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through creativity to explore, develop and grow

For Artists: co|Create

The artists we work with are pioneering new ways of reaching out to, and working with, individuals and communities to empower them through creativity to change their lives and perspectives. To facilitate artists to do this ground-breaking work, and continually innovate their practice, our co|Create programme offers socially engaged artists support as well as training and development opportunities, covering the topic areas above, via the following routes:

  • Workshops and Training courses [for emerging and established socially engaged artists].
  • Talks and Creative Conversations [bringing together leading thinkers and practitioners to reflect upon emerging issues and debates, and share ideas].
  • FREE Online Networking Groups to share inspiration and provide peer support [email stacey@creativityworks.org.uk for more information].
  • Artists Retreats
  • Residencies
  • Call-outs and commissions
  • Our FREE GDPR For Artists Pack & Templates!

To find out more, or to provide us with feedback and inspiration please email info@creativityworks.org.uk or stacey@creativityworks.org.uk.

Up coming events:

Data Protection for Artists & Creatives

Tue, 7 September 2021 [11:00-12:00]

Click here for more information and to book Why do we need data protection law and does it apply to me? What is personal information? What does processing data mean? What to expect // Due to artists and creatives developing and adapting their practice and business online, as well as the UK...
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Using Creative Writing to Nurture and Inspire Young People

Wed, 15 September 2021 [10:30-16:00]

Click here to find out more and to book This workshop will help to unlock your own creativity, as well as giving you tools that you can use to unlock the creativity of young people Who is this for // Artists, Youth Workers, Mentors and Youth Mentors who work with young people and would...
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Nature and Socially-engaged Arts Practice: Facing the Climate Crisis

Tue, 28 September 2021 [09:30-15:00]

Nature connectedness as a process to feed creativity. One day workshop involving guided discussion, nature based experience and reflection. Click here for more information and to book Who is this workshop for? This workshop is for any artist [emerging, experienced or established] who wants...
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Course: Race, Culture & Inclusivity in the Arts - via zoom

Three Sessions: 21st Sept, 5th Oct & 19th Oct, 10am-12pm

Join Creativity Works to explore race, culture and inclusivity in the arts in these 3 workshops delivered by Vandna from Diverse Artists Network. Vandna will support a safe space to discuss, learn and share with a solution-focused approach. In addition to these workshop sessions you will be offered...
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Where We Find Ourselves: Holding Space For Uncertainty as a Social Practice

Thu, 14 October 2021 [10:30 – 15:00]

Click here for more information and to book What will you gain from these sessions? The opportunity to find out out about the work of one of the UK’s leading socially engaged artists [Ian Nesbitt]. The chance to reflect on how the pandemic has challenged socially engaged art practices. The...
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Digital Tools and Techniques for Artists & Creatives

Wednesday 27th Oct, 3rd & 10th, 17th & 24th Nov [10-11.30am]

Click here to find out more and to book Who is this for? Any artist or creative who would like to develop their online practice and presence. What will I gain? A clearer understanding of how thrive in an online environment as an artist and/or creative practitioner. A tool-set and plan you can...
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A Cabinet of Care: Visual Journaling

Tue, 30 November 2021, 09:30 – 16:00

Click here to read more and to book Who is it for // This artists’ professional development workshop offers space and time for any artists who wishes to mindfully explore thoughts in relation to the wellbeing of Self, people, place and life happenings. Who and what is important to you? What...
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Artists Call-Out!! - August 2021 Youth Work Delivery

Deadline 9am 25th June!

Artists are needed to work as part of a team of 6, consisting of youth workers, sports coaches and musicians / performers, as part of a project which aims to support young people aged 11-19 across B&NES who are eligible for free school meals, and/or have additional support needs. As well as...
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Social Media Filmmaking - via zoom

18th,19th & 20th May 10.00am - 12.30pm

What makes a good story for video? How does the short form nature of social media change our storytelling? What to expect // Through the widespread availability of technology and the awesome power of the internet and social media, videos have never been more prevalent as a way of sharing stories,...
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Artist Call Out! Stourhead 75

*NOW CLOSED*

Stourhead, Creativity Works and Well Wessex are looking for a creative practitioner to develop a new outdoor visual arts installation based at Stourhead which will be built and shaped through community participation. The work will commemorate 75 years since Stourhead was gifted to the National...
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Artist Call Out! NOW CLOSED

Deadline 17th March

We are really please to be able to offer FIVE small commissions to socially engaged / participatory artists from Bath and North East Somerset and surrounding areas! Each commission is for £100, and each artist will be asked to set-up a profile, explore, upload/add some content and begin...
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Woolly Traces: crafts and technology

Wednesday's 10th, 17th and 24th March, 10:30-12:30

Introduction: Creativity works is excited to run a series of introductory workshops in textiles and technology. In the sessions, artist and educator Becca Rose will introduce the basics of e-textiles (electronic textiles) and explore ways that creative technologies can be part of a community...
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Transforming unloved public areas into works of art

Brick Project - Thursday 25th February 10.30 - 12.00

Our talk with the highly inspiring Brick Project, who work at unloved or neglected bricked or tiled public areas, is coming up next week and we still have some spaces available. During the session, they’ll be sharing: What it’s like to set up a CIC during a pandemic What they have...
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Online Artist Retreat with Emma Smith

18th January & 2nd Feb 2021

We are thrilled to announce an online residency with internationally renowned artist, Emma Smith. The residency will include an in-depth exploration of Emma’s practice including wide ranging themes, ideas and ways of working. Talks and workshops will explore the practice of Ars Combinatoria and...
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How to pARTY over the internet!

