Farewell Liz and Sam!

Elizabeth Hawley-Lingham, CVAN EM’s Director of nine and a half years, has left the role to take up a position at Loughborough University teaching professional practice in Art and Design. While she was in post, she championed regional visual arts practice, regionally and nationally, supported a wide community of regionally-based artists, curators and producers, and brokered relationships that impacted artist development and new ideas.

Our Communications Officer, Sam Read, is also moving on. Over the last two and a half years Sam has unstintingly promoted not only CVAN EM’s activity but that of countless artists, producers, and organisations across the region. A founding member of GLOAM, an artist co-op with studios and volunteer-run exhibition space in Sheffield and an Fine Arts History of Art and Cultural Studies MA student at the University of Leeds,

We would like to thank Liz and Sam for their hard work and wish them all the very best for the future. CVAN EM will be recruiting to these posts during Spring 2021. Steering Group member Daniel Sean Kelly is acting as interim co-ordinator and can be reached at info@cvaneastmidlands.co.uk