Newsletter 3rd July – 6th August 2017


Hello, welcome to our latest issue!

So much has happened in the few weeks since our last newsletter, in the world of culture and the arts as well as politics, it’s hard to keep everything in mind. One matter of great significance to the region, and to the sector, is Arts Council England’s latest investment news. You can read our response to the decisions on ACE’s National Portfolio for 2018-22 on our website.

As we continue to digest the latest developments and announcements, we bring you the latest art opportunities, upcoming events and news from the East Midlands.

For the latest announcements about our programme look no further.

Meet the Artist
Many thanks to Louisa Chambers, our Meet the Artist participant over the last few weeks, we now welcome Loughborough based artist Matthieu LegerMatthieu uses material from the digital environment, manipulating and corrupting or glitching the information of a digital image. You can find out more about his work here. He’ll be taking over Instagram for us during his feature, keep your eye on our profile.

The Start of Something Micro Bursaries
Our invitation to put forward topics of conversation for The Start of Something is ongoing. If you’d like to get a group together to have a conversation about something important to you all and would like some money to get it going, send us a proposal.

Write a Review
If you’ve seen or been to a fantastic event or exhibition in the East Midlands recently why not write areview of it for our visitors to read.

We regularly post exhibition openings, opportunities and events on social media – follow us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter for regular updates!

Have a good few weeks!
CVAN East Midlands


Featured Opportunity:
Midlands Open 2017
Tarpey Gallery
Deadline 13th August
This year’s exhibition will feature the very best work selected from entries by artists living and working in the Midlands region.
A solo show at Tarpey Gallery is the main prize for Midlands Open 2017

Programming Assistant, Compton Verney – 13 July
Curator (Maternity Cover), Compton Verney – 13 July
Festival Director, Derby Book Festival – 14 July
Visitor Services Retail Supervisor, Nott. Contemporary – 17 July
Coastal Commission, National Trust – 21 July
Gallery Officer, Kettering Museum & Art Gall. – 21 July
Head of Development, Chatsworth – 23 July
Funding Available to Support Graduate Employment, Lincoln Uni – 31 July
Call for Submissions (East Mids Graduates), Surface Gallery – 7 Aug
Midlands Open 2017, Tarpey Gallery – 13 Aug
Call for Submissions, Matador Review – 31 Aug
Artworker, DHP Family – 1 Sept
Busary & Exhibition for Young Sculptors, Friends Of The Garden – 15 Sept
Volunteer: Supporting Older People, Artcore – 1 Dec


Open Call: Divine Locale Arts Fest 2017 – 4 July
Open Call, Rooftop Annual Summer Show – 5 July
Digital Producer, Nottingham Playhouse – 5 July
Community Artist, Creative Minds – 5 July
Head of Exhibitions, Henry Moore Institute – 6 July
Capital Project Manager, S1 Artspace (Sheffield) – 6 July
Marketing Officer, Oriel Davies – 9 July
YouMoveMe: Call for Participants – 9 July
Ceramics Residency 2017, Modern Clay – 9 July
Assistant Curator (PT), Nott. Contemporary – 10 July
Project Coordinator: Youth Arts, Attenborough Arts – 10 July


Surface Details, Bank Mills Studios – 17 Jul to 4 Aug
Our Friends Electric, QUAD – until 10 Sept
Machine Made: Art, Robots & AI, QUAD – until 10 Sept

Leicestershire & Rutland
Art School: Experiments in Time & Space, DMU The Gallery – until 22 Jul
Language of Form, Tarpey Gallery – until 23 Jul
Leicester: Memories of Industry, Attenborough Arts – until 20 Aug
Medieval City One, Two Queens – until 2 Sept

Mardi Gras Requiem, Uni of Lincoln – 3 to 28 Jul
Kate Bajic, NCCD – 8 Jul to 3 Sep
Jane Perryman, NCCD – 8 Jul to 3 Sep
Printers Inc. Ovals & Circles, NCCD – 8 Jul to 3 Sep
Pattern Cutting: Make a Shift Dress in a day, NCCD – 15 Jul
Us, A Gunby Estate Domesday, CommonAs – 1 to 31 Aug

Annual Summer Show, Rooftop Arts Centre – 7 to 29 Jul
Filip Markiewicz: Celebration Factory, NN Contemporary – until 22 Jul

Guillaume Pilet: Dream A Little Drama, Primary 14 Jul to 19 Aug – (PERFORMANCE 13 Jul)
Jan Vorisek, TG Gallery – until 22 Jul
Adam Hedley, Trade Gallery – until 22 Jul
Bhairav, New Art Exchange – 16 Jul to 24 Sep
Lara Favaretto, Nott. Contemporary – until 28 Aug
Wu Tsang, Nott. Contemporary – until 28 Aug
Reportrait, Nottingham Castle – until 10 Sep

Light Choreographies, Level Centre – 13 Jul
Alice Adams: Data Crayon, Bank Mill Studios – until 14 JulLincolnshire
Made in the Middle, NCCD – until 9 Jul

Featured Event:
New Art Exchange
16th July to 24th September
Reimagine India. Supported by Here, There & Everywhere, as part of a national project,
Bhairav, from which the film takes its name, is considered to be one of the most ancient raags in Hindustani classical music, typically played in the early hours welcoming the dawn. Here, the raag sets the tone of the work, as the film reveals the architecture and landscape of Goa through precolonial, colonial and postcolonial eras. The work explores man’s relationship with the earth, spirituality and the passage of time, also highlighting issues of marginalisation.
Art, The Brain + Behaviour, Fermynwoods Contemp. – 11 Jul
The Twelth Player, Fermynwoods Contemporary Art- until 12 Jul
The Iron in My Soul, Backlit – 7 Jul
Street Art Festival 2017, Surface Gallery – until 15 Jul


Arts Council National Portfolio 2018-22 
ACE’s latest funding announcement has revealed a record amount of investment (£170 million) outside London. 55 organisations in the East Midlands received funding: 11 visual arts – including 5 new ones –  and 5 combined arts with a visual arts remit.

Click here to view the interactive map of funded organisations

CVAN EM responds to the announcement
CVAN EM Director Elizabeth Hawley summarises ACE’s decisions in the East Midlands and pictures the visual arts landscape following the announcement. Read her response