Artworks by major contemporary British artists Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Peter Blake, Rachel Whiteread, Gavin Turk and Michael Craig Martin have been given a permanent home at Pallant House Gallery. The six works are a gift to the Gallery from Frank and Lorna Dunphy under the Cultural Gifts Scheme.Read More
CVAN EM Document project to feature in conference on Care in the Media and Cultural Industries
CAMEo, the University of Leicester's Research Institute for Cultural and Media Economies, will present the artist films commissioned for Document, which followed the working lives of six artists in the East Midlands over a two year period. Following the screening, CAMEo researcher Dr Paula Serafini and CVAN EM Director Elizabeth Hawley-Lingham will be be in conversation with the project artists, to discuss the particularities of being an artist in the East Midlands, at this time…Read More
The recent release of the Mayor of London's 2018 Artists' Workspace Annual Data Note, highlights the importance of creative workspace in our cities and is a welcome intervention in an issue that also concerns the visual arts sector in the South East. Sarah Davies, Executive Director of Phoenix Brighton, gives her response to the Mayor's report and points to the vital contribution of studio providers to the cultural ecology.
Image: Phoenix artist Joshua Uvieghara in his studio, photo: Manel Ortega.Read More
Over the coming months the five partner galleries will be exhibiting their selected artists for the Platform Graduate Award 2018.Read More
ECVAN is continuing their project New Geographies, a three-year, Arts Council funded project exploring overlooked and forgotten places of interest to those living and working in the East of England. Ten artists have now been commissioned to respond to the nominated sites. You can follow the project at the dedicated website www.newgeographies.uk and through social media @newgeogRead More
Project Art Works (PAW) announces the launch of a partnership with Premier Inn as part of PAW’s established Art On Loan programme. Eight original paintings by the Project Art Works studio artists and makers have been carefully selected to be exhibited in six hotel receptions in the south east and in the Premier Inn support centres in London and Houghton Regis. The works will be displayed for a year until June 2019.Read More
CVAN EM is delighted to welcome three new members to its Steering Group. Andy Batson – Head of Audiences and Partnerships at Nottingham Contemporary, Daniel Sean Kelly – artist and co-director of Two Queens in Leicester and Ruchita Shaikh – Executive Director of Artcore in Derby – join the Group as we near the end of our current three year programme of activity.Read More
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
Since 2016 CVAN EM has been inviting ideas for The Start of Something, a project that uses conversation - tackling topics relevant to the visual arts sector - to promote cross fertilisation of ideas and collaborative working, share practice and increase connectivity within the sector, propose solutions to problems and pose new ways of working…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
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
CVAN is part of the Paying Artist Working Group which, with a-n The Artists Information Company, has launched the Exhibition Payment Survey 2018 - a new sector-wide survey to collect essential data and produce a benchmark for Exhibition Payment in the UK. Whether you are an artist or work for an arts organisation, we urge you to complete the survey to ensure both artists and organisations experiences are taken into consideration.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
Aspex needs your vote to win £50,000 of National Lottery funding to extend its welcome to Portsmouth's refugee and asylum seeker community.Read More