Open call

The Brunswick Club Open Call

The Brunswick Club & WEVAA are com­mis­sion­ing an £8000 Open Call oppor­tu­ni­ty for artists, organ­i­sa­tions, and col­lec­tives in the South West.

23:30 27/08/23

- This could be for a project, exhibition, publication... Think broadly!
- It’s open to artists, small organisations, and collectives.
- You should not have received substantial arts funding in the past.
- We can only accept postcodes in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Bath and North East Somerset and North Somerset.
- This project must be completed by August 2024.
- The £8,000 includes your production costs, your time, and space hire.
- Think about the support you might need to deliver the project, for example, paying for technicians, or producers. This needs to be factored into your budget.
- The Brunswick Club & our WEVAA partners can support you with mentoring.
- We particularly welcome applications from people who are currently underrepresented in the UK arts sector, including those who identify as D/deaf, disabled, neurodivergent, LGBTQIA+, those from lower socio-economic backgrounds or living or working in areas of socio-economic deprivation, and Global Ethnic Majority artists and creative practitioners.

Deadline for applications is midnight on 27th August, with interviews held on the 8th September.



We welcome audio, video, and written applications to Rosie at

Please include;
- Up to 500 words about your project
- A budget - How you would use the £8,000 • A few sentences about yourself and your practice / organisation / collective, including a CV
- What support you might need
- Your access document, if applicable
- Your postcodeIf you have any further questions, would like support with your application, or need the information in a different format, please contact Rosie at

You will be asked to complete an anonymous equal opportunities form following submission of your application (used for monitoring purposes only)



Selection will be made based on the need of the practitioner(s), group or organisation, and how it fits with The Brunswick Club’s ethos; artist-led and collective working, eclectic practices, and interesting, riveting, exciting, and intriguing ideas.

Interviews will take place on September 8th with a panel from The Brunswick Club, Spike Island, and Visual Arts South West and an external creative professional / artist


Watch this short film about the Brunswick Club:
The Brunswick Club is a collective of artist-led collectives initiated in 2017, it was housed at the legendary former Working Men’s Club of the same name in Bristol. Now itinerant, we’re made up of artists of all kinds, championing the artist-led.

Over three years, the West of England Visual Arts Alliance (WEVAA) aims to transform Bristol and the West of England into a place where the visual arts can thrive, providing critical opportunities and support to enable diverse local artists, curators and young people to develop their careers and achieve their potential. WEVAA is invested in supporting exceptional visual arts projects to grow across the West of England region. All partners are committed to inclusivity and developing more equitable practices. We consider diversity a strength and are keen to ensure more representation of the different backgrounds and experiences that make up our communities.