Artist Call Out - Contemporary Visual Arts Network, East Midlands

Document is a project that seeks to tell the story of the artist, at this time, in this region, in their voice. We will work with a group of artists to capture and present their experiences of working professionally in the contemporary visual arts, to shine a light on their creative process and give an insight into how they pursue their practices, and their lives, during the course of our programme.

Artists will be selected through a process of open invitation and panel selection and once selected will, as a group, demonstrate diversity of practice, location, career-stage. At intervals throughout the period, each artist will liaise with a regionally-based arts professional, with whom they will reflect on their ‘journey’, a process which will be captured for dissemination with the wider network and a public audience. At the end of the period a public display will present them in profile and provide an overall the narrative for the project.

Document artists will commit to the project until August 2018 during which time they will:
reflect on and be involved in capturing their experiences
spend time with an arts professional
be part of a branded cohort of artists
participate in public presentation(s) of the project
receive a honorarium for participating in this project

Applicants must:
have graduated no less than three years ago from a BA, MA or PhD course
be based in, living and making work in the East Midlands
have a professional practice and be making quality new work
demonstrate a commitment to professional and creative development
be an advocate of the project, committed to practicing in the East Midlands and a champion of Visual Art made within the region.

Proposals should inform us about your arts practice, what you bring to the project and why you would like to be involved in it. Artists will receive an honorarium for being involved in this project.

Our Document panel members are Deborah Robinson - Head of Exhibitions, The New Art Gallery  Walsall, Gordon Dalton – artist and Festival Coordinator, Plymouth Art Weekender and Kerry Harker - Founding Director of Curator.Works.

If you would like to be considered for Document, please contact Elizabeth Hawley, CVAN, EM Coordinator at, for further details.

The deadline for making an application to Document is 30th April 2016.

There is no fee to apply for this opportunity, but the application must be completed according to our instructions otherwise it may be not be presented to the panel.  Successful artists will be notified by email by 17th May 2016. Unfortunately, due to the volume of entries expected, we cannot provide feedback to unsuccessful applicants.

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