FVU Announce Curatorial Practice Award for moving-image curators from low-income backgrounds - Deadline 23rd July 2018

FVU Announce Curatorial Practice Award for moving-image curators from low-income backgrounds - Deadline 23rd July 2018

FVU have launched their new 'Curatorial Practice Award', an open call for a guest curator from a low-income background to propose and realise an idea. This year-long opportunity includes a fee of £5,000 to the successful candidate, guidance, support and desk space from the FVU team, and FVU will double the funds raised to realise the project. The deadline for proposals is 5pm, 23 July 2018.

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NEW GEOGRAPHIES & East Contemporary Visual Arts Network (ECVAN) ANNOUNCE THE ARTISTS COMMISSIONED TO CREATE TEN SITE-RESPONSIVE ART WORKS ACROSS THE EAST OF ENGLAND

NEW GEOGRAPHIES & East Contemporary Visual Arts Network (ECVAN) ANNOUNCE THE ARTISTS COMMISSIONED TO CREATE TEN SITE-RESPONSIVE ART WORKS ACROSS THE EAST OF ENGLAND

New Geographies and the East Contemporary Visual Arts Network (ECVAN) are delighted to announce the artists selected to create ten major site-responsive visual arts commissions across the East of England. New Geographies is a three-year project, funded by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, to create a new map of the East of England based on personal thoughts, reflections and stories of unexplored or overlooked places, rather than on historic or economical centres.

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A creative exploration of ageing across our lives Saturday 21st July 2018 at the University of Kent 10 - 4pm

A creative exploration of ageing across our lives Saturday 21st July 2018 at the University of Kent 10 - 4pm

The University of Kent and Centre for Policy on Ageing are inviting artists of all ages, visual and performance artists, photographers, poets, musicians, dancers, writers and film makers to join them to: explore, create and play with the very notion of ageing; the implications, both in the broadest sense and personal, our perceptions of self in time past, present and future - not so much later life but across the life course .

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Please support What Next campaign on Brexit amendments!

Please support What Next campaign on Brexit amendments!

CVAN is endorsing and supporting the What Next? movement's lobby supporting certain Lords amendments to the draft EU Withdrawal Bill. Brexit is a difficult and confusing process to follow and so What Next has produced a guide to help everyone better understand the various options we as a country are facing in terms of Brexit and the impact they will each have on your work.

What's Next need our help to get the message across to MPs but time is tight, the amendments will be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 June 2018 - this means there's just a week to respond by writing to your MP to make sure she or he is aware of the serious impact certain decisions within Brexit negotiations will have on our sector. Find out how you can help >>

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TCCE SUMMER SYMPOSIUM: REFRESH, REBOOT, RETOOL: NEW IMAGINARIES FOR CHALLENGING TIMES

TCCE SUMMER SYMPOSIUM: REFRESH, REBOOT, RETOOL: NEW IMAGINARIES FOR CHALLENGING TIMES

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…

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OPEN CALL FOR BALTIC BOTHY RESIDENCY 2018

OPEN CALL FOR BALTIC BOTHY RESIDENCY 2018

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead is supporting an emerging artist based in the North East of England (County Durham, Northumberland, Teesside or Tyne and Wear) to undertake a week’s residency at Sweeney’s Bothy on the Isle of Eigg, in partnership with the Bothy Project.

The residency will take place from 1-8 September 2018

Deadline for submissions: Friday 15 June 2018, 23.59

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CVAN EM's Document project receives critical coverage

CVAN EM has commissioned a piece of critical writing about its Document project, that follows six artists in the East Midlands to reflect on their experience as practising artists, at this time, in their voices. 

Artist and writer Tom Hackett, has in turn reflected on the project; how it came about, what it seeks to achieve, the six artists, and critically, its taking place in the East Midlands.

Read his piece on a-n The Artist's Information Company's website

Find out more about Document and the artists taking part, as well as about the events scheduled as part of the project.

 

 

What's happening in creative HE?

Creative education has been facing a number of crises recently and most will be aware of the research and very visible campaigns by NSEAD and the Cultural Learning Alliance (among others) around primary and secondary creative education and the effects of the exclusion of creative subjects from eBacc. What is only just emerging into public consciousness, however, is a burgeoning crisis in creative higher education. 

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Help shape fair Exhibition Payment for artists

Help shape fair Exhibition Payment for artists

CVAN is part of the Paying Artist Working Group which, with a-n The Artists Information Company, has launched the Exhibition Payment Survey 2018 - a new sector-wide survey to collect essential data and produce a benchmark for Exhibition Payment in the UK. Whether you are an artist or work for an arts organisation, we urge you to complete the survey to ensure both artists and organisations experiences are taken into consideration.

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