Hello and Happy New Year, we hope the latest newsletter finds you in good spirits and with good intentions! What a lot of great stuff there was over the Christmas and New Year, you might still catch some of it, closing dates below!
We’re pleased to bring you the latest on our projects:
BOOKING IS NOW OPEN
This event will include provocations and discursive sessions, networking and interactive activity and feature practitioners from in and beyond the region. It will consider how we make art and maintain an art practice, where we turn for help in the process and practice of making art, if we are looking in the right places and whether we need look at all.
BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW!
Our project artists are readying themselves for interviews with our project partner, CAMEo (Research Institute for Cultural and Media Economies at the University of Leicester). We hope these will be revealing and insightful and a great complement to the visual documentation being developed for us by filmmaker Bill Newsinger.
Meet the Artist
Following in the wake of Daniel Sean Kelly, we’re delighted to present the work of Chris Wright, our latest Meet the Artist participant. Read her profile to find out more about her practice.
The Start of Something
Supported by our collaborative conversation project The Start of Something, last Friday Waddington Cultural Collective held Analysis of Process, a symposium exploring collaborative practice at The Collection & Usher Gallery in Lincoln. We’ll bring you feedback on the event as well as information on the next stage of this project soon.
In Another Place
Finishing touches are being put to our region-wide project that will celebrate the wealth and breadth of visual arts activity in the East Midlands. We will bring you more via social media and the website in advance of inviting expressions of interest later in the year.
Applications to join our Steering Group closed at the end of December. We’re looking forward to bringing you news of our newest line up soon!
Write a Review
We would love to hear your thoughts on the visual arts activities that you’re seeing and doing in the East Midlands. You can now write a review of exhibitions you’ve seen or events you’ve been to and submit it to us to be published on our website.
Have a good few weeks!
CVAN East Midlands
Opportunity for Recent Graduates, Bloomberg New Contemporaries – 23 Jan
Artist Commission for Waddington, Ridges & Furrows – 23 Jan
Visual Art Residencies 2017, Hospitalfields – 23 Jan
Commercial Manager, Compton Verney – 24 Jan
Regional Programme Manager, First Story – 26 Jan
Communities Programmer, Nottingham Contemporary – 30 Jan
Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, Ashmolean Museum – 30 Jan
Artist Open Call, Flour Magazine – 31 Jan
Information Assistant (Temporary), Ikon – 1 Feb
Head of Marketing, Compton Verney – 2 Feb
Volunteer Role with FORMAT17, QUAD – 6 Feb
Call for Submissions, Intermedia: CCA Glasgow – 6 Feb
Project Worker: Young People, LOV – 9 Feb
Frieze Artist Award – 10 Feb
InTheWindow Open Call, AirSpace – 12 Feb
Open Call: Curator Residencies, Fire Station Studios – 17 Feb
Contemporary Art Writing Prize, The Burlington Magazine – 27 Feb
Call for Art Writing Contributors, Young Artists in Conversation – 28 Feb
Call for Online Submissions, Matador Review – 28 Feb
Open Call 2017, Belfast Photo Festival – 6 March
Artist Commission for Waddington
Ridges & Furrows
Deadline: 23 Jan
Open Call: Exhibition Proposals, Isherwood Gallery – 16th Jan
Visual Arts Technician – Art & Design, mac Birmingham – 16 Jan
Development Assistant, Hepworth Wakefield – 16 Jan
Artist Residency, Wysing Arts Centre – 16 Jan
Artist Residency, National Trust New Art- 17 Jan
Festival Volunteers, Leicester Art Festivals – 18 Jan
Holding Space: Programme of Research & Support, The Showroom, 19 Jan
Time and Tide Wait For No Man, Banks Mill Studios – 2 to 27 Jan
Dissolving Seas, Bank Mills Studios – 30 Jan to 24 Feb
Clerks (15) + Jason Mewes Q&A, QUAD – 4 Feb
teamLab: What a Loving, and Beautiful World, QUAD – until 5 Feb
Will Hurt: Configurations, QUAD – until 5 Feb
UNTITLED: Art on the Conditions of Our Time, NAE – 14 Jan – 19 March
UNTITLED: In conversation, NAE – 26 Jan
Art & Theory Reading Group, Wollaton St Studios – 26 Jan
Rae Hicks, Trade Gallery – until 29 Jan
Talk with Barbara Walker, NAE – 2 Feb
Jacqueline Fraser, TG Gallery – 3 Feb to 18 March
The Place is Here, Nottingham Contemporary – 4 Feb to 30 April
Our Creative Futures and the Conditions of Our Time, NAE – 11 Feb
Leon Sadler: Poltergeist, Syson – until 11 Feb
Richard Perry, Lakeside Arts – until 12 Feb
All Men By Nature Desire to Know, Bonington Gallery – until 17 Feb
Victor Pasmore, Lakeside Arts – until 19 Feb
The Virtual Self, NAE – 24 Feb
The Art of Black Hair, NAE – until 19 March
Art, Culture & Democracy
Thrapston 24 Jan, 7pm
Karen Russo Screening & Panel Discussion, QUAD – 18 Jan
Leicestershire & Rutland
We Are All Neurodiverse, Threshold Studios – 17 Jan
East Midlands’s awarded ACE Cultural Destination money
£300k will be awarded to East Midlands’ cultural organisations to celebrate and generate profile and tourism for the region’s heritage and assets. Nottingham Contemporary will receive £150k for further phases of The Grand Tour programme.
Lincoln City Centre Partnership will receive £150k to celebrate two nationally significant moments in Lincolnshire’s rich history: The 800th anniversary of the Charter of the Forest and the Royal Air Force Centenary.
Regional exhibitions named by Guardian as ones to see in 2017
‘The Place is Here‘ (Nottingham Contemporary, 4 Feb-30 April) brings together around 100 works from the 1980s by over 30 artists and collectives to explore this pivotal decade for British culture and politics.
Image: Lubaina Himid, A Fashionable Marriage, 1986. Courtesy artist & Hollybush Gardens. Photo Matthew Birchall & Tao Lashley-Burnley