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 four Regional Chairs - Kate Jesson (Manchester Art Gallery), Paul Smith (Liverpool Biennial), and Elaine Speight (In Certain Places) and Sue Flowers (Green Close) 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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