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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Phoenix welcomes new patrons at inclusive arts exhibition

Phoenix welcomes new patrons at inclusive arts exhibition

Henry Normal and David Shrigley have become the first Patrons of Phoenix Brighton, the largest provider of artists’ studio space in the South East. Phoenix celebrates this news with a welcome event on Friday 21 September. This event will coincide with the opening of a new exhibition curated by the Rocket Artists, a group of artists with and without learning disabilities.


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Investing in Creative Communities by renovating buildings for artists' studios

Investing in Creative Communities by renovating buildings for artists' studios

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.

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ECVAN New Geographies

ECVAN New Geographies

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 @newgeog

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Project Art Works Collaborates with Premier Inn

Project Art Works Collaborates with Premier Inn

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.

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Social Art Summit: Call Out - Submission Deadline Extended 7/9/18

Social Art Summit: Call Out - Submission Deadline Extended 7/9/18

Calling artists working in social art, socially-engaged art, community arts, collaborative arts and social practice at all stages of your careers to come together and share work at the: SOCIAL ART SUMMIT: An Artist-Led Review of Socially Engaged Arts Practice in the UK, 1st & 2nd November 2018 Sheffield.

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CVAN EM announces new Steering Group members

CVAN EM announces new Steering Group members

CVAN EM is delighted to welcome three new members to its Steering Group. Andy Batson – Head of Audiences and Partnerships at Nottingham ContemporaryDaniel 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.

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Craig Ashley, Director of New Art West Midlands speaks at a-n Assembly, Birmingham

Craig Ashley, Director of New Art West Midlands speaks at a-n Assembly, Birmingham

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.

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NEW GEOGRAPHIES & East Contemporary Visual Arts Network (ECVAN) ANNOUNCE THE ARTISTS COMMISSIONED TO CREATE TEN SITE-RESPONSIVE ART WORKS ACROSS THE EAST OF ENGLAND

NEW GEOGRAPHIES & East Contemporary Visual Arts Network (ECVAN) ANNOUNCE THE ARTISTS COMMISSIONED TO CREATE TEN SITE-RESPONSIVE ART WORKS ACROSS THE EAST OF ENGLAND

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.

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TCCE SUMMER SYMPOSIUM: REFRESH, REBOOT, RETOOL: NEW IMAGINARIES FOR CHALLENGING TIMES

TCCE SUMMER SYMPOSIUM: REFRESH, REBOOT, RETOOL: NEW IMAGINARIES FOR CHALLENGING TIMES

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…

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CVAN EM's Document project receives critical coverage

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.