Artist Jane Simpson, who runs Swansea gallery GS Artists, describes the challenge of maintaining relevance as an artist-led initiative and her optimism for the future. In a video interview recorded at a-n’s Assembly Swansea event in May 2019, which was programmed in collaboration with Simpson and explored the difficulties and advantages of running artist-led projects in the city.
Funding - a-n The Artists Information Company
Hi, I am looking for funding for transporting 2 sculptures to China for an exhibition. Any ideas were I should be looking?
We were at Sheffield Railway Station with our partner Penistone Line Partnership on Wednesday 15th May for Community Rail in the City 2019 The event was promoting the work of the local community rail partnerships and we had some copies […]
Today’s coffee break musing has got me thinking about ‘Value In Kind’. While drafting a humungous document to support a funding application, I listed in great detail the huge amount of work that I will be doing to create an […]
The subject line of the e-mail reads “Information only: Grant closure Project Name: Once in a Universe”; so that’s it then. All done. Except it feels far from all done. The year long project ended with a two week residency […]
Absolutely delighted to announce we’ve been awarded ACORP & Penistone Line Partnership funding to print Dwell Time! The funding will enable us to print and distribute the newspaper with a launch event in March 2019, plus print selected contributions onto […]
£1.2m site, which opened in 2015 and featured more than 40 studios, a café bar, a shop and a gallery, has closed due to financial issues.
Other News In Brief: Arts Council England may extend Artsmark award to include early years sector, incorporating professional development and networking opportunities; former Tate Modern head Chris Dercon to head up the Grand Palais, Paris.
I’m delighted to announce that I’ve been awarded a micro grant from 509 Arts Transitions programme funded by Community Foundation for Calderdale to support my upcoming show at Brighouse Library – a conclusion to my artist residency at Brighouse Recycling […]
After three years of trying, I have eventually managed to fill in and submit an Arts Council funding application, the DYCP, not the big one! Although I know my chances of success are minimal, getting to the end of the […]
The collaboration between Arts and Humanities Research Council, Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Arts Council England will explore the difference made by the arts and culture, encouraging organisations to use its evidence in their work.
I remembered why I don’t usually apply for arts funding: it’s far too stressful. Last time I wrote a funding application was when Contents May Vary did a group show called Under Maintenance at Manchester Victoria Baths in 2007. We […]
As a carer, it’s hard to take time out of the constant form filling, bureaucracy, mind melting stress of the health and social care crisis, but one thing I have been fortunate to achieve is respite funding to visit family. […]
Whilst we have been receiving a steady stream of submissions, many from Curatorspace, which we upload directly to the blog, we have been busy behind the scenes in meetings. These have been planning and funding meetings mainly. We’re applying for […]
The Social Making (optional) symposium dinner will take the format of a SOUP event, also held at Devonport Guildhall. SOUP is a powerful tool to start conversations, practice democracy and fund new projects, people, and ideas. Social Making SOUP, supported […]
Museums Association report focusing on funding, collections and the future relevance of the sector.
I find myself in a rather unusual yet advantageous position of having all of my fragrance based endeavours for the next 12 months secured. The only anomaly to this is ‘Scents of our Time’ – which I’d like to trial […]
It wasn’t on my a-n project proposal, in fact it’s out of the blue, but the current editor of Printmaking Today, Leonie Bradley invites me to speak at Cork Printmakers‘ symposium about the periodical from a reader’s perspective. The symposium […]
DCMS directly funds 15 museums and the British Library. This review looks at the “functions, forms, effectiveness, efficiency and accountability” within these institutions.
Review in response to the Government’s Culture White Paper in 2016. Visual arts museums are represented, along with sculpture parks.
So all of this has been happening… and this… and then I had a tidy up and a re-assessment of the situation and decided just to carry on. Meanwhile, good news arrived! First, my Pink Spread (a case of mistaken […]
The exploration of scent in art is seldom practised by artists and, as a result, isn’t particularly acknowledged by arts venues, organisations or funding bodies. As such it comes with a unique problem – how do you make scent in […]
Sadly my time in the printmaking workshops at the University of Brighton has come to an end for now but I hope that more options for later in the year may line up elsewhere. It has been a great opportunity […]
Venue:Ashcroft Arts Centre,
Date:January 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Location:South East England
(Originally posted April 2017)