Art & Money

Visual Arts South West developed a series of professional development events for visual arts practitioners around the theme of Art and Money. Working with national partner Contemporary Art Society and regional venue partners, Stroud Valleys Artspace, Plymouth College of Art, Creative Skills, Big Picture, Bridport Arts Centre and Reveal the events gave insights into the contemporary art market, working with curators, and a look at alternative ways in which artistic practice can be sustained.

The objectives of the programme were to provide artists with knowledge to help them to financially sustain their practice; to raise the level of ambition in the region; and to bring opportunities for knowledge sharing and exchange of ideas.

The programme was developed in early 2012 and ran through May and June 2012. The events were attended by over 80 artists, who gained access to specialist knowledge and to bespoke ‘surgeries’. 



What's On

Empire Through the Lens

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

Saturday 30 September 2017 – Friday 31 August 2018

Plymouth Art Weekender 2018


Tuesday 09 January 2018 – Sunday 30 September 2018

The Artizan Garden Salon Open Show

7 Lucius Street

Friday 02 February 2018 – Sunday 23 December 2018

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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