Final WEVAA Wednesday Funding Tassa Cobb
Workshops & Courses

Funding workshop with Tessa Cobb

Join us for a hands-on work­shop with Tes­sa Cobb who will be putting the fun’ into fund­ing with her work­shop on how to finance your projects.

Bath & NE Somerset
Opening Times
18:00 – 20:00
As an Arts Council support worker, and recipient of many streams of free-stuff since starting her children’s book illustration career in 2018, Tessa has first-hand experience of how partnering on proposals has the greatest chance of success. Drawing on examples of successfully funded collectives, Tessa will share the benefits of creative collaboration - not just for your bank balance, but also your well-being and flourishing as an artist.

With opportunities to network with other local creatives, you’re likely to find all the support you need for your next big bid.

What are WEVAA Wednesdays?
We’re arranging monthly gatherings at the Locksbrook Campus for visual artists and organisations, to help keep us better connected! WEVAA Wednesday’s take the form of sessions, socials and workshops aimed at supporting networking and professional development for the visual arts community in Bath and North East Somerset. Over the next few months, we're partnering with EMERGE to run WEVAA Wednesday’s that focus on collaboration, partnerships and networking.

About the facilitator
Tessa Cobb is a children's author, illustrator and all-round happy person. Tessa's illustration work is playful and experimental and she loves making a mess. She's happiest when outside drawing from life, or making pictures in the printroom with her mates.

Tessa also teaches publishing part-time at Bath Spa University and is a Creative Mentor at the EMERGE graduate studio.

After 3 successful Kickstarter campaigns, Network for Creative Enterprise support, the WECA Creative Sector Growth Programme, and Arts Council DYCP funding (amongst other creative funding wins) Tessa went on to help others make their creative dreams come true by offering Access Support work to other artists applying to Arts Council England.

The West of England Visual Arts Alliance (WEVAA), an Arts Council England funded project, 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. Find out more here.

Emerge is a unique multidisciplinary creative practice studio for Bath Spa University alumni who have graduated within the last two years. EMERGE is a creative incubator, designed to help emerging talent through giving vital space, training, and meaningful support at a pivotal time within an individual's career pathway, bridging the gap between University and the professional world. The EMERGE studio is a collective made up of Bath Spa University graduate residents, creative mentors and dedicated members of the University's Careers and Employability team, who work together to simultaneously celebrate and challenge each other's creative thinking, develop skills and learn from one another.

October’s WEVAA Wednesday is also part of the Emerge End of Residency Open Studios, Exhibition and Workshop Showcase. You can find out more and sign up to any workshops or events, including Life Drawing, Frame Weaving and Goal Setting.
Final WEVAA Wednesday Funding Tassa Cobb