Going Places 2016

Our region is geographically the largest distance from one end to the other, with many areas remote & rural. Through this strand we will support better connectivity & engagement through travel bursaries. These will be distributed in two ways; through partnership with organisations for key events and through open call. We will support raised ambition & critical dialogue, as well as talent and potential. Travel support might also include bringing key people into the region to support wider connectivity and advocacy opportunities. We will partner with Spike Associates, PAC Home & B-Side and Take A Part's social engagement conference in May 2016.

So far we have offered bursaries for 16 artists to travel to events such as Glasgow International, Bucharest Biennial, Film Labs Nantes and Iceland International Sound Art Festival.

We are also delighted to have offered 10 bursaries for Take A Part's 'Social Making' Conference. For more information on this event, please visit

Watch this space for Curator travel bursaries and further artists travel bursaries.

What's On

Big Heart 2017

Various Locations

Monday 01 May 2017 – Thursday 30 November 2017

Radical Clay: Teaching with the greatest potters of the 1960s

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Rd, Bristol BS8 1RL

Saturday 22 July 2017 – Sunday 10 June 2018

Sculpture Class at Bath Artists' Studios

Bath Artists' Studios, The Old Malthouse, Comfortable Place, Upper Bristol Road, Bath, BA1 3AJ

Thursday 07 September 2017 – Thursday 14 December 2017

Visual Arts South West

Working towards a South West where talented artists thrive, and a resilient and connected visual arts ecology that inspires more engaged and diverse audiences to value and advocate for its work.

Part of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network

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