For the Post-election breakfast session as part of a-n’s Assembly Bristol event, four speakers discussed issues that ‘can sometimes mean having to have a difficult conversation’. Prior to this, facilitator Rivca Rubin asked those assembled to spend a few minutes reflecting on the outcome of the election. Here we report some of those reflections.
Election 2017 - a-n The Artists Information Company
We pick five of our favourite artist responses to the general election that have been featured on Instagram, including a print at home poster and a game pitching Corbyn vs May.
The campaign group’s PDF prompt sheet suggests three key questions to ask parliamentary candidates.
The Conservatives focus on improving support for the arts outside London and new cultural development fund, while the Liberal Democrats place heavy focus on the arts in education.
Party pledges £160 million annual boost for schools to invest in projects that will support cultural activities, while there will also be a review of EBacc performance measures to ensure the arts are not sidelined.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news, including: Tate names new extension after billionaire donor, artist, poet and architect Vito Acconci dies aged 77, City of Dubai launches its own typeface.
In the lead up to the general election on 8 June, a-n’s Director Jeanie Scott announces a major five-year strategy to make sure the new government understands – and reflects – the needs and contribution of the UK’s visual artists.