Since 2002 SAW has worked with a wide range of arts and non-art partners, providing opportunities for artists to extend their professional practice via research residencies, commissions and bursaries, to develop new audiences for the visual arts in Somerset and to engage communities that may have little contact with the arts.

Through our projects we have developed an understanding of how the arts can benefit a wide range of community needs, facilitating and promoting the value of creativity for all: for enjoyment, learning, skills development and a personal sense of health and well being.

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