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National Studios Forum and associated conferences.

Glinkowski, Paul (2005) National Studios Forum and associated conferences. In: National Studios Forum.

Type of Research: Conference, Symposium or Workshop Item
Creators: Glinkowski, Paul

Glinkowski was the lead policy officer in the Visual Arts Department at Arts Council England National Office (2001-03) concerned with strategy for artists' studios. In this role, Glinkowski masterminded a series of three National Studios Conferences, and authored and edited an accompanying publication ‘Open Studios: A Gem Worth Polishing’[http://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/1814/]

Consequently, Glinkowski was re-engaged by ACE to research and develop a major conference/seminar event to address the following questions: Do artists' studios organisations in England need an agency to represent their collective interests? If so, what form should it take and what steps and resources would be needed to bring it into being?

Following a period of extensive consultation with studio groups across England, Glinkowski developed and delivered an event, held at the DCMS office in Central London in May 2005, which brought together representatives of around 60 studio organisations (representing all nine RDA regions of England) to debate and produce an outline action plan to deliver a national artists' studios agency. Glinkowski produced a report of the conference, for internal use by ACE, and also as the foundational document for a new organisation. The outcome of this piece of action research and the event in which it culminated was the formation in 2005 of the National Federation of Artists' Studios Providers (NFASP), 'the professional membership body for groups and organisations providing affordable artists’ studios in England'. The provision of suitable and affordable artists' workspace has been identified by Arts Council England as a priority development need within the overall infrastructure of the visual arts in the UK. The NFASP will be a key strategic organisation in enabling this development to happen.

Official Website: http://www.nfasp.org.uk/home.php
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Colleges > Wimbledon College of Arts
Date: 5 December 2005
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2009 16:46
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2010 14:10
Item ID: 1814
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/1814

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