Current projects

Current project, Featured, 2017

AWP Internships is an annual internship scheme that places recent graduates from University of the Arts London in high-quality internships at some of London’s most respected small scale arts organisat …

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Apiary Studios
Past Project, 2017

On Thursday 16 March 2017 Artquest held a joint anniversary party with KitMapper: for our fifteenth and their first year. This slideshow requires JavaScript. To celebrate our history and talk about ou …

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Peer Mentoring session
Current project, Featured, 2017

Artquest will fund a peer mentoring group at four organisations over a 6 month period. Artquest and its partners are seeking applications from individual artists to take the lead in coordinating these …

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Current project, Featured, 2017

The Artists’ Pavilion is a project by Artquest that provides an awarded artist with a platform to realise new work at the Venice Biennale 2017.   This slideshow requires JavaScript. Speak Robert …

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Current project, 2016, 2017

Research residency for a mid-career London-based visual artist, in partnership with the Horniman Museum and Gardens. We are delighted to announce that the 2016 residency has been awarded to artist Jos …

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Peer Mentoring (Nottingham Session) at BackLit
Current project, 2016

Artquest works with New Contemporaries to run a public programme of events to support artists in establishing their own peer mentoring groups, with an accompanying programme providing one to one advic …

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Image: Eric Allix Rogers, artist studio, East Garfield Park, licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Creative Commons license
Current project, Past Project, 2015, 2017

These pages bring together a collection of open source resources for art school tutors to teach professional development to undergraduate students. Resources here have been made and tested by artist-t …

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London Centre for Book Arts, Fish Island
Current project, Featured, 2016

A discount scheme in support of artist-run workshops and the artists that use them. London Sculpture Workshop, Hackney Wick London Centre for Book Arts, Fish Island Kitmapper, across London and the co …

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Outpost mugs
Current project, Featured, 2016, 2017

Artquest staff work a day a month at artist studios to give advice, receive feedback and keep in touch with what artists need. Artquest’s programme managers and artists Nick Kaplony and Russell Martin …

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Primer on Kindle
Current project, Featured, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Everything that new graduates need to know about being an artist. Primer is an ebook for new fine art graduates and emerging artists covering the things you need to consider in your first couple of ye …

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2016 Projects

Past Project, 2016

      The Horniman Residency The Workweek Prize PEER FORUM Peer Mentoring workshop at the ICA Funded internships at some of London’s most respected small arts organisations An ima …

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Current project, 2016, 2017

Research residency for a mid-career London-based visual artist, in partnership with the Horniman Museum and Gardens. We are delighted to announce that the 2016 residency has been awarded to artist Jos …

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Past Project, 2016

One-to-one conversations with artists in their studios, talking about the economic and professional reality of their day-to-day lives. There are many myths about the realities of the working life of a …

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Past Project, 2016

How do artists earn money, how much do they earn, and what do they do to earn it? What are the motivations and inspiration behind being an artist? a-n, Arts Council England, Artquest and our partners …

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2016

Paint pots in artist Anthony Frost’s studio. Photo © Brian Benson, 2016. Image courtesy DACS. The Artists Fund is a community interest company led by Artquest, DACS and a-n the Artists Information Com …

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Laura Malacart, The Little Book of Answers
Past Project, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Laura Malacart, The Little Book of Answers, curated by Finishing Touch at Brixton Market, posted by Artquest (@artquestlondon) on Oct 1, 2016 at 7:01am PDT Congratulations to Finishing Touch and Laura …

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Peer Mentoring (Nottingham Session) at BackLit
Current project, 2016

Artquest works with New Contemporaries to run a public programme of events to support artists in establishing their own peer mentoring groups, with an accompanying programme providing one to one advic …

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Past Project, 2016

PEER FORUM 2016 was run in partnership with galleries around London. It provided artists with the funding, space and resources necessary to establish their own peer mentoring groups, while establishin …

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London Centre for Book Arts, Fish Island
Current project, Featured, 2016

A discount scheme in support of artist-run workshops and the artists that use them. London Sculpture Workshop, Hackney Wick London Centre for Book Arts, Fish Island Kitmapper, across London and the co …

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Limehouse studios
Past Project, 2016

