The EAST Contemporary Visual Arts Network includes;
Aid & Abet, Cambridge; Art Exchange, University of Essex, Colchester; Bedford Creative Arts; Black Barn Project Space, Norfolk; Deborah Smith Projects; Departure Lounge, Luton; East Gallery NUA, Norwich University of the Arts; Focal Point Gallery, Southend; Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge; Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery; Outpost, Norwich; The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich; Smiths Row, Bury St Edmunds; The Minories, Colchester School of Art; University of Hertfordshire Galleries, Hatfield & St Albans; Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge and freelance curators and artists.
ECVAN delivers collaborative projects with visual arts organisations, artists and curators from across the eastern region. We explore new ways of working together to build on the region’s diverse and exciting range of activity, delivering projects that support artists and the arts infrastructure.
The ECVAN network is currently exploring opportunities to develop collaborations with artists and institutions in the Netherlands, Belgium and northern Germany – our closest European neighbours and home to some of the most radical and influential arts organisations in the world. Our aim is to establish long-term partnerships and develop collaboration and co-commissioning opportunities. Our first public event in this new endeavour took place on 2 April 2016 at Focal Point Gallery, Southend in the form of a symposium entitled Working Together. For more information, please click here. It can also be viewed on YouTube here.
To date ECVAN has achieved a successful programme of exhibitions, events, public talks, training workshops, staff development opportunities, knowledge sharing events, and the production of a print portfolio in 2011 supported by a network of patrons and region wide events. To find out more about the Eastern Pavilions Print Portfolio visit www.easternpavilions.org
ECVAN is chaired and co-ordinated by Wysing Arts Centre
Images: Allen Ruppersberg, Questions & Answers no.1, Focal Point Gallery. Photo: Mark Blower; Space-Time: The Future 2014, Wysing Arts Centre. Photo: Mike Cameron; Space-Time: The Future 2014, Wysing Arts Centre. Photo: Mike Cameron; Futurecamp 2014, Wsying Arts Centre. Photo: Donna Lynas
CVAN East News
New Geographies is an Arts Council England funded project to create a new map of the East of England based on personal thoughts, reflections and stories of unexplored or over-looked places, rather than on historic or economical centres. Ten commissions are available for artists living and working both nationally and internationally, who have experience of working with community engagement and/or in the public realm in response to places or sites.
The latest news, highlights and opportunities from the East of England from the East Contemporary Visual Arts Network (ECVAN)
The latest news and highlights from the East of England from the East Contemporary Visual Arts Network (ECVAN)
The East Contemporary Visual Arts Network (ECVAN) is delighted to announce the launch of New Geographies, a three-year Arts Council England funded project that invites members of the public to nominate locations for 10 major site-specific visual arts commissions across the East of England.
Wysing Arts Centre are leading an ambitious region wide project, 'New Geographies of the East', on behalf of the East Contemporary Visual Arts Network (ECVAN). A freelance Project Manager is needed to support the delivery of the project.
Wysing Arts Centre have launched an open call for a Safe Haven residency with ARTISTS AT RISK . Open to visual artists who are a target of politically motivated threats and persecution in their home country, the residency will take place from October - December 2017.
The latest news and highlights from the East Contemporary Visual Arts Network.
The East Contemporary Visual Arts Network (ECVAN) is pleased to announce an application to Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence strategic fund has been successful. Receiving a grant of £600,000 over three years will enable ECVAN to deliver a new project: New Geographies of the East.
Exhibitions, events and opportunities from the East Contemporary Visual Arts Network (ECVAN).
The East Contemporary Visual Arts Network (ECVAN)'s November highlights.
Hosted by originalprojects; on behalf of East Contemporary Visual Arts Network (ECVAN), the summit will explore the role of creatives (individuals and organisations) in creating great places and how creative workspaces can make the most of a town's potential.