Dialogues – Towards Change: Rights and Representation in the Visual Arts

Dialogues – Towards Change: Rights and Representation in the Visual Arts

Dialogues – Towards Change is an invitation to come together to address rights and representation in the visual arts sector, initiated by CVAN South East in partnership with a number of our network organisations.

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NAWM x Coventry Biennial: Artists announced for 2019 exhibition

NAWM x Coventry Biennial: Artists announced for 2019 exhibition

This autumn New Art West Midlands returns with a new model, working in collaboration with Coventry Biennial to introduce an exciting group of artists across the city.  From traditional arts venues to unexpected spaces and public places, the exhibition aims to reach new audiences and show the value of creativity as Coventry moves closer to its tenure as UK City of Culture in 2021.

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VASW announces Future Proof

VASW announces Future Proof

Visual Arts South West, in partnership with Arnolfini, invites artists, curators, arts organisations and audiences to gather for a day of discussions and learning. Join inspiring speakers to work collectively and consider our future amongst increasing precarity, limited access to the arts, the turn away from the European community converging with the rise of fascism, the rapid development of digital technologies, and the climate emergency.

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Platform Graduate Awards 2019 - CVAN SE Selection Announcement

Platform Graduate Awards 2019 - CVAN SE Selection Announcement

CVAN South East is pleased to announce the selection for the Platform Graduate Award 2019. Twenty-three graduates have been chosen from across fourteen universities, representing some of the finest emerging visual artists in the South East region. Between September 2019 and January 2020, the graduates’ degree show work will be exhibited in the four partner galleries – Aspex in Portsmouth, MK Gallery in Milton Keynes, Modern Art Oxford and Turner Contemporary in Margate.

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New Socially Engaged Photography Network forms

New Socially Engaged Photography Network forms

Working with organisations, photographers, community groups, academics and curators from across the country, the Open Eye Gallery are building a new network to discuss and accelerate the practice of socially engaged photography. In the spirit of social practice, the network will be shaped collaboratively by its users, beginning with a quick survey to gauge how the network can be as useful as it can be. We would appreciate it if anyone interested in joining could take some time to fill it in. The network is open — join below by signing up to the mailing list.

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CVAN EM Document project to feature in conference on Care in the Media and Cultural Industries

CVAN EM Document project to feature in conference on Care in the Media and Cultural Industries

CVAN EM Document project to feature in conference on Care in the Media and Cultural Industries

CAMEo, the University of Leicester's Research Institute for Cultural and Media Economies, will present the artist films commissioned for Document, which followed the working lives of six artists in the East Midlands over a two year period. Following the screening, CAMEo researcher Dr Paula Serafini and CVAN EM Director Elizabeth Hawley-Lingham will be be in conversation with the project artists, to discuss the particularities of being an artist in the East Midlands, at this time…

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Call for proposals: Ecologies and Economies of the Artist-led: Place, Space, Futures Symposium (Deadline 28 - 09 - 18)

Call for proposals: Ecologies and Economies of the Artist-led: Place, Space, Futures Symposium (Deadline 28 - 09 - 18)

The Artist Led Research Group invite proposals addressing any of the following central themes: • Art after gentrification • Cultural and planning policy • Place and space • Modes of collective practice • Alternative economies • Futures of the Artist-led • Artists and civic responsibility

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ECVAN New Geographies

ECVAN New Geographies

ECVAN is continuing their project New Geographies, a three-year, Arts Council funded project exploring overlooked and forgotten places of interest to those living and working in the East of England. Ten artists have now been commissioned to respond to the nominated sites. You can follow the project at the dedicated website www.newgeographies.uk and through social media @newgeog

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Social Art Summit: Call Out - Submission Deadline Extended 7/9/18

Social Art Summit: Call Out - Submission Deadline Extended 7/9/18

Calling artists working in social art, socially-engaged art, community arts, collaborative arts and social practice at all stages of your careers to come together and share work at the: SOCIAL ART SUMMIT: An Artist-Led Review of Socially Engaged Arts Practice in the UK, 1st & 2nd November 2018 Sheffield.

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