“He broke off, and she fancied that he looked sad. She could not be sure, for the Machine did not transmit nuances of expression. It only gave a general idea of people – an idea that was good enough for […]
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Susie David writes: A pirate, stuffed parrot on his shoulder takes up position by the public loos. The open air caff gears up for the day. Neon lights flash electric in sunlight. We slip away, through the gate. I notice […]
My A-n professional development bursary is funding a series of curatorial critique sessions focusing on the work made for my two solo shows of the first part of this year with invited curators across the country. Looking forward to […]
Part of this R&D process is to see how I can integrate my sculptural and performance work within my forthcoming solo project. I want to develop a hybrid of the two. So far, I have only ever performed in a […]
I’ve recently taken part in the latest installment of the “Interventions” project at Leeds College of Art. Curated by Catriona McAra, this series asks artists to: “…re-discover, re-invent and re-invigorate the creative realms of the library. Different strategies are deployed […]
We started the day with a visit to the site. We talked about what a significant space it felt with the trees all round it. It is the first time Gemma had seen it so it was useful to get […]
My mentoring year has started well; I received confirmation of funding for a project I’ve been planning since relocating to the Highlands (more on that soon) and I recently went to the Working Together Symposium, organised by the Wysing Arts […]
Bit spoilt for choice in terms of dates to undertake my Premiere Pro training as part of my successful application for a Professional Development Bursary. Probably going to wait until the June / July time as I’ll have more time […]
I have recently returned from a residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in Florida. 6 international artists and myself were there for 3 weeks with sculptor Josiah McElheny. His outline for the residency program was as follows: “So […]
A lot of discussion around the context of this work started our first session together, examining the symbolism of the ‘house’ motif and the importance of location. The work leading up to this project is rooted in a fascination in […]
So a couple of days ago I completed step one of my professional development bursary plan and joined “Be Smart About Art”. I also contacted its founder, Susan Mumford to arrange my one-to-one sessions. Now some of you may be […]
Recipients of the latest round of a-n bursaries have been announced, with over £32,000 awarded to a-n Artist members to support research trips to countries including Ukraine, China and USA.
So “Yey” I was lucky enough to be awarded a Professional Devleopment Bursary from A-N.. what was it for, well sit down and I’ll tell you a story… make a cuppa I can go on a little
Delighted to have received an a-n professional development bursary. I’m repurposing this existing blog to document a-n professional development bursary activity which reflects on the last year’s Grants for the arts funded research and development award focusing on my two […]
I will spend the day tomorrow with my dramaturg, Gemma Williams. It’s the first time to show her the site where my piece will be performed in May, and the archaeology has not started yet, so all she can see […]
In response to the publicity I sent out about my award, I have been invited to submit a paper to the Southampton Solent Research & Innovation Conference. They are interested in practice related research and would like me to talk […]
Posted by Gabrielle, Megan and Susie We gaze through a dirty pane of glass at the taxidermy display in the Visitor Centre. “What is that?” “It’s a hoopoe.” Try again, try not to try. See with a beginner’s mind. It’s […]
I am super chuffed to have been successful with my application for a Professional Development Bursary. As per my outline schedule, the first thing is to set up my new a-n blog! I will be using the award to test […]
Recipients of the latest round of a-n bursaries have been announced, with over £36,000 awarded to a-n Artist members to support self-determined professional development over the coming year.
Contemporary Visual Arts Network is hosting a free event in Leeds in March exploring the benefits that artists bring to society and the role they play in defining the cultural shape of our towns and cities. a-n members can apply for travel bursaries to attend.
Liverpool Biennial has announced the ten artists who will benefit from its Associate Artists Programme, a new initiative to support artists based in the north of England to develop their careers internationally.
Fancy devising your own schedule of professional development to boost your practice in 2016? Looking to expand your horizons and go places in the year ahead? a-n is offering two new bursary strands to Artist members for 2016, with the focus on professional development and travel.
LOW PROFILE look at the outcomes of Jamboree and the possibilities for taking it forwards. It feels important to know that all of the energy spent developing and delivering Jamboree might become a starting point for a productive shift in […]
Clara Casian reflects on her responsibility towards her adopted city and its interconnected web of possibilities Jamboree provided me with a good knowledge on how people and places operate outside my area. I lived in Manchester for a few years […]
Spike Associate Laurie Lax gained clarity and confidence at Jamboree – and a national network of couches Only a certain kind of person would sign up to sleep on a gallery floor for three nights with a bunch of strangers. […]