Turning Point becomes Contemporary Visual Arts Network (CVAN) with changes to its mission, vision and values.
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10 MAY 2012, hosted by the Greater London Authority at City Hall, London.
Twelve visual arts organisations in the South West have recently taken part in an audience benchmarking project delivered by Audiences South West in partnership with Turning Point South West.
Over the past five years, the words Turning Point have been read, heard, written and spoken with increasing frequency by people in the visual arts in England, but for many individual arts practitioners, in particular, the origins and activities of Turning Point remain a bit opaque. This briefing paper is for them and for anyone interested in understanding more about what Turning Point is and does.
Turning Point was a visual arts strategy launched by ACE in 2006. A complicated programme, a-n commissioned this briefing paper to provide clarity for visual arts practitioners and organisers.
In this 2011 report Phyllida Shaw unwraps the ‘what’s what’ and ‘who’s who’ of Turning Point, a 10-year Arts Council England strategy for the visual arts.
Held in June, ‘Stronger together’ was an opportunity to ‘celebrate and question how we work together’ – exploring collaboration in its many forms – and how vital that is to the survival of the arts.
Artists and arts organisations had the opportunity to debate current and future professional development needs and aspirations in June as part of strategic planning by Turning Point West Midlands.
Turning Point, a national network of regional visual arts groups, is taking the lead in placing artists at the centre of their activities.
Turning point, Visual Arts UK, CultureForum, NALGAO – these are just some of the burgeoning peer networks for arts professionals that have been proactive and visible in the arts funding debates.
Engage/Enquire’s ‘The Art of Influencing Change, Economies and Ecologies’ at Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne and NALGAO’s annual conference in Brighton.
AIR – Artists Interaction and Representation will later this year be providing a much-needed platform for artists to identify and lead campaigns to improve their professional status and economic conditions, supported by a secondment to AIR from Canadian Artists Representation.
Launched in 2006,Turning Point is a national ten-year strategy for the visual arts. A network of regional Turning Point groups has since been emerging, each charged with “strengthening the visual arts infrastructure”.
Arts Council England convened a meeting between regional Turning point groups and national visual arts organisations in July, with representatives from a-n, AIR, Axis, Contemporary Art Society, Engage, Museums, Libraries and Archives Council and National Federation of Artists Studios Providers invited to attend.
Arts Council England’s ten-year visual arts plan turned a corner in April when a-n became aware of a new pilot scheme designed to create ‘a national network for a stronger visual arts’.
Committed to providing interaction amongst and representation for UK visual and applied artists, this is a summary of some of the key areas for development that AIR Artists’ Advisory Group has set out for the forthcoming period.
Gillian Nicol introduces this months a-n Collection and considers the implication of the ACE Turning point recommendations on RFOs.
The launch of Arts Council Englands new strategy for contemporary visual arts heralds the sectors prioritisation by ACE.