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.
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.
Applications are invited for the seventh programme of Standpoint Futures. Standpoint Futures is a residency programme for visual artists based outside the capital, providing high calibre, tailored opportunities for discussion and interaction with the London art world.
Yesterday a-n launched a five-year strategy to tackle the growing challenges artists face in sustaining their careers. The Valuing Artists strategy aims to ensure policy makers and commissioners value the artist as well as the art.
Ten bursaries are being offered by the Jerwood Foundation, providing an opportunity for artists to define and determine their own development needs.