CVAN would like to say a huge thank you to everybody who participated in the VA as a Global Force Consultations this summer.Read More
This autumn New Art West Midlands returns with a new model, working in collaboration with Coventry Biennial to introduce an exciting group of artists across the city. From traditional arts venues to unexpected spaces and public places, the exhibition aims to reach new audiences and show the value of creativity as Coventry moves closer to its tenure as UK City of Culture in 2021.Read More
Visual Arts South West, in partnership with Arnolfini, invites artists, curators, arts organisations and audiences to gather for a day of discussions and learning. Join inspiring speakers to work collectively and consider our future amongst increasing precarity, limited access to the arts, the turn away from the European community converging with the rise of fascism, the rapid development of digital technologies, and the climate emergency.Read More
CVAN South East is pleased to announce the selection for the Platform Graduate Award 2019. Twenty-three graduates have been chosen from across fourteen universities, representing some of the finest emerging visual artists in the South East region. Between September 2019 and January 2020, the graduates’ degree show work will be exhibited in the four partner galleries – Aspex in Portsmouth, MK Gallery in Milton Keynes, Modern Art Oxford and Turner Contemporary in Margate.Read More
We are delighted to announce the recipients of the second round of the CVAN North West Bursaries Programme. Congratulations to Nancy Collantine, Jocelyn McGregor, Denise Swanson and Angela Tait.Read More
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Bivouac bookings open, CVAN NW Bursary Programme recipients, Visual Arts as a Global Force call for evidence and more!Read More
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CVAN EM is working in partnership with CAMEo, the University of Leicester's research institute, on a project - It Takes A Region To Raise An Artist - that will help develop a detailed understanding of the visual arts sector in the East Midlands region. The research focuses on: visual arts practitioners, the places and spaces, and the facilities and resources that exist to support them. It will assess the strengths of the sector, identify gaps in provision, and explore the potential of the visual arts’ economy.
CVAN EM and CAMEo are seeking artists and visual arts professionals from Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, and Rutland to participate in their survey.Read More
This summer, Jerwood Gallery will be relaunching as Hastings Contemporary – an independent gallery for the South East. A public opening is planned for 6 July, with a major presentation by international contemporary painter Tal R, alongside British artist, Roy Oxlade.Read More
Four CVAN regions are partnering on a new sculpture production award being offered by the Pangaea Sculptors’ Centre. The regions are CVAN South East, CVAN East Midlands, New Art West Midlands, and Yorkshire & Humber Visual Arts Network
Open to emerging artists working in 3D, based within the UK but outside of London, the Sculpture Production Award 2019 will provide six sculptors with skills mentoring and a £1,000 production grant towards the realisation of a new work. One of the six artists will also be invited to exhibit at the Coventry Biennial 2019.Read More
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 (Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Lancashire, Cumbria and Cheshire), at any career stageRead More
CVAN (Contemporary Visual Arts Network) North West is pleased to announce the appointment of Holly R Hesson as new Network Manager. Holly started her role in February.Read More
Visual Arts South West (VASW) is pleased to announce the appointment of Paula Orrell to the role of Network Manager. Paula will take up the position in April 2019.Read More
Recently, Alistair Hill, Brighton and Hove City Council’s Director of Public Health, has produced The Art of Good Health, a report that focuses on the contribution that the arts make to the health of the city’s residents. In his foreword he reflects on the question “should we look closer at the role of arts in health?”:Read More
CVAN South East network members MK Gallery, Fabrica and The Lightbox have all been selected for Family Arts Campaigns’ Fantastic For Families Awards. The awards celebrate family-led arts and cultural organisations across the UK, with the awards ceremony taking place on 11 February in Liverpool.Read More