CAMEo - Research Institute for Cultural and Media Economies

It Takes a Region to Raise an Artist

Thursday 24 October 2019, 2.30pm - 5.30pm
Phoenix Arts Centre, 4 Midland St, Leicester, LE1 1TG

If Not Now, Then When?: It Takes a Region to Raise an Artist 
Research publication launch, panel discussion, and social hosted by CVAN EM

At this event CVAN EM and CAMEo will launch the publication of their research into the East Midlands visual arts community. Hear the key findings of It Takes A Region To Raise An Artist, and participate in a lively discussion featuring regionally-based artists and curators, about support for artists, the strengths and gaps in the region and approaches to developing regional artistic talent.


  • Dr Antoinette Burchill, AHRC Creative Economy Engagement Fellow Researcher: It Takes A Region To Raise An Artist
  • Skinder Hundal OBE, New Art Exchange
  • Andrea Hadley-Johnson, National Justice Museum
  • James Steventon, Fermynwoods Contemporary Art
  • David John Scarborough, Modern Painters New Decorators
  • Elizabeth Hawley-Lingham, Director CVAN EM
  • Professor Mark Banks, Director, CAMEo

This is a free event supported by AHRC, Midlands4Cities, CVAN EM, and CAMEo. Everybody is welcome.

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