Arts Meets are events held four times per year, usually quarterly and are intended to provide our members with training, advice, information and an opportunity to share ideas and network with other artists.
We try to vary the location of Arts Meets so they are held across the region.
Members are entitled to free entry to Arts Meets and for members there is a charge of £5. Refreshments are provided.
Thursday 24th May 2018 Venue: 65 High Street, Nailsea, BS48 1AW Emmeline Simpson is a Bristol based artist and will be coming to speak to us about her work and inspirations. You can read more about Emmeline on her website emmelinesimpson.co.uk 7.30pm - 9.30pm Free for members, £5 charge for non-members Confirm your attendance here
Monday 16th July 2018 Venue: The Pavilion, Long Ashton Village Hall, Keedwell Hill, Long Ashton, BS41 9DP
Friday 7th September 2018 Wednesday 23rd January 2019 Tuesday 16th April 2019 Monday 8th July Thursday 12th September 2019 Details for these events are to be confirmed. Check back for more information or email us if you have a topic idea.
Past events 20th February 2018, Cleeve Village Hall. Nicola Wilcox ran a coaching session to provide artists an opportunity to reflect on their art business and focus on benefitting that business in 2018.
22nd November 2017, Clevedon Theatre Shop. Ros Cuthbert spoke to us about mixing a variety of artistic disciplines to enhance exhibition visitors experiences and having common characters throughout. She then performed with her musicians and excellent selection of jazz music.
13th July 2017, Nailsea Tithe Barn. This event is titled "How to survive as an artist" and will be looking at the experience members of our committee have had with a particular focus on marketing and selling work. Come along to share your experience and learn from others, have a cup of tea and meet like minded people.
22nd May 2017, The Refectory, Congresbury. This event was an opportunity to share thoughts, feelings and experiences of Arts Week 2017 and to help shape the event for 2019 with feedback and input.
16th March 2017, Weston Super Mare. Social Media, this event looked at the three main social media platforms, twitter, facebook and Instagram and how to use them effectively to promote art, artists and events members take part in. This was a crash course in social media.
20th February 2017, Clevedon Theatre Shop. How to get the best out of exhibiting. We had guest speaker David Singleton, Conservator at Bristol Museums visit us to talk about his experience displaying artwork. Members can find notes from this session in the resources pack.