The West of England Visual Arts Alliance (WEVAA) is a three year programme of activity that aims to transform Bristol and the West of England (the geographical triangle of Bristol, Bath and Weston-super-Mare) into a place where the visual arts can thrive, providing critical opportunities and support to enable artists, curators and young people to develop their careers and achieve their potential.
The programme includes professional development, commissioning, and support and resources to ensure access and enable artist-led organisations to become more progressive, sustainable and inclusive. Advocating for the visual arts in the context of the region’s strategic development, WEVAA aims to demonstrate the impact of the visual arts on regeneration, well-being, and economic and community development.
WEVAA is co-led by Spike Island and Visual Arts South West. The Alliance includes partners Bath Spa University School of Art, Bristol City Council, The Brunswick Club, Creative Youth Network, Culture Weston, North Somerset Council, and UWE Bristol.
We are pleased to share the outcomes of the first-year programme. The report below includes images, artist testimonials, case studies, facts and figures. We are now busy working on Y2 and Y3 of the programme, with more opportunities for artists and creative practitioners to be announced soon across the website and the alliance partner's usual channels.
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For information on WEVAA activity in Bath, sign up here.