New Socially Engaged Photography Network forms

New Socially Engaged Photography Network forms

Working with organisations, photographers, community groups, academics and curators from across the country, the Open Eye Gallery are building a new network to discuss and accelerate the practice of socially engaged photography. In the spirit of social practice, the network will be shaped collaboratively by its users, beginning with a quick survey to gauge how the network can be as useful as it can be. We would appreciate it if anyone interested in joining could take some time to fill it in. The network is open — join below by signing up to the mailing list.

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Craig Ashley, Director of New Art West Midlands speaks at a-n Assembly, Birmingham

Craig Ashley, Director of New Art West Midlands speaks at a-n Assembly, Birmingham

Craig Ashley, Director of New Art West Midlands speaks at a-n Assembly, Birmingham on Friday 15th June 2018. Working in collaboration with artist and curator Antonio Roberts, Assembly Birmingham aimed to address the increasing amount of development taking place across the city and the Midlands as a whole, exploring both the opportunities and the challenges this presents for the visual arts community in the region.

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CVAN EM's Document project receives critical coverage

CVAN EM has commissioned a piece of critical writing about its Document project, that follows six artists in the East Midlands to reflect on their experience as practising artists, at this time, in their voices. 

Artist and writer Tom Hackett, has in turn reflected on the project; how it came about, what it seeks to achieve, the six artists, and critically, its taking place in the East Midlands.

Read his piece on a-n The Artist's Information Company's website

Find out more about Document and the artists taking part, as well as about the events scheduled as part of the project.

 

 

Spotlight: Jamboree 2018 - A National Gathering of Artists & Curators

Spotlight: Jamboree 2018 - A National Gathering of Artists & Curators

Taking place from 28 June - 1 July, Jamboree 2018 will bring together 150 visual artists, curators and programmers from around the UK to the Dartington Estate near Totnes in Devon. Developed by LOW PROFILE, Jamboree 2018 offers the chance for those who work in the arts to meet others, collaborate, stop, engage and recharge in beautiful surroundings and a positive, critically-engaged environment.

In advance of pre-registration closing for event next week, we find out more about the opportunity from LOW PROFILE and the Jamboree team.

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On Being Curious: New Critical Writing on Contemporary Art From the North-West of England Edited by Laura Robertson

On Being Curious:  New Critical Writing on Contemporary Art From the North-West of England Edited by Laura Robertson

10 new articles on contemporary art from 10 emerging writers: On Being Curious is a book telling the story of the North-West’s contemporary visual art scene, yet contributes to national and international debates around what it means to make powerful, arresting and effective arts practice.

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Other MA (TOMA) alternative art education programme call out for artists

Other MA (TOMA) alternative art education programme call out for artists

The Other MA (TOMA) is a 12 month alternative art education model, set up by practicing artists and based at Metal Art School in Southend-on-Sea. It is a response to the fact that many artists who wish to continue their learning and critical discourse with peers are unable to access most current MA provisions for a number of reasons - time, cost, work or family commitments.

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Course: Art Photography and its Markets

Course: Art Photography and its Markets

Art Photography and its Markets covers photography as art from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day. It offers an expansive view of photography’s movement from the margins to the centre of the art world through the last century, and considers its place in the global contemporary art market today. 

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CVAN North East Artists Films: Luke McCreadie

CVAN North East Artists Films: Luke McCreadie

Luke McCreadie discusses the development of projects and his sustained and ongoing interest in language and forms of communication. Commissioned by the CVAN, this is one of seven films to be exclusively launched over the coming months in an on-goingpartnership with This Is Tomorrow.  

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Creative Art Writing Workshops | Call for participants

Creative Art Writing Workshops | Call for participants

University of Edinburgh (School of Art), University of Strathclyde (Creative Writing), University of Glasgow (Creative Writing) & Glasgow School of Art (Forum for Critical Inquiry) are collaborating on a series of SGSAH workshops that aim to facilitate creative writers & art writers to be more adept professional scholars in their respective fields. The workshops will enable PhD students to effectively share the different tactics, research methods, systems of distribution & audiences of their related writing-based disciplines.

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The Arts Council Collection is pleased to announce Curators’ Days for Spring and Summer 2016

The Arts Council Collection is pleased to announce Curators’ Days for Spring and Summer 2016

Arts Council Collection Curators’ Days are designed to provide an informal forum for curators from around the country to meet and network. Each event has a special focus, either looking at particular areas of professional practice or visiting new buildings and important exhibitions. All include guest speakers and opportunity for discussion.

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A Portrait of the Artist as an Unpaid Man

'The public need to treat the exploitation of artistic labour as some kind of taboo while artists themselves must stand firm and refuse to work for nothing. No amount of government policy is going to change this ... Are you prepared to get real?' Text by James Doeser

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#artistsmatter: But can we put a value on how much?

'We all agree that #culturematters (to borrow from the current campaign). By extension therefore we can presumably all agree that #artistsmatter too. After all they are the architects, creators, enactors and translators of this culture-that-matters-so-much...' Text by James Doeser

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