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Mess Making as Social Glue- the fallout

I’ve been working in a social practice for 10 years. I think socially engaged work is some of the most thoughtful, high-quality, useful and challenging art being produced now. I think practitioners are a powerful cultural resource& I’m really committed […]

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MA Art and Social Practice

The MA Art and Social Practice at Middlesex University is for artists who want their work to make a difference.

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Seven things that Jamboree 2018 taught us, including the difference between ‘Mince’ and ‘Sausage’ artists

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.

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The art of incarceration: representation and rehabilitation in UK prisons

With reference to Edmund Clark’s current Ikon Gallery exhibition ‘In Place of Hate’ – the result of three years as artist in residence at the therapeutic prison HMP Grendon – a recent symposium in Birmingham explored the role of art and its use as a rehabilitative tool. After a day of talks and presentations, Carrie Foulkes finds her belief in socially-engaged practice reaffirmed.

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YVAN – which way?

Well a 6am start and a convoluted journey (which way is it now??) were worth the bother to get to the YVAM conference, aimed at early career artists: “the artist’s journey – which way is it now?”. Lots of advice […]

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‘Living as Form…”

I’ve recently been preparing materials for the next ‘underlined’ workshop, whilst also reading part of Nato Thompson’s Living as Form (Socially Engaged Art 1991-2011), an interesting book that wrestles with many of the topics also discussed at the Engage Conference 2017 […]

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A Q&A with… Suzanne Lacy, artist and social activist

As part of the Super Slow Way programme in Lancashire, Los Angeles-based artist Suzanne Lacy is bringing the local community together through Sufi chanting, shape-note singing and a banquet for 500 people. Bob Dickinson finds out more.

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Review

The Brixton Exchange 2

A one-day event led by artists group Anchor & Magnet using creative workshops to discuss and debate heritage, regeneration and loss in the city, that took place on 23rd April 2016. Review written by Oliver Carter. Photographs by Katarzyna Perlak.

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Community arts projects: “collaboration is important”

Liverpool-based artist Emma Sumner reports from two recent community arts focused events in the city, a Temporary Parliament tasked with selecting the winner of the 25,000 Euro Visible Award for ‘socially engaged practices in a global context’, and a conference organised by Liverpool Biennial which looked to learn from the legacy of community arts projects in the light of a renewed interest in socially engaged art.

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Theaster Gates in Bristol: “A collaboration with a city”

For his first major commission in the UK, Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates has created an installation in the grounds of a disused church in Bristol that will be alive with performances and discussion day-and-night for 552 hours. Rowan Lear reports from the opening weekend.

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Critical Spaces Survey

Critical Spaces is a new and FREE web-based platform for socially-engaged artists, which will launch in Autumn 2014. Critical Spaces has been designed by artists for artists. 17 workshops took place across the UK to research and develop the platform.  This […]

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