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.
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
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?
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.
Artists' practices are characterised by persistence. Continuous research and development is punctuated and energised by creative interaction, provoked and inspired through multiple communications and dialogues, all the time gathering the momentum which drives and sustains them over a life-time.
This symposium for artists in Somerset and the South West offers new conversations, skills, insight and resources, providing space for independent and collective reflection and learning and exposing fresh ideas about collaboration and activism.
Symposium convened by the Artist-led Research Group (Leeds) in partnership with Yorkshire and Humberside Visual Arts Network [YVAN], University of Leeds, and Music and Arts Production [MAP Charity
The Art of Coventry is a programme of events designed to support and develop artists and curators. Season 1 ran from May – July 2018 and Season 2 will start in September and run through to early November. Events include curator talks, practical workshops and is supported by visiting art works.
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…
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.
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.
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.
An afternoon of discussion that seeks to unravel how and why certain cities have become recognised as centres for the Art Market as well as exploring what kind of Art Market centre Manchester, and the North West, currently is / can become.
This one day symposium is hosted by De Montfort University Fine Art Department and Leicester Print Workshop with support from DMU Local and the Fine Art Practices Research Group. Through interviews and panel discussions this symposium explores different approaches to making and creating new art work.
Social Making: Socially Engaged Practice Now and Next is a symposium which will bring
examples of international socially‐engaged practices to the South West of the UK, giving the region exposure to a wider network of projects and organisations, and an opportunity to consider a range of methods and their impact.
Working with colleagues in the Netherlands, this symposium will explore the dynamic relationship between artist, curator and organisation; looking at how collaborations on new projects and commissions allows for institutional methodologies and processes to be challenged and changed. Organised by East CVAN.
A half day symposium exploring the role and importance of cultural tourism. Wednesday 16 December 2015, 10am - 2pm, Turner Contemporary, Margate. Tickets: £5
Six stimulating and provocative conversations between art world professionals, including artists, curators, consultants, gallery directors, academics and researchers will explore core problems in the structure of the art world, and seek to address its contemporary system failure. As well as diagnosing the problems, these conversations aim to suggest alternative ways that the art world might function, in order to improve the status and earning power of visual artists.
A one-day symposium that brings together prominent policy-makers, artists, researchers and health professionals to explore the role of conceptual and empirical research in understanding the cultural sector’s impact on people’s health, wellbeing and social connectedness.