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If Not Now Then When? Research Launch

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At this event CVAN EM and CAMEo will launch the publication of their research into the East Midlands visual arts community. Hear the key findings of It Takes A Region To Raise An Artist, and participate in a lively discussion featuring regionally-based artists and curators, about support for artists, the strengths and gaps in the region and approaches to developing regional artistic talent.



·        Dr Antoinette Burchill - AHRC Creative Economy Engagement Fellow & Researcher: It Takes A Region To Raise An Artist

·        Andrea Hadley-Johnson - Artistic Programme Manager, National Justice Museum

·        David John Scarborough - Artist, Curator & Founder of Modern Painters New Decorators

·        James Steventon - Artist, Writer, Runner & Director, Fermynwoods Contemporary Art

·        Skinder Hundal MBE - CEO and Director, New Art Exchange

With Elizabeth Hawley-Lingham, Director, CVAN EM & Professor Mark Banks, Director, CAMEo.

This is a free event supported by AHRC, Midlands4Cities, CVAN EM, and CAMEo.

Everybody is welcome.

Following this event, from 6-7.30pm, delegates are also invited to CVAN EM's Annual Event at nearby Two Queens, where over delicious refreshments and informal conversation, they will have a sneak preview of and an introduction to his new solo exhibition - Pillgarlic's Gone A-Sauling - by Berlin-based artist Jake Kent. They will also be able to find out more about Leicester's responses to the It Takes A Region To Raise An Artist workforce survey and hear about CVAN EM's future plans.

Later Event: October 26
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