The Artists’ Development Agency is a not-for-profit organisation that provides sustained intellectual and practical support and advice to artists during transitional stages in their development. The Agency has been established in response to a well-recognised gap in the provision of support for artists whose practice does not fit naturally within the commercial gallery world and as a complement to both the training provided by art schools and the existing framework of courses, master-classes and mentoring schemes. Whilst, there is a focus on working with artists during the five to seven years following their formal education, The Agency also supports artists at other stages in their career and undertakes one-off projects with artists and institutions. The Agency has a particular interest in artists using new technologies to take an open, interdisciplinary, socially engaged approach to investigating the impact of scientific, technological and political systems on society and how those systems shape our perception and behaviour.
Steve Fletcher, previously co-founder and director of Carroll/Fletcher, set-up The Artists’ Development Agency in September 2017.