This checklist by Sheena Etches and Nicholas Sharp covers many issues relevant to small-scale private and public art commissions, with questions to consider and further explanation of issues arising in the notes.
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Lauren Healey talks to Northern Art Prize 2011 winner Leo Fitzmaurice about objectness, appropriation and his time-intensive research process.
Video of the artists Yoko Ishiguro and Fiona Templeton discussing ways ideas accumulate; funding, audiences and understanding of performance art across US, UK and Japan, and the value of residencies.
Most professional artists will occassionally need to seek legal advice about some aspect of their practice. This guide by Rebecca Farley signposts key sources of legal advice and information.
A collection of material relating to open exhibitions, including top tips on assessing and applying for open exhibitions and on setting one up.
Lauren Healey talks to Neville Gabie about his extensive experience of residencies in settings from building sites to Antarctica, embedding himself in communities and the importance of establishing the right kind of relationships.
Video of the artists Barby Asante and Sonia Boyce discussing crossovers between their practices, working with people on collective memory building, notions of participation and juggling a portfolio career.
Annabel Tilley talks to Gary Hume about twenty-five years of practice, prizes and paint.
Video of the artists, Richard Layzell and Hunt & Darton in conversation on the commonalities of their practices, working immersed in business environments, building community and embracing risk and uncertainty.
Matthew Hearn profiles the practice of Kelly Richardson, with particular focus on her approach to working internationally, and her recent commission for Pixel Palace at Tyneside Cinema.
Alice Bradshaw talks to Nick Fox about cuts in art education, the John Moores Painting Prize, balancing work between two cities, and being called a painter.
How do you run an open exhibition? Jo King, curator of the Ludlow Open, explains all, from sourcing funding and the reasons behind charging artists entry fees, to curating 60 artists’ work.
How do artists go about delivering a very large commission to deadline? Emily Speed interviewed Shauna Richardson about her Artist Taking the Lead Commission: The Lionheart Project.
Lauren Healey interviews the artists shortlisted for the Liverpool Art Prize about making work, support structures for their practice, and their reasons for basing themselves in the North West.
Established in 2007 the annual Northern Art Prize offers four short-listed artists a prominent exhibition at Leeds Art Gallery and opportunity to win a £16,500 award.
Warren Andrews discusses winning the student prize, the importance of education and his future plans.
Virginia Verran discusses winning the Jerwood Drawing Prize, the importance of art education and the multifaceted nature of her practice.
Jack Hutchinson profiles the Jerwood Drawing Prize in conversation with director and founder Anita Taylor, this year’s First Prize winner Virginia Verran, and Student Prize winner Warren Andrews.
Graham Crowley is one of the most distinguished living painters in the UK today. As the deadline closes on entry to the John Moores 2010 competition, Kate Brundrett asked him for his views on the competition’s significance and for his ‘take’ on the state of contemporary art practice.
Anna Dumitriu’s collaborative practice takes performance, digital art, installation, microbiology and philosophy in its stride. She talks to Jane Watt about her practice and research.
In October 2010 Safle ceased trading following the withdrawal of funding from the Arts Council of Wales. Back in April 2009, Jane Watt spoke to Safle’s Project Managers and Executive Director about how they were supporting artists to develop and make work in the public realm. At the time Safle was one of the UK’s largest independent public art consultancies.
Frances Lord discusses her practice as a curator, writer, freelance project manager and art consultant with Jane Watt.
Kate Brundrett talks to Paul Rooney about his work, residencies and winning this year’s Northern Art Prize.
Crafts Council Director of Programmes, Claire West talks to Jane Watt about why the Spark Plug Curator Award was initiated, the selection process and some of the exciting new curatorial ideas and works that have emerged.
Mark Gubb asks public art commissioners and consultants their views on how they select artists for commissions and what they expect artists to prepare for interview.