B&NES Art Bulletin

The December bulletin is now available to download as a PDF here – B&NES Arts Bulletin December 2012 (PDF)


News & Views

1. 44AD – Bath’s new contemporary arts space
2. Channel  4’s new crime drama The Fear – filmed in Bristol and Bath
3. Planning public art – advice on temporary outdoor exhibitions in B&NES
4. Venue Publishing – event promotion opportunity
5. Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory – first national tour
6. Arts Council England – new structure
7. Engaging in Commissioning – a practical resource pack for the culture and
sport  sectors
8. The Age of Creativity website
9. Participate in ixia’s Public Art Survey
10. Voluntary Arts – running your own group


1. Bath Christmas Market
2. The Keynsham Mummers Play
3. Theatre Royal Bath by candlelight
4. Bath Spa Band Community Christmas Concert
5. Festive Fizz – champagne arias with Amy Smith
6. Christmas Craft Fair, Cafe and Open Arts Studios
7. The City of Bath Bach Choir – Carols by Candlelight
8. ICIA – Attab Haddad Quintet
9. Society of Wood Engravers exhibition
10. Independent Bath Literature Festival 2013 – early booking opportunity
11. ABO Conference: What’s Next?


1. Bath museums – Christmas crafts sessions
2. Thrive training course – How to find Funding
3. BRAVE Training, Bristol – supporting small business
4. ITC Tour booking workshop

Opportunities for artists

1. 44AD – Open call for Christmas show ‘Deck the Walls’
2. 44AD – Do you have what it takes to become the first Art Santa?
3. Health and Wellbeing conference – call for submissions
4. Yate Library exhibition space – invitation to submit work


1. The FAB Open Prize (Open to all contemporary artists)

2. Big Lottery Fund – Reaching Communities (Revenue or capital projects helping people most in need)

3. Big Lottery Fund – Awards for All (Improving local communities and the lives of people most in need)

4. Wellcome Trust – Arts Awards (Imaginative arts projects which investigate biomedical science)

5. Architectural Heritage Fund (For charities to regenerate and re-use historic buildings)

6. Help a Heart Grants (Projects which promote heart health, including through the arts)

7. Digital R&D Fund for the Arts (R&D projects using digital technology to develop audience reach/business models)

8. Wingate Foundation Music Grant (Education, resources or performance opportunities for musicians)

9. Youth Challenge Fund (UK-German shared youth projects)

10. Tesco Charity Trust Community Awards (Children’s education and welfare)

11. Arts Council England – Catalyst Arts: building fundraising capacity scheme (For long term sustainability, diversity and resilience in the arts)

12. Wingate Foundation Music Grants programme (Music performance/education)

13. Artists International Development Fund (For artists in England to build international links)


1. The Independent Bath Literature Festival – Artistic Director
2. Creativity Works – new Trustees
3. Bath Spa University – librarians
4. Volunteer pianist/musician/entertainer – Bristol
5. Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival – Festival Director


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