Artist Development

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.