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
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.
Join CVAN SE on Sunday 3 March, 1-3pm at the Tate Exchange at Tate Modern, where they will be hosting a seminar in association with the Platform Alumni network, and CVAN SE network member Reading International at University of Reading.
Join a morning panel talk on Pre-Brexit with the Crafts Council and Briffa Legal.
Last year, The Culture Capital Exchange launched an Arts and Health Forum as a platform to be used by our member researchers, staff as well as those working in the arts, cultural sectors and/or health related fields.
So far the forum has been used to host physical events, and it has also catalysed peer-to-peer discussions as well as horizon scan for funding bids. It also acts as a mini-hub within the network to bring researchers together with interests in this area.
This academic year, they are continuing the work of the forum with a series of activities over the coming months focusing on some critical themes including: Anxiety and Capitalism, Neurodiversity and Creativity and Walking.
The first roundtable event Health, Anxiety and Capitalism will be opened by presentations from Dr Catherine Maffioletti (Ravensbourne University London), Dr Ayesha Ahmad(University College London, St George's University of London), Dr Dan Taylor (Goldsmiths University), Tamar Shlaim (Marketing Director, Repeater Books).
Using the recent publication of the book k-punk: The Collected and Unpublished Writings of Mark Fisher (Repeater Books, November 2018) as a starting point, we will explore how mental health issues can be understood as systemic within neo-liberalism, and how collectively envisaging concepts of leisure in a post-capitalist world can impact wellbeing.
The event is aimed at researchers, artists and creative practitioners, working with or interested in radical approaches to health and wellbeing.
All participants will have the opportunity to share their research/practice interests, and discuss the future direction and potential of Anxiety and Capitalism as an ongoing thematic within the forum.
Please note: If you are an academic from a non-member institution please get in touch before reserving your place.
If you are unable to attend please let us know as soon as possible so we can free up the space for somebody else.
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.
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.
The fifth event in the What We Talk About ... series of public discussions will explore artist's practices that work with film and installation, considering in particular how the sited staging of film works can facilitate nuanced encounters that both extend and inform a viewer's experience.
CVAN EM presents its project Document for an audience in the unique setting of Fineshade Wood near Corby, Northants. The project has followed six artists, living and working in the East Midlands, since 2016 capturing their experiences of pursuing their arts practice, in their voice.
Invitation to round-table consultation on developing resilience within the arts and creative industries
The Culture Capital Exchange (TCCE) and Cass Business School are collaborating to explore the capacity for resilience amongst professionals in the arts and creative industries.
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…
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…
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.
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….
Hosted by originalprojects; on behalf of East Contemporary Visual Arts Network (ECVAN), the summit will explore the role of creatives (individuals and organisations) in creating great places and how creative workspaces can make the most of a town's potential.
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.
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.
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.
A special artists’ talk and guided tour of two exhibitions by artists Holly Rowan Hesson and Ellen Sampson in association with CVAN North West and Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival.
Organised by The International 3 on behalf of Contemporary Visual Art Network North West (CVAN NW), a presentation from Paul Hobson, Director of Modern Art Oxford and a Q&A chaired by Paulette Terry Brien, Co-Director of The Interational 3, Salford, that will explore and examine the motivations for and impact of public, private and corporate collecting.
At this free event, attendees will be able to hear from groups whose conversations have received support from CVAN East Midlands’ (CVAN EM) collaborative conversation project, The Start of Something, as they reflect on their progress so far and their future plans.
CVAN East Midland's 2017 Annual Event will consider how we make art and maintain an art practice, where we turn for help in the process and practice of making art, if we are looking in the right places and whether we need look at all.
Visual Arts South West's annual event will take place at City Art Gallery, Southampton this year.
New Art West Midlands: An opportunity to get together to see Peter Kennard’s exhibition Off Message at mac birmingham in the company of the artist and curators Craig Ashley and Jessica Litherland. After, a chance to get together over light refreshments to look at the role and development of the Curators’ Network.
Join New Art West Midlands at Eaton House to celebrate their re-launch. An opportunity to find out more about the new team, the programme and upcoming plans, and to find out more about the 2017 New Art West Midlands graduate exhibitions.