Visual Arts Plymouth CIC is a group of arts professionals & independent artists from a range of visual arts & culture organisations across the city who work together to connect grassroots activity with a larger city-wide cultural plan and vision.
Through monthly meetings and project-led initiatives, members of the group (known as VAP CIC Activators) share knowledge, ideas, resources, energy and effort in order to effect change, with the aim of raising the profile and promoting the diverse range of arts activity happening in Plymouth.
We are currently seeking expressions of interest from anyone who might be interested in becoming a VAP CIC Director.
What does Visual Arts Plymouth CIC do?
In 2015, Visual Arts Plymouth launched the 1st Plymouth Art Weekender – PAW – an ambitious, annual, three-day event that now takes place across the city each September. In 2020, we are facing many challenges, but the Art Weekender will go on, taking place 25th, 26th and 27th September. We are grateful to our many sponsors and partners and to Arts Council England and Arts Council England Emergency Response Funding.
VAP CIC has formed a working group to explore, consult and develop opportunities for community engagement with visual arts, further networking and purposeful partnerships. We’ll keep you posted!
Throughout 2017 & 2018, Visual Arts Plymouth CIC coordinated and delivered a professional & practitioner-focussed talent development scheme as part of the city-wide Horizon project. Horizon was a collaborative two year programme of visual contemporary arts which provided a major ‘step-change’ in Plymouth’s visual arts ecology. It was funded through Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence fund and delivered by a partnership between KARST, Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth Culture, Plymouth City Council, Plymouth University and Visual Arts Plymouth. The program has now finished.