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.
Join a morning panel talk on Pre-Brexit with the Crafts Council and Briffa Legal.
First Plinth: Public Art Award 2019 is designed to offer sculptors an opportunity to extend their practice into competing for public art commissions. The winning sculptor is awarded £10,000 to produce a large-scale sculpture for the sculpture terrace at Dora House before moving to a second site at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The award theme is Progress.
The Customs House are now looking for our 2019 Takeover Team Coordinator to recruit, manage and inspire The Takeover Team in the run up to and during the festival.
As a-n moves towards celebrating 40 years in 2020, they are seeking to broaden the skills base of a-n Board with new members who can play an active role in both representing and monitoring the organisation at this pivotal time.
a-n is seeking artists from across the UK with a variety of skills and a wide range of experiences to join Artists Council for the next three-year term. Artists Council is an advisory group to a-n’s Board and Executive that plays a key role in advocacy, lobbying and developing programmes.
The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) is the charity of the Royal Warrant Holders Association, set up in 1990 to help sustain Britain's cultural heritage, by supporting the education and training of talented and aspiring craftspeople. This can be through the funding of traditional college courses, vocational training programmes, apprenticeships or one-on-one training with masters.
D6: Culture in Transit (formerly ISIS Arts) is looking for an exceptional individual to become our new Chair, supporting us to implement our ambitious programme of work and contribute to our strategic development plan. This is a voluntary position.
Chisenhale are inviting proposals for Studio4 Residencies at Chisenhale Studios. Residencies will take place between April and September 2019, ranging between one and two months depending on your project needs (special exceptions can be made on timescales depending on need).
DASH is pleased to announce the national call-out for an experienced Evaluator to work on its ground-breaking Curatorial Commissions Programme
The Young Cumbrian Artist of the Year 2019 exhibition and awards is now open for submissions.
The children of Belmont Junior School, North London, have created simple drawings illustrating the school's four values– Learning, Generosity of Spirit, Collaboration and Perseverance. We would like to commission an artist(s) to use some of the children's ideas as the basis and/ or inspiration for a piece of artwork to cover a wall c. 12m x 4.5m.
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.
Henry Normal and David Shrigley have become the first Patrons of Phoenix Brighton, the largest provider of artists’ studio space in the South East. Phoenix celebrates this news with a welcome event on Friday 21 September. This event will coincide with the opening of a new exhibition curated by the Rocket Artists, a group of artists with and without learning disabilities.