Paid Digital Poetry Residency – Open for Applications!

1215.today, in collaboration with The Poetry School, want to identify a poet for a six-week digital residency with the 1215.today site to begin at the end of April, through May 2017. The chosen poet will receive £1,000. 1215.today commemorates 800 years of the Magna Carta in an online platform that gives young people a space … Continue reading Paid Digital Poetry Residency – Open for Applications!

In the Face of Trumpaggeddon, We’ve Recruited A Cartoonist

The past few tumultuous months elude simple description. Phrases such as ‘post-truth’, ‘alternative facts’ and ‘oh God, what’s he done now’ are now part and parcel of the news. The more melodramatic amongst us can be heard uttering notions of ‘Trumpaggeddon’.    The need for satire In these baffling times, a purposefully distorted notion of … Continue reading In the Face of Trumpaggeddon, We’ve Recruited A Cartoonist

1215.today Cartoon Competition

Calling all illustrators, animators and cartoonists! 1215.today commemorates 800 years of Magna Carta in an online arts platform that gives artists and young people a space to interact. By looking, listening and talking about societal and individual rights explored through contemporary art forms we aim to agitate and engage young people to challenge the big … Continue reading 1215.today Cartoon Competition

The Deep Dark Forest: Why Are We So Obsessed With The Woods?

The 6th November marks the 799 anniversary of the signing of the Charter of the Forest. To commemorate this we’ve been thinking about the deep dark woods and their cultural significance. Imagine a fairy tale without a forest: Little Red Riding Hood straying from the path… on a beach, Hansel and Gretel leaving their trail … Continue reading The Deep Dark Forest: Why Are We So Obsessed With The Woods?

Final Artist Commission Call Out October 2016

  1215.today commemorates 800 years of the Magna Carta in an online arts platform that gives artists and young people a space to interact. By looking, listening and talking about societal and individual rights explored through contemporary art forms we aim to agitate and engage young people to challenge the big issues important for all … Continue reading Final Artist Commission Call Out October 2016

Innovation Lab 2 – Video

Some footage capturing some of what went on at our 2nd Innovation Lab on the 11th June in Lincoln. If you want to find out more about our day of collaboration and contemplation  have a little watch of the video below. Video credit – New Media Lincs Team: Dan Davison, Steven Webster, Matthew Jones and Andrew West

Funding the Visual Ecology: Modern Art Oxford

Director of Modern Art Oxford Paul Hobson speaks up in the paying artists debate, pledging total commitment to artists’ remuneration Should we pay artists to exhibit in publicly funded galleries? The Paying Artists organisation believes the answer is yes, and has been campaigning to promote artists’ rights to remuneration. Although the campaign’s demands present a … Continue reading Funding the Visual Ecology: Modern Art Oxford

Payment in a Diverse Landscape: Beyond the Gallery

Three Manchester School of Art researchers, Amanda Ravetz, Jack Roberts and Lucy Wright, explain complexities in the relationships between artists’ reputation and remuneration Complex questions surround artists’ engagement and relationship with galleries. What does gallery representation mean for practising artists? Should those exhibiting in galleries be paid? If so, how much and by whom? Why … Continue reading Payment in a Diverse Landscape: Beyond the Gallery

Minimum Wage Machine (Work in Progress)

A report on Blake Fall-Conroy’s artwork that performs at the same rate as the world’s lowest pay standards US artist Blake Fall-Conroy’s Minimum Wage Machine is a sculptural installation constructed out of wood, Plexiglas and custom-made electronics. Participants turn a hand-crank that releases pennies at a rate that corresponds with national minimum wages. The machine can be … Continue reading Minimum Wage Machine (Work in Progress)

Paying Artists: Who is entitled to make our culture?

Julie McCalden speaks up in our ‘paying artists’ debate, exposing underlying issues of class and diversity in arts careers today Talking about paying artists is like opening a can of worms. There are the legal issues around workers’ rights and fair pay practices where artists seem to operate in a grey area. There are the … Continue reading Paying Artists: Who is entitled to make our culture?