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VAN Gallery, Shrewsbury
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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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The Loli-Con
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Crossing over

That 63% of those currently on contract to a-n are practitioners demonstrates our commitment to providing income for artists.

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He reciprocated
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APT funding

Artist Parents Talking (APT) supported by a-n and a NAN Go and See research bursary, has successfully bid for £7,147 from Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts.

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Grey Area - NAN Go and See visit to Estonia
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NAN launches Futurific! bursaries

Following the successes of the Go and See Bursaries offered since 2004, NAN is piloting Futurific! – three new awards up to £800 designed especially to support the sustainability and resilience of artists’ groups and networks in the UK.

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Wideyed in Belgrade, June 2010
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NAN in conversation with Wideyed

In June 2010, Darlington-based photography collective Wideyed was granted a NAN Go and See bursary to travel to Belgrade for research and development. Emilia Telese talks to Lucy Carolan of Wideyed about the bursary and its impact on the group.

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NAN in conversation with Black Dogs

In March 2010, Leeds based artists collective Black Dogs was granted a NAN Go and See bursary to establish a network with artists from Nottingham, Liverpool, Birmingham, Edinburgh and London for research and development. Emilia Telese talks to Yvonne Carmichael of Black Dogs about the bursary and its impact on the group.

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Grey Area - NAN Go and See visit to Estonia
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NAN in conversation with Grey Area

In September 2009, Grey Area was granted a NAN Go and See bursary to travel to Estonia for research and development. Emilia Telese talks to Daniel Pryde-Jarman of Grey Area about the bursary and its impact on the group.

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NAN in conversation with Artichoke Studios

In March 2010, Artichoke Studios was awarded a NAN Go and See bursary in order to visit Dynamic Community Arts in Birmingham and Green Close Studios in Melling. Emilia Telese talks to group member Keith Parkinson about the bursary and its impact on the group.

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Bulgan Camel Festival
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Sustaining artists’ practice

Artists are in effect micro-enterprises that hold long-term objectives for their practice that bear little or no relationship to arts and governmental policy time-frames and achievement measurements.

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Videoclub event, Brighton
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NAN in conversation with Videoclub

In December 2007, Videoclub was granted a NAN Go and See bursary to travel to Hamburg for research and development. Artists’ Networks Coordinator Emilia Telese talks to Jamie Wyld about the bursary and its impact on the group: ET: Jamie, […]

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Editorial – 2010 July

In the face of a new political era compounded by an unprecedented financial climate, the need to forecast our future living and working conditions is urgently felt.

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NAN in conversation with Club Shepway

In December 2008, Club Shepway was granted a NAN Go and See bursary to travel to France for research and development. Emilia Telese talks to the group about the bursary and its impact.

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NAN in conversation with Claremont Studios

In March 2008, Claremont Studios was granted a NAN Go and See bursary to travel to visit a number of like-minded artist-led initiatives in the UK for research and development. Emilia Telese talks to the group about the bursary and its impact.

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NAN in conversation with Noemi Lakmaier and Joy Stanley

In 2007 Noemi Lakmaier and Joy Stanley were granted a NAN New Collaboration bursary to fund research and development for Final Intervention, a project responding to the lack of opportunities for early-career installation artists to make and show new work. It aimed to organise collaborative projects/exhibitions within buildings about to be pulled down. Emilia Telese talks to the artists about the bursary and its impact.

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NAN in conversation with the Lincoln Art Programme

In September 2009, the Lincoln Art Programme was granted a NAN Go and See bursary to travel to Bristol for research and development. Emilia Telese talks to Alan Armstrong about the bursary and its impact on his group.

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Asking rhetorical questions

In March The National Campaign for the Arts staged the ‘This country can no longer afford to subsidise the arts’ debate.

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NAN in conversation with Meltdowns

Ramsgate-based artist-led initiative Meltdowns was awarded a NAN Go and See bursary in February 2008 to visit the Scottish Sculpture Workshop in Aberdeen for research and development. Emilia Telese talks to Stacy Keeler of Meltdowns about their experience.

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NAN in conversation with Intoart

In June 2009, London-based artists’ initiative Intoart was granted a NAN Go and See bursary to travel to Glasgow and visit like-minded arts organisation Project Ability. Emilia Telese talks to Ella Ritchie of Intoart about the bursary and its impact on the group.

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NAN in conversation with a.a.s.

In June 2009, a.a.s. was granted a NAN Go and See bursary to travel to Glasgow for research and development. Artists’ Networks Coordinator Emilia Telese talks to Stuart Tait of a.a.s. about the bursary and its impact on the group.

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Matt Roberts project management arts trainees, 2009
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NAN in conversation with Matt Roberts Arts

In June 2009, Matt Roberts Arts was granted a NAN Go and See bursary to travel to Sweden and Denmark for research and development. Emilia Telese talks to Matt Roberts of Matt Roberts Arts about the bursary and its impact on the organisation.

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Ready to Fire
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NAN in conversation with Basement Art Project

In December 2008, Basement Art Project was granted a NAN Go and See bursary to travel to the Netherlands for research and development. Emilia Telese talks to Yu-Chen Wang of Basement Art Project about the bursary and its impact on the group.

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Pest visit to Artpool Art Research Centre, Budapest
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NAN in conversation with Pest

North West England based artist-led publishing initiative Pest was awarded a NAN Go and See bursary in March 2009 to visit artists’ groups in Hungary for research and development. In this NAN report, Emilia Telese talks to Pest about their experience.

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