Contemporary Visual Arts Network North West (CVAN NW) is a network creating opportunities for artists, organisations and professionals to develop their practice, share ideas, knowledge & resources, and cultivate relationships. We provide platforms to promote and support the work of the region's visual arts ecology.

We are part of the national Contemporary Visual Arts Network (CVAN), which is dedicated to working together to realise a stronger visual arts for the benefit of artists, arts organisations and audiences, present and future.

CVAN NW is managed by three Regional Chairs - Kate Jesson (Manchester Art Gallery), Paul Smith (Liverpool Biennial), and Elaine Speight (In Certain Places) - and two Regional Coordinators - Emma Fry and Shelley Cater-Shipway.
 

CVAN North West comprises three sub-regional groups:

Visual Arts in Liverpool (VAiL) 
Contemporary Visual Arts Manchester (CVAM) 
North by NorthWest (NbyNW)

Contact CVAN North West - Emma Fry: muralla_emlou@yahoo.com / Shelley Cater-Shipway: s.cater-shipway@preston.gov.uk

 

VISUAL ARTS IN LIVERPOOL (VAIL)

Arena Studios & Gallery
The Atkinson, Southport
Bluecoat
The Brindley
The Double Negative
FACT
The Gallery
LARC
LARC Young Peoples Festival
Liverpool Biennial
Liverpool John Moores University
LJMU School of Art & Design
Look Festival
Mercy
Metal Liverpool
National Museums Liverpool
Open Eye Gallery
RIBA
Royal Standard
Static Gallery
Tate Liverpool
Victoria Gallery & Museum
The Walker Art Gallery
Williamson Art Gallery & Museum

 

CONTEMPORARY VISUAL ARTS MANCHESTER (CVAM)

AND Festival
Artfunkl
Blank Space
Buddleia
Bureau Gallery
Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre
Castlefield Gallery
CFCCA
Creative Industries Trafford
Hot Bed Press
The Holden Gallery
HOME
Islington Mill
Jane Anderson
Karen Smith Art
Kraak
Lionel Dobie Project
The Lowry
Malgras/Naudet
Manchester Art Gallery
Manchester Craft & Design Centre
Manchester School of Art
Manifest
Mark Devereux Projects
MCC Cultural Strategy Team
MIRIAD
National Football Museum
Neo-Artists
OBJECT / A
Paper Gallery
Portraits of Recovery
PS Mirabel
Quays Culture
Red Eye, The Photography Network
Rogue Artist Studios & Project Space
Salford City Council
Tameside Central Art Gallery
The International 3
Touchstones Rochdale
Trafford Council
UHC/Hotspur
University of Salford
Venture Arts
Victoria Baths
Whitworth Art Gallery

NORTH BY NORTHWEST

Art Gene
Blackpool & Fylde College
Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
Brewery Arts Centre
Burnley Borough Council
Eden Arts
Forestry Commission, England
Green Close
Grizedale Arts
Grundy Art Gallery
The Harris Museum & Art Gallery
In Certain Places
Lakeland Arts Trust
Littoral
Mid Pennine Arts
The Peter Scott Gallery
Storey Gallery
The Birley
Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery