In the final questionnaire in our series featuring the thoughts and experiences of artists and other arts professionals, a-n’s Director reflects on how 2013 was for her and the organisation.
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The General Secretary of the National Society for Education in Art and Design (NSEAD) takes stock of a challenging and exciting 125th anniversary year for the organisation.
The Director of Jerwood Charitable Foundation looks back on a busy 2013 of brilliant new collaborations, and looks forward to 2014 being a year in which more money goes directly to artists.
The President of the Royal Academy of Arts reflects on a year that saw a major celebration of Australian art at the Academy, a £12million award from the Heritage Lottery Fund, and the deaths of four distinguished Academicians including Sir Antony Caro.
The Glasgow-based producer and entrepreneur is becoming an increasingly influential voice in the conversation around the arts and digital technologies. He looks back on a busy year that, amongst other things, has seen him join the Board of the British Council.
As he looks forward to the gallery’s 50th anniversary celebrations in 2014, the director of Ikon remembers a year of challenges and achievements, including curating the Iraqi Pavilion at the Venice Biennale.
This year saw Emily Speed, based at The Royal Standard, Liverpool, nominated for the Northern Art Prize and join the Board of a-n. Busy times, then – so busy, in fact, that she really does need a holiday. Or maybe two…
The Director of Edinburgh Art Festival looks back on the festival’s tenth year, and looks forward to a culturally vibrant 2014 in Scotland.
This year has seen Welsh artist Bedwyr Williams represent his country at the Venice Biennale while, amongst other things, next year he will play a starring role in the programme for the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art. If only his big toe wasn’t hurting so much…
After seven years as head of the Arts Council Collection, in October Caroline Douglas became the new Director of the Contemporary Art Society. She looks back on a hectic, ‘high-octane’ year.
It’s been a difficult year personally and professionally for Bob and Roberta Smith. But the success of the Art Party Conference in November has reinforced his view that it’s always worth advocating for the arts and demanding change.
The Director of Spike Island, Bristol, reflects on 2013, from the impact of funding cuts to surviving cider-based cocktails at the opening night of the New Contemporaries exhibition.
Peter Bazalgette took up his new role as Chair of Arts Council England in February this year, replacing Liz Forgan. So, as government funding cuts continue to bite, how has 2013 been as head of England’s arts funding body?
Jeremy Deller’s British Pavilion show at this year’s Venice Biennale was a wittily subversive highlight of the 55th International Art Exhibition. No surprise, then, that his answers to our 2013 questionnaire are witty and – perhaps – just a little bit subversive…