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Resource Research paper

Pivotal moments in artistic practice

Sonya Dyer considers the key challenges facing mid-career artists and makers in this essay written in response to Pivotal Moments, the conference she organised in September 2018 in collaboration with the SPACE-led professional development programme London Creative Network.

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Blog Post

Pitching up: where is the place for art?

Are traditional arts organisations the best vehicles for meaningful participation or should we be looking elsewhere? These are dangerous times for people and for our world of arts values. Uncertainty can cause us to be safe, edit complexity, be secretive, […]

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Blog Arts organiser

@SusanJonesArts – The Guardian columns

Republishing a selection from my writing on the Guardian. Collectively, these texts raise issues and concerns about the visual arts infrastructure, arts policy and conditions for artists’ creativity.

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Artists livelihoods: evidence and analysis

Reports and commentary from the a-n resources, Research papers and editorial features that provide evidence about or discuss issues around artists’ employment and livelihoods. See also my separate bibliography of evidence on artists’ pay 1986-2016.

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News News comment

The ecology of culture: a mixed economy with multiple motivations

A new report commissioned by the Arts and Humanities Research Council argues that the UK’s cultural sector operates like an organism rather than a mechanism – it is an ecology of culture. John Holden, the report’s author and Visiting Professor at City University, London, explains.

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Cultural value: ACE report ‘overlooks evidence of arts-fuelled change’

The recently published Arts Council England report, The Value of Arts and Culture to People and Society, has been attracting criticism from academics for the quality of its research and its subsequent findings. Mike White, Research Fellow in Arts in Health, is unimpressed by its ‘holistic case’ for arts and culture.

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