UK and international visual arts information, research and advocacy. Publications include a-n Magazine, a-n.co.uk for Online Jobs and Opps, Knowledge Bank critical, contextual and practical resources. Membership of AIR (Artists' Interaction & Representation) with a-n Artist subscription provides representation and advocacy to enhance artists’ status plus professional benefits including £5m Public and Products Liability Insurance. The A+ collaboration with Artquest provides a programme of continuing professional and artistic development for visual artists including through events, bursaries and research.


Artichoke is a creative company that works with artists to invade our public spaces and put on extraordinary and ambitious events that appeal to the widest possible audience. Since 2006, Artichoke has produced six large-scale events across the country including the only UK performance of Royal de Luxe’s The Sultan’s Elephant, La Machine in Liverpool, Lumiere light festival in Durham, and Antony Gormely’s One & Other in Trafalgar Square, London.


Becki is a Runner (Executive Producer) and Joint Chief Executive for Coney in Unit 15. However, once a week she also secretly moonlights in Unit 8 - as one of a network of independent producers in that room, working with exceptional artists to make new things happen. She's a Co-Producer for Total Theatre; celebrating risk and innovation in artist-led work, and is one of Bootworks; making intimate performance for unusual spaces. Becki has previously worked with artists including Theatre Ad Infinitum, Blind Summit, The Paper Birds, Ridiculusmus and Shunt, and as an Associate Producer with the Roundhouse.


Bonnie Mitchell is an independent theatre producer.

Bonnie is producer with The Wrong Crowd, an award winning visually inventive storytelling theatre company making work for cross-generational audiences. Fusing puppetry, text and music, we aim to delight, provoke and inspire our audiences and remind them of the wonder of live performance.

Bonnie is producer with The Paper Birds. We create work that is culturally, socially and politically observational and conversationally urgent. We make work inspired by creatively engaging with our local communities, drawing heavily on verbatim material, often prioritising the stories of women.

Bonnie is also chair of Teatro Vivo, a South London site specific theatre company, we transform much loved stories into theatrical adventures; collaborating with communities and audiences to turn everyday environments into magical worlds.



Coney create experiences that are driven by and respond to the power of an audience’s imagination. Since (roughly) 2008 they have used theatre, game mechanisms and digital practice to devise accessible, innovative shows and events that take place online, on stage, in the streets and in schools. With an emphasis on collaboration and exploring creative processes, previous partners include Tate Britain, Battersea Arts Centre, Kensington Palace, Channel 4 Education, BBC Learning and Dublin Fringe.

Alongside their own work, Coney provide a range of services to other arts, public sector and commercial organisations, including digital consultancy, workshop and focus group facilitation and game and interaction design.


Crying Out Loud is at the forefront of contemporary performance with a visually distinctive identity. We support innovative new performance and cross artform work including circus arts, visual theatre and interdisciplinary practices through commissioning, producing, curating and touring. We work with international artists, promoting them across the UK and internationally. Actively developing the new, we discover, nurture and develop the best ideas from artists making performance that is suitable for all ages.


Dance Art Foundation is an independent national charity inspiring recognition of the cultural significance of dance, and advancing public and individual engagement, understanding and appreciation of dance as a contemporary art form. Led by Artistic Director Joe Moran, Dance Art Foundation works with a dynamic network of leading artists to create adventurous dance that questions the limits and definitions of the art form, and its role in wider cultural life. Dance Art Foundation is a recognised leader in dance-in-health.


Dash Arts is a cross-arts organisation who develop and present new music, theatre, art and dance that challenges the way we see the world. Since 2005 we have produced a number of major new artworks that have been presented in the UK and also toured internationally.  Our aim is to make possible artistic collaboration across cultural, linguistic and social divides, and to broaden the cultural understanding of artists and audiences in the UK by bringing them into creative contact with artists from abroad.


Deborah May is a producer, director and editor who has worked in the theatre, and in film and television - predominantly in dance, music and performance art.

Recent work includes co-producing fifteen short films on contemporary circus with Crying Out Loud, a series of short films on botanic gardens for the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, dance and performance promos, multi-camera recordings of productions at Sadler’s Wells and the National Theatre - including works by Akram Khan, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Russell Maliphant and Handspring Puppets; and Darwin Originals, and What On Earth - two series of short artist-led films, co-produced with Artsadmin.


Franko B has been creating work across video, photography, performance, painting, installation, sculpture and mixed media since 1990. He has performed at the Tate Modern, ICA, South London Gallery and Beaconsfield. Franko B lectures widely, including at St. Martins School of Art, DasArt, New York University and the Courtauld Institute of Art. His recent projects include a mentoring scheme with artists.


GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN is a performance company making cross-genre work that plays with glory, endurance, artifice and the banal. They also curate the work of other artists. GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN’s work has been shown across London at venues including National Theatre Studio (SPILL 2011), Soho Theatre, The Roundhouse and Battersea Arts Centre, as well as on national tours. The company were Platformed Artists at Arnolfini (Bristol) during 2011, where they were commissioned to respond to the venue’s 50th Anniversary theme “The Apparatus of Culture”. Internationally, the company’s work has been shown at Festival Belluard Bollwerk International (Switzerland), ANTI Festival of Contemporary Art (Finland), PACT (Germany), Noorderzon Festival (Netherlands), Junge Hunde Festival (Denmark) and Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts.


JOHN AVERY is a composer & sound designer for Theatre, Dance and Film. He has collaborated with Forced Entertainment, Wendy Houstoun, Vincent Dance and Unicorn Theatre. With director Jo Cammack on "Body of Water" (BBC) and Emio Greco's "Piano di Rotta", with David Hinton on 'Diary of a Dancer', and recordist for Jane and Louise Wilson and poet Tony Harrison.


MAC: Stephen Watts is a poet who’s lived in Whitechapel for 25 years. He also edits & co-translates, mainly contemporary Kurdish, Persian & Slovene poetry. Most recent books are : ‘The Blue Bag’(Poems 2004, repr. 2005), ‘An Anthology Of Modern Kurdish Poetry’(2006) & ‘6 Slovenian Poets’(2006). In 2006 he was the first ‘embedded poet’ with HI-Arts in northern Scotland, working on issues of suicide : ‘The Language Of It’(2007) & a DVD are first fruits of that work. He is concerned with ‘nomad poetics’, with poetry & acts of walking in ongoing projects, & has often worked in hospitals & schools. He is establishing a very extensive web-site biblio-graphy of modern poetry in translation with CCH at Kings College London, among many other projects, & is well acknowledged as a strong performer of his own and other poetries.


Nigel is a lighting designer working in theatre, dance, concerts and opera. He designs regularly for Forced Entertainment (since 1990), Michael Laub (Remote Control), Wendy Houstoun, Diamanda Galas and Ryuichi Sakamoto. He has designed for several West End shows, a few operas as well as a lot of new writing with Paines Plough, Soho and the Royal Court notably assorted Sarah Kane and Debbie Tucker Green premieres.


Penned in the Margins is an independent literary press and arts producer specialising in poetry, spoken word and performance. Founded in 2004 by writer-producer Tom Chivers and operating out of London's East End, the press publishes titles by Ross Sutherland, Luke Kennard, Emily Critchley, Sarah Hesketh and many others, as well as the anthologies Generation Txt, City State: New London Poetry, Stress Fractures: Essays on Poetry and the award-winning Adventures in Form. Penned in the Margins is at the forefront of 'a new breed of literary nights out, fusing poetry with beats and beers’ (Flavorpill); they have produced over 150 events at a wide range of venues including The Bishopsgate Institute, Aubin & Wills, Southbank Centre, The Whitechapel Gallery, The Spitz, RichMix and Bloomsbury Theatre. Their live literature tours include Generation Txt (2007), The African Origins of UFOs (2007), Found in Translation (2009), Kalagora by Siddhartha Bose (2010) and Electronic Voice Phenomena (forthcoming, 2013).


Since graduating with a first in Fine art from Cardiff, Richard DeDomenici has produced, on average, a work of art every fortnight. This proliferation has borne some rich, radical and highly acclaimed fruit. From the Edinburgh Festival to the National Theatre – via Beijing, Iceland and New York – his performances have entertained, challenged and transformed.


Ruby Glaskin is an independent producer and performance maker. She is a Co-Director of Milk Presents Theatre Company and producer of the company’s work. She is currently a recipient of the Escalator Live Art Producers Grant and works across Escalator projects in the East of England. She also producer writer Annie Siddons and is tour booker for mapdance.


The Media Workshop is a digital production and development company who work creatively with new media and developing technologies. The company works within commercial and corporate sectors as well as within the arts, marketing, events, advertising, research and education.

Areas of work and production include film & video, digital development, interaction design, performance technology, video projection and mapping, software & hardware development, online applications, installed media (interactive museum/gallery displays etc), event production and management, pyrotechnics (fireworks, stage, film), animation (3D, motion graphics) and things that have yet to be imagined…

The company is built on an ethos of creative innovation and evolution, developing the creative potential of technology.


the vacuum cleaner is an art and activism collective of one. the vacuum cleaner employ various creative legal and illegal tactics and forms, attempting to mock, brandalise and disrupt concentrations of power.

They have made commissioned work from Tate Modern, ICA, Fierce Festival, the Centre for Contemporary Art Glasgow, the Liverpool Biennial, BBC4, Channel 4, and Arte as well presenting their work throughout the UK and internationally.

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