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Platforms for change: what do artists really want from arts organisations?

The UK has the most highly developed arts infrastructure in the world. But, asks 2016-17 Clore Visual Artist Fellow Maurice Carlin in the first of two short provocations, imagine if it all disappeared overnight. Would it make a difference to your career? Would you still make art? And what do we want this infrastructure to do?

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Women in India

May you be the mother of a hundred sons Elisabeth Bumiller   This is the title of a book written by Elizabeth Bumiller. She is a woman that went to live in India in the 1980s and 1990s and she […]

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India 2016

Over the summer I went travelling to India for 7 weeks. I have been there before (I lived there for a year) and I find it a really inspiring country to be in. Its full of colour and culture. It […]

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Preparation

Blogging: A couple of years ago I received the Reside Residency  which lasted for 6 months. It gave me some idea about how I wanted to make use of blogs.  I applied for the Reside Residency  because one did not […]

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For a three months residency, the Something Useful Project supports me at the Fine Arts department of the Veer Narmad South Gujarat University in the city of Surat, found in the North western state of Gujarat in India.

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Week 113: 10th – 16th Nov 2014

I’ve just arrived back from visiting the South of India where I was invited to attend a Hindu wedding. While I was there I had the opportunity to do some travelling and see some of the sights in the area. […]

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Lessons from India’s vibrant and experimental art scene

Last year, artist and curator Emma Sumner took a research trip to India which saw her visit an extensive network of organisations at the heart of this vast country’s contemporary art scene. Here she highlights three of them and explores what can be learnt from their approach to art and funding.

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