Projects in 2006: overview

Past Project 2006

Projects run by Artquest in 2006 included


A project which funded a series of peer mentoring groups for artists. This project was re-developed and relaunched in 2016 as PEER FORUM.

Future Forecast
27-28 March 2006

Organised by a-n The Artists Information Company and Artquest and supported by University of the Arts London, the 2006 Future Forecast conference created a think-tank around new evidence, ideas and issues. It follows successful events in 2003 and 2004 and was held at the Rootstein Hopkins Space, University of the Arts London with an evening reception at Camden Arts Centre.

The Future forecast conference was a unique forum that brought together an invited community over 100 artists, curators, arts and business professionals, educationalists and cultural activists who, with staff and advisers for a-n and Artquest, explored key issues within arts, cultural and environmental business practices, and identified future strategies and actions.


A conference looking at the intersection between fine arts and crafts practice.

Electric Greenhouse 2

New media residency and training programme for artists. Run in partnership with Mute and B3 Media

5: Artquest/Rational Rec event
5 December 2006

is a monthly interdisciplinary arts event held at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club.  We invited Rational Rec to throw us a fifth birthday party and they came up with a whole programme around the number 5 to help us celebrate.

The programme included performances by Plus Minus:

  • Laurence Crane – Cello Piece for Michael Parsons
  • Robert Ashley/Alex Waterman – In Memorium Esteban Gomez
  • Christopher Fox – Generic Composition #7
  • Matthew Shlomowitz – Slow Flipping Harmony

Special guest Simon Bookish was a highlight, as well as themed catering and a huge cake by artist Shane Waltener.

The evening culmitaed in a performance of John Cage’s iconic Five in lieu of ‘Happy Birthday’.


Mentoring project with Space studios aimed at artists who were practicing for over 8 years

5 publication
November 2007

Artquest produced a fifth anniversary publication to mark the changes in artists needs and practice over the past half-decade. our publication of new writing from Paul Glinkowski, CCRED, Rona Lee, Raimi Gbadamosi and The Manifesto Club. You can download this one-off magazine, mapping and anticipating artists concerns in London.