beautiful Castell Besen in Trentino, Italy where I presented a paper and a sound/video work. Learnt so much over three days and met lovely people who I […]

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Week 94: 30th June – 6th July

On the evening of the Monday 30th June 2014, I arrived in Paris for the start of my research residency at Centre Pompidou. The event (part exploration of the archive, part conference) had been organised in response to the 25th […]

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Artists’ livelihoods: a concern shared internationally

While strategies to pay artists better are forging ahead in the UK, this vital issue is also on high on the agenda in some other countries. Susan Jones reports on Working Artists: aspects of art and labour, a recent conference in South Korea which she also spoke at.

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engage conference: disruptive, digital and looking for innovation

With its focus on the idea of gallery educators as ‘disruptive influences’, this year’s engage International Conference in Leeds took a close look at the innovative use of digital technologies in gallery education. Mike Pinnington, content editor at Tate Liverpool, reports from day one of the conference.

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Gallery education, innovation and the importance of being disruptive

This year’s engage International Conference takes place in Leeds in November, and is set to explore how innovation and risk taking in gallery education can often run parallel with a need to disrupt, subvert and ‘unsettle’. We speak to conference programmer Michael Prior to find out more.

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AD:UK Conference: Arts for Life

Alongside the usual lively mix of keynote presentations, breakouts, study tours and knowledge exchanges, this year’s AD:UK Conference will include a new open forum strand – plus a-n will be providing crowd funding expertise through its Granted professional development programme.

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