We are delighted to announce our 11 commissioned artists for Social Works?: Live They are Eva He, gobscure, Harald Smykla, Jaron Hill, Lady Kitt and Louise Brown, Leslie Thompson, Mark Prest, Rabab Ghazoul, Rosalie Schweiker, Sharon Bennett and Sarah Dixon, and Social Art Network.

We've just launched our Social Works? micro-site which includes details about our upcoming Social Works?: Live event on 26 April in Manchester. Head over to the site to find out more about the event and to register to attend. We are offering a limited number of bursaries to Axisweb members to support self-employed artists / those on a low income with costs associated with travelling to the event, childcare, etc.

For April's Artist of the Month we've selected Manchester-based artist Sophie Bullock. We talk to her about her practice which explores political, technological and societal ideas through playful experiences.

In her third and final blog post Ellen Bell reflects on the last two years of her performance practice.

You still have time to apply for our Marketing Coordinator role - we've extended the deadline until 10am, Monday 8 April 2019. The Marketing Coordinator will be working on our KTP Models of Validation project and be based in Wakefield.

We have more copies of our Social Works?: Open for sale. Social Works?: Open speaks to the precariousness of socially engaged practice during an extended period of government-led cuts to arts funding across the UK, and the continued importance of maintaining and supporting a critical voice within socially engaged art.Contributors include: Jen Delos Reyes, Kerry Morrison, R.M. Sánchez-Camus, Claire Mead, They Are Here, Harvey Dimond, Lauren Velvick, Les Monaghan and Joe Cotgrave. 

In our monthly What's On Guide we share events from our Axis Directory members that are happening in April.




Social Works?: Live - Artists announced

Find out about our socially engaged art event happening 26 April in Manchester, get involved and register to attend.


Social Works?: Live - Book your place

Social Works?: Live will take the form of a social art festival, with artist-run 'stalls', a fringe, commissioners hot-seat and opportunities for exchange. Free to attend, all welcome.


Artist of the Month - Sophie Bullock

Our Artist of the Month for Aprilis Manchester-based Sophie Bullock.


Marketing Coordinator - KTP

We're hiring! Looking for an experienced Marketing Coordinator to join our project team in Wakefield to work on our KTP Models of Validation project. Deadline extended until 10am, Monday 8 April 2019.


Ellen Bell: Performance Practice III

Read our interview with Paul Digby about his new body of work about the emergency services.


Social Works?: Open

get your copy of our Social Works? Open publication featuring new commissioned writing about socially engaged practice.


What's On - April

A selection of events happening in April from our Axis Directory members.