It Takes A Region To Raise An Artist

In 2019 CVAN EM worked in partnership with CAMEo at the University of Leicester to carry out research into the East Midlands’ visual arts ecology and economy. Underpinned by a principle that the whole visual arts sector has a part to play in enabling creative and economic development, the research mapped provision, surveyed the workforce and assessed 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. 

Over the last few weeks, at events across the East Midlands, our Director Elizabeth Hawley-Lingham has been presenting the key findings from research and talking to attendees about the recommendations made to CVAN EM and the wider sector for supporting regional artists and developing regional talent. These events are now on hold until things regarding COVID-19 have become more stable again. Keep checking the website or social media for updates.

Read the full report online.

Find out more about the research.


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.