CVAN North West is pleased to announce that they have been successful in their recent bid to Arts Council England for Grants for the Arts funding for 2014-16.
Funding enables the delivery of a two year learning project ‘Art: Audience, Development, Discourse & Skills’ (Art: ADDS) that uses and develops skills, knowledge and expertise in the North West to improve visual arts organisations ability to build upon and increase audiences.
The project will invest in a number of development opportunities for artists, arts organisations and art professionals in the region, and will be supported by the following priorities:
- Critical Writing – establishing and supporting critical writing at all levels to promote greater understanding and dialogue around North West visual arts
- Artist Development – to support and develop North West artists, artist-led activities and workspace provisions to further establish the region as a vital and important place to make and present work
- Young People – establishing structures that provide greater access to visual arts organisations to support the development and growth of young producers and find a stronger voice for young people to influence the future cultural offer in the North West
The interconnected priorities will encourage more people to engage with high quality contemporary visual arts, improve professional development for artists and managers and increase regional connectivity.
CVAN North West would like to extend thanks to Arts Council England and the organisations that work with and support the network in the North West.
The funding has allowed for the creation of a new freelance post. Click here for more details.