CVAN London x INIVA Report on Anti-Racism and Equity in the Visual Arts

The AREVA report sets out a new approach to tackling racism and inequity in the visual arts sector, and makes recommendations for a long-term, anti-racist development scheme to be adopted by arts institutions. 

Written by artist Dr Jack Ky Tan, the report is the culmination of a knowledge exchange project initiated by CVAN London (Contemporary Visual Arts Network) in collaboration with iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts), exploring how arts organisations may establish and support anti-racist and equitable working practices. The project was started following increasing reports of racist incidents experienced by artists and cultural workers in the sector, and the desire expressed by CVAN’s members to create a meaningful, proactive response to bring about change.

The research was carried out in two parts: the convening of two knowledge exchange roundtables with a cross-section of arts organisations in the CVAN London network led by Jack Ky Tan, and meetings with a group of artists hosted by artist Larry Achiampong. 

Read the report here