We aspire to be a voice for the visual arts sector in the region, prioritising individual practitioners and small-scale initiatives, including those that are artist-led.
YVAN co-produces a programme with strategic partners which:
- creates opportunities for individual practitioners, including access to funding, networking and continuing professional development
- encourages collective dialogue across the sector and across the region
- initiates, shares and acts on relevant research
- advocates and lobbies for increased support of the visual arts sector in the region at strategic level in order to improve its sustainability
The Artists’ Journey annual conference at Sheffield Hallam University in partnership with Sheffield Institute of Arts, bloc projects and Making Ways.
Social Art Summit 2018 – YVAN brought New York-based Interference Archive to present at the inaugural Social Art Summit in Sheffield.
Culture Community Creativity conference with University of Huddersfield in partnership with ROTOR.
Practice based PhD at Sheffield Hallam University: Critical arts practice and social change
Contemporary Artists in Rural Contexts seminar in Coxwold, North Yorkshire in partnership with Chrysalis Arts.
The Arts Development Fund: a programme of micro-grants for artists to develop their skills, open new markets and embark upon projects that they would not otherwise be able to consider.
The Cultural Entrepreneur Programme involved free public events to help creative and cultural entrepreneurs in their marketing, communications and market reach.
Making A Living From Art – a seminar offering arts practitioners practical advice to build markets for their work.
YVAN provided free transport for artists to get to the Art Party Conference and commissioned two videographers to document the day and interview delegates.
Resilience is Futile collaborative publication with Corridor8. Interrogating the commonplace use of the term ‘resilience’ and what it really means for practising artists in the region.
NOURISH programme of curated conversations.
Museums Galleries Exhibitions Tax Relief – support programme for organisations from across the sector in the North to secure funding from HMRC’s MGETR scheme.
Northern Bridge Research Placement – a six-month research placement working with the Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership investigating the concept ‘North’ as it applies to visual arts.
Nothing Will Stop Us – a conversation about the creative case in Yorkshire’s visual arts sector.
Commissioned to edit the last of the four ‘Untitled’ magazines being published in the run-up to the British Art Show.