PVA was founded by a group of artists
in 1996. The group's original intention was to develop exhibition
and networking opportunities within an artist led framework.
The name 'PVA' derived directly from the type of glue and
was generated as a result of the need to have a permanent
name to draw in funding. The group was constituted as an
Since 1996 PVA MediaLab has developed a national track record
working with artists and new technology. The artist led
values have been retained and the organisation has worked
with hundreds of artists from the UK and abroad. In 1999
PVA MediaLab became a revenue client of South West Arts,
in recognition of its ongoing role in developing creative
technologies across the South West of England.
The organisation has delivered a number of large-scale projects.
In 2002/03 and 2003/04 PVA MediaLab was successful in achieving
funding from the Arts Council's National Touring Programme
in recognition of its development of medialab work with
artists. The programme has supported over 200 artists in
making new work at venues across England, Scotland, Northern
Ireland and most recently Singapore.
In the summer of 2002 PVA MediaLab incorporated as Labculture
Ltd and now has a board of Directors representing various
art form areas. The new company is limited by guarantee
and not for profit.
PVA MediaLab offers a bespoke training
scheme accessible to artists throughout the UK. We specialise
in project development work and can offer artists support
in origination and completion of projects.
Our network of artist project developers can support a
variety of projects including sound design, digital audio,
digital video, DVD authoring, web design, imaging, interactivity
(MAX/MSP) and many more. We do not currently support 3D