Freelands Foundation survey of the UK’s art sector highlights incremental progress in the public sector, but commercial galleries are still lagging behind in their representation of women artists.
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Following a call-out asking artists to submit their ‘preparations, patterns, neuroses, speculations, and procrastinations that surround the production of art in the studio’, the four-day Inventory of Behaviours event at Tate Modern saw these submissions turned into instructions that were carried out by volunteer artists, students and members of the public. Trevor H. Smith explores the value of the transitional space between not making and making art.
g39 in Cardiff, PS2 (Paragon Studios / Project Space) in Belfast, Sheffield’s Site Gallery and University of Edinburgh’s Talbot Rice Gallery are the recipients of a new award that encourages emerging artists to stay in local areas after graduating.
An open letter has questioned the appointment of Rupert Murdoch’s daughter to Arts Council England’s governing body and called for the decision to be reversed, condemning the appointment as against the stated values of the arts funding body.
The three-year fellowship programme will support emerging artists working with clay by offering three six-month part-time residencies at Camden Arts Centre, with the first fellowship going to London-based artist Jonathan Baldock.
The inaugural award for mid-career female artists will see the Edinburgh gallery present a new exhibition by Glasgow artist Jacqueline Donachie.
The inaugural edition of the £100,000 award aims to raise the profile of mid-career women artists via an exhibition at a major art gallery outside London.
At the recent Art Is… event at Tate Modern, the Freelands Foundation gathered together a cast of artists, educators, gallery directors and more to present a series of talks and discussions about the idea of socially useful art, the importance of art education, and the role of creative freedom for artists. Fisun Guner reports.
Artist and former teacher Henry Ward is head of education at the Freelands Foundation, founded last year by Elisabeth Murdoch. a-n Writer Development Programme participant Lydia Ashman finds out more about the foundation and its forthcoming Art Is… symposium at Tate Modern.