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Day 2

So I managed to get 24 like on the first post.  Not that many as my daughter got 40 on a shot of a cup of juice, but will try again. So am using the posts to look at the […]

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Working Together Symposium

My mentoring year has started well; I received confirmation of funding for a project I’ve been planning since relocating to the Highlands (more on that soon) and I recently went to the Working Together Symposium, organised by the Wysing Arts […]

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Singing Cloud
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Who goes to the arts?

Twelve visual arts organisations in the South West have recently taken part in an audience benchmarking project delivered by Audiences South West in partnership with Turning Point South West.

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Turning Point: A strategy for the contemporary visual arts in England
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Understanding Turning Point – A briefing paper

Over the past five years, the words Turning Point have been read, heard, written and spoken with increasing frequency by people in the visual arts in England, but for many individual arts practitioners, in particular, the origins and activities of Turning Point remain a bit opaque.  This briefing paper is for them and for anyone interested in understanding more about what Turning Point is and does.

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Stronger Together
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Is collaboration different in the visual arts?

Held in June, ‘Stronger together’ was an opportunity to ‘celebrate and question how we work together’ – exploring collaboration in its many forms – and how vital that is to the survival of the arts.

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VAN Gallery, Shrewsbury
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What is professional development?

Artists and arts organisations had the opportunity to debate current and future professional development needs and aspirations in June as part of strategic planning by Turning Point West Midlands.

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Artists central in Turning Point

Turning Point, a national network of regional visual arts groups, is taking the lead in placing artists at the centre of their activities.

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Strength in numbers

Turning point, Visual Arts UK, CultureForum, NALGAO – these are just some of the burgeoning peer networks for arts professionals that have been proactive and visible in the arts funding debates.

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The Revolutionary Arts Group?s Empty Shops project
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Conference season

Engage/Enquire’s ‘The Art of Influencing Change, Economies and Ecologies’ at Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne and NALGAO’s annual conference in Brighton.

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The Beauty from Within
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Strong voice for artists

AIR – Artists Interaction and Representation will later this year be providing a much-needed platform for artists to identify and lead campaigns to improve their professional status and economic conditions, supported by a secondment to AIR from Canadian Artists Representation.

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Abu Ghraib 1
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Turning Point update

Launched in 2006,Turning Point is a national ten-year strategy for the visual arts. A network of regional Turning Point groups has since been emerging, each charged with “strengthening the visual arts infrastructure”.

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Turning point widens communications

Arts Council England convened a meeting between regional Turning point groups and national visual arts organisations in July, with representatives from a-n, AIR, Axis, Contemporary Art Society, Engage, Museums, Libraries and Archives Council and National Federation of Artists Studios Providers invited to attend.

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Turning Point revisited

Arts Council England’s ten-year visual arts plan turned a corner in April when a-n became aware of a new pilot scheme designed to create ‘a national network for a stronger visual arts’.

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AIR AIR activities

AIR Development summary

Committed to providing interaction amongst and representation for UK visual and applied artists, this is a summary of some of the key areas for development that AIR Artists’ Advisory Group has set out for the forthcoming period.

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Editorial – 2008 April

Gillian Nicol introduces this month’s a-n Collection and considers the implication of the ACE Turning point recommendations on RFOs.

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