Consulting the CVAN Regions - Update

Consulting the CVAN Regions - Update

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.

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#BACCfortheFuture

#BACCfortheFuture

The Telegraph published our collective letter led by EBACC Campaigners the Incorporated Society of Musicians, which urges the Department for Education to rethink their EBacc plan. We are now in a position where we must keep up the pressure and campaign activity up to the debate in Parliament on Monday 4 July.

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Countries of Culture Inquiry by DCMS

CVAN submitted a written submission to Department of Culture, Media and Sport last month to inform their inquiry Countries of Culture which is looking into ways to preserve and promote the UK’s cultural wealth, taking into consideration the investment into London and the regions and proposals for a shift in the balance of investment. Whilst confidential at this stage of the process we can confirm we will share that paper once the findings of the inquiry have been published.

Wolfgang Tillmans advocates Remain campaign in posters

Wolfgang Tillmans advocates Remain campaign in posters

Turner prize winning German artist, Wolfgang Tillmans has created a series of posters in support of Britain remaining in Europe. As well as advocating the remain campaign, this collection of posters also promotes voting registration, the deadline for which is June 7 2016.

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Bacc for the Future campaign update

 Bacc for the Future campaign update

There is a petition on the Parliament website in support of arts in the EBacc. If the petition gets to 100,000 signatures by Monday 9 May 2016 we will secure a debate in the House of Commons on the new English Baccalaureate (EBacc) and the threat this poses to creative subjects in secondary schools.

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