Seeking an Artist Facilitator

The West of Eng­land Visu­al Arts Alliance, host­ed at Bath Spa Uni­ver­si­ty, are seek­ing an expe­ri­enced Artist Facil­i­ta­tor to lead a series of workshops.


The West of England Visual Arts Alliance (WEVAA) is working to transform the future of visual arts in the region by providing opportunities and development towards a more progressive, sustainable and inclusive sector by 2024.

As part of our work at Bath Spa University, we are running an exciting widening participation pilot project that seeks to open up the School of Art, Film and Media. Through a series of visual arts workshops, we seek to engage young people from the region and open up the possibility of studying creative subjects in Higher Education. Our ambition is that young people become familiar with the Art & Design campus at Locksbrook Road.

We will also be running a practical and creative training session for local art teachers, where we hope to establish a supportive dialogue and exchange between the School of Art and educators in the region.


We are seeking an experienced creative facilitator to work with a group of 15-16 year olds from Bath over three days in August, with follow up sessions in September and October. Using studio spaces and workshops at the Locksbrook Campus, the group will be introduced to new processes and practice in the visual arts. The group will be given the opportunity to showcase their work at an exhibition in the Michael Pennie Gallery at the Locksbrook Campus.

In addition to delivering the workshops for young people, the artist will deliver a practical training session for local secondary art teachers, introducing the School of Art and what we do.


We are looking for a practising artist, ideally with connections to Bath or North East Somerset, with experience of delivering high quality visual arts workshops to a range of audiences, particularly within schools and communities.

Based on the nature of the project, we require you to be available for ALL of the following dates:
● Wednesday 3rd August (09.30-16:30)
● Thursday 4th August (09.30-16:30)
● Friday 5th August (09.30-16:30)
● Saturday 24th September (09.30-16:30)
● Monday 3rd October (16:30-19:30pm)
● Wednesday 5th October (17:30-20:30)

Applicants must hold a current DBS check.

We particularly welcome applications from people who are currently underrepresented in the UK visual arts sector, including those who identify as D/deaf, disabled, neurodivergent and or LGBTQIA+, people from lower socio-economic backgrounds, or living or working in areas of socio- economic deprivation, and those who experience racism.


£250.00 daily rate for workshop delivery.


Further information and how to apply can be found here:

If you have any questions and would like to discuss the opportunity further, please contact Natasha Kidd, Academic Lead for WEVAA ( and/or Simone Hesselberg, Research Assistant for WEVAA (