Lifeboat in 2016 ran as a residency and career support award for recent MA graduates from University of the Arts London. An image of the Lifeboat studio Lifeboat supports up to 4 fine artists developi …

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Outpost mugs
Current project, Featured, 2016, 2017

Artquest staff work a day a month at artist studios to give advice, receive feedback and keep in touch with what artists need. Artquest’s programme managers and artists Nick Kaplony and Russell Martin …

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AWP Internships
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

AWP Internships is an annual internship scheme, running since 2012 that places recent graduates from University of the Arts London in high-quality internships at some of London’s most respected small …

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Primer on Kindle
Current project, Featured, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Everything that new graduates need to know about being an artist. Primer is an ebook for new fine art graduates and emerging artists covering the things you need to consider in your first couple of ye …

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2015 Projects

Foundling Museum closing event
Past Project, 2015

Artists Union England The New Economy of Art debates The Foundling Residency Projects ending in 2015 were: The Foundling Residency: Research residency award for artist to engage with the work and coll …

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Laura Malacart, The Little Book of Answers
Past Project, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Laura Malacart, The Little Book of Answers, curated by Finishing Touch at Brixton Market, posted by Artquest (@artquestlondon) on Oct 1, 2016 at 7:01am PDT Congratulations to Finishing Touch and Laura …

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Past Project, 2015

Six conversations about the art world’s responsibilities and relationships between artists, galleries, funders, regeneration, education, and families. http://soundcloud.com/artquest/sets/system-failur …

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Image: Eric Allix Rogers, artist studio, East Garfield Park, licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Creative Commons license
Current project, Past Project, 2015, 2017

These pages bring together a collection of open source resources for art school tutors to teach professional development to undergraduate students. Resources here have been made and tested by artist-t …

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AUE hustings
Past Project, 2015

In the run-up to the 2015 general election, Artists’ Union England organised a hustings event with representatives of the major UK parties to discuss their plans for artists and the arts. Artquest wer …

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Practice 360 session with FLAG
Past Project, 2015

A collaborative talks programme run in partnership with Camden Arts Centre, Practice 360 encouraged artists to consider the borders around what defines contemporary artistic practice. How do work, fam …

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The Courtroom ceiling at the Foundling Museum
Past Project, 2015

The Foundling Residency was an annual research residency which ran from 2013-2015, in partnership with the Foundling Museum The Foundling Residency Image courtesy Pavilion The Foundling Residency Resp …

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2014 Projects

Past Project, 2014

Projects ending in 2014 were: The Real World: ongoing talks programme at Whitechapel Gallery focusing on issues relevant to how artists are working today. Channel Q: replacing our Self Assembly semina …

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Open School East
Past Project, 2014

A series of workshops and events to create a ‘reader’ for alternative MA / art school programmes run by artists Open School East Launch of OSE Reader at PEER A partnership with Open School East and AN …

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Fruits of Labour
Past Project, 2014

Three month studio residency in Amsterdam for a visual artist, including a bursary and travel costs. Organised in partnership with M4Gastatelier, Going Dutch allowed a visual arts or crafts artist liv …

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Laura Malacart, The Little Book of Answers
Past Project, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Laura Malacart, The Little Book of Answers, curated by Finishing Touch at Brixton Market, posted by Artquest (@artquestlondon) on Oct 1, 2016 at 7:01am PDT Congratulations to Finishing Touch and Laura …

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The New Economy of Art publication cover by Jeremy Deller
Past Project, 2014

A book on value, patronage and emerging business models in contemporary visual art, co-published by Artquest and DACS The New Economy of Art, edited by Gilane Tawadros of DACS and Russell Martin of Ar …

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Gallery Films
Past Project, 2014

Gallery Films is a series of interviews with five galleries from around England that give insight into the different ways in which exhibition spaces can operate. Gallery Films Galleries can play a key …

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Past Project, 2014

Initiating research on artists livelihoods and value systems around money. Professional visual artists operate in a complex and little-understood economic context, often considered similar to that of …

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artslab
Past Project, 2014

Squaring the Circle, funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), aimed to address the cultural value and legacy of experimental and transitory arts practices. Focusing much of its prelimina …

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Pamphlets
Past Project, 2014

