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Elinor Unwin, Project Manager for Artists in Wakefield blogs about language with some thoughts on how words, spoken or written, can create unintentional barriers for the individual.

What are the alternatives?

30 May 2012

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Colour photograph of creative networking event

I am currently assisting an artist in scribing a Grant for the Arts application, through the Arts Council England Access Fund. On reading the artist’s blog I’ve been introduced to the particular barriers society creates for those with a disability. This artist spends most of their time in their home. This has significant impacts on their artistic practice, not only in terms of adapting art practice to their situation, but also how they are able to interact with the art world.  ...

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Amongst the Nerves of the Art World

3 May 2012

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How are we fulfilling our artistic policy, our reasons for being? Indeed, are we fulfilling this obligation?   The Art House is here to serve artists and, as they are the antennae through which creativity is transmitted, the objects and concepts that constitute art. This paradoxical role, of an organisation wielding power yet subservient to its members, means we can never lose sight of these basic tenets; there must be some accountability.   It is within the opinions of the members,...

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