Engaged Practice - a-n The Artists Information Company

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Artist as leader

Collected texts and interviews on a-n that address notions of artist as leader/leading through their practice. Includes audio interviews conducted by Joshua Sofaer whilst a Clore Leadership Programme Artist Fellow.

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Since Sliced Bread: uncovering what we mill and what we eat

Fi Burke’s latest project celebrates the culture and history of the windmills of rural Lincolnshire, the communities that once relied on them for their daily bread, and those living in their shadows today. We talk to the artist about her exhibition, Since Sliced Bread, which marks the culmination of her year spent exploring the ‘field to fork’ journey of the food we eat.

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Resource Profile

Barby Asante and Sonia Boyce

Video of the artists Barby Asante and Sonia Boyce discussing crossovers between their practices, working with people on collective memory building, notions of participation and juggling a portfolio career.

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Resource Profile

Richard Layzell and Hunt & Darton

Video of the artists, Richard Layzell and Hunt & Darton in conversation on the commonalities of their practices, working immersed in business environments, building community and embracing risk and uncertainty.

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The invite for The Whitworth social
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The Whitworth Social

Andrea Hawkins, Head of Public Engagement at Manchester’s Whitworth Art Gallery and artist Lucienne Cole talk about an innovative approach to publicly-engaged art.

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Artists don't bite, production shot
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Artists Don’t Bite

Art at the Centre is an award scheme from Arts Council England, South East that seeks to involve artists from the outset of regeneration projects across the region. As part of this scheme, Maidstone Borough Council looked to develop an Artists’ Quarter in the heart of the town to promote the area’s wealth of creative talent. Here video-media artist Margherita Gramegna and consultants FrancisKnight talk about their involvement in this process and the resulting work, Artists Don’t Bite.

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Pin jar
Resource Profile

Deirdre Nelson

Penny Jones talks to Deirdre Nelson about her textile-based work, often made in response to museum collections or site histories and informed by local communities, and residencies in the Scottish Highlands and Australia.

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Strategic Question no 31 What are aesthetics? The Aesthetic Function of Public Art
Resource Profile

Hewitt and Jordan

We set out to work with other artists and curators as well as those people with whom we collaborate on the site of our projects.

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A selection of kettles
Resource Profile

Bill Drummond

Artist Bill Drummond is twinning Kensington in Liverpool with Kensington in London – through kettles.

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It's an East End Knockout
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All the fun of the fair

Organised by artists in east London,’Roman Road Revel’ was a village fête with a difference. Lucy Wilson reports on this and other artists-led projects that appropriate traditional community fairs and festivals.

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And Then
Resource Profile

Maria Wilson

Maria Wilson shares her experience of working at Maesgwyn Special School as part of Opt for Art, a project funded by the Arts Council of Wales.

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Spacecampaign 2001
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Space campaigns and living work

Lars Bang Larsen’s discussion of visual art extends beyond new sites and contexts to ask questions of how art meets the idealogical spaces of politics and mass media – and how behaviour has become aesthetic.

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The Battle of Orgreave
Resource Introduction

Engaged practice

Susan Jones explores the way artists interact with audiences through projects and schemes which involve social or environmental contexts.

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Untitled
Resource Profile

Business index

Carey Young provides a guide to engaging with businesses and in business contexts.

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I Need to Know
Resource Profile

[email protected]

Neal White, a member of Soda, shares the groups experience of undertaking a residency at the pharmaceuticals company Pfizer.

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sciis [sensitive cumulative intellegent immersive systems]
Resource Profile

Michael Atavar

Michael Atavar talks about the ups and downs of his experience as artist-in-residence at The Guardian.

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Away-Weekend
Resource Profile

Anna Best

Su Jones explores Anna Best’s 2001 National Media residency for Year of the Artist here at a-n The Artists’ Information Company.

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image from New Audiences programme run by Littoral
Resource Profile

Littoral

This profile looks at the activities of Littoral, an arts trust promoting new creative partnerships, critical art practices and cultural strategies in response to issues about social, environmental and economic change.

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sciis [sensitive cumulative intellegent immersive systems]
Resource Introduction

Artists & businesses

Lucy Kimbell looks at how artists and arts organisations can work with businesses and the pros and cons of such collaborations.

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The Generosity Project: Frank
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To give is to receive

Becky Shaw describes how she negotiated the difference between the expectations of her work and the reality of her practice when she received a prestigious international art prize.

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Team-Build
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Taking control

Lucy Wilson talks to Anna Best about her unconventional Year of the Artist residency working with staff at a-n The Artists Information Company.

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