The Contemporary Visual Arts Network’s ultimate goal is to nurture contemporary visual artists and organisations in order to produce internationally regarded, critically engaged work that is valued by our society.
Let’s sustain a mood of optimism as the days become warmer and develop a balmier attitude to uncertainty - life goes on and the arts are never more vital than when we need to reinvent ourselves. Let’s embrace change, get out in front and shape it!
Happy Holi everyone! Spring is springing (kind of!) and we need to find some joy in our lives! So let's take back a bit of control and engage the opportunity to think about the future of the UK's world-leading visual arts sector and how we're going to be growing internationally in a world where there's far more going on than our own little constitutional crisis . . .
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 . . .
CVAN networks worked closely with ACE to respond to the consultation on extending the creative industries tax relief to Museums and Galleries towards the end of 2016. The Museums and Galleries Exhibitions tax relief came into law in November 2017.
The scheme is now starting roll-out but claims can be backdated to 1 April 2017.
CVAN is particularly concerned that many of the smaller organisations within our regional networks may encounter barriers in engaging with the Museums and Galleries Exhibitions tax reliefscheme and we would like to ensure that take-up is even across the sector...
The Arts Council’s current strategy, Great art and culture for everyone, runs from 2010 to 2020. ACE is now in the process of consultation to feed into its 10-year strategy from 2020 to 2030 and is keen to ensure that the strategy is evidence-based and reflects the concerns of stakeholders and the public. Participation is welcomed here. The consultation closes on 11 April 2018
The DCMS Select Committee is currently inquiring into the societal impact of participation in culture and sport. CVAN will be submitting evidence to the Inquiry and it is important that the evidence we submit is regionally balanced. There is very little time for CVAN to consult with the regions so we are urgently calling for relevant arguments strongly supported by clear evidence in the form of case studies. Closing date: 18 February 2018
You can always use statistics and evidence featured in our paper written in collaboration with a-n The Artist Information Company and submitted to Treasury last Autumn, when making the case for the visual arts in advocacy messages.