Creative Scotland is running a £400,000 pilot programme to support five of Scotland’s artist-led spaces to explore the best ways to sustain artist-run and collectively organised activity. Glasgow-based artist and writer Jessica Ramm considers the questions that will be asked.
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New director Clare Harris, who has a background in publishing and communications, will take up the position in February.
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For her show at Glasgow’s Transmission gallery, Scottish artist Rabiya Choudhry presents selected works from a six-year period including paintings, printed fabrics and a neon window sign in tribute to her dad. Jessica Ramm asks where her vibrant but troubled paintings come from and what it means to fly solo at this important artist-run space.
The programme, which has been welcomed by arts funder Creative Scotland, will be in place by May 2019, with a focus on international cultural partnerships. Arts Professional’s Christy Romer reports.
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Creative Scotland has announced that Janet Archer has stepped down as its Chief Executive after five years in the role.
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The Glasgow-based arts producer which had previously announced ambitious plans to turn a former modernist seminary into an arts centre, has said it is to close in September after 25 years.
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.
News briefing with national and international stories, including: Glasgow International announces further details of its 2018 programme, UK screen industries devise eight rules to tackle harassment, new chair of Creative Scotland board appointed, plus winners of the 2018 Hearts For The Arts Awards.
News briefing with national and international stories, including: Not Surprised call for boycott of Artforum over handling of Knight Landesman harassment allegations; artists sign letter objecting to prototypes of Trump’s border wall being called art; temporary export ban placed on works by Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron.
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.
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.
Creative Scotland has announced the recipients of regular funding for the 2018-21 period, with some big names leaving the portfolio and some new additions including Stills Gallery and the Scottish Contemporary Art Network.
The director of the Glasgow-based art organisation, which in 2017 celebrated its 10th year, reflects on the achievement of survival in the current funding climate while bemoaning the car crash of contemporary British politics.
The Scottish government’s draft budget for 2018/19 has allayed fears of significant funding cuts across Creative Scotland’s regularly funded organisations.
Scotland’s arts funding body has told regularly funded organisations that they will not get a decision on their April 2018-21 funding until the end of January 2018.
A bi-weekly briefing featuring national and international news, including: Leonardo da Vinci painting sells for £341m at auction; Documenta to return to Kassel in 2022 despite budget issues.
When Inverleith House closed to the public last year, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh said it no longer intended to use it as a gallery for contemporary art. Now, as it hosts its first exhibition since the closure, Regius Keeper Simon Milne has said reports of its demise were just a “rumour”. Neil Cooper takes issue with this rewriting of history and cautions that the fight to truly save this renowned Scottish art gallery is far from over.
A country-wide snapshot shows men remain more likely to work in senior roles, and half of BME arts workers feel their ethnicity is a barrier to success. Arts Professional’s Christy Romer reports.
Spite Your Face, Scottish artist Rachel Maclean’s new commission for Scotland + Venice, is presented in a deconsecrated church and takes on post-truth politics.
The Scottish border town of Hawick is to host the seventh edition of the annual Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, which will feature over 120 films, including 24 world premieres and 12 moving-image installations.