A collection of essays in which artists express their views on the art world with complete freedom. In 2014, Artquest published Pamphlets, a collection of anonymous essays penned by artists, curators, …

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Degree show
Past Project, 2014

Artquest coordinated the talks programme for Future Map in 2014: an annual exhibition of emerging talent from University of the Arts London. Artquest ran some talks and events programmes for Future Ma …

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Image of radio
Past Project, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

A series of interviews with, and talks by, artists around the breadth their diverse careers.                               Au …

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artists-practice-day
Past Project, 2014

A partnership with Camden Arts Centre on Artists Practice Day, a peer mentoring session inviting artists and arts professionals to discuss their practice with artists. Whenever artists needs help or a …

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AWP Internships
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

AWP Internships is an annual internship scheme, running since 2012 that places recent graduates from University of the Arts London in high-quality internships at some of London’s most respected small …

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Real World Panel
Past Project, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

A series of talks held over four years that looked at the practical, political and philosophical considerations of an artists career, and how responsibilities and a career can be balanced Whitechapel …

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Primer on Kindle
Current project, Featured, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Everything that new graduates need to know about being an artist. Primer is an ebook for new fine art graduates and emerging artists covering the things you need to consider in your first couple of ye …

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2013 Projects

Past Project, 2013

Funded internships at some of London’s most respected small arts organisations In 2013 we programmed a major conference and commissioned a new piece of work at the Venice Biennale as well as our …

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Laura Malacart, The Little Book of Answers
Past Project, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Laura Malacart, The Little Book of Answers, curated by Finishing Touch at Brixton Market, posted by Artquest (@artquestlondon) on Oct 1, 2016 at 7:01am PDT Congratulations to Finishing Touch and Laura …

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Image of radio
Past Project, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

A series of interviews with, and talks by, artists around the breadth their diverse careers.                               Au …

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Art Party Conference poster
Past Project, 2013

Debates and discussions between artists from across the country during The Art Party in Scarborough. Fringe: Art Party invited seven artists and makers from around the country to live together at the …

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Anthony Bennet interviewed for an Arts Foundation
Past Project, 2013

A series of interviews considering the impact of an art school education on careers in other sectors. Episode 1 – Anthony Bennett, Director of Development, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Episode 2 – …

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For the love of it conference
Past Project, 2013

A one-day conference on 15 May 2013 that explored the assumptions, expectations and myths of working as an artist today. This conference untangled how issues such as education, money, collectivity, st …

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The Artists' Pavillion with commissioned work by Erica Donovan
Past Project, 2013

  The Artists’ Pavilion Erica Donovan and her work Erica Donovan’s work at the Artists’ Pavilion The Artists Pavilion was a place for visual artists to meet each other, plan the …

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AWP Internships
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

AWP Internships is an annual internship scheme, running since 2012 that places recent graduates from University of the Arts London in high-quality internships at some of London’s most respected small …

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Real World Panel
Past Project, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

A series of talks held over four years that looked at the practical, political and philosophical considerations of an artists career, and how responsibilities and a career can be balanced Whitechapel …

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Primer on Kindle
Current project, Featured, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Everything that new graduates need to know about being an artist. Primer is an ebook for new fine art graduates and emerging artists covering the things you need to consider in your first couple of ye …

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2012 Projects

Past Project, 2012

Artquest was busy as usual in 2012, with a raft of new projects, residencies, talks, event, films, interviews and resources to support artistic practice. British Library Sarah Warsop: neckpiece Ongoin …

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Image of radio
Past Project, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

A series of interviews with, and talks by, artists around the breadth their diverse careers.                               Au …

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Museum for Skills panel
Past Project, 2012

A one-day conference in May 2012 examining the role and value of skills in the crafts, and how we go about acquiring the skills we need. As humans we identify the need, invent and then develop the ski …

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Past Project, 2012

As part of the University of The Arts London Enterprise Week Artquest presented The Art of Selling with Rosalind Davis and All Cats Are Grey. Run by UAL’s Careers and Employability service, Enterprise …

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Make Art Pay
Past Project, 2012

Interviews with three makers about the funding and finance options open to them at different stages in their practice. Artist Katharine Morling, designer silversmith Shona Marsh and potter Billy Lloyd …

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AWP Internships
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

