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Lucy Harvey, Mutual Improvement Society. Created following Harvey's residency at Quarry Bank, a National Trust property in Cheshire. Photo: Stephen Iles
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Making a residency proposal to a non-arts organisation

Hannah Pierce, who has held curatorial and programming roles with organisations including The National Trust and Jerwood Visual Arts, offers advice and explores the key issues to consider when applying for a residency with non-arts organisations.

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It Takes a Village: Models for Mother Artists event at Atelier Stroud, 23 April 2017, from 'Mother House' session with Dyana Gravina and Amy Dignam from ProCreate project. Photo: the Women's Art Activation System (WAAS)
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Models for mother artists: how to maintain your practice as a parent

Being a mother of young children and continuing your art practice is incredibly difficult. Inspired by a recent symposium exploring the challenges of being a ‘mother artist’, Frances Bossom – who presents a ‘Proposal for a Guide for Art Parents’ at June’s a-n Assembly event in Bristol – calls for an approach that values the complex reality of motherhood.

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Blog Post

Plate Spinning

AUDIOBLOG – Please click here No one told me that being a freelance self-employed artist would be a profession akin to circus plate-spinner! I have previously spoken of that in-limbo feeling… this is a little like that, but active rather […]

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A New Year

As I took down my 2015 wall planner this morning, ready to replace it with the new one,  I stopped for a minute to look at some of the highlights of last year …. April: Exhibition in Sweden followed by […]

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Opps/Open/Closed/Call

MILK up to 1 month Fee – None Travel – None Accommodation – None Expectations- North East based artist. Make work in gallery space http://www.mmmilk.co.uk/about Resartist, Open Roads, 3 weeks Fee – None Travel – None Accommodation – $750 Expectations […]

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Proviso, Nancy Campbell. http://nancycampbell.co.uk
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Artists’ Books #3: Proviso by Nancy Campbell

Artist and poet Nancy Campbell explores the disappearing languages and environments of the Arctic in her latest limited edition work, which launches later this week at a book fair in London. Sarah Bodman tells the story behind Proviso.

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Re: the search

For the past two weeks I have been letting myself indulge in online searching clicking on anything that relates to my interests in residencies, diversity, sharing, and research. I often have a sprawling approach to looking online although I am […]

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Train and tracks
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Artists’ residencies guidance

Selected resources and blogs from the a-n website that collectively suggest good practices and provide practical insight to artists seeking to work through residencies, and organisers and hosts offering residencies.

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Is there a secret knock?

AUDIOBLOG – Please click here   I do know that I have written before about the secrecy surrounding “getting  work in a proper gallery”. I do think that things are getting better… processes are more transparent than they once were, […]

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Catherine Street, Sway & Muscle installation, performance in progress, 2014
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A Q&A with… Catherine Street, artist

The Edinburgh-based artist talks about how 12 months of residencies in Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Abroath have led to a solo exhibition at Glasgow School of Art which uses film, audio and performance to explore the limits of her body as a material.

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Cathy Lomax, Fontana.
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Roman Remains: exploring the traces of a chance encounter

In the lead up to artist-led Transition Gallery’s latest exhibition, which features works by six recent British School at Rome residency holders, we speak to artist and curator Cathy Lomax about her reasons for reconnecting with fellow residency holders, and to Archie Franks and Ursula Burke about the impact the residencies had on their practice.

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