The directors of more than 20 UK arts festivals, including the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Womad and Manchester International Festival, are calling on the government to reform its visa system for visiting artists and ensure that the country remains culturally open and international.
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The first edition under the new direction of Richard Parry will include new works, site-specific commissions, and exhibitions and events across over 70 venues and spaces.
Aidan Moesby has just finished a tour of festivals in the north of England, using his new weather-based installations to test responses, locations and situations for visual arts in festival contexts. Trish Wheatley talks to the artist about this work and how it sits with his practice.
Artist-led spaces and pop-up shows take place throughout London this weekend as part of the fifth edition of Art Licks’ popular festival.
Paolo Baratta, president of the Venice Biennale, and Christine Macel, the curator of the 57th edition, announce title of the 2017 biennial as ‘Viva Arte Viva’.
The annual three-day festival returns to showcase London’s artist-run projects, curatorial collectives and young galleries.
The year-long cultural celebration will include the Turner Prize being hosted at the newly refurbished Ferens Art Gallery, plus specially commissioned public artworks and the opening of a new contemporary art space.
Following the success of a campaign against cuts to the city’s arts budget, the biennial Cardiff festival returns with a 31-day programme of exhibitions and events.
On Friday 20th May we met with Emma Harrabin from Coventry 2021, Coventry 2021 is the campaign for Coventry to be the City of Culture in 2021. Emma was organising the public launch which was taking place at Godiva Festival […]
Competition that teams contemporary artists with museums and galleries announces winners following public vote.
A new biennial arts festival celebrating the Thames Estuary will feature 70 artists working in partnership with Estuarine communities to develop and present their work.
Inaugural London light festival features work by 20 international artists installed at some of the capital’s most iconic buildings and locations.
Visual arts organisations Metal and Cornubian Arts and Science Trust receive a share of £3m to create new arts festivals.
The sixth edition of the Oxfordshire festival offers an alternative to traditional music festivals by placing visual art at the centre, including commissions resulting from an a-n Go and See Bursary. Jack Hutchinson reports.
Events for the 2015 AND festival in Grizedale Forest include exhibitions, online projects, residencies, public realm interventions, treks, trails and performances.
Bergen Kunsthall’s director, Martin Clark, will be returning to his student roots to curate the 2016 edition of the international contemporary art exhibition, Art Sheffield.
Manchester International Festival has announced John McGrath, currently head of National Theatre Wales, as its new CEO and artistic director.
I have not written here for some time; which is not really good enough I know. An awful lot has been happening and so I aim to write a series of posts updating you all; but I wanted to start […]
Taking the idea of evidence as its central theme, the 2015 edition of FORMAT International Photography Festival features the work of over 300 photographers in various venues across Derby, from churches to disused school buildings. But it’s the main exhibition at QUAD arts centre that has really stuck with Tim Clark.
Hi I organised a big art event this year and from May 30th -June 6th next year I am going to be the project manager for a new arts festival over multiple venues in the coastal town of Fareham. […]
The major exhibition for the 12th edition of DaDaFest, The Art of the Lived Experiment, sees Liverpool’s Bluecoat at the heart of a series of city-wide events addressing disability culture. We speak to artistic director Ruth Gould about the need for continued social change through championing disabled and deaf artists.
Cardiff Contemporary brings together a range of special commissions, exhibitions and residencies across the city for a five-week festival of the visual arts.
This weekend saw the inaugural Bristol Art Weekender take place across the city. Initiated by Situations, the project was the result of an Open Space event that asked ‘what future do we want for the visual arts in Bristol?’ It […]
Assesses the scale of arts festival activity in Yorkshire in 2006, and development needs of the sector as indicated through analysis of case studies.
The economic and social impact of cultural festivals in the East Midlands of England in 2002.