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Stour Valley Arts – Closure announcement


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On behalf of the board of trustees for Stour Valley Arts, pills we regret to announce that despite extensive re-visioning we have been unable to secure further funding from Arts Council England. This leaves us unable to continue the work of the organisation and with great sadness we have taken the very difficult decision to  Continue Reading »


Stour Valley Arts takes group leaders for a walk on the wild side


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I learnt a great deal about how to engage with people in a natural woodland setting. Tracy Falcon’s audience participation exercise at one of the art pieces has stayed with me, (creating the surprisingly real sound of rainfall!) as has the enthusiasm that every group showed in making the work and telling a narrative that  Continue Reading »


ONE OF THE CROWD: Funding visual arts projects in the South East region


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Artist Daniella Turbin used crowdfunding to raise money to support her drawing residency in France One of the biggest obstacles for visual artists is getting funding. Frame and Reference asked recent graduate and photographer Sam Laughlin to find out more about non-traditional ways of attracting funds. In this special feature Sam talks to Platform Graduate  Continue Reading »


Louisa Martin is Stour Valley Arts first Associate Artist and has work in Whitstable Biennale


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Stour Valley Arts’s (SVA) first Associate Artist, Louisa Martin receives film funding for two upcoming film projects and is one of the artists taking part in this year’s Whitstable Biennale for new visual arts, film and performance opening tomorrow (May 31-15 June).   Stour Valley Arts supported and advised on Louisa’s funding bid as part  Continue Reading »


Stour Valley Arts pops up for a series of spring Microshows


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Stour Valley Arts has selected the artists showing work over the next six months as part of its new series of Microshows curated within Stour Valley Arts’ Cornershop, Unit 3, Park Mall, Ashford, Kent. Of the six Microshows, one is currently on show with three more to come.   We Are Oak Wood Passage 9-29  Continue Reading »


KEEP LEARNING: If you’re still at school, where’s the visual arts sector?


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Oliver Sumner reports on the state of the visual arts offer in education for young people living in the South East and finds that despite a tough financial climate a number of arts organisations have developed initiatives and strong new partnerships with local secondary schools.   By the educational standards of the 1970s and 80s,  Continue Reading »


Stour Valley Arts transforms Reforest for Phase Two and publishes two visual arts books


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Vera Moller Reforest: Part Two, price cheap Stour Valley Arts   The exhibition Reforest at Stour Valley Arts has been transformed for Part Two (14-31 August) and relaunches today from 1-3pm with a panel discussion with previously-commissioned artists.   Phase two explores the ideas of traces, find both visible and invisible. There is a strong  Continue Reading »