Skills Development

With the support of WEVAA, we have launched an online programme of skills development for visual arts workers in the region, whether they are artists, producers, curators or anyone else in the sector who would benefit. This programme will cover a wide range of key skills from fundraising to inclusion.

Keep an eye out for future workshops, and sign up to our newsletter to be the first to hear.

Past workshops have included:

New Arts Council England Project Grants with Christina Poulton

Deaf, Disabled and Neurodivergent Audience Development with Alex Covell

Strategies of Care with Roseanna Dias


Over the next three years, the West of England Visual Arts Alliance (WEVAA) programme aims to transform Bristol and the West of England into a place where the visual arts can thrive, providing critical opportunities and support to enable diverse local artists, curators and young people to develop their careers and achieve their potential.

Co-led by Spike Island and Visual Arts South West, the consortium 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. Our collective vision is for the visual arts community in Bristol and the West of England to be more progressive, sustainable and inclusive by 2024.