The second round of the CVAN NW Bursaries Programme is now open for applications from artists, independent curators /producers and critical arts writers who live and work in the North West region. Deadline 4 April 2019.Read 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
CVAN has been consulting since February with our regions to determine the focus for CVAN's national strategy work over the coming three years. We began with a discussion at January's CVAN coordinators' meeting and it was agreed to tailor workshops or other activities to fit around the regions' own cycles.
Over February and March, we have been working with CVAN NE, East, NW, SE, New Art West Midlands and YVAN to take views from across their networks. This process has taken longer than expected to organise and we have therefore put back making a draft available for comment until all the regions have had a chance to participate. We now expect to have a draft available towards the middle of April.Read More
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 relief scheme and we would like to ensure that take-up is even across the sector...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
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 2018Read 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
Last night it was announced that Coventry will host the prestigious title of UK City of Culture 2021.Read More
The Contemporary Visual Arts Network is delighted to announce the appointment of Paula Graham-Gazzard as its new Director.Read More
Yesterday the Chancellor presented his Budget to Parliament. Commitments on innovation, tech, and digital infrastructure were promised, however there is concern that there was no acknowledgement of the importance of the creative industries in growing the country’s economy - despite recent reports.Read More
At the weekend two independent reports were published by Arts Council England highlighting significant economic growth in arts and culture. New figures show that the arts and culture industry has grown 10% in a year, and now contributes £8.5bn to the UK economy - more than double that of the Premier League.Read More
An open letter stemming from a group discussion on sexual harassment within the sector.
We will be silenced no longer.Read More
After 25 years of working together, most recently as co-directors of The International 3, Laurence Lane and Paulette Terry Brien have decided to conclude their collaborative working relationship at the end of 2017. This brings to an end the activity of The International 3 as a gallery and consultancy organisation.Read More
We are currently recruiting a Director to lead the overall strategy and operations of CVAN, working with its members to help shape the future direction of the network. We are looking to appoint a visionary and exceptional leader to build on the recent success of the network and take CVAN forward.Read More
CVAN have joined the Paying Artists Working Group, set up by a-n/AIR to inform the development of their Exhibition Payment Guide and support its implementation over the next five years.Read More
Creative Freelancers, is a new report published by the Creative Industries Federation aiming to transform the working lives of the self-employed in the industry.Read More
On Friday evening the shortlist for 2021 UK City of Culture was announced. Five out of the original list of eleven bidding cities were selected. Coventry, Paisley, Stoke-on-Trent, Sunderland and Swansea have made the shortlist.Read More
The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM - the UK’s professional body for musicians) and a-n have announced their collaborative campaign #FreeMoveCreate to protect freedom of movement for all who work in the creative industries.Read More