We all know times are tough for everyone and this includes artists. We all know the ideology of austerity is a lie (I hope!) It's becoming increasingly difficult for artists to be paid the very reasonable £260 per day for an artist with more than 5 years experience recommended by Artists' Union England. Why? Not…Read more Artists offered NO PAY for 5 months of ‘Art workshops for people with learning disabilities’!
I went along to What Next? Newcastle Gateshead's The future of culture in the North East: What, Who, When? event at Dance City in Newcastle last Friday (11th December 2015). I have been attending some of their weekly meetings and have felt that, like the North East Cultural Partnership, the agendas are always set and…Read more What Next for North East arts & culture? Democracy NOT technocracy
There have been many brilliant interventions at major UK arts institutions recently primarily focusing on fossil fuel funding. Collectives like Art not Oil, Liberate Tate, Reclaim the Bard and many more have created (and will no doubt continue to create) a host of spectacularly Platform London powerful, often sublimely beautiful acts of resistance against the involvement of fossil fuel…Read more Art, oil, politics & empire: #Deadline Festival shatters democratic facade of arts institution