Artist & Curator Professional Development Opportunities


In May, June and July 2013 a call was opened for practitioners (artists, curators, producers etc) in the South West to apply for support towards professional development projects

A limited number of individual bursaries of up to £500 were available to help fund professional development projects. This may be to pay an artist/professional for mentoring, towards a CPD course or scheme, for specific tailored professional development support or could pay for the cost of our Writing for the Visual Arts Residential Course in partnership with Arvon Foundation in January 2014. Advisory support in connecting with arts organisations, venues and writers will also be available for successful applicants via Visual Arts South West. For more details of the application process please click here >>

VASW received over 60 applications, and we were able to support approximately 50%. We will be reporting on the progress of these projects over the forthcoming months.

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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