DC Member Judith Alder appointed to a-n Artists Council

DC are very pleased to announce that DC Member Judith Alder has been selected to join 15 artists who have been appointed to a-n Artists Council

Artists Council is an important advisory group for a-n and helps to put the issues that matter most to artists in the public eye, such as the Paying Artists Campaign.
Artist, Judith Alder said: “As someone who has experienced and continues to navigate the many challenges of developing a career as an artist, I have benefited for many years from the wide-ranging support offered by a-n and I am thrilled now to join a-n’s Artists Council. I feel privileged to represent artists from my personal networks and beyond and to have a voice in the future planning of an organisation which puts artists absolutely at the heart of everything it does.”

Artists Council works with the Board and Executive of a-n, meeting four times a year. During its three-year term it will focus on:

•Leadership – specifically the leadership development of artists, the promotion of artists as influencers and the development of influential and impactful artist networks across the UK.
•Advocacy – engaging with and input to a-n’s advocacy strategy and related projects.
•Artist Livelihoods – drawing on their experience as artists and that of their professional networks, to contribute to a-n member and sector research, advocacy, programme and service development.

Jayne Knight, a-n Chair said: “a-n’s mission has never been more important. These new appointments will build on a-n’s bold, dynamic work, ensuring that we are relevant and far reaching, creating the right programmes for our members and having a major, positive impact on the visual arts ecology.”

Julie Lomax, CEO added: “We are really excited by the opportunity of working with such a dynamic and diverse group. These artists, at different stages in their careers, collectively bring valuable skills and experiences to a-n. a-n was set up by artists for artists and we want to make sure that artists continue to drive the organisation.”

a-n is the largest artists’ membership organisation in the UK with over 24,000 members. It supports artists and those who work with them in practical ways acting on behalf of its membership and the visual arts sector to improve artists’ livelihoods.

a-n offers a range of memberships for artists, organisations, students and higher education and supports its members in developing their practice with a wide range of professional development opportunities. a-n.co.uk/join.

The full list of the 15 artists selected to join the a-n Artists Council: Giles Round, Shaun C Badham, Diana Ali, Glen Stoker, Bethan Lloyd-Worthington, Antonio Roberts, George Gibson, Maurice Carlin, Judith Alder, Jerome Ince-Mitchell, CJ Mahony, Holly Davey, and Hetain Patel. Photo: Joel Chester Fildes
For more information on a-n Artists Council visit: http://a-n.co.uk/about/a-n-artists-council/