C-Art Galleries 2017

16th January 2017


C-Art 2017 and beyond: Vision 

C-Art exists to nurture contemporary art practice in Cumbria.

For the past 6 years, C-Art has connected over 185,000 visitors to Cumbrian artists, and has seen over £665,000 in sales of Cumbrian art.

The aim is to encourage excellence and ensure that Cumbria has a regional platform for artists with contemporary practices in order to have a recognised place in the national art-ecology.  By contemporary we mean artists who are experimenting, taking risks, challenging the traditional, developing innovative work and connecting with new audiences – the art that the Arts Council funds because it may have limited or no commercial value at inception.

From 2017 onwards we will continue to build on the success of the C-Art brand, and deliver focussed contemporary visual arts events, programmes and talent development which celebrate and reflect the diversity of the region.

C-Art 2017 features the following;

Cumbrian Artist of the Year exhibition and awards 9th September – 5th November 2017 Rheged

Young Cumbrian Artist of the Year, November dates TBC, University of Cumbria’s Vallum Gallery 

Young Curators Scheme, runs May – September 2017

C-Art Everywhere - A new weekend long event to run alongside the C-Art Cumbrian Artist of the Year Award exhibition in Rheged in September. The event will include pop-up galleries in empty shops and businesses from artists and groups and a large arts and crafts fair. 

C-Art Membership options 2017

Gallery membership is from £250 - £350 (ex. VAT) (see gallery fact sheet for more info)

Apply for membership here

Membership runs from May 2017 - May 2018