Assembly Thamesmead: a-n
Oct
26
10:00 AM10:00

Assembly Thamesmead: a-n

Assembly Thamesmead includes contributions from artists, curators, producers and organisations working in London, with a particular emphasis on ‘London’s edge’. Curated by artist-led space TACO!, Assembly Thamesmead addresses issues around agency, placemaking and collective organisation in order to open up debate about artist-led responses to cultural inequality, public space, housing and community production.

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Dialogues - Towards Change: Artist Placemaking [Seminar 1]
Nov
9
12:00 PM12:00

Dialogues - Towards Change: Artist Placemaking [Seminar 1]

Dialogues – Towards Change is an invitation to come together to address rights and representation in the visual arts sector, initiated by CVAN South East in partnership with a number of our network organisations. This seminar will examine the artist’s role in placemaking through the creation of a richer and more diverse arts community.

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SAVE THE DATE: 20th Sept 2019 Future Proof, VASW regional event
Sep
20
10:00 AM10:00

SAVE THE DATE: 20th Sept 2019 Future Proof, VASW regional event

Visual Arts South West (VASW), in partnership with Arnolfini, invites the arts sector to come together and take part in a day of learning. Join inspiring speakers to work collectively and consider our future amongst critical issues that are at play and out of our control: precarity and limited access to the field, the turn away from the European community, the rapid development of digital technologies and the climate crisis.

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Engage Area Group Meeting: All Together Now: thinking diversity in a rural context
Jun
28
2:30 PM14:30

Engage Area Group Meeting: All Together Now: thinking diversity in a rural context

Rural Arts in collaboration with Engage Yorkshire host a social gathering for arts practitioners to explore ideas about diversity. We will consider the questions: what does diversity look like in a rural setting? Where is the community in ‘rural community’? Where does the Creative Case for Diversity sit rural villages and towns?

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The Rural Assembly
Jun
20
to Jun 22

The Rural Assembly

  • Whitechapel Gallery & Wysing Arts Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Rural Assembly draws on a series of public programmes and research that developed throughout 2018. It looks at contemporary artists and creative practitioners who are challenging the assumptions made about rural life and culture, providing a new vision of the countryside grounded in everyday experience and a critique of the rural-urban binary. This

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Making Creativity Pay - StoryLab Workshop: Anglia Ruskin University
Jun
19
2:00 PM14:00

Making Creativity Pay - StoryLab Workshop: Anglia Ruskin University

Join Anglia Ruskin University for an open discussion on making a living from creative practice. This workshop brings together practitioners working in film, illustration and contemporary art and will focus on commissioning and working with agents.

Speakers: Pauline Burt (CEO Ffilm Cymru Wales), Mark Segal (The Artists Agency), Dr Nanette Hoogslag (Cambridge School of Art, ARU)

Chair: Hans Petch (Cambridge School of Creative Industries, ARU)

Areas covered:
+ creative strategies to overcome financial challenges
+ the impact of the digital environment on professional practice
+ how creative practitioners support themselves and their practice
+ how to work with an agent
+ commissioning art and artistic research

Where: Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, CB1 1PT, Cambridge

FREE EVENT. Reserve your place at www.storylabresearch.com


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Children’s Art Week 2019
Jun
8
to Jun 16

Children’s Art Week 2019

Children's Art Week will take place across the UK from Saturday 8 to Sunday 16 June 2019. Children's Art Week is open to venues of all types and sizes to devise and register visual arts events for children and families — from museums and galleries, libraries, community halls and schools, to individual artists and makers. 

Children's Art Week is run by Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education, and supported in 2019 by the Arts Society and The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust. 

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Social Works?: Live
Apr
26
9:00 AM09:00

Social Works?: Live

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.

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Social Art Assembly - Tate Exchange
Apr
25
10:00 AM10:00

Social Art Assembly - Tate Exchange

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?

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NOURISH 19 - ARTIST REALITY SAVE THE DATE
Mar
19
to Mar 28

NOURISH 19 - ARTIST REALITY SAVE THE DATE

Yorkshire & Humber Visual Arts Network is hosting a series of curated conversations with visual artists, makers and professionals on the current state of the visual arts across the region. Together, we will put together and take forward actions to make positive change happen for practicing artists and makers.

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TCCE Event: Beyond Resilience: Co-designing Our Creative Futures
Mar
14
10:30 AM10:30

TCCE Event: Beyond Resilience: Co-designing Our Creative Futures

The Culture Capital Exchange announce Beyond Resilience: Co-designing our creative futures. The forum will be a highly participative day of workshops, discussions and peer-to-peer sessions focused on organisational and personal resilience as well as resilience in the wider world. It is aimed at artists, leaders working in the arts and cultural sector, funders, policy-makers and others engaged in the development and sustainability of the sector, as well as researchers and those who collaborate more widely with the sector.

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Learning By Design - Peer learning and professional development for gallery and visual arts educators
Mar
4
to Mar 6

Learning By Design - Peer learning and professional development for gallery and visual arts educators

Take time out to share and reflect on current gallery and arts education practice and research with colleagues from across the UK and beyond. Find out about new developments in design and craft education from hosts: the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Design Museum, and the Crafts Council.
Run by Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education, this is a great opportunity for colleagues to work together over three intensive days to reflect on their practice, review recent research, and learn about UK and international contexts and network. Participants of Learning by Design are invited to present or run an activity or workshop for their peers. Attendees may also choose to participate and not present. 

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Ian Giles East CVAN New Geographies commission
Feb
16
to Feb 24

Ian Giles East CVAN New Geographies commission

Artist Ian Giles and Open Ramble East are organising walks with LGBTQI+ people throughout the East of England during 2019 as part of East CVAN’s New Geographies. The rambling walks will move from urban centres out in to more rural spaces. They are an opportunity for LGBTQI+ individuals to socialise and collectively claim space. After each walk there will be a social event with food and music. As part of his research Ian has been meeting with members of the Gay Outdoor Club a membership led walking group founded in the 1970s. He has also been exploring queer sites and histories across the East. 

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The Artist's Journey #2
Feb
14
9:30 AM09:30

The Artist's Journey #2

The Artist's Journey #2 will share the collective journeys of artists who have a range of practices and approaches and who continue to plot a course for their development. The talks and discussions will explore the potential of collaboration, the power of a collective voice, and ways of protecting and sustaining the freedom to make art.

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