CVAN London launches the AREVA report at the Urban Room, UCL East

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The 6-month residency has led to a range of collaborative opportunities. In January 2023, Curator Kara Blackmore & Jo produced the launch of the Anti-racist & Equitable Visual Arts (AREVA) report in the Urban Room, the new UCL East space hosting events, exhibitions, workshops and engagement with local stakeholders, professional audiences, and the wider public in East London.

Written by artist Dr Jack Ky Tan the Anti-racist & Equitable Visual Arts report is the culmination of a knowledge exchange project initiated by CVAN London in collaboration with Iniva and funded by Arts Council England exploring how arts organisations may establish and support anti-racist and equitable working practices.

The residency has facilitated the start of interesting university, arts and culture partnerships. As the residency draws to an end, Jo says, ‘On behalf of CVAN London, I’d like to express my thanks and gratitude to Professor Haidy Geismar and UCL colleagues for hosting us at the School for the Creative & Cultural Industries at the new East London campus, home to so many artists, art workers, galleries and studios. I am sure the conversations started here will move forward into meaningful long-term partnerships and in doing so, turn the potential of university collaborations into impact for London and the visual arts community’.