About the Black Holes residency and workshops in Riga and other places in Latvia
Sorcha McNamara travelled to Riga, Latvia to undertake the Black Holes residency as part of the Creative Europe project Artist-Run Network Europe. The residency took place at Totaldobže Art Centre, where seven international artists explored collaboration and sharing through play, board games, colour-hunting, silent awareness walks, and dancing around bonfires as a daily art practice in the Latvian wilderness.
This article gives an overview of the current Swedish political landscape, its potential consequences on the cultural policy and funding system, and how they could affect small artist-run initiatives.
The Artist-Run Space of the Future is a compendium of resources and ephemera on artist-run culture, gathered by the Institute for Applied Aesthetics. Inside is a collection of resources, essays and ideas concerning the future of artist-run spaces and their evolving models of operation and connectivity.
A Matter of Value is new publication which aims to offer artist-run initiatives a series of practical mechanisms to communicate the inherent and sustained value of their work. It is designed to support artist-run initiatives to define their social impact, articulate their social value, and provide internal reflective exercises for artist-run initiatives.
In the final episode of the ARNE podcast, Ormston House’s Niamh Brown speaks with Limerick-based artist and curator Dylan Ryan. Since graduating in 2021, Dylan Ryan has been an active member of the Limerick artist-run scene. In this episode Niamh and Dylan discuss how they became involved in the ARNE project and what networks and relationships have grown out of the experience.
In the penultimate episode of the Artist-Run-Network-Europe ARNE podcast, Ormston House’s Niamh Brown speaks with artist, curator and co-founder of the Alternative Art Guide, Rob Knijn. In this episode, Niamh and Rob discuss the activities of the Alternative Art Guide and bringing the ARNE devised course “Artist-run, practice and theory” to the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague.
Curator Niamh Brown reflects on the history of Ormston House as an artist-led organisation in Limerick City, and the process of securing long-term tenancy at 9-10 Patrick Street. The discussion explored the importance of relationships with programme participants, local creative communities, and wider audiences, as well as the highs and lows of securing a 30-year lease.
In this episode of the Artist-Run-Network-Europe (ARNE) podcast, Ormston House’s Niamh Brown speaks with independent curator and founder of the Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association (LTMKS), Lina Rukevičiūtė. In this episode, Niamh and Lina discuss their work and their involvement in the ARNE project.
Welcome to the Artist-Run-Network-Europe (ARNE) podcast. In our first episode, Ormston House’s Niamh Brown speaks with artist and founding member of Best Before Collective, Belinda Morén.
Artist and cultural worker Stuart Mayes is the next guest to speak with Niamh Brown in this episode of the Artist-Run-Network-Europe (ARNE) podcast. In 2022 Mayes travelled to Latvia to take part in the Black Holes Residency at Totaldobže Art Centre, organised by ARNE. In this episode, Niamh and Stuart discuss his participation in the Black Holes residency and his involvement in the Swedish artist-run scene.
In the second episode of the Artist-Run-Network-Europe (ARNE) podcast, Ormston House’s Niamh Brown speaks with independent curator and co-director of Juxtapose Art Fair, Pam Grombacher. In this episode, Niamh and Pam discuss her involvement with Juxtapose Art Fair – a biennale for artist-run organisations in Aarhus – her ideas around sustainability, and her plans for the future.
PHONEBOOK is an ongoing Threewalls publication, which is a directory of independent and noncommercial art spaces, programming, and projects throughout the United States and
collections of critical essays and practical information written by the people who run them.
An article on independent Baltic art initiatives as part of project carried out in the year 2022
Survey on self-reflection and conclusions of the self-reflection survey that was taken on the 2nd of July in The Hague during the project Back to Normal.
An online tool for self-assessment for organisational development. With minor adjustments, this tool can be used by artist-run spaces.
Created by: www.changethegameacademy.org
Mary Conroy’s work investigates humans’ connection with nature through socially-engaged practice, including participation & intervention. In this podcast, she talks us through her 3 projects developed during the international residency programme in Levadia, Gdańsk & Govan, engaging with the natural environment in three distinct locations. She also shares how she adapted her contribution in Scotland through a remote but authentic engagement with local community following COVID-19 restrictions.
