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
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.Read More
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.
CVAN EM’s In Another Place launchRead More
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.Read More
Turner Contemporary are asking donors to be at the heart of an exciting new project: to raise £15,000 and enable them to bring a life sized polar bear puppet, ‘Paula the Polar Bear’, to Margate sands this summer.Read More
Aspex needs your vote to win £50,000 of National Lottery funding to extend its welcome to Portsmouth's refugee and asylum seeker community.Read More
Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe (BEAF) s supporting local, home-grown talent through its BEAF commissions, which include two Platform Alumni Artists.Read More
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.Read More
MK Gallery seeks a Head of Development and Communications, and a Development and Events Manager.Read More
Opening Wednesday 7 March, Turner Contemporary is hosting the opening night of POW! Thanet, featuring mass choir rendition of Milck's I Can’t Keep Quiet, featuring singers from Thanet, and a sound installation called VOICE 100 from sound artist Emily Peasgood.Read More
CVAN is currently developing its national strategy to 2020 to build a collaborative and connected network. We would like to consult with all of the CVAN regions as to how we can identify key commonalities to pursue at national level and to understand the challenges and how best to connect, leverage, amplify, and advocate the activities, achievements, and interests of our diverse regions.
We are organising different consultation approaches to fit each region and are also asking for ideas, concerns, and inspirations from everyone in and around our CVAN regional networks via a hashtag #CVANFuture.Read More
Five artists and alumni of the New Art West Midlands exhibition have been awarded coveted residencies with the National Trust. The winners were announced last Thursday at the preview of the New Art West Midlands 2018 exhibition at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. The exhibition is an initiative led by New Art West Midlands, the contemporary visual arts network for the region.Read More
Following a consultation in 2017, last week saw the publication of a DCMS Select Committee Report The potential impact of Brexit on the creative industries, tourism and the digital single market. On 24 January, ten All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) came together at Portcullis House on the need to secure mobility of creative talent post-Brexit.
Paula Gazzard reports on the event, and her own speech on post-Brexit concerns in the visual arts.Read More
A message from CVAN's new National Director.Read More
Arts Council England have announced that from March 2018, their Grants for the Arts fund will become Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants.
Project Grants will become the new open access programme for arts and museum projects, and for arts projects in and with libraries. The fund will continue to help support thousands of individual artists, community and cultural organisations.Read More
Document is a project by CVAN East Midlands that seeks to tell the story of the artist, at this time, in the region, in their voice. Filmmaker Bill Newsinger has been working with the six selected artists to gather footage of them making, talking about their work and their experiences over that period. Trailers have now been released, with the final films to follow later in the year.Read More