The Contemporary Visual Arts Network represents and supports a diverse and vibrant visual arts ecology, embracing a broad range of artistic and curatorial practice across the nine English regions
Heart of Glass, in collaboration with Mark Devereux Projects, is delighted to announce a series of six practical artist professional development sessions for artists working within socially engaged practice. The sessions will take place in St Helens between November 2018 and April 2019.
Artswork are running a series of training and development sessions throughout the UK between now and September. For details of their Artsmark support sessions, Arts Award advisor training and Artswork Professional Development courses visit: https://artswork.org.uk/training-events/
This day will introduce you to the various options available to you in growing a team, whether you are looking for support for a one off project; setting up a maker space or building capacity in your business.
The Crafts Council are running an event that will introduce you to the various options available to you in growing a team, whether you are looking for support for a one off project; setting up a maker space or building capacity in your business.
Rediscovering the persecution of witches and reimagining the landscape, A Coven A Grove A Standis an evolving installation combining sculpture, sound and moving image, with hand-crafted pieces from local communities.
Join a morning panel talk on Pre-Brexit with the Crafts Council and Briffa Legal.
Aspex is looking for a highly motivated and entrepreneurial individual with a passion for working with people, excellent organisational skills and a ‘can do’ attitude to join its committed team. This is a crucial role, with key responsibility to drive income generation through development of venue hire.
Whitstable Biennale is looking to get to know artists who are working in North Kent and support their practice through their Artist Development Programme.
One-Off Moving Festival invite artists and film-makers to participate in this
second edition of One-Off Moving Image Festival! They’re looking for 1
SECOND MOVING IMAGES on the theme of humans vs. nature.
£5m PPL insurance now available with CuratorSpace. £5m Public & Products Liability (PPL) artist insurance provided in association with specialist brokers Hencilla Cansworth is now included with the new CuratorSpace Artist Plus subscription.
The Live Art Development Agency (LADA) is offering two Leadership Bursaries of £10,000 each for artists and/or arts workers from culturally diverse backgrounds (BME: Black and Minority Ethnic) as part of Live Art UK's three-year Diverse Actions programme.
Inviting Artists and Creatives from across the globe to respond to 20 exhibition and event proposals by early career curators. These will come together as the Fringe Arts Bath 2019 Festival programme, a 17 day free festival of contemporary visual arts.
The Live Art Development Agency's "Arthole Artist's Award" supports a ground-breaking and inspirational UK-based artist working in Live Art to undertake a self-determined year-long research and artistic development programme that will have a significant and lasting impact on their practice, and on wider contemporary culture in the UK.
A chance to take part in the RWA Sculpture Open Exhibition 2019. The event provides an opportunity for artists at any stage of their career to showcase their work alongside big names from the art world, and to present their work to the many keen art buyers who attend our Open Exhibitions.
This is an exciting and rare opportunity to spearhead the strategic direction and artistic programme of a small but important art gallery, bringing together arts, cultural regeneration, social engagement, environment and health and wellbeing whilst also identifying new directions, partnerships and opportunities for THG’s ongoing and future success.
University of Bath are seeking a confident individual with arts projects and events experience to join the Office for the Arts programme team, based at The Edge.
Recently, Alistair Hill, Brighton and Hove City Council’s Director of Public Health, has produced The Art of Good Health, a report that focuses on the contribution that the arts make to the health of the city’s residents. In his foreword he reflects on the question “should we look closer at the role of arts in health?”:
Welcome to the last Director’s blog for 2018 and our very best wishes to CVAN regional networks and the visual arts sector. Time to banish the gloom and spice the wine!
Let's start with a bit of seasonal roundup cheer. The British painter, Jenny Saville, became the most expensive living female artist in October when Propped (1992) sold for £8.25m (£9.5m with fees) at Sotheby's in London according to the 2018 roundup in The Art Newspaper but her success was drowned out by a shredder! Congratulations also to Charlotte Prodger’s Turner Prize-winning exploration of queer identity, language, technology and time. CVAN celebrates our truly stellar female artists and looks forward to a New Year of innovation and diversity in the visual arts and continued international cooperation…
The new MK Gallery, designed by 6a architects, in close collaboration with artists Gareth Jones and Nils Norman, will open on 16 March 2019.
BALTIC is delighted to present the second BALTIC Artists’ Award, a worldwide biennial art award judged solely by artists. Three internationally renowned artist-judges, Lubaina Himid, Michael Rakowitz and Haegue Yang, have each selected an artist who has the opportunity to realise new work which will be seen in this four-month exhibition
Contemporary arts charity, Bedford Creative Arts (BCA) is delighted to announce it has appointed a new Director, Elaine Midgley, to the BCA team.
We've been incredibly busy over the past month - having published our 3-year strategy, we are now working on a new communications strategy likely to include a rebrand and relaunch in 2020. We're also working hard on developing new partnerships, collaborations, and projects to address the many pressing issues facing our sector.
Whilst Governmental bandwidth is obviously hogged by Brexit this month, we have seen the publication of a new Civil Society Strategy and developments in the ongoing quagmire of Higher Education debt and fee levels which are likely to have a specific impact on the creative sector.
As a sector, the visual arts have always been committed to European membership, movement, and collaboration, but we now have very little realistic hope of influencing the government's thinking on migration and freedom of movement and are increasingly concerned about the design of replacement funding structures. CVAN is therefore looking at what we need to do to minimise the impact of Brexit (in whatever form) on the sector as well as supporting campaigns such as Free Move Create…
Art 360 have launched a free app designed to make archiving and cultural preservation skills available to all.
There's something of a theme emerging in a slew of recent reports and consultations and in artists responses to them: how does the visual arts sector with its socially embedded practices actually work and can it continue as it is - or can we feed it into a computer, bottle it, flip it, and label it with a flag? How radical is radical - or is it populist? Are we in revolutionary or just ‘interesting’ times?…
Join Site Gallery Sheffield for their opening weekend of celebrations, beginning on Friday 28 with a preview and party
Having worked for the past year towards achieving charitable status, Flow Observatorium’s official launch as England’s first equality and diversity charity for neurodivergent creatives will be held at the Zodiac Room in Portsmouth Guildhall on September 27th 2018, 4 – 6pm.