AWP Internships is an annual internship scheme, running since 2012 that places recent graduates from University of the Arts London in high-quality internships at some of London’s most respected small …

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Report image
Past Project, 2012

Intern Culture is our work around unpaid internships in the arts – a literature review launched in May 2012, and a debate in October 2012. Literature review In May 2012, Artquest published Intern Cult …

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Mixing it up, Richard Layzell in conversation with Hunt & Darton
Past Project, 2012

Artquest and New Work Network (NWN) have partnered to develop a series of short films, documenting dialogues between artists / artist groups from different generations exploring how they have sustaine …

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IP for curators
Past Project, 2012

Artquest and Own-it talks about the key issues for artists, curators and exhibition organisers when coordinating a show, hosted by Chelsea College of Art and Design. Part 1: Organising an exhibition w …

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Artist David Murphy interviewed for our Trade Secrets series
Past Project, 2012

Trade Secrets is a series of informal interviews with practitioners commissioned by Artquest to mark its 10th anniversary. Each episode sees an artist that Artquest has worked with or supported reflec …

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Own-it TV
Past Project, 2012

Own-it TV was a collaboration between Own-it, The Intellectual property advice service for the creative sector and Artquest. This series of craft focused films, explored many of the legal issues that …

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New Economy of Art Debates
Past Project, 2011, 2012

A series of open discussions throughout 2011-12 focussing on economic developments and opportunities in the cultural sector. A series of open discussions throughout 2011-12 that focus on the economic …

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Real World Panel
Past Project, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

A series of talks held over four years that looked at the practical, political and philosophical considerations of an artists career, and how responsibilities and a career can be balanced Whitechapel …

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Primer on Kindle
Current project, Featured, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Everything that new graduates need to know about being an artist. Primer is an ebook for new fine art graduates and emerging artists covering the things you need to consider in your first couple of ye …

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Sources of income for artists development costs
Past Project, 2012

Artists are always thought to be ‘not in it for the money’, but we all have bills to pay, holidays to go on and sometimes children to raise. How do you balance work, life and practice without selling …

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R.275 MODERN HOUSE 10275.02.01
Past Project, 2011, 2012

A series of talks and a bursary to encourage the practical and critical skills you need to make money out of your practice About the programme Artists and makers in London are under increasing financi …

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2011 Projects

Past Project, 2011

Artquest projects that took place in 2011 Image courtesy: Paul Greenleaf Multi-year projects Selling Out – ongoing project started May 2011 The Real World – ongoing project started May 2009 Self Assem …

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Past Project, 2011

Soundings – 1-3 June 2011 Venue: La Chiesa Anglicana di Venezia, Campo S. Vio, Venice, Italy Soundings was a three-day exhibition and series of events that took place during the opening week of the 20 …

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Past Project, 2010, 2011

Emerge seminars – October 2010-April 2011 A series of hands-on seminars and workshops to help artists sustain their practice. To accompany this season of events, five artists’ commissions took place i …

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Image of radio
Past Project, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

A series of interviews with, and talks by, artists around the breadth their diverse careers.                               Au …

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New Economy of Art Debates
Past Project, 2011, 2012

A series of open discussions throughout 2011-12 focussing on economic developments and opportunities in the cultural sector. A series of open discussions throughout 2011-12 that focus on the economic …

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Real World Panel
Past Project, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

A series of talks held over four years that looked at the practical, political and philosophical considerations of an artists career, and how responsibilities and a career can be balanced Whitechapel …

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Artist Lucienne Cole's closing presentation after her 3 Months in Berlin
Past Project, 2011

was an opportunity for a London-based visual arts or crafts practitioner at any stage of their career to live and make new work in one of Europe’s most dynamic and exciting cities, providing a free li …

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Waltham Forest Town Hall
Past Project, 2011

In Autumn 2011 Artquest supported E17 Art Trail: Walthamstow’s artist-led art festival across Waltham Forest. Image via Flickr courtesy Everyman Films The Trail in 2011 had 258 events and venues – art …

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R.275 MODERN HOUSE 10275.02.01
Past Project, 2011, 2012

A series of talks and a bursary to encourage the practical and critical skills you need to make money out of your practice About the programme Artists and makers in London are under increasing financi …

