CVAN ADVOCACY & POLICY
CVAN’s national network brings together CVAN’s 9 regional arts development networks into a sector representative body for the visual arts in England. We work to advocate the interests of all our stakeholders from individual practitioners to artist-led projects and studios through regional galleries to our key visual arts institutions. Our research and policy work is built on collaboration between the regions for a truly nationally representative advocacy bringing a wide range of views to our work. We also publish the range of opinions and positions current within our sector which may not always represent the views of CVAN itself but which may otherwise have no national platform. We work closely with other visual arts sector bodies as well as creative industries policy organisations and international bodies.
CVAN produces a short-term strategy suitable for our rapidily changing world, our current 3-year strategy can be downloaded here. We also set annual strategic priorities which structure our work with the CVAN regions.
CVAN’s strategic priorities for 2019:
Exploring new models, technologies, and funding sources to help make up for dwindling traditional resources
Maintaining our contemporary visual arts sector's international reputation for vibrancy, innovation, and excellence
Becoming more diverse as a sector in our range of people, skills, and perspectives
New Publication: The Audience Agency Visual Arts Report
CVAN and The Audience Agency are pleased to launch the Audiences For Visual Arts report this Autumn. We believe that data plays an increasingly important role in shaping our future relationship with the visual arts. In order to involve everyone across our towns, cities, and country in the richness of the experience, it is ever more important to understand our audience. We're delighted to see evidence that we have already attracted such a diverse group of people, but there is always more to be done! This report, and our work with The Audience Agency, is invaluable in promoting the effective use of data by the sector, as well as informing our advocacy work.