Artist development and support has been a key area of work for CVAN within all regional groups over the last five years.
A number of initiatives have been developed to support artists' practice at all stages of their careers. CVAN recognises that investment in artists is key to a sustainable visual arts sector, whether it be by developing initiatives that profile their work, providing opportunities for them or in developing the right environment for artists to thrive within regional ecologies. Graduate retention, national and international profiling and investment into practice enables artists to thrive. Support for artists will continue to be an important area of work for all CVAN regional networks over the forthcoming years.
Ten bursaries are being offered by the Jerwood Foundation, providing an opportunity for artists to define and determine their own development needs.
Castlefield Gallery invite you to an afternoon of panel and group discussions that will provide the opportunity for artists, industry professionals, researchers, and policymakers involved in artist development to share responses, ideas and experiences.
The International Curators Forum (ICF) currently have opportunities available for emerging artists and curators from racially and culturally diverse backgrounds.
New Art West Midlands is offering artists, curators and writers living in the West Midlands the opportunity to apply for micro bursaries towards artistic and professional development.
Following more than two years working and consulting with artists, major public funders and visual arts organisations, a-n and AIR has published new guidelines for paying artists for their contribution to public exhibitions.
Applications are now invited for Cove Park's Crafts and Visual Arts residency programmes in 2017.
New Contemporaries and Artquest are running a peer mentoring workshop for artists at The Bluecoat, Liverpool.
Standpoint Futures is a residency programme for visual artists, based in regional England or in Wales, providing high calibre, tailored opportunities for discussion and interaction with the London art world.
Summer Art Trail invites emerging and established artists to apply to the 2016 arts festival with over £2000 worth of studio space, local and national advertising and support! Deadline: 1 June 2016