Category Archives: Art Technician Training Programme
In 2023 CVAN EM was awarded funding from Art Fund’s Reimagine programme to deliver an Art Technician Training Programme for the East Midlands, in partnership with ArtTechSpace and supported by organisations across the region.
The training programme focused on both upskilling those already in the industry and training new technicians – creating a larger pool of skilled workers across the region. The programme was devised by ArtTechSpace and developed in consultation with organisations and art technicians in the East Midlands over an 18-month period.
Training supported learners through a combination of theory and practical before introducing professional development provision surrounding pay rates, contracts, networking, and unions.
In addition to providing essential and advanced training the wider project included paid work shadowing opportunities, the launch of an arts worker online directory, and begun to tackle concurrent exhibition install scheduling.
The project is unique to the East Midlands and offered multiple means to access funded, free, and subsidised training opportunities. The training programme centred fair and equitable practice prioritising arts workers based in Arts Council England Priority Places in the region and access for Global Ethnic Majority arts technicians.