Year

2020

Summary

Artist-Run Network Europe (ARNE) will broaden the opportunities for the artist-run art sector and make it more accessible to a range of audiences.

Lead Partner

Candyland, Stockholm, Sweden

Co-Partner(s)
  • Irish Partner: Ormston House, Limerick
  • KRÆ Syndikatet (Denmark)
  • Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association (Lithuania)
  • Stichting The Naked (Netherlands)
  • Top E.V (Germany)
  • Totaldobre (Latvia).
Funding Strand

Smaller Scale Cooperation Project

Community Grant

€197,920

Description

Led by Candyland in Stockholm, ARNE (2020 - 2022) project will work with artists and curators in Ireland, Denmark, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands and Sweden. The project will broaden the opportunities for the artist-run art sector and make it more accessible to a range of audiences. The project has two main goals: to strengthen the self-organised artist-run sector in Europe with a focus on local and international cooperation, and to create a simple and sustainable educational framework for art professionals and art students.

Within the project, Ormston House will research and develop tools for demonstrating the social impact of Artist-Run Initiatives with both local and international artists, curators, researchers and partners.

ARNE ACTIVITIES

Artist-Run Network Europe will create a sustainable educational framework for art professionals and art students that will include a user-generated online platform - Artist-Run Resource Centre (ARRC).  

The ARNE partnership includes CandylandOrmston HouseLietuvos tarpdisciplininio meno kūrėjų sąjungaTOPKRÆ syndikatetalternative art guide and Totaldobže, and associated partners Artist-Run AllianceJuxtapose Art FairKonstfack and Supermarket – Stockholm Independent Art Fair.

The project will address the gap in methodically collecting, categorising and sharing knowledge and skills unique to the independent artist-run sector. It will deliver programme activities with a wider public outreach in mind. 

The aims of ARNE are to:

  • Strengthen the European artist-run sector by connecting artist-run initiatives and heightening the mutual awareness of their activities, methods and structures.
  • Promote transnational mobility of artists from the independent artist-run initiatives.
  • Share knowledge with and deliver training and education to peers from the art sector and art students.
  • Improve the awareness and accessibility of artist-run initiatives to broader spectrum of audiences.
Testimonial from Irish Partner

'Ormston House is delighted to be a partner on another successful Creative Europe project Artist-Run Network Europe (ARNE) with 7 other partners from all over Europe. The project builds on previous work and activities by the Artists Initiatives Meetings Network (AIM) and focuses on developing resources for the artist-run sector. In light of the current Covid-19 situation, developing resources and encouraging international cooperation in the artist-run sector are more important than ever.'