The Contemporary Visual Arts Network represents and supports a diverse and vibrant visual arts ecology, embracing a broad range of artistic and curatorial practice across the nine English regions
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Artswork are running a series of training and development sessions throughout the UK between now and September. For details of their Artsmark support sessions, Arts Award advisor training and Artswork Professional Development courses visit: https://artswork.org.uk/training-events/
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.
A two-day biennial conference presented by the Crafts Council to ignite creative business ambitions. The 2019 event is aimed at designer makers who are more established in their business.
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
SICK! Festival is seeking a dynamic, experienced and efficient individual to support its Creative Team to deliver a community engagement programme, commissions and festival programme.
Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education, wishes to recruit an Editor for the Engage Journal. The Editor guides the development and direction of the Journal, working with Engage staff and the Editorial Advisory Board (EAB). The Editor, with the EAB, agrees on the theme for each Journal edition and guides its development and direction in dialogue with the EAB and Engage team.
NTU are now accepting applications for individual artists to join the Summer Lodge 2019. The Summer Lodge is an annual event where for ten days each July, the Fine Art studios of Nottingham Trent University (NTU) are transformed and play host to a gathering of thirty diverse artists.
Photoworks is supporting an opportunity for a neurodiverse adult to create new photographic work. It is specifically for a neurodiverse adult with varying levels of additional needs, including those who may be non-verbal or require complex support. The commission is open to individuals for whom photography is central to their artistic practice.
Live Art Development Agency (LADA) are seeking proposals from artists, writers, educators, and other curious folk who would like to read out 5 minute extracts of books housed in the Study Room – these may be books that have particularly influenced and inspired them, or been their gateway to Live Art, or been the first book they ever looked at in the Study Room, or whatever.
UKYA & Platform Nord are pleased to announce a new international joint working programme for young artists to gain a better understanding of international working and the value of intercultural dialogue. They are seeking up to five UK-based artists to join four Nordic-based artists to be part of the United programme, a nearly six month programme from June 2019 – October 2019.
Engage wishes to commission a Conference Programmer to develop the concept for the Engage international conference 2019, and to programme this important annual event.
This post offers an exciting opportunity for a creative, motivated art specialist to join the art team at Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums.
Animate Projects is a small arts organisation working at the intersection of animation, film and art, working out of Derby and London. They are looking for an engagement coordinator to help deliver our project, WORK.
OUTPUT gallery are excited to offer a way into the art world through their new paid Curatorial Traineeship at OUTPUT gallery. OUTPUT works exclusively with creatives from or based in Merseyside, and through a busy and free programme of exhibitions and events, we hope to encourage the development, mobility and strength of the local art scene.
The shortlisted artists for Turner Prize 2019 are: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock, Oscar Murillo and Tai Shani.
This summer, Jerwood Gallery will be relaunching as Hastings Contemporary – an independent gallery for the South East. A public opening is planned for 6 July, with a major presentation by international contemporary painter Tal R, alongside British artist, Roy Oxlade.
Castlefield Gallery announces Dean of Manchester School of Art Penny Macbeth, and Placemaking and Destination Marketing Consultant Fran Burgess, as the newest members of its Board of Trustees.
Jake and Dinos Chapman, Emma Cousin, Jeremy Deller, Heather and Ivan Morison, Peter Liversidge, Jesse Wine and Sarah Woodfine, are among 30 prominent and emerging contemporary artists donating unique artwork to Milton Keynes Arts Centre’s online charity auction, where each is responding to a ceramic plate. Money raised from the auction will support the delivery of a project collaborating with a young offenders group based in Milton Keynes. The project will see young people get hands on in Milton Keynes Arts Centre’s specialist ceramic studio, making personalised ceramic ware.
The second round of the CVAN NW Bursaries Programme is now open for applications from artists, independent curators /producers and critical arts writers who live and work in the North West region. Deadline 4 April 2019.
CVAN (Contemporary Visual Arts Network) North West is pleased to announce the appointment of Holly R Hesson as new Network Manager. Holly started her role in February.
Working with organisations, photographers, community groups, academics and curators from across the country, the Open Eye Gallery are building a new network to discuss and accelerate the practice of socially engaged photography. In the spirit of social practice, the network will be shaped collaboratively by its users, beginning with a quick survey to gauge how the network can be as useful as it can be. We would appreciate it if anyone interested in joining could take some time to fill it in. The network is open — join below by signing up to the mailing list.
Published in January, a new study by TBR commissioned by the Arts Council concludes that portfolio careers are the norm among artists in a visual artists’ constituency clearly dominated by women. Income levels remain unacceptably low overall and artists’ livelihoods are over-reliant on earnings from work other than art practice. Notably, however like their counterparts in other arts professional and creative industry spheres, it is female artists who experience the greatest barriers to sustaining of art practices over a life-time and are earning less from their art practice than males. Read the research reports including Arts Council’s response here.
Visual Arts South West (VASW) is pleased to announce the appointment of Paula Orrell to the role of Network Manager. Paula will take up the position in April 2019.