It’s been a few months since my last blog and I’m happy to say that I’m keeping with and loving coaching as part of my professional life. Not only is it incredibly satisfying. There’s a real purpose behind each and […]
Professional Development - Page 2 of 16 - a-n The Artists Information Company
Date:November 24, 2018 at 02:00 PM
Location:North West England
Artists talk about their lives and careers in the art world
Even after all these years I still feel that every time I make a piece of work or undertake another project, I learn something new… about myself, about my practice, about the way I make my work. Now at the […]
Changing my life, and others, one step at a time.
At the conference ‘Pivotal Moments: Professional Development Models for Mid-Career Artists’, staged by London Creative Network (LCN) in association with a-n, participants including artists Keith Piper and Erica Scourti, and Wysing director Donna Lynas discussed career development and the importance of institutional support for artists. Lydia Ashman reports.
an account of my a-n Artist Bursary professional development
Venue:University Centre Somerset
Date:November 01, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Location:South West England
Five projects from a-n members, selected from a-n’s busy Events section and including exhibitions in Hull, London, Margate and Newhaven.
Date:October 27, 2018 at 10:30 AM
Location:South East England
The next day-long a-n Assembly events will see Dundee playing host in October to an exploration of ‘cultural outposts’ and the challenges and advantages these offer for artist-led practice, while November’s event in Cardiff will focus on resilience and sustainability.
5th July 2018 My final visit was to Tipoteca Italiana in the town of Cornuda, Treviso province. A legendary museum amongst the typography, print and design communities, the collection and archive was established by the Grafiche Antiga print company. Realising that […]
3rd July 2018 An important part of my Italian trip was visiting the studios of other artists taking part in Letterpress Workers. Private working spaces are always fascinating: they offer valuable insights into an artist’s work and methods, which in […]
I’ve been extra busy working with four talented Green Door artists this Summer. Each individual has benefited from face-2-face coaching with me as their coach and I’ve enjoyed every single minute of it. From dealing with challenges such as procrastination and […]
When artist and writer Alistair Gentry first shared his experiences of depression earlier this year it resulted in a flood of private feedback and led a-n to commission a series on artists and mental health for our Resources section. Drawing on the conversations he’s had with artists and arts workers, he argues for more openness about mental illness and wellness in the arts.
I travelled to Milan last month to participate in the Letterpress Workers International Summit, an annual gathering of letterpress practitioners. It was established in 2012 by the cultural association Officina Tipografica Novepunti (tr: Novepunti Typographic Workshop) and is now an […]
At the recent Jamboree 2018 event on the Dartington Estate in Devon, the London-based German artist Rosalie Schweiker presented an improvised slide show about the difference between being a conventional ‘sausage’ artist and a hard to pigeonhole ‘mince’ artist. Here she turns that talk into a short explanation of her thinking – with added drawings of sausages, mince, and mince-based products.
So quite unbelievably I have not posted in 4 months … this is for a couple of reasons; the main one being that I severely injured my right eye in April and have only recently stopped treatment and have now […]
Taking place on the idyllic Dartington Estate in Devon the a-n-supported Jamboree 2018 brought together 150 artists, curators and programmers from across the UK for lively discussion and the exchange of ideas. Hannah Pierce, a-n’s external programmes and partnerships manager, shares the key things she learnt from the event’s four days.
Following a call-out asking artists to submit their ‘preparations, patterns, neuroses, speculations, and procrastinations that surround the production of art in the studio’, the four-day Inventory of Behaviours event at Tate Modern saw these submissions turned into instructions that were carried out by volunteer artists, students and members of the public. Trevor H. Smith explores the value of the transitional space between not making and making art.
a-n’s 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.
As part of our commitment to supporting artists’ professional development, we are offering 15 places for a-n members to remotely access a series of coaching sessions with a coach accredited through a-n’s Visual Arts Coaching Course.
As part of our commitment to supporting artists’ professional development, we are offering 25 places for a-n members to remotely access a series of mentoring sessions with one of five visual arts mentors.
A blog chronicling participation in the Letterpress Workers International Summit 2018 in Milan, supported by a bursary from a-n The Artists Information Company.
Securing a place on the a-n Visual Arts coaching course was the nudge I needed to propel me into an area of artist development that has great meaning to me.