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
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/
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.
Paul Moss was an artist & curator, and co - founder of Workplace and Workplace Foundation.
He died on 14th February 2019 due to complications arising from Wiskott - Aldrich syndrome.
The Social Art Assembly is a free invitation to come together to reflect on the Social Art Summit and take part in conversations exploring where Social Art Network [SAN] can go from here. Using an Open Space process for groups to think, work and take action together in a self-organised, non-hierarchical way, we will work collaboratively to develop a collective vision for the future of SAN, including potentially developing a Social Art Biennial and answering the question: How can we develop the Social Art Network into the future?
Social Works?: Live — hosted in partnership between Axisweb and Manchester Metropolitan University — is about working in the open and sharing ideas with a network of people involved in socially engaged practice. Connected by critical engagement as an essential part of the field, the event will explore the infrastructural conditions needed to give those involved in the sector the means to enter into valuable and validating exchanges. Social Works?: Live will take the form of a social art festival—with artist-run ‘stalls’—and a ‘live publication’ process, forming the basis of Social Works? Journal, vol. 2.
‘Spine’ is a festival of conversation, hosted by Lancaster University.
NTU are now accepting applications for individual artists to join the Summer Lodge 2019. The Summer Lodge is an annual event where for ten days each July, the Fine Art studios of Nottingham Trent University (NTU) are transformed and play host to a gathering of thirty diverse artists.
Photoworks is supporting an opportunity for a neurodiverse adult to create new photographic work. It is specifically for a neurodiverse adult with varying levels of additional needs, including those who may be non-verbal or require complex support. The commission is open to individuals for whom photography is central to their artistic practice.
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art has exhibited the work of over 460 different international artists, received over 8 million visitors through the door since opening and welcomed 262,238 participants in learning activities last year alone. They have ambitious plans for 2019-2022 which will be challenging and rewarding for all the team. They are looking for an exceptional individual to join BALTIC Programme team on a temporary basis at this exciting time.
Live Art Development Agency (LADA) are seeking proposals from artists, writers, educators, and other curious folk who would like to read out 5 minute extracts of books housed in the Study Room – these may be books that have particularly influenced and inspired them, or been their gateway to Live Art, or been the first book they ever looked at in the Study Room, or whatever.
UKYA & Platform Nord are pleased to announce a new international joint working programme for young artists to gain a better understanding of international working and the value of intercultural dialogue. They are seeking up to five UK-based artists to join four Nordic-based artists to be part of the United programme, a nearly six month programme from June 2019 – October 2019.
Engage wishes to commission a Conference Programmer to develop the concept for the Engage international conference 2019, and to programme this important annual event.
This post offers an exciting opportunity for a creative, motivated art specialist to join the art team at Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums.
Animate Projects is a small arts organisation working at the intersection of animation, film and art, working out of Derby and London. They are looking for an engagement coordinator to help deliver our project, WORK.
The Castlefield Gallery Associates Members Exhibition provides the successful applicant with a budget of £2,000 to produce an exhibition as part of Castlefield Gallery’s exhibition programme. It supports members of Castlefield Gallery Associates to realise an ambitious, exciting and timely project.
This summer, Jerwood Gallery will be relaunching as Hastings Contemporary – an independent gallery for the South East. A public opening is planned for 6 July, with a major presentation by international contemporary painter Tal R, alongside British artist, Roy Oxlade.
Referencing recently-published research into artists' livelihoods, Susan Jones raises questions about the Arts Council's future policies for support for artists:
Castlefield Gallery announces Dean of Manchester School of Art Penny Macbeth, and Placemaking and Destination Marketing Consultant Fran Burgess, as the newest members of its Board of Trustees.
Jake and Dinos Chapman, Emma Cousin, Jeremy Deller, Heather and Ivan Morison, Peter Liversidge, Jesse Wine and Sarah Woodfine, are among 30 prominent and emerging contemporary artists donating unique artwork to Milton Keynes Arts Centre’s online charity auction, where each is responding to a ceramic plate. Money raised from the auction will support the delivery of a project collaborating with a young offenders group based in Milton Keynes. The project will see young people get hands on in Milton Keynes Arts Centre’s specialist ceramic studio, making personalised ceramic ware.
The second round of the CVAN NW Bursaries Programme is now open for applications from artists, independent curators /producers and critical arts writers who live and work in the North West region. Deadline 4 April 2019.
CVAN (Contemporary Visual Arts Network) North West is pleased to announce the appointment of Holly R Hesson as new Network Manager. Holly started her role in February.
Working with organisations, photographers, community groups, academics and curators from across the country, the Open Eye Gallery are building a new network to discuss and accelerate the practice of socially engaged photography. In the spirit of social practice, the network will be shaped collaboratively by its users, beginning with a quick survey to gauge how the network can be as useful as it can be. We would appreciate it if anyone interested in joining could take some time to fill it in. The network is open — join below by signing up to the mailing list.
Published in January, a new study by TBR commissioned by the Arts Council concludes that portfolio careers are the norm among artists in a visual artists’ constituency clearly dominated by women. Income levels remain unacceptably low overall and artists’ livelihoods are over-reliant on earnings from work other than art practice. Notably, however like their counterparts in other arts professional and creative industry spheres, it is female artists who experience the greatest barriers to sustaining of art practices over a life-time and are earning less from their art practice than males. Read the research reports including Arts Council’s response here.
Visual Arts South West (VASW) is pleased to announce the appointment of Paula Orrell to the role of Network Manager. Paula will take up the position in April 2019.