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30 years of Castlefield Gallery: “People decided to club together and do something”

Manchester’s Castlefield Gallery is celebrating its 30-year history with a forward-looking exhibition featuring artists who are ‘shaping the future of contemporary art’. Liz West, an artist based in the city, speaks to the gallery’s director and to fellow Manchester artists, about the important role it plays in the area’s art ecology.

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Go and see bursaries: latest round of a-n awards launched

The latest round of a-n’s Go and see bursaries – supporting the exchange of knowledge and fostering joint developments between artist-led groups – is now open for applications. Here we explain how to apply and profile some of the successful projects from the previous round.

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Really important arts people

Texts and profiles of artists who’ve made a difference to the life and times of the visual arts and stand out as role models.

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Crafts Council calls for change with education manifesto

In response to falling levels of participation in craft-related subjects at GCSE and in higher education, the Crafts Council has launched Our Future is in the Making: An Education Manifesto for Craft and Making, as a means to safeguarding craft education in the UK.

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New a-n professional development events for south east England

a-n’s Granted professional development programme of workshops and seminars for artists and visual arts freelancers launches a new strand this autumn, working in partnership with Medway Council’s Recreate project, and offering one-to-one advice for the first time.

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AD:UK Conference: Arts for Life

Alongside the usual lively mix of keynote presentations, breakouts, study tours and knowledge exchanges, this year’s AD:UK Conference will include a new open forum strand – plus a-n will be providing crowd funding expertise through its Granted professional development programme.

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Resource Guide

Associate programmes for artists

What are artists’ associate programmes and what do they offer within the broad landscape of artists’ professional development? What should artists consider before applying? Based on extensive research into sixty arts organisations across England, Scotland and Wales, this guide by Dany Louise offers artists help in thinking through the various options available to them.

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Curating A Future

This week I enrolled on the MA Curating course at Sunderland University. I thought it time to get something academic and art related. I struggled with the decision – do I go for an MFA, practice based – but then […]

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Keeping up the Momentum

My residency at The Tetley, Leeds, is over. The work is made and currently displayed. Some of the work will remain in situ as permanent pieces whilst others will return to my studio until they can be given another breath […]

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Dave Beech mentoring

A challenging first mentoring session with Dave Beech. I was able to ask for clarification on some of the concepts we encountered in the Art & Politics reading group around the notions of counter-hegemony and the Philistine. The philistine is […]

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Mentoring with Emma Cocker

My first mentoring session with Emma Cocker has been really productive. We had some important conversations and in the coming months I’m going to be reassessing my practice. One of things that came to the fore was that I use […]

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Re:view Bursary

Very pleased to be the recipient of a Re:view Bursary from a-n. I’m at a crossroads in my practice and hope that a series of dialogues will challenge my thinking and provide direction. I will have mentoring from the artist, […]

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