Applications open for Woon Foundation Prize 2019

Applications open for Woon Foundation Prize 2019

Applications are now open for the Woon Foundation Prize 2019! Entry is free for the UK’s most generous painting and sculpture prize for graduating artists. 1st prize includes a £20k Fellowship inc. studio, with two generous runner-up prizes of £9,000 and £6,000. Presented by BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art & Northumbria University. Deadline: 1 April.

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New Socially Engaged Photography Network forms

New Socially Engaged Photography Network forms

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.

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Livelihoods of Visual Artists Report

Livelihoods of Visual Artists Report

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

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Director's Blog: January 2019

Director's Blog: January 2019

CVAN celebrates the many successes of our strongly embedded regional base delivering fantastic support to arts organisations through our regional networks but we also need to draw together and do more to promote our interests as a sector overall. So through the coming year CVAN will be looking at how we can work better together as a national network, how we innovate, how we engage across sectors and in creative partnerships regionally, nationally, and internationally, and how we promote diversity in the visual arts.

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CVAN EM News

CVAN EM News

CVAN EM in  partnership with their academic partner CAMEo - the University of Leicester's institute for research into the creative and cultural economies - have been awarded a Creative Economy Engagement Fellowship. Over the next ten months their researcher, artist and performer Dr Antoinette Burchill will carry out research into our region's visual arts ecology, exploring its strengths and weaknesses, how any gaps can be filled.

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What is it like to be an artist working in the East Midlands? 

What is it like to be an artist working in the East Midlands? 

What is it like to be an artist working in the East Midlands? Elizabeth Hawley-Lingham (Director of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network in the East Midlands) and Paula Serafini (Research Associate at CAMEo Research Institute for Cultural and Media Economies, University of Leicester) spent two years looking beneath the surface.

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Call for Proposals: The Arthole Artists's Award 2019/20 - deadline 4/3/19

Call for Proposals: The Arthole Artists's Award 2019/20 - deadline 4/3/19

The Live Art Development Agency's "Arthole Artist's Award" supports a ground-breaking and inspirational UK-based artist working in Live Art to undertake a self-determined year-long research and artistic development programme that will have a significant and lasting impact on their practice, and on wider contemporary culture in the UK.

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