The Brexit White Paper sets out some positive negotiating positions relating to mobility for students and talent as well as participation in EU cultural frameworks. Let’s hope they can be achieved . . .Read More
Jeremy Wright was appointed Culture Secretary during the re-shuffle following on high-level Cabinet resignations over May's 'soft Brexit' plans which saw Matt Hancock moved to Health. Hancock, meanwhile, has tweeted his thanks to all the artists he's worked with as Culture Secretary.
DCMS has been experiencing something of a rapid churn over the past few years and the appointment of an MP who hurriedly created a Twitter account just as he moved to the DCMS has caused more than a little amusement. Wright is a barrister by training, he was previously Attorney General for 4 years and much of his political career has been in MoJ and Justice Committee - his voting record reflects what many feel to be a right-leaning and digital-sceptic tendency in the current Cabinet - he's pro surveillance of social and personal communications. He's also known as a social conservative and one of his first actions as Culture Secretary has been to greenlight the Fox takeover of Sky.
What can we expect from him in terms of support for the visual arts sector at DCMS? As Creative Industries Federation has pointed out, the inclusion of digital in the DCMS remit has tended to downgrade arts and culture and it's important that we communicate its value effectively in this time of rapid change and pressures on arts funding. We will continue to work closely with ACE and other sector partners to support England's vibrant visual arts ecology.
CVAN EM is delighted to welcome three new members to its Steering Group. Andy Batson – Head of Audiences and Partnerships at Nottingham Contemporary, Daniel Sean Kelly – artist and co-director of Two Queens in Leicester and Ruchita Shaikh – Executive Director of Artcore in Derby – join the Group as we near the end of our current three year programme of activity.Read More
The Associate Director will support and direct LADA to best meet the opportunities and challenges it faces, particularly in relation to governance, organisational development, fundraising, marketing and financial management. The Associate Director will also play a central role in the strategic development of LADA's new space at The Garrett Centre, including facility and event management, partnerships, fundraising.Read More
Turner Contemporary is seeking a creative, organised and analytical Digital Project Co-ordinator who will play a crucial role in co-ordinating Turner Contemporary's Digital Transformation Programme.Read More
The AA2A project gives artists and designer-makers the opportunity to undertake a period of research or realise a project using university facilities e.g. technical workshops, IT facilities, lending library, and lecture programme with four universities offering access to local collections in museums, galleries and archives…Read More
The NewBridge Project is looking to appoint a dynamic Director to lead the organisation going forward. The Director will oversee all elements of NewBridge’s operations and activities including: strategic development, building development, fundraising, artistic programme, facilities management, company & finance and audience development & engagement….
The Tetley have launched a new scheme sponsored by Tetley's to support emerging talent in Leeds. The year-long programme will support the development of artists through a bespoke programme of mentoring and development…Read More
This week-long summer school at Mansions of the Future brings together practitioners from across the country to lead a series of workshops on Doing It Yourself – from self-publishing to self-organising, from taking over buildings to building your own technology.Read More
Craig Ashley, Director of New Art West Midlands speaks at a-n Assembly, Birmingham on Friday 15th June 2018. Working in collaboration with artist and curator Antonio Roberts, Assembly Birmingham aimed to address the increasing amount of development taking place across the city and the Midlands as a whole, exploring both the opportunities and the challenges this presents for the visual arts community in the region.Read More
Since 2016 CVAN EM has been inviting ideas for The Start of Something, a project that uses conversation - tackling topics relevant to the visual arts sector - to promote cross fertilisation of ideas and collaborative working, share practice and increase connectivity within the sector, propose solutions to problems and pose new ways of working…Read More
Flying Object are looking for creatives with a photographic eye, an interest in social history and contemporary web culture, and a knack for storytelling on Instagram, to work with them on an original commission - part of a major UK-wide arts programme. They are looking for people to both take and appear in photos. Successful candidates will work with their team to create a series of Instagram posts to tell one (or more) of 6 stories from around the UK.Read More
The Edge, based at the University of Bath, is seeking a dynamic friendly lead invigilator and co-ordinator to oversee the visitor experience of Summer programme 'The Fantastical Multimedia Pop-up Project' (20 July – 24 August). You must have experience of interacting with families, young persons and teenagers, hosting interactive activities and one-off workshops.Read More
The Edge, at the University of Bath, is seeking to appoint a dynamic individual with the skills and experience to lead, manage and deliver a wide range of projects, activities and resources, with the overall ambition to engage students with its programme and ethos.Read More
Freelance Heritage Researchers wanted for 'Pioneering Places in Thanet' a child-led regeneration project in Ramsgate.Read More
Freelance Artists wanted for 'Pioneering Places in Thanet' a child-led regeneration project in Ramsgate.Read More
Could you take 15-20 minutes to fill out a short online survey and contribute to some interesting research?Read More
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.Read More