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Artists and the art market

As Frieze Art Fair opens this week, a-n’s Director asks if we need to think about how art market growth could aid artists’ careers.

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A fair share – direct funding for individual artists from UK arts councils

The key finding of this study reveals that shockingly few individual artists apply for funding in their own right, and even fewer are successful. What this means is that there is little direct funding being given to artists to pursue and develop their own projects, under their own control – under 20% of available funding for the visual arts in England, 14% for Northern Ireland and around 18% for Scotland and Wales in 2009-2010.

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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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I Had Hoped For More Than This
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Funded art shows

Art shows that receive funding as a result of pre-planned conceptual briefs are a common way for exhibitions to occur, and seem suited to budding artists who are eager for experience. They result from a funding body selecting artistic projects […]

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There’s gold in dem der hills

With Arts Council England’s Grants for the arts scheme back after a summer break, a-n engaged a team of experienced prospectors to share their top tips on making successful funding applications. Rosemary Shirley reports.

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International news

The rapid ongoing abrogation of boundaries and fusions in art, technology and society are the focal point for the 2005 Ars Electronica Festival. Held in Linz, Austria, 1-6 September, it comprises a fascinating mixture of events, conferences, symposia, exhibitions and […]

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Grants for the arts

Also under the microscope has been Arts Council England’s Grants for the arts programme. This has been dubbed in Annabel Jackson Associates’ evaluation of the 2003/04 scheme as “a brave and radical initiative that has transformed grant making [but that […]

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