Terms & Conditions

  • Artists are advised to research thoroughly all opportunities offered including terms and conditions where applicable
  • Opportunities and news items will only be published if they are deemed significant for practitioners in the visual arts sector.
  •  We reserve the right to edit any content submitted to the website.
  • We welcome debate and dissent, but personal attacks (on authors, other users or any individual), persistent trolling and mindless abuse will not be tolerated. The key to maintaining www.cvan.org.uk as an inviting space is to focus on intelligent discussion of topics.
  • We acknowledge criticism of postings we publish, but will not allow persistent misrepresentation of www.cvan.org.uk participants to be published on our website. For the sake of robust debate, we will distinguish between constructive, focused argument and smear tactics.
  • We understand that people often feel strongly about issues debated on the site, but we will consider removing any content that others might find extremely offensive or threatening. Please respect other people’s views and beliefs and consider your impact on others when making your contribution.
  • We reserve the right to redirect or curtail conversations which descend into flame-wars based on ingrained partisanship or generalisations. We don’t want to stop people discussing topics they are enthusiastic about, but we do ask users to find ways of sharing their views that do not feel divisive, threatening or toxic to others.
  • We will not tolerate racism, sexism, homophobia or other forms of hate-speech, or contributions that could be interpreted as such. We recognise the difference between criticising a particular government, organisation, community or belief and attacking people on the basis of their race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age.
  • We will remove any content that may put us in legal jeopardy, such as potentially libellous or defamatory postings, or material posted in potential breach of copyright.
  • We only use content for which we own the Copyright, or where permission from the owner has been granted to us. We ask you to do the same.
  • Be aware that you may be misunderstood, so try to be clear about what you are saying, and expect that people may understand your contribution differently than you intended. Remember that text isn’t always a great medium for conversation: tone of voice (sarcasm, humour and so on) doesn’t always come across when using words on a screen. You can help to keep the www.cvan.org.uk community areas open to all viewpoints by maintaining a reasonable tone, even in unreasonable circumstances.
  • The platform is ours, but the conversation belongs to everybody. We want this to be a welcoming space for intelligent discussion, and we expect participants to help us achieve this by notifying us of potential problems and helping each other to keep conversations inviting and appropriate. If you spot something problematic in community interaction areas, please report it. 
  • When we all take responsibility for maintaining an appropriate and constructive environment, the debate itself is improved and everyone benefits.

In short:

  • If you act with maturity and consideration for other users, you should have no problems.
  • Don’t be unpleasant. Demonstrate and share the intelligence, wisdom and humour we know you possess.
  • Take some responsibility for the quality of the conversations in which you’re participating. Help make this an intelligent place for discussion and it will be.