A+ is a partnership between a-n The Artists Information Company and Artquest designed to maximise knowledge of and approaches to delivering quality professional development within the visual arts.
The programme's aims are to provide a strategic and credible grassroots response to the challenges artists and the visual arts sector face nowadays; to demonstrate resilient and sustainable models for future visual arts infrastructure and enable direct and devolved delivery of key aspects of arts policy such as Arts Council England's Achieving Great Art for Everyone, and specific ambitions within Turning Point and Creative and Cultural Skills' Visual Arts Blueprint for Workforce Development.
a-n and Artquest have partnered on developments over many years. They were founder members of the APD network of Artists' Professional Development Organisations and collaborated on delivering The Artists Development Toolkit, Fast Forward and Future Forecast. The opportunity to contribute into to Navigator and the Artworks programme for participatory arts are welcome.