Centre for Visual Arts and Culture: Annual General Meeting

Durham Business School

11th July 2014, 9.30am – 4.30pm

This year’s CVAC AGM has been designed to serve three purposes: to encourage networking amongst members, to present for discussion the draft CVAC strategy for 2014 – 2017, and to open up discussion on opportunities for cultural engagement and working with key partners.

To encourage research networking, we have set aside time in the programme for discussion sessions under the heading of  ‘Research “Show and Tell”. We are hoping that these sessions will offer an informal opportunity for all members of CVAC to talk about their research interests. For this to work, we would simply ask that all members bring to the meeting an image or object related to their research interests that might be used to spark conversation with others.

We are very keen that all members contribute to shaping the direction that CVAC takes in the next three years  (including identifying priority areas for collaborative research) and hope that as many members as possible are able to attend this meeting to comment on the CVAC strategic plan.

CVAC has a role to play in the development of Cultural Engagement initiatives at Durham and so we have decided to devote the afternoon session to a roundtable on cultural engagement, with panellists from the university and also a presentation from one of our partner organisations, Auckland Castle.
The meeting is open to all and I would encourage you to forward this email to anyone you think might be interested in CVAC’s plans and activities.

We would, however, ask you to confirm your attendance by sending an email to cvac@durham.ac.uk by 7th July 2014 so that we can confirm catering.


9am – 9.30am Arrival
9.30am Welcome: Janet Stewart
9.45am Introduction to Steering Committee Members
10.00am Presentation of Draft CVAC Strategy 2014 – 2017 and Programme of Events for 2014/2015
10.30am Coffee Break
11am – 12.15pm Research ‘Show and Tell’ I / Working Groups to discuss CVAC strategy
12.15pm – 1.30pm Lunch
1.30pm – 3pm Roundtable on Cultural Engagement and Partnerships chaired by Ludmilla Jordanova, with presentations by:
David Cowling, PVC Arts & Humanities
Keith Bartlett, Director of Cultural Engagement
Hazel Edwards, Senior Engagement Manager
Chris Ferguson, Senior Curator, Auckland Castle
Followed by questions and discussion
3pm – 3.30pm Coffee Break
3.30pm – 4.30pm Research ‘Show and Tell’ II / Working Groups to discuss cultural engagement
4.30pm Closing Remarks
5.30pm – 7pm Evening Reception: Venue TBC

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