Call for VASW Steering Group Artist Member

Visual Arts South West is currently seeking an artist for their Steering Group to support and steer the direction and development of its programme. They wish to balance the diversity of the Steering Group and are specifically looking for an artist.


Visual Arts South West (VASW) is part of the national Contemporary Visual Arts Network (CVAN) initiated by the Arts Council of England. CVAN is a national consortium of artists, arts professionals and arts organisations in England dedicated to working together to find new ways to strengthen the visual arts, and to support the arts more broadly. Whilst every regional CVAN organisation has their own particular focus and identity, the purpose of the overall network is to connect people working in the visual arts with each other, and with professionals in other fields around the world, in order to share information, ideas and resources. We are dedicated to working together to realise a stronger visual arts for the benefit of artists, arts organisations and audiences, present and future.

Visual Arts South West - Vision

VASW want the South West to be a place where talented artists thrive; where extraordinary work is supported and success is enabled.

They are working towards a South West with a resilient and connected visual arts ecology that inspires more engaged and diverse audiences to value and advocate for its work.

Steering Group

The Steering Group comprises 12 representatives of the Visual Arts Sector across the South West region and will include a Chair, Vice Chair and Treasurer. It may also include additional members at the discretion of the group.

The Steering Group will represent the diversity, geography and practice of the visual arts sector in the South West to include a representation of NPO’s, non-NPO’s, museum representatives, artists and independents. At the end of a year, three members will stand down and a new member, selected from a call out to the sector, will be appointed by the steering group. Where possible, the longest standing members will automatically stand down.

Further information about the opportunity can be found here.

Deadline: Thursday 16 February 2017.