Contemporary
Visual Arts Network
East Midlands

CVAN EM celebrates and supports arts and culture in the region, fostering an inclusive long-term future for the sector, emphasising equity and access for all arts workers.

Contemporary
Visual Arts Network
East Midlands

CVAN EM celebrates and supports arts and culture in the region, fostering an inclusive long-term future for the sector, emphasising equity and access for all arts workers.

Workshop
Tots Tuesdays
29th June 2021 – 19th July 2022
The Hub, Lincolnshire
Exhibition
In Which Language Do We Dream?
26th March 2022 – 5th June 2022
Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicestershire
Exhibition
After I Died
25th April 2022 – 30th June 2022
Level Centre, Derbyshire
Exhibition
Renewal – Art Exhibition
2nd May 2022 – 9th June 2022
Doddington Hall, Lincolnshire
Exhibition
The World Awaits You
3rd May 2022 – 2nd September 2022
Level Centre, Derbyshire
Exhibition
Spring Show – Weldon Art Group
4th May 2022 – 28th May 2022
Roof Top Art Centre, Northants
Exhibition
Assemble + Schools of Tomorrow: The Place We Imagine
7th May 2022 – 4th September 2022
Nottingham Contemporary, Nottinghamshire
Exhibition
We Are Commoners: Creative Acts of Commoning
7th May 2022 – 10th July 2022
Hub, Lincolnshire
📢 CVAN EM Regional Director Colette Griffin is offering 1-2-1 sessions online for artists and creatives based in the East Midlands looking for mentoring. Sessions can focus on support regarding artist development opportunities, funding applications, open calls, commissions, proposals, statement and portfolio advice. 

🔗 in bio to book, dates June - August. 

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#Mentoring #ArtistOpportunities #FreeMentoring #EastMidsArtists #CVANEM
📢📢📢 CVAN EM is looking for x8 new Steering Group members: 

1)	An early-career / neurodivergent artist or arts worker based in Derbyshire, sponsored by derbyquad.
2)	An artist or arts worker from the Global Majority, sponsored by new_art_exchange.
3)	An artist or arts worker in an East Mids Priority Place sponsored by CVAN EM.
4)	An East Mids-based art tech, sponsored by CVAN.
5)	An East Mids-based artist or arts worker, sponsored by CVAN EM.
6)	Two reps from organisations located in the East Mids. 
7)	A rep from an organisation in East Mids Priority Place.

Steering Group members sponsored by CVAN EM, Quad or New Art Exchange will be paid a stipend of £200 to attend each quarterly meeting.

We are seeking new members who are interested in developing a more resilient visual arts sector in the region and emphasising equity and access for all arts workers. Steering Group members act as advisors and advocates who use their knowledges, experience, and skills to inform and champion CVAN EM’s work. 

Our Steering Group brings a range of knowledges, experience, and skills to CVAN EM and we activity encourage artists and arts workers from backgrounds currently under-represented in the visual arts sector to apply.

🔗 in bio for application pack.
Deadline Monday 20 June, 5pm.

📸: Mita Solansky, ‘Garden Walks’, process photo from Vegetable Agenda residency 2016.

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#SteeringGroup #EastMids #VisualArtsEastMids #Recruitment #ArtJobs
In 2021/22 CVAN East Midlands participated in a period of consultation and led activity aimed at positively impacting on public programmes and commissioning in the East Midlands. Last month we hosted a public forum, an opportunity to engage organisations, artists and arts workers with project activity and provide a platform to test and discuss ideas.

We were joined by Dr. Vishalakshi Roy, Director of research-led strategic consultancy earthen_lamp, and East Mids-based creators of the 'Combining Accessibility & Creativity Toolkit' Jo Tolley (i.jo.tolley) and Benjamin Rostance (benart86). You can watch a subtitled recording of the event on our website & YouTube, 🔗🔗🔗 in bio.

📸 Illustration by freyjaillustrates.

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#Creativity #Accessibility #Toolkit #EastMids #PublicForum
In early 2022 CVAN EM spoke with artists and arts workers from Ashfield, Bolsover, Boston, Chesterfield, East Lindsey, NE Derbyshire and Mansfield about strengthening cultural and creative opportunities in their localities. These areas have been identified by Arts Council England as Priority Places.

Nottingham-based creative Will Harvey has designed a graphic presenting key findings and connections made during this period of consultation. 🔗🔗🔗 Link in bio to download. 

This research is the start of long-term work which will see CVAN EM support existing provision in Priority Places in the region, whilst developing new approaches. CVAN EM would like to thank everyone who has fed into this work. We are excited to see where this project takes us…

ID: Map graphic of the U.K. with a zoomed in section on the East Midlands with coloured dots marking where the priority places are located. Header reads - What change do you want to see through culture?

#EastMids #PriorityPlaces #Change #ACE #ChangeThroughCulture