Call for artists

SAW Projects – Invitation to Artists – Expressions of Interest

We are look­ing to engage artists expe­ri­enced in co-cre­ation and social­ly engaged prac­tice, across a wide range of art forms.

Somerset Art Works is looking ahead to our community engagement programme this year, planning both face to face and online artist workshops with a wide range of participants in a variety of settings.

Forthcoming projects include:
•Social enterprise – making products to sell.
•Working in a day centre for the homeless community, artists/facilitators required.
•Textiles banners project.
•Arts, nature and growing project inspired by pollinators – based in a park in Taunton, weekly workshops over the summer.
•Young people’s film/ digital media project in Taunton – an opportunity for young people to have a say about their lives.
•A wellbeing project for people with mental health difficulties, creative workshops across a number of Somerset locations.
•Setting up and running a new online workshop forum as part of our wellbeing programme, 12 x once a month sessions.
•Workshops in schools, colleges and PRUs.
Artists who are interested to work on SAW engagement projects are invited to send an Expression of Interest by email to by 31 March

Please email:
Your CV
1 page (max) letter outlining:

•Your practice, artform/s.
•Approach and experience working with communities/groups/schools – any areas of special interest.
•Experience of co-creation and project development.
•Experience delivering online workshops if appropriate (not necessary for all projects)
•Links to your website/ projects/ images/ online workshops etc.
•Please send one email only (not multiples) max 10MB total email size

SAW’s approach is to carefully match artists with communities and projects, in consultation with the participants/groups involved. While this consultation is in process a number of artists will be put forward to be considered. If your skills and experience are potentially a good fit we will contact you with further details about specific roles and projects and invite you to apply. If you are not selected for forthcoming projects we will keep your details on file for future opportunities.

If you are an artist we already know, you are welcome to send us an update via the above format.

Since 2002 SAW has worked with a wide range of arts and non-art partners, providing opportunities for communities to work collaboratively with professional artists and encourage wider participation in the arts.