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Project archive

Past Project, 2011

Artquest projects that took place in 2011 Image courtesy: Paul Greenleaf Multi-year projects Selling Out – ongoing project started May 2011 The Real World – ongoing project started May 2009 Self Assem …

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Craft Rally
Past Project, 2010

Artquest projects undertaken in 2010. <<3 Months in Berlin>> Residency 2010 Going Dutch Residency 2010 Jumble Sale – 17 July 2010 Future Thinking – 5 July 2010 Futurising – 29 and 30 June …

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Ex Machina Tour of Met Works
Past Project, 2009

Artquest projects in 2009 The funding and finance needs of artists First Timer’s Club – 30 November – 14 December 2009 India Art Summit – 19-22 August 2009 4th Annual Artquest Jumble Sale – 19 July 20 …

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Parramatta Artists Studios
Past Project, 2008

Artquest projects which took place in 2008 Anna Harding introduces the Value Added conference Jaye Ho, Chullora C-type print The Artquest Jumble Sale 3rd Annual Artquest Jumble Sale – 28 June 2008 Tot …

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3 Months in Berlin
Past Project, 2007

Artquest projects in 2007 Forum – October 2006-March 2007 Art Practice Dialogue – 7 December 2007 <<3 months in Berlin>> – September – December 2007 Further 3 – September – December 2007 G …

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Intersection conference
Past Project, 2006

Projects run by Artquest in 2006 included Forum – October 2005-March 2006 Future Forecast 2006 – March 2006 Electric Greenhouse 2 – February-April 2006 Intersection – February 2006 5: Artquest / Ratio …

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Jumble Sale
Past Project, 2005

Artquest projects in 2005 Further 2 – October-January 2005 Dispelling the Myth – September 2005 Arts Unwrapped – September 2005 Digital Shift 2 – July 2005 2nd Annual Artquest Jumble Sale – June 2005 …

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Artists' Forum
Past Project, 2004

Projects that took place in 2004 included HELP!: Practical Basics for Recent Graduates Forum Flicker Photographic Professional Development 2: Developing Markets & Audiences for photography project …

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Art Fair
Past Project, 2003

Artquest projects that took place in 2003 Sale of Artists Skills and Services 29-30 September 2003 Artquest was commissioned by Arts Council England in 2003 to manage the organisation and delivery of …

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Artquest advises
Past Project, 2002

Artquest projects in 2002 art>>Artists 28 June 2002 This Artquest / engage joint seminar event was primarily for artists, gallery educators, teachers and training providers. It focussed on artis …

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Past Project, 2011

Soundings – 1-3 June 2011 Venue: La Chiesa Anglicana di Venezia, Campo S. Vio, Venice, Italy Soundings was a three-day exhibition and series of events that took place during the opening week of the 20 …

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Past Project, 2010, 2011

Emerge seminars – October 2010-April 2011 A series of hands-on seminars and workshops to help artists sustain their practice. To accompany this season of events, five artists’ commissions took place i …

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Image of radio
Past Project, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

A series of interviews with, and talks by, artists around the breadth their diverse careers.                               Au …

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New Economy of Art Debates
Past Project, 2011, 2012

A series of open discussions throughout 2011-12 focussing on economic developments and opportunities in the cultural sector. A series of open discussions throughout 2011-12 that focus on the economic …

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Real World Panel
Past Project, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

A series of talks held over four years that looked at the practical, political and philosophical considerations of an artists career, and how responsibilities and a career can be balanced Whitechapel …

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Artist Lucienne Cole's closing presentation after her 3 Months in Berlin
Past Project, 2011

was an opportunity for a London-based visual arts or crafts practitioner at any stage of their career to live and make new work in one of Europe’s most dynamic and exciting cities, providing a free li …

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Waltham Forest Town Hall
Past Project, 2011

In Autumn 2011 Artquest supported E17 Art Trail: Walthamstow’s artist-led art festival across Waltham Forest. Image via Flickr courtesy Everyman Films The Trail in 2011 had 258 events and venues – art …

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R.275 MODERN HOUSE 10275.02.01
Past Project, 2011, 2012

A series of talks and a bursary to encourage the practical and critical skills you need to make money out of your practice About the programme Artists and makers in London are under increasing financi …

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