The Axisweb Hardship Fund is now temporarily closed. Over the last few months we've helped support 110 artists with a combination of money diverted from our Awards programme and also our Gofundme page. The level of demand has been very high and we're sorry we can't help more of our members. We're still collecting donations however and will open up further rounds when funds permit.
We'd like to thank everyone that has applied and everyone who has donated to this important cause. The sense of community and support amongst our membership and from external friends and partners has been extremely humbling to us. #ArtistsSupportingArtists
We stand in solidarity with the Black community. We recognise there is still a lot to be done. As a small arts charity, we are currently processing what we can do to educate ourselves and improve our contribution to a greater diversity of voices within the arts. Here's a link to a document that is intended to serve as a resource for white people to deepen our anti-racism work. Document compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein in May 2020. #BlackLivesMatter
Our Artist of the Month for June 2020 is Quilla Constance. We talk to Quilla about her practice and her ‘Teasing out Contingencies’ project with Tate Exchange. #AoTM
We've recently launched a new podcast series called Live Out Loud, a collection of conversations between artists around a specific topic and hosted by our Research and Development Coordinator, Lucy Wright. Check out the latest episodes below:
- Practice in Isolation with Beth Davis-Hofbauer and Chantal Powell >
- Social Art in the Time of Social Distancing with Rupi Dhillon, Sophie Bownes and Natasha Alexander >
- Notions of Care with Lady Kitt, Amelia Hawk and David Robinson >
- Radical Wellbeing with Radha Patel and Suzanne Dhaliwal >
- Parenthood with Emily Speed, Lauren McLaughlin and Robyn LeRoy-Evans >
If you're looking for further listening delights check out Sunday Sounds featuring a collection of sound art, music, podcasts, readings, performances and conversations from our Members. #SundaySounds
Please donate what you can so we can support more of our members during the Covid-19 crisis.
Document compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein in May 2020.
Artist of the Month - Quilla Constance
Our Artist of the Month for June 2020 is Quilla Constance.
Live Out Loud - Conversations with Artists
A collection of conversations with artists and creative practioners about specific topics. Published every week on our website and SoundCloud.
A collection of sound art, music, podcasts, readings, performances and conversations from our Members, published every Sunday evening at 6pm.
THE EXHIBITION REBELLION IS HERE.
AMIDST GLOBAL LIMBO, 63 ARTISTS GRADUATING FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS PRESENT…
SIMMER: The Digital Degree E-vent on June 5th 2020 SIMMER is the first wave of 2020s Cyber Shows. Independently produced by the final year Fine Art students at the University of Leeds. This interactive website will revolutionise the future of ‘traditional’ Degree Shows.
We've created a list of links to resources and advice for artists and freelancers during the coronavirus pandemic.