Space: a reader

Image by Innviertlerin from Pixabay

During research on our Space theme and other projects in 2017, we used research and insight from our own data collection and projects, and published research reports. Recent Artquest projects around the space needs of artists include Spaced Out (2018, in partnership with DACS) and System Failure (2015), particularly The City Problem, a revised transcript of which is available in this Almanack.

Alongside all of our projects, Artquest collects and analyses anonymously collected optional data provided by our artist community. By providing opinions, motivations and barriers, the artists we work with continue to get high-quality, relevant, free programmes to support their careers via the main Artquest site and our other projects. We work with partners around the UK to provide them with the insight they need to continually improve their programmes as well. Read more about our Applied programme and how we use data.

Reports we have referenced include:









2007 and earlier


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Artquest provides resources, projects, money, advice and networks for contemporary artists engaged with their careers. Built on research, the programme includes residencies, peer networking, online resources, publications and conferences. With over 30 partners, Artquest connects organisations and reduces duplication. With a focus on London, many of our services are also available around England. Artquest publishes the Almanack annually around a designated theme of relevance to artists and the arts.

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