Clore Visual Artist Fellowship 2019/20: applications now open for a-n supported leadership programme (deadline 29/11/18)

Clore Visual Artist Fellowship 2019/20: applications now open for a-n supported leadership programme (deadline 29/11/18)

The Clore Visual Artist Fellowship is for professional artists in the UK who wish to develop as leaders in the cultural sector. The deadline for applications is 29 November 2018.

Applications are now open for the 2019/20 Clore Visual Artist Fellowship, which for the third year is supported by a-n.

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Director's Update - 15 November 2018

Director's Update - 15 November 2018

We've been incredibly busy over the past month - having published our 3-year strategy, we are now working on a new communications strategy likely to include a rebrand and relaunch in 2020. We're also working hard on developing new partnerships, collaborations, and projects to address the many pressing issues facing our sector.

Whilst Governmental bandwidth is obviously hogged by Brexit this month, we have seen the publication of a new Civil Society Strategy and developments in the ongoing quagmire of Higher Education debt and fee levels which are likely to have a specific impact on the creative sector.

As a sector, the visual arts have always been committed to European membership, movement, and collaboration, but we now have very little realistic hope of influencing the government's thinking on migration and freedom of movement and are increasingly concerned about the design of replacement funding structures. CVAN is therefore looking at what we need to do to minimise the impact of Brexit (in whatever form) on the sector as well as supporting campaigns such as Free Move Create

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Open Call: Brewer's Towner Commission (deadline 30/12/18)

Open Call: Brewer's Towner Commission (deadline 30/12/18)


Eastbourne’s Towner Art Gallery is inviting proposals from artists and designers for an art commission that will transform the exterior of the gallery building with an exceptional wall painting. The Brewers Towner Commission is part of a year long programme celebrating ten years in the Towner building, which opened in 2009 after the gallery moved from its original home in Eastbourne’s Old Town.

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Call for papers: Contemporary Art in the Heritage Experience Conference 2019 (deadline 31/1/19)

Call for papers: Contemporary Art in the Heritage Experience Conference 2019 (deadline 31/1/19)

Papers are invited for Contemporary Art in the Heritage Experience, a two day conference (29-30 July 2019), delivered as a critical part of 'Mapping Contemporary Art in the Heritage Experience’ (MCAHE). It provides a platform to discuss the broader character of contemporary art in heritage and the impact of such projects on their producers and audiences, sharing knowledge of this practice across the sector for those engaged in or wishing to develop this area of practice.

Image: Colin Davison

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