CVAN SE works collaboratively across its network members and the wider South East visual arts sector to collectively deliver a stronger visual arts offer for artists and audiences alike, developing partnerships, research projects, artists’ commissions and professional development.
Strands of activity are organised for Access and Audience Development; Artists support and Talent Development; and Resilience and Sustainability, delivered by a programme of sector specialist and intra-network knowledge exchange and seminars.
A major part of its programme is the Platform Graduate Award. Established in 2012, the award is a £2500 bursary and mentoring programme, from artist Jonathan Parsons and drawing on the expertise of CVAN SE members, awarded to a graduate from one of the sixteen participating regional higher education partners. An alumni scheme delivers a support and development programme, the Platform programme as a whole working to support emerging graduate artistic talent to further their practice following graduation.
CVAN SE works as a sum greater than its parts to be an effective and authoritative network and voice for the visual arts in the region; supporting collaboration and raising the profile of the south east visual arts sector; facilitating development, growth and sustainability; and sharing knowledge and creating productive relationships.
It is organised by a steering and project groups from the membership, and network manager, Oliver Sumner and hosted by Modern Art Oxford. The Chair is Paul Hobson, Director, Modern Art Oxford, and the Deputy Chair is Joanne Bushnell, Director, Aspex, Portsmouth.
CVAN SE is comprised of (in alphabetical order):
Aspex; Blast Theory; De La Warr Pavilion; Fabrica; John Hansard Gallery; The Lightbox; Lighthouse; MK Gallery; Modern Art Oxford; Pallant House Gallery; Photoworks; Project Artworks; Towner; Turner Contemporary.
CVAN South East was formerly Turning Point South East (TPSE), the first regional network to be established by Arts Council England in response to the publication in 2006 of its ten-year strategy for the visual arts, Turning Point.
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Photoworks seeks to appoint a new Director to succeed current Director, Celia Davies, who leaves Photoworks at the end of 2017, after eight successful years with the organisation.
Eastbourne’s Devonshire Collective are currently offering a number of opportunities for artists based in the South East through their new Threshold programme.
CVAN South East is delighted to reveal the five artists shortlisted for the Platform Graduate Award 2017. Guest selector and Turner Prize 2017 nominated artist Rosalind Nashashibi will announce the winner of this year’s award on Saturday 9 December at a special event at Modern Art Oxford.
This autumn work commences on MK Gallery’s expansion. The work will see the current building double in size and the creation of new cultural facilities in Milton Keynes.
Three photography commissions are being offered by Photoworks in partnership with Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, Willis Newson and the University of Brighton. The commissions will deliver a permanent collection of photographic artworks sited across 36 public waiting rooms within the new redevelopment of the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, opening in 2020.
CVAN South East's initiative Platform 2017 opens at Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth next week. Platform is a region-wide project, annually supporting emerging artistic talent. It runs until November 2017.
On 1 October every phone box in Hull will ring...Will you pick up the call?
This week Platform 2017, an initiative led by CVAN South East opens at MK Gallery in Milton Keynes. The gallery will exhibit four solo exhibitions of exceptional work by promising graduates from three local universities. Over five months, forty-one graduate artists selected from sixteen universities will be exhibited in five partner galleries across the South East.
CVAN South East is delighted to announce the contenders for the Platform Graduate Award 2017. Forty-one graduate artists selected from sixteen universities will be exhibited in five partner galleries across the South East. These graduates represent the very best of young and emerging visual artists in the region.
Modern Art Oxford are recruiting for a Network Manager to coordinate and manage the work of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network South East.