Case Study: It Takes A Region To Raise An Artist

CAMEo, at the University of Leicester, has been awarded a 10 month Fellowship for a project in partnership with CVAN EM. Taking the name of their next programme of activity, It Takes A Region To Raise An Artist, it’ll be akin to an audit/mapping and will review the current regional provision within/for the visual arts sector, identify the region’s strengths and weaknesses in supporting development of the visual arts workforce, explore the barriers to artistic growth and workforce development and look at how the gaps may be filled.

The research, carried out by Research Associate Dr Antoinette Burchill, will help CVAN gain a detailed understanding of visual arts in the East Midlands region. It will explore the region’s ecology, its strengths and gaps, as well as the challenges to and opportunities for artistic growth and sustainability here, and will begin to identify what is needed in the region to accelerate the growth of a vibrant, flourishing visual arts sector and how the region can better support visual arts practitioners to meet their artistic, cultural and economic potential.

More information:
for further background on the research and to take part in a survey on visual arts practice in the region.

Cultural Sector partner:

Antoinette Burchill with Elizabeth Hawley-Lingham, Director CVAN EM

HE Partner and other partners:
Doris Eikhof & Paula Serafini, with CAMEo, the Research Institute for Cultural and Media Economies at the University of Leicester.

CAMEo was launched in 2016 to provide new understandings of the cultural industries, the ‘creative economy’, arts, media and cultural policy, consumer culture dynamics, and the mediation and representation of cultural and economic life.

CAMEo is an interdisciplinary platform for academic research as well as for collaborations with culture and media practitioners. Together with a wide range of partners we explore the diverse and complex ways in which cultural and media economies are being defined, valued, enacted, experienced and represented. Our research also seeks to foreground issues of participation, sustainability and social justice in cultural and media economies.

Topic category, (if relevant) to working group themes : Talent & Employability / Collaborative Research

Area: East Midlands & National