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Skills Development

Online skills development workshops for visual artists and arts workers supported by West of England Visual Arts Alliance

With the support of WEVAA, we have launched an online programme of skills development for visual arts workers in the region, whether they are artists, producers, curators or anyone else in the sector who would benefit. This programme will cover a wide range of key skills from fundraising to inclusion.

Keep an eye out for future workshops, and sign up to our newsletter to be the first to hear.

Visit our Eventbrite page to view all current workshops and book your place
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Income Generation for Young and Emerging Artists

One of the first barriers to a career in the arts is earning enough to make a living. Visual Arts South West are partnering with fellow WEVAA partner Creative Youth Network to present a series of workshops for students, recent graduates and anyone else making their first steps towards a career in the visual arts that is all about different ways to support your income with creative work.

These workshops are free to attend for all, in recognition of the career stage they are targeted at.

Wednesday 7th September: 9-11 am
Pricing And Selling Your Artwork with Ceri Hand

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Wednesday 14th September: 9-11am
Designing And Running A Workshop with Graham MacLeod Johnson


Keep an eye on our social media and Eventbrite for details on Introduction To Fundraising with Millie Wood-Downie, also in early September.

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Business Skills for Early to Mid Career Artists


The practical side of a visual arts career is often less glamorous than making the work, but it's vital to everyone in the sector. We are excited to bring you two workshops focused on the business skills you need to move your career to the next stage.

These workshops are provided on a Pay What You Can basis with the support of WEVAA.

Tuesday 20th September: 10am - 1pm
Manifest your Dreams - Creative Business Planning for Artists with Mel Larsen


Wednesday 28th September 2-3:30pm
Tax and Accounting For Early Career Artists with Art & People

Past workshops have included:

New Arts Council England Project Grants with Christina Poulton

Deaf, Disabled and Neurodivergent Audience Development with Alex Covell

Strategies of Care with Roseanna Dias