Director's Blog: January 2019

Director's Blog: January 2019

CVAN celebrates the many successes of our strongly embedded regional base delivering fantastic support to arts organisations through our regional networks but we also need to draw together and do more to promote our interests as a sector overall. So through the coming year CVAN will be looking at how we can work better together as a national network, how we innovate, how we engage across sectors and in creative partnerships regionally, nationally, and internationally, and how we promote diversity in the visual arts.

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Director's Blog - December 2018

Director's Blog - December 2018

Welcome to the last Director’s blog for 2018 and our very best wishes to CVAN regional networks and the visual arts sector. Time to banish the gloom and spice the wine!

Let's start with a bit of seasonal roundup cheer. The British painter, Jenny Saville, became the most expensive living female artist in October when Propped (1992) sold for £8.25m (£9.5m with fees) at Sotheby's in London according to the 2018 roundup in The Art Newspaper but her success was drowned out by a shredder! Congratulations also to Charlotte Prodger’s Turner Prize-winning exploration of queer identity, language, technology and time. CVAN celebrates our truly stellar female artists and looks forward to a New Year of innovation and diversity in the visual arts and continued international cooperation…

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Director's Update - 15 November 2018

Director's Update - 15 November 2018

We've been incredibly busy over the past month - having published our 3-year strategy, we are now working on a new communications strategy likely to include a rebrand and relaunch in 2020. We're also working hard on developing new partnerships, collaborations, and projects to address the many pressing issues facing our sector.

Whilst Governmental bandwidth is obviously hogged by Brexit this month, we have seen the publication of a new Civil Society Strategy and developments in the ongoing quagmire of Higher Education debt and fee levels which are likely to have a specific impact on the creative sector.

As a sector, the visual arts have always been committed to European membership, movement, and collaboration, but we now have very little realistic hope of influencing the government's thinking on migration and freedom of movement and are increasingly concerned about the design of replacement funding structures. CVAN is therefore looking at what we need to do to minimise the impact of Brexit (in whatever form) on the sector as well as supporting campaigns such as Free Move Create

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Directors' Update - 4 October 2018

Directors' Update - 4 October 2018

There's something of a theme emerging in a slew of recent reports and consultations and in artists responses to them: how does the visual arts sector with its socially embedded practices actually work and can it continue as it is - or can we feed it into a computer, bottle it, flip it, and label it with a flag? How radical is radical - or is it populist? Are we in revolutionary or just ‘interesting’ times?…

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Public art producers Situations seek an Executive Director

Public art producers Situations seek an Executive Director

Bristol-based public art producers Situations are seeking a highly confident, resourceful and resilient Executive Director to join our company. This new role will work with the Director, Claire Doherty, to lead the next chapter in the organisation’s story – ensuring that we have the organisational and financial capacity and know-how to deliver its ambitious vision. Applications must be received no later than 10am on Friday 24 June 2016.

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The Marsh Awards for Excellence in Gallery Education 2016

The Marsh Awards for Excellence in Gallery Education 2016

engage and the Marsh Christian Trust are delighted to announce the Marsh Awards for Excellence in Gallery Education 2016. The Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of those working in learning and education within visual arts contexts in the UK and internationally. Nominations Deadline: 10am, Thursday 16 June 2016.

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Opportunity: Freelance Creative Programmer Summer 2016

Opportunity: Freelance Creative Programmer Summer 2016

Freelance Creative Programmer Summer 2016 – Spring 2018: Sefton Libraries seek a highly experience Creative Programmer, with credible creative commissioning, programming and evaluation, communications and project management expertise. Deadione:  2 June 2016

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Meadow Arts are looking for a new Assistant Director

Meadow Arts are looking for a new Assistant Director

Meadow Arts has evolved to become an important part of the creative landscape, producing unique contemporary art projects in unusual spaces, curating large-scale exhibitions, commissioning new artworks and creating exciting art events. Meadow Arts are looking for an enthusiastic and confident person to join our small team as Assistant Director.

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Beam - Call for Trusteeship Expressions of Interest

Beam - Call for Trusteeship Expressions of Interest

Beam is an arts organisation based in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, working with Artists and communities to enhance places through the development of unique arts projects. Beam are seeking to appoint new Trustees to strengthen the expertise of the board to help deliver its new strategic direction.

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Southbank Centre vacancy: Learning and Outreach Manager

Southbank Centre vacancy: Learning and Outreach Manager

Southbank Centre and the Arts Council Collection are seeking an experienced and innovative Learning and Outreach Manager to join the team and deliver the Education Action Plan for the Arts Council Collections’ 70th Anniversary National Partners Programme. Deadline: 9 May 2016

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Firstsite, Colchester seek Head of Programme

Firstsite, Colchester seek Head of Programme

Firstsite is a contemporary visual arts organisation based in a stunning, award winning Gallery in Colchester, Essex. The Head of Programme will work with the Director to creatively develop the strategy and delivery of Firstsite’s artistic and learning programme in line with the Business Plan.

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Southbank Centre Job Vacancy - Partnership Liaison Coordinator

Southbank Centre Job Vacancy - Partnership Liaison Coordinator

Southbank Centre are looking for a Partnership Liaison Coordinator to join Southbank Centre and the Arts Council Collection team to work with each National Partner to deliver a series of innovative and exciting exhibitions and displays in each venue and assist with the successful delivery of the National Partnership Programme. Closing date for applications: 23:45, 24/04/2016

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