Carol Carey – Creative Director

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Carol Carey is responsible for the overall management, development and forward planning of the organisation’s core activities and the vital role of sourcing and maintaining funding streams. She oversees the development of the regional and national profile of the organisation, building relationships/partnerships with sponsors in art and non-art sectors.

Zoe Li – Programme Associate

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Zoe Li brings curatorial programming skills to assist the development of  Somerset Art Weeks in the festival year. She also leads on the Creative Pathways professional development programme for SAW artists.

Beccy Swaine – Learning & Engagement Manager

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Beccy Swaine is responsible for development and coordination of SAW’s community engagement and education projects including the InspirED Somerset education partnership, Art Weeks education programming, developing and overseeing partnerships with arts and non-arts partners, a range of projects with local communities and groups.

Sarah Watney – Arts Development & Marketing Administrator

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Sarah joined the team to provide marketing and administrative assistance for the organisation and SAW’s calendar of events. She is responsible for developing Friends of SAW, sponsorship opportunities and the planning and delivery of private views and fundraising events. Sarah also helps look after the website as well as SAW’s social media channels.

Sarah will be available in the office for any enquiries you may have on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Paul Newman – Art Weeks Co-ordinator and Memberships

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Paul Newman joined SAW in January 2017  to co-ordinate the annual Somerset Art Weeks Event. He also helps with marketing responsibilities and looks after Memberships.

Area Representatives

SAW has a group of dedicated Area Representatives offering support to members throughout Somerset. The Area Reps work voluntarily and play an important part within the organisation. If you would like advice about your future participation in the annual Art Weeks event or would like to meet other artists in your area, please contact your local Area Representative listed below.

Fiona Campbell Mendip (East) 01749 880394 [email protected]
Chris Lee Mendip (West) 07979 592836 [email protected]
Paul Newman South Somerset (East) 07715 528441 [email protected]
Sebastian Chance South Somerset 07999 366126 [email protected]
Jackie Curtis Sedgemoor 01278 685911 [email protected]
Sue Lowe West Somerset 07963 692559 [email protected]
Vacancy Taunton Deane

All of the above can also be contacted via the SAW Office:

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Telephone: 01458 253800

Current Projects

Find out more about our current projects

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.

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