This is the second attempt to compile stories about the genesis and evolution of contemporary art in Lithuania from the period of Revival (1987) and the restoration of Lithuania’s independence to this day. History unfolds in the critical texts by art critics and artists themselves, as well as in first-hand accounts – conversations with the initiators of art events.
This is one of the first attempts to compile stories about the genesis and evolution of contemporary art in Lithuania from the period of Revival (1987) and the restoration of Lithuania’s independence to this day (2011). History unfolds in the critical texts by art critics and artists themselves, as well as in first-hand accounts – conversations with the initiators of art events.
MAA – Museum for the Administration of Aesthetics is a nomadic entity, a research-based nomadic project concerned with issues surrounding the city and the social interactions involving architecture and the urban environment. As its current Director, Paul de Guzman founded MAA in Vancouver in 2010 and collaborates with individuals and organizations on sitespecific projects and curatorial presentations.
KOLEKTIF is a platform for contemporary art and design founded in 2009 by Teodora Kotseva (art manager), Rossi Sotirova (artist) and Nikoleta Tashkova (designer). KOLEKTIF dedicates its program to showcasing artists internationally. Main goal is to broaden the exhibition opportunities for talented artists and contribute to the promotion and presentation of their work.
Article from Supermarket Art Magazine 2021 about the artist-run initiatives in Malmö, Sweden
Link to the full magazine: https://issuu.com/supermarketartfair/docs/supermarket_mag_2021_144
A publication about AIM Network (Artists’ Initiatives Meetings), a diverse network of European artists’ initiatives and their exchange of knowledge and experiences over a period of six years.
Sofia’s artistic scene is flourishing, with a wave of creativity bringing positivity and ambition to a once-stagnant scene. It has been noted a series of independent spaces open to all and part of an increasingly active subculture.
Linking Tania Bruguera’s Arte Útil (Useful Art), the function of art institutions and cognitive-science, Stéphanie Bertrand proposes a new model of curating in this essay. Exploring curatorial practice in relation to usership and the mediation of art; Bertrand considers epistemic action that pushes the practice beyond traditional forms of passive participation in art.
Zeta’s goal is to cultivate and promote public, contemporary art. We consider our goal as an inherent characteristic of emancipated societies.
Scanned article from the catalogue of the first edition of the art fair Supermarket, listing Swedish artists-initiatives 1899–2007
Interview with Andreas Ribbung and Alice Máselníková from Supermarket 2017 – Stockholm Independent Art Fair about their experience with running a non-commercial art fair for artist-run initiatives.
In this essay, Haizea Barcenilla reflects on time, artist residencies, and the precarity and sustainability of artistic labour. In an art world that demands more of the artist, Barcenilla uses the Ormston House Artist-in-Residence scheme as a case study that explores a feminist approach to working with and ultimately supporting artists.
The text is an edited lecture experiences from working within the artist-run sector as artist and curator from 2012.
Article in Lithuanian on art fairs for independent and artist-run scene. Supermarket art fair is analysed as an example.
Interview SUPERMARKET June 2021, Juxtapose Art Fair, Aarhus, Denmark
A review on the Exhibition Research Lab (ERL) in Liverpool in 2020, which addressed the unspoken issues impacting the artist-led.
3331 Arts Chiyoda is managed as an independent and sustainable organization, holding all varieties of exhibitions, events, and projects. As an artist initiative carrying the motto “a place made for ourselves by ourselves,” most of our staff are artists themselves, conducting their own creative activities.
In Search for the Artist-Run-Baltic. Artist run spaces in three Baltic Countries – Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia.
A landscape of artist-run spaces active in Europe today, testimonies from the interstice between institutions and market.
“This paper focuses on the contemporary phenomenon of artists who, because of institutional changes in the social organization of the visual arts, become their own gatekeepers by running their own galleries, managing their own exposure and re-establishing direct contact with their audiences and communities (…).”