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Public funding versus artistic freedom: are they mutually exclusive?

This year’s Edinburgh Festival opened with a typically thoughtful and provocative speech from the playwright Mark Ravenhill, about the relationship between the artist and society, and whether, to the truly adventurous spirit, public investment might prove as much a restriction as a security.

Artists' international development interview – Luke Pell

Luke Pell was awarded £4,945 from the Artists’ international development fund for a 17-day research trip to New York and Washington, aiming to develop his practice as a performance curator working with diverse artists and communities.

Fun and games

Wednesday morning. I attend the first of Julie’s Bicycle’s Wednesday Webinars on environmental reporting for arts and cultural organisations. I’m not the most digitally up-to-date and webinars are new to me. This one is how to compete an Industry Green Tool entry. I watch a live on-screen demo whilst listening to Luke Ramsay from Julie’s Bicycle talk it through and answer questions.

Artists' international development interview: Nathan Jones

This summer poet, performer and Creative Director of Mercy Nathan Jones, used Artists' international development funding for a five-day research trip to Berlin culminating in an Electronic Voice Phenomena performance at Künstlerhaus Bethanien and a workshop for Berlin-based artists in Liverpool.

We asked him about his work, the trip and his recommendations for artists undertaking a similar project.

Take Five at the EFG London Jazz Festival: hear from the musicians

This is the second of Martel Ollerenshaw’s blog posts about the Take Five talent development project. Read more about the project in her first post.

Take Five at the London Jazz Festival

This weekend sees the end of the 20th edition of the London Jazz Festival. Forty events at the festival feature musicians who have participated in the talent development project Take Five, including a bespoke performance this Saturday by the 10 participants in the first edition of Take Five: Europe

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