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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 provides structured support in the form of:

  • Training courses for emerging and established socially engaged artists
  • GDPR For Artists Pack & Templates
  • Creative Conversations bringing together leading thinkers and practitioners to reflect upon emerging issues and debates, and share ideas
  • Creative networking events to share inspiration and provide peer support.

Up coming events:

How can we maintain our practice as socially-engaged artists?

15th October & 22nd October [10am - 11.30 am]

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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