In July last year the Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing report was published detailing the evidence base for the benefits to health and wellbeing from participating in the arts. As this evidence base continues to grow a question arrises: […]
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Interested in being a trustee or board member? Nicola Naismith explores what artists contribute and gain, and speaks to artists with experience to find out about their roles and their advice for joining a board.
Joining a board can provide artists with a voice in the decision making room and a way to steer the arts agenda. Nicola Naismith explores what’s involved, and hears from artists and their fellow board members about the important contribution artists can make and why being a trustee matters.
Just published: To coincide with Trustees’ Week 2018, we’ve published two new a-n Resources guides, written and researched by 2017/18 Clore Visual Artist Fellow Nicola Naismith, looking at why it’s important for artists to be part of the ‘decision making process’ and offering advice and tips on how to become a board member or trustee.
Applications are open for the 2018/19 Visual Artist Fellow with the Clore Leadership Programme. It’s 3 months since completing my 2017/18 Fellowship and 3 weeks after our official graduation at Tate Britain where Maria Balshaw, director of Tate gave […]
The Clore Visual Artist Fellowship is for professional artists in the UK who wish to develop as leaders in the cultural sector. The deadline for applications is 29 November 2018.
To mark the end of her time as the 2017-18 Clore Visual Artist Fellow, an initiative supported by a-n, Nicola Naismith presents an A-Z of what the year-long experience has taught her about leadership and being an independent artist.
A-Z of Leadership Learnings #clore14 @cloreleadership A: First + foremost I am an artist; my leadership development is framed by artist as leader, artist in governance, artist placement group, autonomy for artists + audiences and how and when to take action. […]
A year-long commission by artist Kristina Clackson Bonnington launches at University College London with the first three of a planned 12 portraits going on display.
a-n’s newest website development draws together more than 250 cultural policy and strategy documents into one place, offering free access to an index of over 20 years of research from across the visual arts and creative sectors in the UK.
The Autonomous Artist is a dedicated blog detailing activities, thoughts and reflections about my time as 2017/18 Visual Artist Fellow on the Clore Leadership Programme. I will be exploring the role of the artist in arts leaderships and reflecting on independent, […]
Nicola Naismith is the recipient of the Clore Visual Artist Fellowship, which for the second year is supported by a-n. She explains how she feels about being the 2017-18 fellow, its relevance to her art practice, and what she hopes to get out of the year.
A provocation paper commissioned by Bluecoat from ex-Arts Council, NE director, Mark Robinson.
Executive summary of CLP commissioned research into governance in the cultural sector, focusing on Boards, their development and relationship with artistic mission and executive.
“Self Awareness – The ability to realistically ‘see’ ourselves and be aware of our goals, beliefs, values, drivers, ‘rules’ (our ‘oughts’ and ‘shoulds’) and our self-talk (both positive and negative- inner gremlin and inner angel!)” (Relational Dynamic 1st Coaching […]
As a-n launches its dedicated coaching accreditation programme for the visual arts, Pippa Koszerek speaks to the four artists who tested the waters in 2016.
Collected texts and interviews on a-n that address notions of artist as leader/leading through their practice. Includes audio interviews conducted by Joshua Sofaer whilst a Clore Leadership Programme Artist Fellow.
Very interesting essay by Robert Hewison and John Holden on ten years of the Clore Leadership Programme, and how it might focus itself in the future.
6 December 2011. 3331 Chiyoda, Tokyo. Edited transcript of recorded interview.
As part of Joshua Sofaer’s Artist as Leader research, Masato Nakamura discusses his commitment to transforming the art education system in Japan, and the inauguration of a new model of art centre “founded on the basis of artist leadership”.
17 February 2012. The Museum of Jurassic Technology, Los Angeles. Recording Time: 39 minutes.
As part of his Artist as Leader research, Joshua Sofaer talks to David Wilson, the Director of The Museum of Jurassic Technology in Los Angeles, about the “grey areas” and “inspiration as a form of leading”.
Latest Artist as leader interview published.
31 January 2012. Soho, London. Recording Time: 56 minutes
As part of Joshua Sofaer’s Artist as Leader research, Kate Love, Senior Lecturer at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, interrogates the idea of the ‘artist as leader’ by considering both the meaning and use of the phrase: “If you are allied to the left you are far more likely to be sceptical of the idea of leadership.”
28 December 2011. Soho, London. Recording Time: 50 minutes.
As part of Joshua Sofaer’s Artist as Leader research, artist Richard Layzell and businessman Richard Hicks discuss Layzell’s 7 year tenure as ‘Visionaire’ at AIT software where he created bespoke events that addressed the problems and needs of the developing company.
16 November 2011. First Draft Gallery, Sydney. Recording Time: 36 minutes.
As part of Joshua Sofaer’s Artist as Leader research, 4 directors of Sydney based First Draft discuss how the project’s reputation for “conquering the new” has developed as its aims have shifted from supporting emerging women artists to encompass all new and emerging practitioners.
1 November 2011, Performance Space, Sydney. Recording Time: 52 minutes.
As part of Joshua Sofaer’s Artist as Leader research, 3 members of Melbourne based artists’ collective Field Theory discuss cultural leadership in relation to what they do: “In terms of what being a leader in this field [of live art] means, there is no precedent; we have to forge a path.”