Craig Ashley, Director of New Art West Midlands speaks at a-n Assembly, Birmingham on Friday 15th June 2018. Working in collaboration with artist and curator Antonio Roberts, Assembly Birmingham aimed to address the increasing amount of development taking place across the city and the Midlands as a whole, exploring both the opportunities and the challenges this presents for the visual arts community in the region.Read More
New Geographies and the East Contemporary Visual Arts Network (ECVAN) are delighted to announce the artists selected to create ten major site-responsive visual arts commissions across the East of England. New Geographies is a three-year project, funded by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, to create a new map of the East of England based on personal thoughts, reflections and stories of unexplored or overlooked places, rather than on historic or economical centres.Read More
ACAVA is delighted to announce the appointment of Tom Holley as its new Chief Executive Officer.
Tom will take up the post, and overall responsibility for the management of ACAVA, on 25th June, and its founder and current Artistic Director, Duncan Smith, will retire over a several months handover period.
TCCE is holding it’s summer symposium: Refresh, Reboot, Retool: new imaginaries for challenging times on Tuesday 3rd July 2018 at The Art Workers’ Guild in Bloomsbury, London. The symposium brings together academics, artists, creatives, policy-makers and people from other sectors. Refresh Reboot, Retool: new imaginaries for challenging times sets out to create a space in which to encourage, debate, conversation, play, knowledge exchange and co-creation about some of our most important contemporary challenges including: politics, diversity, identity, place and environment…Read More
CVAN EM has commissioned a piece of critical writing about its Document project, that follows six artists in the East Midlands to reflect on their experience as practising artists, at this time, in their voices.
Artist and writer Tom Hackett, has in turn reflected on the project; how it came about, what it seeks to achieve, the six artists, and critically, its taking place in the East Midlands.
Read his piece on a-n The Artist's Information Company's website
Find out more about Document and the artists taking part, as well as about the events scheduled as part of the project.
CVAN EM’s In Another Place launchRead More
Six contemporary art commissions highlight the progression towards equality through the stories of women who have contributed to the spirit & history of Knole.Read More
Turner Contemporary are asking donors to be at the heart of an exciting new project: to raise £15,000 and enable them to bring a life sized polar bear puppet, ‘Paula the Polar Bear’, to Margate sands this summer.Read More
In March, Arts Council England are hosting a series of briefing events across England to support museums and galleries to understand and benefit from the Museum and Gallery Exhibitions Tax Relief.Read More
A message from CVAN's new National Director.Read More
Arts Council England have announced that from March 2018, their Grants for the Arts fund will become Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants.
Project Grants will become the new open access programme for arts and museum projects, and for arts projects in and with libraries. The fund will continue to help support thousands of individual artists, community and cultural organisations.Read More
Aspex has announced that artist Maggie Roberts has been awarded the EMERGENCY 2017 prize.
EMERGENCY aims to champion contemporary art by emerging artists, increasing exposure for their work, and encouraging further professional development opportunities.Read More
CVAN South East, in partnership with five leading galleries from the South East region, is thrilled to announce that Fine Art graduate Sophie Barber is the winner of the Platform Graduate Award 2017.Read More
Yesterday the Chancellor presented his Budget to Parliament. Commitments on innovation, tech, and digital infrastructure were promised, however there is concern that there was no acknowledgement of the importance of the creative industries in growing the country’s economy - despite recent reports.Read More
An open letter stemming from a group discussion on sexual harassment within the sector.
We will be silenced no longer.Read More
It was announced yesterday that alias (Artist-Led Initiative Advisory Service) is to close due to funding difficulties. The organisation has supported countless artists across the South West over 18 years.Read More
This autumn work commences on MK Gallery’s expansion. The work will see the current building double in size and the creation of new cultural facilities in Milton Keynes.Read More
We are currently recruiting a Director to lead the overall strategy and operations of CVAN, working with its members to help shape the future direction of the network. We are looking to appoint a visionary and exceptional leader to build on the recent success of the network and take CVAN forward.Read More