The Contemporary Visual Arts Network (formerly Turning Point Network) is a consortium of 11 coordinated regional groups of contemporary visual arts professionals across the 9 English regions. The network engages with around 2000 individuals and several hundred organisations, large and small, commercial and public, international and local. It represents and supports a diverse and vibrant ecology embracing a broad range of artistic and curatorial practice. The individual groups drive programmes of work that not only directly benefit their regional constituents, but also the sector as a whole through shared learning.
Collectively we are stronger than the sum of our parts which makes us more resilient, sustainable and effective as a sector.
Our Mission is to strengthen and develop the contemporary visual arts sector in England through collegiate working defined locally and nationally, using the network as a platform to do so.
Our Vision is of a strong, sustainable and supportive contemporary visual arts network, working collectively in order to safeguard the future of artists and our sector as a whole.