For the Post-election breakfast session as part of a-n’s Assembly Bristol event, four speakers discussed issues that ‘can sometimes mean having to have a difficult conversation’. Prior to this, facilitator Rivca Rubin asked those assembled to spend a few minutes reflecting on the outcome of the election. Here we report some of those reflections.
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Wow! Not quite all change at the top (yet) … When I started the work for the festival I had a strong feeling that I couldn’t go on working in the same way as before so the opportunity came at a good […]
Theresa May’s snap election gamble has spectacularly failed with the Tories now without a majority in parliament – and artists have been responding to the election result.
We pick five of our favourite artist responses to the general election that have been featured on Instagram, including a print at home poster and a game pitching Corbyn vs May.
Following the publication of its general election manifesto, the party was contacted by journalists questioning the lack of any reference to the arts or creative industries. Frances Richens reports for Arts Professional.
The campaign group’s PDF prompt sheet suggests three key questions to ask parliamentary candidates.
Where are we now? Our Hack & Host a.n “Artist-led Group Bursary” funded project kicked off on Friday 12th May. The intention of the project, titled “Thrash Out: Artists as Political Activists” is to explore the notion of the artist […]
During the opening week of her Scotland + Venice film, ‘Spite Your Face’, artist Rachel Maclean spoke to Emily Sparkes about politics, inappropriate nose-touching and pasta pomodoro.
A forum seeking to address our increasingly fragile ecology of arts, culture & media from a range of perspectives.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news, including: light projections saying ‘Pay Trump Bribes Here’ appear on president’s DC hotel; Basquiat painting sells for $110m at auction; late actor and comedian Victoria Wood to be honoured with life-size bronze statue in her home town of Bury.
For her Venice Biennale film, Spite Your Face, Scottish artist Rachel Maclean has created a re-working of the Pinnocchio story that explores power, political lies and the rise of populism. Moira Jeffrey talks to her about the themes and form of the work.
On the back on its recently published general election manifesto for the creative industries, the federation has announced a series of events where senior figures from the four main UK political parties will answer questions about their plans for the arts and creative industries.
Venue:Humber Street Gallery
Date:June 01, 2017 at 06:00 PM
Date:May 12, 2017 at 06:00 PM
As part of the Artists at Risk network, the Cambridge-based organisation has launched a three-month residency for visual artists who are the target of politically motivated threats in their home country.
As conflict and war continues across the world, artists are exploring ways to cut through the mainstream news narrative in order to highlight the ongoing refugee crisis. Lydia Ashman looks at current projects, artworks, and exhibitions that are tackling this urgent humanitarian and political issue.
The controversy over the Dana Schutz painting, Open Casket, has prompted protests, a call for the work to be destroyed and much anger and debate. Chris Sharratt reports.
The Cultural Campaigning Network has organised a roundtable session with Keir Starmer MP to put forward the case for culture within any Brexit negotiations. a-n members are invited to submit their questions.
The Brexit vote and Trump’s election polarised debate on immigration, censorship and democracy. But while artists have overwhelmingly supported Remain, artist and writer Sarah Peace argues that it’s time to stop sneering at Brexiteers and instead focus on providing a cohesive and compelling case for a thriving creative sector in post-Brexit Britain.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news, including: bid to catalogue ‘secret’ collection of tax-exempt artworks, French artist to entomb himself in rock, and Edinburgh Fringe venue ditches controversial digital event.
The J20 Art Strike is calling for ‘an act of non-compliance’ from artists, museums, galleries and art schools on 20 January.
As the news of Donald Trump’s US election victory sinks in, artists and those working in the visual arts have been sharing their thoughts on his surprise win.
Little voices Sometimes there is a natural lull in one’s art work. Caught between a mixture of wanting to try new things completely, to wanting to use my tried and tested methods to communicate current concerns. Ideally I should both. […]
In the wake of a pro-Brexit vote and ongoing austerity politics, Newcastle upon Tyne plays host to the timely ‘Hidden Civil War’ festival. Lauren Healey reports.
Hello there, I am now going to make a note about my frame of mind and then move on swiftly. The frame of mind I’ve dealt with over the past couple of weeks has been difficult. I’m not great at […]