It Takes A Region To Raise An Artist

In January 2019 CVAN EM entered a new phase of development. Conceived through the prism of an artist’s development and underpinned by the principle that the entire visual arts sector has a part to play in enabling that development It Takes a Region To Raise An Artist is informed by what we learnt from our 2015-18 programme and expanded though research carried out by CAMEo, the Research Institute for Cultural and Media Economies at the University of Leicester.

CAMEo Research Associate and Cultural Economy Engagement Fellow Dr Antoinette Burchill explored the region’s visual arts ecology and economy, mapping provision, surveying the workforce and assessing how the region meets the needs of artists and visual arts practitioners in developing sustainable careers and livelihoods, as well as how it is challenged in doing so.

Read the full report online.

Find out more about the research.

We will be holding a series of events around the region in February and March. Attendees will find our more about the research findings and recommendations, as well as CVAN EM’s future plans. To find out about more, sign up to receive our monthly newsletter.


Header image credit: Bill Newsinger, 2017. Features Simon Woolham’s ‘Rural Routes: Bolsover Walks’, a D-Lab co-commission with Junction Arts, displayed at the Moot Hall during Wirksworth Festival, 2017.