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Turning Point Network

The Turning Point Network is coalition of artists, independents and leaders from visual arts organisations of all shapes and sizes, working together towards a stronger visual arts.

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About the consultation

This is for you.

Tickets for the consultation event can be booked via the QUAD website | Click the image to visit the site.

A consultation event for the East Midlands visual arts sector is taking place on 29 March. We’d like you to be involved.

There is the potential to develop a network for everyone working in the visual arts in the East Midlands. Your ideas and thoughts will shape what the network is and how it works. We want to hear from people working in different roles in organisations as well as individuals.

The event will take place on 29 March, 10am-4pm, at QUAD in Derby and will be opened by Baroness Lola Young. It will provide a space in which we can find out what people think a network for the visual arts might look like and how it could help them. We want to hear what you think the East Midlands is doing well and new ways you think that organisations, galleries, networks, artists and curators could work together.

Your suggestions and ideas will be discussed further at six county meetings that will take place in April and May. You can book for the event and stay up to date with the consultation by visiting the QUAD website. Places are £5 (for refreshments); please book early to secure a place.

You can download more information about the event here, including a programme for the day.

An East Midlands visual arts steering group have been working together since 2007. The group is made up of staff from ten contemporary and historical visual arts organisations. They are The City Gallery, The Collection, Derby Museums & Art Gallery, Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, Hub: National Centre for Craft & Design, New Art Exchange, New Walk Museum, Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Nottingham Contemporary and QUAD.

In 2008, we began talking about how the visual arts sector in the East Midlands could be made stronger if organisations worked together as a network. Arts Council England East Midlands are supporting our work to help make this happen as part of their national Turning Point visual arts network. The network’s structure and activities will be determined by the specific needs of the sector in the East Midlands. Our mission statement is ‘to be the voice for the visual arts in the East Midlands’.

You can download more information about the event here, including a programme for the day.

We look forward hearing your thoughts on 29th March.