Artist development and support has been a key area of work for CVAN within all regional groups over the last five years.
A number of initiatives have been developed to support artists' practice at all stages of their careers. CVAN recognises that investment in artists is key to a sustainable visual arts sector, whether it be by developing initiatives that profile their work, providing opportunities for them or in developing the right environment for artists to thrive within regional ecologies. Graduate retention, national and international profiling and investment into practice enables artists to thrive. Support for artists will continue to be an important area of work for all CVAN regional networks over the forthcoming years.
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.
A series of six practical artist professional development sessions for artists working within socially engaged practice led by Mark Devereux Projects.
Complete a survey to help Humber Street Gallery, Form Shop & Studio and Wykeland understand what artists need to make great art…
FVU have launched their new 'Curatorial Practice Award', an open call for a guest curator from a low-income background to propose and realise an idea. This year-long opportunity includes a fee of £5,000 to the successful candidate, guidance, support and desk space from the FVU team, and FVU will double the funds raised to realise the project. The deadline for proposals is 5pm, 23 July 2018.
CVAN EM’s In Another Place launch
a-n Assembly returns next month, with events in 4 UK destinations, bringing together artists for a mixture of workshops, talks and get-togethers that focus on issues that matter most.
Taking place from 28 June - 1 July, Jamboree 2018 will bring together 150 visual artists, curators and programmers from around the UK to the Dartington Estate near Totnes in Devon. Developed by LOW PROFILE, Jamboree 2018 offers the chance for those who work in the arts to meet others, collaborate, stop, engage and recharge in beautiful surroundings and a positive, critically-engaged environment.
In advance of pre-registration closing for event next week, we find out more about the opportunity from LOW PROFILE and the Jamboree team.
The Drawing Year is a full scholarship MA-level course from the Royal Drawing School offering up to thirty students the opportunity to focus on drawing from observation for one academic year. There are no tuition fees. All students are awarded a full scholarship and receive a free studio space.