Leigh French, co-editor of Variant, reports on the context and outcomes of The Cultural Commission. Everything can be measured, and what can be measured can be managed. McKinseys consultants The very act of observing alters the reality being observed. Heisenberg […]
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Following on the tail of proposals in Scotland and Wales that would drastically curtail the powers of the arts councils there comes news of a review in Northern Ireland. Under threat is the UKs arms length principle of arts funding […]
The PARTNERS initiative established in Scotland in May has a budget of £1.4m to enable artists to take their work into communities. The purpose of this new fund is to support artist residencies lasting from three months to two years. […]
Also under the microscope has been Arts Council Englands Grants for the arts programme. This has been dubbed in Annabel Jackson Associates evaluation of the 2003/04 scheme as a brave and radical initiative that has transformed grant making [but that […]
Scottish visual artist Rosalind Nashashibi has been awarded the Scottish Arts Councils New York residency. This provides the artist with an apartment in the financial district of Manhattan as well as a bursary to support living costs. A Becks Futures […]
www.craftscotland.org a major new national and international showcase promoting the best of Scottish craft was launched in September in Aberdeen at Challenging Craft, an international conference for leading craft professionals. Initiated and funded by the Scottish Arts Council, the […]
Kirsten Lloyd and Juliana Capes report back from a conference in Rotterdam that reaffirmed their belief that artistled initiatives have a vital role to play in shaping the arts sector.
Eight artists have each received £30,000 to develop a creative project as part of the delivery of the Creative Scotland Awards. Making these cross-art form awards in March, Chair of the Scottish Arts Council Creative Scotland Awards 2004 judging panel […]
The Scottish Arts Council is creating a single fund for capital lottery funds for the next three years in an attempt to minimise the impact of lower arts income to good causes arising from players of the National Lottery. Ticket […]
Julie Brook gives a personal account of her involvement in the Comhla International Artists Workshop in North Uist.
Artist-led organisations in Somerset and Dorset have collaborated to create a series of exhibitions at Sherborne House. For the preview, twelve artists from SCA (Sherborne Contemporary Arts) and FAN (Frome Artists’ Network) will transform the gallery space, creating a challenging […]
Primary research and literature review of the economic impact of the cultural sector across Scotland with recommendations for Scotland’s cultural strategy and policy agenda.
The programme of artists’ events in Scotland is kicking off in Aberdeen in January with an event in partnership with Limousine Bull. Exploring artists’ opportunities and strategies for crossing over between areas of practice the event will feature artists’ presentations […]
The Scottish Arts Council has recently published an audit of visual artists. Moira Jeffrey reports.
Special degree show review: Sorcha Dallas reports back on Scotland’s graduate exhibitions.
Roxane Permar describes setting up a new artists’ membership group in Shetland.
This year’s Venice Biennale sees the first separate national presentations from Wales and Scotland. Gordon Dalton and Graham Ramsay preview the two country’s contributions.
Two artists in Scotland have been awarded Scottish Arts Council Creative Scotland Awards in a scheme that provides £300,000 annually to artists with a proven track record who would benefit from support. Jim Buckley and Ian Hamilton Finlay each received […]
Sorcha Dallas profiles Transmission, the Glasgow-based artist-run gallery, that was established in 1983 by graduates of Glasgow School of Art.
Art.tm’s Director Gordon Rogers explains the organisation’s role in facilitating and promoting the work of visual artists in the heart of the most dispersed population in Europe.
Malcolm Dickson highlights the issues around the future needs of artists’ organisations in Scotland.
Moira Jeffrey visits the Scottish Highlands and Islands to see how a bid for European Capital of Culture is affecting artists and art organisations.