CVAN East Midlands: New research seeks to uncover the realities of the East Midlands visual arts community 

CVAN East Midlands: New research seeks to uncover the realities of the East Midlands visual arts community 

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.

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Sculpture Production Award 2019 - Open for Applications - Deadline 10/5/2019

Sculpture Production Award 2019 - Open for Applications - Deadline 10/5/2019

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.

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CVAN EM News

CVAN EM News

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.

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What is it like to be an artist working in the East Midlands? 

What is it like to be an artist working in the East Midlands? 

What is it like to be an artist working in the East Midlands? Elizabeth Hawley-Lingham (Director of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network in the East Midlands) and Paula Serafini (Research Associate at CAMEo Research Institute for Cultural and Media Economies, University of Leicester) spent two years looking beneath the surface.

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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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Official Launch of Flow Observatorium as England’s first equality and diversity charity for neurodivergent creatives (27/9/18)

Official Launch of Flow Observatorium as England’s first equality and diversity charity for neurodivergent creatives (27/9/18)

Having worked for the past year towards achieving charitable status, Flow Observatorium’s official launch as England’s first equality and diversity charity for neurodivergent creatives will be held at the Zodiac Room in Portsmouth Guildhall on September 27th 2018, 4 – 6pm.

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