Consulting the CVAN Regions - Update

Consulting the CVAN Regions - Update

CVAN has been consulting since February with our regions to determine the focus for CVAN's national strategy work over the coming three years. We began with a discussion at January's CVAN coordinators' meeting and it was agreed to tailor workshops or other activities to fit around the regions' own cycles. 

Over February and March, we have been working with CVAN NE, East, NW, SE, New Art West Midlands and YVAN to take views from across their networks. This process has taken longer than expected to organise and we have therefore put back making a draft available for comment until all the regions have had a chance to participate. We now expect to have a draft available towards the middle of April.

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GDPR

GDPR

In just under 8 weeks, on 25 May the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force, a law that gives everyone more control over their data and how it is used. Even if you are a sole trader or micro business, if you collect, use or store personal data, GDPR applies to you. With current highly publicised data breaches, now is the time to analyse what data you currently hold, whether you have consent to hold that data, determine what you are doing to ensure its security, how long you will hold that information and even determine whether it is still needed.

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Museums & Galleries Tax Relief

Museums & Galleries Tax Relief

CVAN networks worked closely with ACE to respond to the consultation on extending the creative industries tax relief to Museums and Galleries towards the end of 2016. The Museums and Galleries Exhibitions tax relief came into law in November 2017

The scheme is now starting roll-out but claims can be backdated to 1 April 2017. 

CVAN is particularly concerned that many of the smaller organisations within our regional networks may encounter barriers in engaging with the Museums and Galleries Exhibitions tax relief scheme and we would like to ensure that take-up is even across the sector... 

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Another World Is Possible - CVAN East Midlands 2018 Annual Event

Another World Is Possible - CVAN East Midlands 2018 Annual Event

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.

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Hackademia 3.0 - 5x5x5 Culture Hack

Hackademia 3.0 - 5x5x5 Culture Hack

The Culture Capital Exchange's third iteration of Hackademia - 5x5x5 Culture Hack, taking place on 2 May, is an opportunity for early career researchers, artists and creative SMEs to role-play, collaborate, hack research, artistic and business ideas, expand works and meet potential collaborators from outside their own sectors and institutions.

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Spotlight: The Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art reopens

Spotlight: The Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art reopens

After 18 months, The Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art reopens next Friday after relocating to a space within the National Glass Centre in Sunderland.

In each of its exhibitions in 2018, an artist will reveal a brand new body of work for the first time, starting with a major new commission by artist Fiona Crisp. The gallery's opening programme celebrates the achievements of artists living and working in North East England, who share new visions of how we live now. We speak to Alistair Robinson, the gallery's Director about the last one and a half years and the upcoming programme.

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ACE Strategy Consultation

ACE Strategy Consultation

The Arts Council’s current strategy, Great art and culture for everyone, runs from 2010 to 2020. ACE is now in the process of consultation to feed into its 10-year strategy from 2020 to 2030 and is keen to ensure that the strategy is evidence-based and reflects the concerns of stakeholders and the public. Participation is welcomed here. The consultation closes on 11 April 2018

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Amplify

Amplify

On 27 March join North East CVAN in Newcastle for their first social event, with talks, workshops, dinner and bar followed by artist commissions and DJs. An opportunity for the network to come together, celebrate achievements, contribute to plans for both the national and North East CVAN, to socialise, make connections and enjoy a few performances.

Micro bursaries available to those from across the North East to attend.

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