National Lottery Project Grants are returning…

Posted by on Jul 19, 2020 in Information | No Comments

Arts Council are reopening National Lottery Project Grants, their fund for all individual artists, community and cultural organisations. From Wednesday 22 July, you can apply for funding to support arts, museums and libraries projects that benefit the public in England. Arts Council have prioritised reopening this programme to help fund independent organisations, creative practitioners and freelancers as […]

Contemporary Visual Arts Network – Covid-19 Funding and Resources

Posted by on Jul 8, 2020 in Information, Uncategorised | No Comments

This list of resources and opportunities will be updated on the CVAN website on a weekly basis.

Exhibition Payment Guide

Posted by on Jul 8, 2020 in Information, Uncategorised | No Comments

The a-n/AIR Paying Artists Guide For artists and exhibiting organisations (First Edition)

CVAN Presents…Art & Politics of Health| Bárbara Rodriguez + Oreet Ashery

Posted by on Jun 29, 2020 in Events | No Comments

Friday, July 3, 2020 2:00 PM  3:00 PM At a time when questions of health are most critical, curator Bárbara Rodriguez and artist Oreet Ashery explore the ever pertinent relationship between art and health. Follow this link to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cvan-presentsart-politics-of-health-barbara-rodriguez-oreet-ashery-registration-111275331512

New Digital Commissions at Scarborough Museums Trust

Posted by on Jun 29, 2020 in Events, Exhibitions | No Comments

New Digital Commissions invites seven artists to create digital artworks which will be released online over the next four months. These artworks will appear across a range of social media platforms and are part of our response to the ongoing lockdown. The commissions examine the significance of objects – museums artefacts, personal possessions or things noticed […]

On monuments and the structures of racism

Posted by on Jun 23, 2020 in Discussion, Topical | No Comments

John Akomfrah in conversation with Tina Campt, Ekow Eshun, Saidiya Hartman This discussion, recorded on Thursday 18 June 2020, examined the legacy of John Akomfrah’s early films, such as Signs of Empire and Handsworth Songs, in the context of ongoing Black Lives Matter protests, the destruction of colonial monuments and the structures of institutional racism. The conversation was moderated by writer and broadcaster […]

BLACK LIVES MATTER

Posted by on Jun 9, 2020 in Uncategorised | No Comments

On Tuesday we posted a black box on Instagram in support of #BlackOutTuesday. We were challenged about this and now recognise that a black box is not enough. We need to be stronger and more proactive in our response to systemic racism.    At Crescent Arts we express our solidarity with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people […]

Webb-Ellis at Venice Biennale 2015

Webb-Ellis at Venice Biennale 2015

Resident artist duo, Webb-Ellis, have just returned from the preview week of Venice Biennale. Assisted by an a-n ‘Go and See’ bursary, they made the 2,418 mile round trip (from Scarborough to Venice and back) over land. This writing and video is their response:     “Books were only one type of receptacle where we […]

“MY 4 YEAR OLD COULD DO THAT!”

“MY 4 YEAR OLD COULD DO THAT!”

Resident artist Steven Malorie Potter reviews the work of Stephen Chambers in our recent Northern Print exhibition, ‘Glossary: How and Why Artists Make Prints’. Utilising the idea that something as “bog standard” as a potato can be used to create something beautiful Stephen Chambers shows off how even the simplest of printing techniques can yield complex […]

DEAD GOOD

DEAD GOOD

Resident artist Steven Malorie Potter reviews the work of Julian Meredith in our recent Northern Print exhibition, ‘Glossary: How and Why Artists Make Prints’. Artist uses corpse of dead bird to create ‘Swifts (The Scream)’ Using what he describes as a ‘hunter gatherer’ methodology Julian Meredith utilises direct printing to produce haunting reproductions. When describing […]

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