Writing for a-n News in August 2016, Hull-based artist Paul Collinson called on the City of Culture legacy team to “set foot outside their fortress and talk to those who will be left behind to carry on the good work”. Now, after the city’s high-profile year of cultural activity, he looks back over the year and asks, “Where next?”
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Stoke has one of England’s lowest levels of participation in the arts, something which Appetite, part of Arts Council England’s Creative People and Places programme, is aiming to improve with three years of events and performances. We report from the north Staffordshire city.
LOCWS International announces its next programme of temporary public art commissions, with 13 new works from artists including Jeremy Deller, Bob and Roberta Smith and Ross Sinclair.
Schools are playing a critical role in levelling access to the arts in London, but those in outer London are still missing out, according to new research.
A new survey by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport reveals over half of all adults in England have visited a museum or gallery in the past year.
As part of the Great North Run Culture programme, Adam Chodzko has created a radio broadcast that imagines an eerie, watery future in which the famous North-East half-marathon is more of a swim than a run.
A shortlist of six artists has been announced for the next two Fourth Plinth commissions for Trafalgar Square.
Barrow-in-Furness based Art Gene launches its latest ‘cultural tourism’ project this week – a route guide that uncovers fascinating facts and hidden histories about the area as a way to inform “social rather than economic regeneration”. We find out more from Art Gene co-founder Stuart Bastik.
The UK-wide Art Everywhere project, which sees art on billboards and posters across the country, has been launched at an event in Shepherd’s Bush, London.
A public book burning in Brighton, instigated by artist Alinah Azadeh, aims to question our historical and social understanding of debt.
In Joshua Sofaer’s latest Artist as leader interview for a-n, artist Richard Layzell and businessman Richard Hicks discuss Layzell’s seven-year tenure as ‘Visionaire’ at AIT software company. Here, Layzell writes about what came next and the continued relevance of his experience in industry a decade on.
Arts Council England is funding six projects in cultural ‘cold spots’ as part of its Creative People and Places programme. Chris Bailey argues that the scheme’s assumptions about community participation in the arts need to be challenged.
Liverpool’s pioneering media arts centre is staging a special birthday event this weekend to celebrate the tenth anniversary of its Wood Street building.
In partnership with ixia, artist Hannah Hull is presenting a series of events in Newcastle, Bristol and Birmingham for socially-engaged artists who want to be part of a ‘hyper-local critical support network’.
Over two years since it was commissioned, Anthony McCall’s contribution to Artists Taking the Lead is yet to materialise. But beyond the obvious issues around public funding and value, what does a project like this say about contemporary art and its relationship to audiences?
Rich Hadley reports on the recent Culture in Motion conference in Brussels and reflects on the relationships between artists and their public.
Conjunction 12 is the third edition of Stoke-on-Trent’s contemporary arts biennial. We talk to artist and curator Anna Francis and to Bethan Lloyd Worthington, one of this year’s commissioned artists.
We report from the opening of this ambitious curatorial project, which explores the complex and often problematic relationship between nature and culture.
A residency project at Glasgow’s Market Gallery is tackling the weighty subject of community engagement, but with the lighter and insightful touch of an artist’s practice.
For his Cultural Olympiad commission, Alex Hartley created Nowhereisland and embarked on an epic journey. As that journey draws to an end, we catch up with the artist.
As media sponsor, a-n is pleased to support Art Across the City 2012, which will see Swansea hosting an exciting programme of new public art commissions this September.
Anyone fond of the question ‘but is it art?’ will have a field day if they visit Jeremy Deller’s Sacrilege during the Olympics, but they will probably have a bounce on it too.
In a frenzied Olympic summer one collaborative project is slowing things down.
Indian graphic novelist brings his work to the UK for the first time with projects in London and Glasgow.
Funded by Manchester Metropolitan University and Beacons for Public Engagement, and following an open online vote, North-West-based Lynn Setterington has been awarded a fellowship in public engagement.