New Art West Midlands are delighted to once again offer artists and curators living in the West Midlands region the opportunity to receive a studio visit* from an arts professional. This is an opportunity to discuss your work and to seek valuable feedback and practical advice on either artistic or curatorial practice.
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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
CVAN EM in partnership with their academic partner CAMEo - the University of Leicester's institute for research into the creative and cultural economies - have been awarded a Creative Economy Engagement Fellowship. Over the next ten months their researcher, artist and performer Dr Antoinette Burchill will carry out research into our region's visual arts ecology, exploring its strengths and weaknesses, how any gaps can be filled.Read More
New Art West Midlands have been successful in their application to > Arts Council England, securing funding for an 18 month programme of > activity. Further information will follow in the New Year. >Read More
CVAN South East is pleased to reveal the five artists that have been shortlisted for the Platform Graduate Award 2018.Read More
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?…Read More