CVAN’s recent The Value of Artists event at Leeds Art Gallery was billed as a ‘national conversation’. Leeds-based artist Amelia Crouch went along and found plenty to talk about but room for more discussion.
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New research commissioned by Axisweb highlights the contribution made by artists whose practices exist outside of the traditional gallery system by exploring the structures that enable and impede their visibility and success.
a-n’s Artist + AIR membership continues to grow, with over 18,000 ‘professional and well-networked’ UK artists now signed up.
The Design and Copyright Society has announced that over 15,000 visual artists have benefited from its annual Payback scheme, which this year has paid out £4 million of royalties.
In the light of Arts Council England’s recent capital grants announcement, Alistair Gentry asks when investment in the work of new, financially strapped artists will be given the same priority.
Are there more effective ways to demonstrate the value of artists within culture? And what can we learn from policies in other countries? a-n’s Director reports on current UK developments and looks at approaches in Australia, Canada, Sweden and Norway.
Becky Shaw explores the dangers of the concept of ‘continuous practice’ and gives thought to the key factors that enable longevity if artists choose it.