Creative Pathways Bursary 2020 (Apply Now!)

This year, we are providing bursary support to 4 Somerset based artists aged between 18-25 or in the early stages of their career.

Register your venue for Somerset Open Studios 2020!

If you'd like to take part in this year's Somerset Open Studios, 19th September - 4th October, then read our guidelines for how to get involved.

Have your say on Climate Strategy

The public are being urged to get involved in the creation of Somerset’s first Climate Emergency Strategy.

creative itch!

My first post of 2020 and my last.

What We Do


SAW’s vision is for Somerset to be a place where people expect to engage with excellent visual art that is surprising and distinctive.

Art Weeks

Somerset Art Weeks is an annual celebration of the variety and quality of contemporary art and craft in Somerset. The annual event alternates between Open Studios and Festival Year.


SAW aims to embed learning throughout all our activity and develops learning programmes to enable professional artists to work with schools and communities.


Since 2002 SAW has worked with a wide range of arts and non-art partners, providing opportunities for artists to extend their professional practice.