A Brief Introduction to… the Artists International Association (AIA)

This post, the second in a series of bite-size introductions to arts organisations in modern Britain, explores art and activism at the Artists International Association, 1933-1971.

Advocates for the Arts #1: Eleanor Elder

This post, the first in a new series celebrating Advocates for the Arts, explores the forgotten women who, as secretaries, administrators and committee members, worked to extend public access to the arts in the first half of the twentieth century.


Revolutionary Red Tape is a four-year research project funded by the British Academy and led by Dr Emma West. It explores how pioneering public servants, artists and administrators worked to increase public access to the arts in modern Britain. I'll be sharing research, news and updates on this blog as I go along.