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!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's Director Paula Graham-Gazzard, responds to the results of NESTA's algorithmic analysis of a number of media databases under the heading #PressForProgress: Evidencing gender inequality in the arts.Read More
Lord Kenneth Baker has called for a new baccalaureate which offers a broader curriculum and helps young people to develop a range of technical and academic skills.Read More
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.Read More
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.
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.Read More
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.Read More
CVAN are backing a new Arts for EU campaign to make a positive cultural case for Britain remaining in the EU.Read More
VASW hosted a consultation on 16th October 2015 with Exeter MP Ben Bradshaw to ask him for guidance on how the visual arts community can engage with MP’s and communicate with them.Read More