Wed 11th November

No-one wants to attend “another Zoom” but where there are creatives, there is always another way. BOOK About this Event This online workshop is about reaching out to others over the internet & about demonstrating your creative talents in the virtual world… I didn’t set out to be a...
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How can we maintain our practice as socially-engaged artists?

15th October & 22nd October

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND following her highly engaging and successful workshops in June!!! Join participatory artist and illustrator Ellie Shipman to explore the question: ‘How can we maintain our practice as socially-engaged artists?’ in this participatory virtual workshop over...
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The role of the artist in community development

25th September & 2nd October [10am - 11.30am]

Anna Francis and Rebecca Davies will be sharing highlights from their individual practices over recent years and their collaborative working on The Portland Inn Project. The sessions will explore reactive methods of practice when working in community contexts, and the role of the artist in community...
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co|Ment

Mentoring Opportunities for Artists

Creativity Works is starting a brand-new peer-mentoring programme in response to conversations we have had with artists, at all stages of their careers, about what support would be most useful for them. We will match mentees with mentors, and give you advice, support and training so that you can get...
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Artists Network

OPEN for new members

We have been running bi-weekly Artists Network Groups since the start of lock down and we are now opening the group for new members. The group is made up of a mix of artists who meet weekly to support, inspire and promote each other’s wellbeing and practice. If you are interested in finding out...
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Data Protection for Artists & Creatives

Wednesday 8th July [11.00-12.00]

This a FREE live webinar but if you are able to do so please make a donation of whatever you can afford to help us continue our work supporting artists and those experiencing mental health challenges. As artists and creatives are developing and adapting their practice and business online, the need...
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How can we maintain our practice as socially-engaged artists?

Friday 26th June & Friday 3rd July [10.00-11.30]

Join participatory artist and illustrator Ellie Shipman to explore the question: ‘How can we maintain our practice as socially-engaged artists?’ in this participatory virtual workshop over two sessions. Ellie will present her experience from her own socially-engaged practice, as well...
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Digital Tools and Techniques for Artists & Creatives

3rd - 24th June & 3rd July [10.00 - 11.30am]

Join Sara Pugh, co-founder and Managing Director of design and marketing agency Eight Wire, for this series of five one and a half hour sessions, focusing on the digital tools and techniques that can help you establish your creative practice and business online. During the sessions, Sara will create...
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[Socially engaged art] in a time of 'social' distancing - VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS

Friday 22nd May & Friday 5th June (10.00 - 11.30am)

What role do socially engaged artists play in this current crisis and what does this mean for the profession? During these online presentations and interactive workshops Sophie Hope will present some of her practice-based research into cultural democracy and the commissioning of socially engaged...
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Fundraising and Sources of Income [postponed due to COVID-19 Coronavirus]

20th April 2020, Bath and County Club

Advice on how to get funding as an artist, or arts organisation delivered by Creativity Works, Artists and Arts Council England [including 1:1 advice]. Time: 9.30am-4.00pm Bath and County Club £ Full Price: £30.00 / Student: £15.00 / Pay what you can: Donation Full Details & Booking:...
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Participating in the wrong way with Sophie Hope [postponed due to COVID-19 Coronavirus]

24th April 2020, Bath and County Club

A fascinating look at the challenges, and benefits of social engagement and community participation. Sophie Hope will talk about her experience as well as leading you through practical exercises. Time: 1pm-5pm Venue: Bath and County Club £ Full Price: £30.00 / Student: £15.00 / Pay what you can:...
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Social Media Film Making

28th May 2020, NOW ONLINE

But what makes a good story for video? How does the short form nature of social media change our storytelling? How do you make social media films with tools and equipment you already have?
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Enterprise Works For Artists

June 1st/8th/15th/22nd 2020, University of Bath Innovation Centre

This is a unique and practical business programme with a focus on social enterprise, aimed at socially engaged artists and creatives who are looking to make social impact within their practice.Time: 9.30am-4.30pm        Venue: University of Bath Innovation Centre £ Full Price: £150.00 /...
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Summer Residency with Emma Smith

23-24 July 2020, Bath [venue TBC]

 A rare opportunity to spend two days working with this internationally renowned socially-engaged artist. Time: 10.00am-4.30pm Venue: Bath venue TBC £ Full Price: £100.00 / Student: £50.00 / Pay what you can: Donation Full Details & Booking: SUMMER RESIDENCY
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[PAST EVENT] [How to Survive and Thrive] Creative Resilience

12th March 2020, Bath

During this workshop you will learn practical, workable examples of the 7 elements of our resilience model enabling you to explore, develop and grow in your personal resilience and artistic practice. Time: 9.30am-5pm Venue: Natural Theatre Company Studio, Bath £ Full Price: £50.00 / Student:...
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