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
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 . . .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
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 2018Read 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
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
Yesterday a-n launched a five-year strategy to tackle the growing challenges artists face in sustaining their careers. The Valuing Artists strategy aims to ensure policy makers and commissioners value the artist as well as the art.Read More
Earlier this week it was announced that the professional status of visual artists and writers in Ireland will be recognised when applying for Jobseeker’s Allowance.Read More
It was announced in yesterday's Autumn Statement that from April 2017, museums and galleries across the UK will benefit from a tax relief for permanent exhibitions.Read More
Thursday 3 November marked one year since the Department for Education launched a consultation on their plans to make the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) all-but compulsory in secondary schools.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 government has launched a consultation on its proposals to create a new tax credit for exhibitions. CVAN are working to support these tax changes on behalf of the sector, and urges museums and galleries located in England to engage with the consultation.
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.
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.Read More
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