‘Changin’ Scotland – The Role of the Arts, Culture and Identity in Scotland’ looked at how artists and others can influence public policy.
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Sold out artists’ events in Edinburgh and Glasgow in response to continued debate around Creative Scotland decisions.
Does the latest open letter from Creative Scotland’s Chair suggest that major changes are on the way at the arts funding body?
What can a new publication from the National Endowment for the Arts in the USA tell us about how art works?
Arts funding body Creative Scotland has been scrutinised by MSPs on the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Culture Committee, with representatives from Scotland’s visual arts sector giving evidence.
Jeremy Hunt leaves post at DCMS following cabinet reshuffle, with Maria Miller becoming new culture secretary.
Culture Ministers, festival directors and artists will be discussing the international role of culture during a two-day summit at the Scottish Parliament.
Help shape Creative Scotland’s future plans.
Shisha, the Manchester-based agency for contemporary South Asian crafts and visual arts has closed.
In July 2010 the Rural Cultural Forum (RCF) produced a report, Creative Rural Communities (CRC), that sets out why a Rural Cultural Strategy (RCS) is needed and the form it might take.
Two recent reports highlight the need for leading galleries and museums to better support contemporary artists and their practice.
Broad ranging review of cultural education for children in England, commissioned by the DCMS in 2012.
a-n-commissioned research that presents information on the destination of visual arts funding across the four UK arts councils and the percentage rate of successful applications in years 2009-10 and 2008-09.
An abridged version of Dany Louise’s follow-up report on small visual arts organisations cut by Arts Council England, six months after her ‘Ladders for development’ enquiry. She asks: how have these organisations fared and what do their futures hold? Read the full version of this report with updates on all surveyed organisations: www.a-n.co.uk/realising_the_value
OpenAIR, the first annual members’forum of AIR: Artists Interaction and Representation, offers a unique platform for artists’ dialogue and debate, empowered and enabled through speakers drawn from very different disciplines and fields of work, all committed to campaigning for effective change.
There’s been a flurry of media excitement about the upsurge in artist’s activity in northern cities driven by opportunities arising out of the economic downturn, most recently with Radio 4’s PM visiting Sheffield. We talked to artist Matthew Conduit, who raised concerns about the sustainability of this activity on PM, about the reality of the situation for artists
ArtsProfessional asks cultural sector to make the case for the impact of the arts and culture on quality of life in Office for National Statistics survey.
Through a letter published in the Sunday Telegraph, 2 October, a consortium of arts bodies including a-n called for inclusion of arts and culture in National Planning Policy Framework.
New high profile museums and galleries have opened across the UK, but how can they best contribute to the local arts and culture, asks Emily Speed.
New ways are needed to measure the types of value being delivered by small visual arts organisations, according to a new report looking at the role and value of the small-scale visual arts sector within the wider arts ecology.
To mark our 25th anniversary year, in May 2005 we embarked on the Future forecast research and publishing programme. Through collection of evidence in the form of interviews and the associated debates, our aim was to identify some of the significant issues for artists and their practice and by doing so, play our part in forecasting the infrastructure that will best support the next generation of artists.
This month’s bites.
Charlotte Frost has been researching and writing on digital and new media arts for over ten years. Here, she introduces her next projects as the last in her regular ‘Digital practices’ column for a-n Magazine.
Report from the recent conference held in London.
A new report reveals that a disproportionate number of artists’ membership and development agencies and practice-based organisations lost core funding, despite ACE’s aim of creating a “balanced portfolio”.