CVAN NORTH WEST
Contemporary Visual Arts Network North West (CVAN NW) is a network creating opportunities for artists, organisations and professionals to develop their practice, share ideas, knowledge and resources and cultivate relationships. We provide platforms to promote and support the work of the region’s visual arts ecology.
We are part of the national Contemporary Visuals Arts Network (CVAN), which is dedicated to working together to realise a stronger visual arts for the benefit of artists, arts organisations and audiences, present and future.
CVAN NW is managed by three Regional Chairs - Kate Jesson (Manchester Art Gallery), Paul Smith (Liverpool Biennial), and Elaine Speight (In Certain Places) together with the CVAN NW Network Manager Holly R Hesson.
CVAN NW comprises three sub-regional groups:
Visual Arts in Liverpool (VAiL)
Contemporary Visual Arts Manchester (CVAM)
North by NorthWest (NbyNW)
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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. Deadline 4 April 2019.
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.
A bursary is currently available for a writer, artist or curator to attend one or more of three events taking place across the North of England from April to August, and develop a new piece of text in response to discussions.
As part of their commitment to supporting artists’ livelihoods, a-n are offering 14 fully funded places on the a-n Visual Arts Coaching Course with Relational Dynamics 1st (RD1st). Attendance at the 8-day course in Lancaster will be supported by a bursary of up to £400 for attendance expenses.
On Wednesday 24 January 2018 from 3-5.30pm there is a free artists’ talk and guided tour of two exhibitions in Warrington by artists Holly Rowan Hesson and Ellen Sampson. The event is in association with CVAN North West and Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival.
Have you got a job or paid employment that supports your creative practice? Does it get in the way of you making work? Could it nourish it instead? In partnership with Castlefield Gallery and Manchester Craft & Design Centre, Redeye present a day of talks, discussions and workshops encouraging photographers, artists and makers to draw inspiration for their personal practice from other paid and commercial work.
On 17 January 2018 Crafts Council are holding a career start up event at Grizedale Forest, which aims to provide information and skills development for amateurs and early career professionals looking to set up and structure a creative business from their artworks and designs.