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How to write a review

Chris Sharratt, who as a freelance writer and editor has written for Frieze, the Guardian, Art Agenda, Sculpture Magazine and Art&Education and been arts editor at Metro, shares his experience and offers some top tips to consider when writing art reviews.

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Coaching or Mentoring: which is right for you?

a-n’s former External Programmes and Partnerships Manager Hannah Pierce offers advice on the benefits to artists of mentoring and coaching, and highlights some of the differences between these two approaches to interaction and personal, professional development.

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a-n Artist Bursaries 2020

As part of our commitment to supporting artists, we are offering 50+ bursaries of between £500 – £1,500 for self-directed professional development.

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Home is now

A space for the research and progress of creating purely language based video, for my existing text ‘Home is now’ – part of my placement on the London Creative Network (LCN) via SPACE. I will also record my development during the LCN programme

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manic panic and dangerously safe things…

A leap on from my last posting back in January. Where to begin? The above, two titles of work made during a recent 4month residency at the Irish Museum of Modern Art.  This a-n Mentoring Bursary was to help support […]

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Volunteer With Us: Coventry Biennial 2019

There are several ways you can get involved with Coventry Biennial, working with the public once the biennial is open, or working behind the scenes before and after the biennial. Tasks will vary from preparing spaces for exhibitions to invigilating shows and assisting on events.

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a-n Writer Development Programme 2019-20

a-n is seeking applications from a-n members for its 2019/20 Writer Development Programme, now in its third iteration following successful programmes in 2015/16 and 2017/18. DEADLINE IS NOW PASSED.

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a-n Mentoring Bursaries 2019

As part of our commitment to supporting artists’ professional development, we are offering a-n members remote access to a series of mentoring sessions with our visual arts mentors. DEADLINE IS NOW PASSED.

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a-n Coaching Bursaries 2019

As part of our commitment to supporting artists’ professional development, we are offering a-n members remote access to a series of coaching sessions with a coach accredited through the a-n Visual Arts Coaching Course. DEADLINE IS NOW PASSED.

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Resource Profile

Residencies: Wysing Arts Centre

In 2017, Wysing Arts Centre restructured its residency programme to be more responsive to artists’ situations and to support a more diverse pool of practices. Drawing on a conversation that took place between Wysing’s director Donna Lynas and resident artist Tessa Norton at the ‘Pivotal Moments’ conference, Lydia Ashman explores how and why the programme has changed.

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Residencies: Visual Arts in Rural Communities

Visual Arts in Rural Communities hosts residencies in the remote hill-farming area of Tarset in Northumberland. In August 2018, the organisation piloted its first residency for a disabled artist. Lydia Ashman speaks to Project Director Janet Ross and artist, curator and disability advocate Aidan Moesby about the development of the pilot and its impact on the organisation’s programme.

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Residencies: The Art House

Based in Wakefield, visual arts development agency The Art House continually explores ways to work with artists who face barriers to their practice. Its residency programme supports artists at different stages of their career and is shaped around individuals’ needs. Lydia Ashman speaks to Programme Producer Simon Boase and artist Rosanne Robertson about the tailored support the organisation provides to artists.

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