Date: 8 May 2018
Time: 10am – 2pm
Location: Somerset Art Works, The Town Hall, Bow Street, Langport TA10 9PR (FREE Parking)

Following on from the previous Artist Development Day that took place in 2016, we would like to invite you to share your thoughts and ideas around our future ‘Artists Development Programme‘, to include elements such as bursaries, residencies, collaborations, research, mentoring, networking and the events programme. So please join us if you are interested to take part.


We hope this will enable us direct future planning to best suit your needs and requirements. A chance to hear more about our plan, contribute your thoughts and meet other artist members.


The day will start with an introduction from our Creative Director Carol Carey and SAW Trustee Tim Martin (Curator of Hestercombe Gallery), who will share our plans for the future as we become one of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisations.

This will be followed by a short presentation from Anna Best (artist) and Zoe Li (SAW’s Programme Associate) about Prospectus, a pilot project in 2017 which explored models of learning for artists.

We will then be joined by Gordon Dalton (Networking Manager, Visual Arts South West) to share the upcoming opportunity and funding options for artists in the South West region.


Current SAW artist members who would like to find out more and take part in the Artist Development Programme. Previous SAW Members and non-SAW Members are welcome with a small fee.

And we also especially welcome those:
– who took part in Creative Pathways, Prospectus; received commissions, aritsts placement and other related professional development opportunities with us in the past;
– who have held other residency/bursaries from other organisations in the past; or
– who would like to be part of our artist development programme delivery, and have the right experience to become an artist mentor.

To book

Booking Essential (30 places only, first come first serve)
Current SAW Members – £5 to cover refreshment and light lunch
Non-SAW Member – £15 includes refreshment and light lunch

To book, please fill in the information via the BOOKING FORM 
For further information, please contact Zoe Li, Programme Associate

Published on April 19, 2018 // Zoe Li