Official Launch of Flow Observatorium as England’s first equality and diversity charity for neurodivergent creatives:
Sep
27
4:00 PM16:00

Official Launch of Flow Observatorium as England’s first equality and diversity charity for neurodivergent creatives:

Having been working for the past year towards achieving charitable status, Flow Observatorium’s official launch as England’s first equality and diversity charity for neurodivergent creatives takes place at the Zodiac Room in Portsmouth Guildhall on September 27th 2018, 4 – 6pm.

Flow Observatorium is led by Jon Adams, a nationally recognised neurodivergent artist and neurodiversity campaigner and Donna Bish, an arts and dance practitioner, researcher and archivist. They have been working collaboratively for the past three years, researching and advocating for acceptance of neurodivergent culture, and are now based at Portsmouth Guildhall which marks the beginning of an exciting new partnership with Portsmouth Cultural Trust.

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Curator Tour: SUBI 수비
Sep
15
2:00 PM14:00

Curator Tour: SUBI 수비

Join curator Matthew Pendergast for a tour of Castlefield Gallery's exhibition SUBI 수비. This is a chance to hear the curator offer his unique insight into the work of the artists and makers in the exhibition; Sam Buckley (UK), Insook Choi (Korea / UK), Joe Hartley (UK), Eunji Briller Kim (Korea), Eunmi Kim (Korea / UK), John Powell-Jones (UK), Hyun Min Shin (Korea), Gae-Hwa Lim (Korea), Gyung-Kyun Shin (Korea) and the themes explored.

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 Care in the Media and Cultural Industries
Sep
12
to Sep 14

Care in the Media and Cultural Industries

Care in the Media and Cultural Industries - 12th-14th September 2018 at Curve, Leicester - explores the dichotomy between the positive image of good and fulfilling work presented by the media, arts and cultural industries and the inequalities and injustices integral to them. The full suite of films - Six Artist Stories - will be available to view online shortly at www.cvaneastmidlands.co.uk.

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Show & Tell / A Creative Talk Night
Sep
6
8:00 PM20:00

Show & Tell / A Creative Talk Night

Join Modern Painters, New Decotators for an evening of talks by creatives based within the East Midlands who work on a national and international scale. Guests will talk through their recent projects and how they've found the opportunities to thrive in the area. To tie in with our current exhibition 'Sleeper, Giant' Show + Tell 2 will be loosely themed around public sculpture, as well as giving the inside scoop of what it's like to work in the arts industry. Their gallery and bar will be open all evening and they'll also have 10% off everything in the shop - for one night only! Tickets are extremely limited.

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A CREATIVE EXPLORATION OF AGEING ACROSS OUR LIVES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF KENT 10 - 4PM
Jul
21
10:00 AM10:00

A CREATIVE EXPLORATION OF AGEING ACROSS OUR LIVES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF KENT 10 - 4PM

The University of Kent and Centre for Policy on Ageing are inviting artists of all ages, visual and performance artists, photographers, poets, musicians, dancers, writers and film makers to join them to: explore, create and play with the very notion of ageing; the implications, both in the broadest sense and personal, our perceptions of self in time past, present and future - not so much later life but across the life course .

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TCCE Summer Symposium: Refresh, Reboot, Retool: new imaginaries for challenging times
Jul
3
3:00 PM15:00

TCCE Summer Symposium: Refresh, Reboot, Retool: new imaginaries for challenging times

TCCE is holding it’s summer symposium: Refresh, Reboot, Retool: new imaginaries for challenging times on Tuesday 3rd July 2018 at The Art Workers’ Guild in Bloomsbury, London. The symposium brings together academics, artists, creatives, policy-makers and people from other sectors. Refresh Reboot, Retool: new imaginaries for challenging times sets out to create a space in which to encourage, debate, conversation, play, knowledge exchange and co-creation about some of our most important contemporary challenges including: politics, diversity, identity, place and environment…

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Accelerate Studio – Arch 1 exhibition
Jun
29
to Jul 30

Accelerate Studio – Arch 1 exhibition

Project Art Works present new work by members of the Accelerate Studio. Meeting every Tuesday, the Accelerate Studio is a creative programme for adults with complex needs, including those with profound and multiple needs. Within the studio, the artist team work alongside participants to develop both collaborative and individual bodies of work.

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Workshop: Develop your market - Craft fairs explained
Jun
26
1:00 PM13:00

Workshop: Develop your market - Craft fairs explained

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Are you looking for more outlets for your work? Do you know the differences between retail and trade fairs? Do you need support to expand your creative business?

Read on to find out more about this Crafts Council workshop that is designed to offer you an insight to taking part in Craft Fairs and how to make the most of these types of opportunities…

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Workshop: Grow your creative business: how to work with manufacturers
Jun
25
12:45 PM12:45

Workshop: Grow your creative business: how to work with manufacturers

Looking to grow your business but cannot produce the quantity? Looking to expand your product range or portfolio practice? Do you have the ideas but not the resources to product the work that you want?

Read on for more info about this Crafts Council Workshop which is has been designed to provide makers with skills to export and promote their work successfully…

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On Being An Artist
Jun
8
4:30 PM16:30

On Being An Artist

In 2016 six artists, living and working in the East Midlands, were selected to take part in Document, a project that set out to tell their story, in their voice. On Friday 8th June, 4.30 - 7pm, NN Contemporary Art will screen Six Artist Stories and artists involved in the project will reflect on their involvement with the project…

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Family Arts Campaign Leadership Symposium
Jun
6
10:30 AM10:30

Family Arts Campaign Leadership Symposium

The Family Arts Campaign is delighted to announce their first ever national Family Arts Leadership Symposium, inviting both established and emerging cultural leaders to engage in some of the big issues affecting our work and to shape the future landscape for family arts. The programme will include keynote speakers in the field of Leadership along with cultural leaders in Leeds and the wider Yorkshire area who will be discussing leading family-friendly organisational cultures.

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On Being An Artist
Jun
1
2:00 PM14:00

On Being An Artist

n 2016 six artists, living and working in the East Midlands, were selected to take part in Document, a project that set out to tell their story, in their voice. A series of short films commissioned for Document, in which the artists reflect on their practice and their involvement in the project, will be screened as part of the University of Lincoln’s Festival of Creativity….

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IN ANOTHER PLACE
May
21
to Jul 1

IN ANOTHER PLACE

In Another Place is a collaboration between the Contemporary Visual Arts Network East Midlands and ten venues bringing new art to new audiences. 

10 regional organisations have invited visual artists to present original artworks on advertising billboards in a range of locations for 6 weeks. Transforming these everyday hoardings into a vibrant display across the region, In Another Place aims to bring art to audiences, in places where normally they would see advertising.

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Another World Is Possible - CVAN EM Annual Event 2018
Apr
19
10:00 AM10:00

Another World Is Possible - CVAN EM Annual Event 2018

The Contemporary Visual Arts Network East Midlands' Annual Event, taking place on Thursday 19 April in Northampton will explore what conditions are needed and what are the right risks to run to make something happen. What might future art practice look like and what are useful new ways of doing things.

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Amplify
Mar
27
2:00 PM14:00

Amplify

NECVAN's first social event, with talks, workshops, dinner and bar followed by artist commissions and DJ. Please join them for this opportunity for the network to come together, celebrate achievements, contribute to plans for both the national and North East CVAN, and to socialise, make connections and enjoy a few performances. 

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The Artist's Journey. Which way is it now?
Feb
22
10:00 AM10:00

The Artist's Journey. Which way is it now?

Being an artist can take you to places you never thought were possible, but the paths are unclear and the maps complicated. Come on a trip that treads the routes that artists take, goes back to places we have all been before, and shares the picnics along the way to help us plan the next excursions.

This conference forms part of Making Ways, delivered through a partnership with Sheffield Hallam University and Yorkshire and Humber Visual Arts Network (YVAN) with additional support from Bloc Projects and Yorkshire Artspace.

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The Life and Times of a Visual Artist
Feb
16
5:00 PM17:00

The Life and Times of a Visual Artist

Document is a project by CVAN East Midlands that seeks to tell the story of the artist, at this time, in the region, in their voice.  Filmmaker Bill Newsinger has been working with six selected artists to gather footage of them making, talking about their work and their experiences. The Life and Times of a Visual Artist will launch the films to an audience at New Art Exchange in Nottingham.

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New Art West Midlands 2018
Feb
16
to May 14

New Art West Midlands 2018

New Art West Midlands opens February 2018, celebrating and showcasing extraordinary works from some of the West Midlands' most exciting emerging artists. 28 artists, all of whom have graduated in the past three years, have been selected to have their work on display at prestigious local venues as part of New Art West Midlands 2018.

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