Latest News, Opportunities, Jobs & What's On: June 2021

Welcome to the June 2021 edition of the Bristol Creatives' Ebulletin.  We've got lots of great opportunites and exciting jobs, along with both online and some real life activities listed in our What's On section.  As well as the latest funding, support and exhibition opportunities in our News pages - hopefully you'll find something inspirational to occupy yourself with over the coming weeks!

We are working hard to ensure that information on the Bristol Creatives website is relevant and up-to-date. However, this cannot be guaranteed due to the ever-changing nature of the current situation. Please check with venues and organisers before visiting by calling ahead or checking their website directly as some organisers will be switching their exhibitions and events to online.

Are you running online classes, courses, performances or exhibitions?
If you are running any online/virtual activities - we encourage you to list them in the What's On/Event section of the website so that we can help you promote them.  If they are taking place online please mark them as 'Virtual or Online' clearly in the event title.  Get in touch if you need a hand -
NEW For 2020-21 Visual Artists Association Membership Discount For Bristol Creatives
We are also delighted to have been invited to become an Associate Partner of the Visual Artists Association (VAA), a professional body for artists in the UK, in return the VAA are offering Bristol Creatives Gold Members a 10% discount off their STANDARD membership fee and 20% off their PREMIUM fee. 

There are many benefits of joining VAA, including free Public and Products Liability Insurance (£5m), Forum Community Access, Training Academy, Artists Marketing 101 Guide, Networking & Events, Resource Centre Access and Trade Directory Access, for more details visit  Please contact to receive your Visual Artists Association discount code.

Bristol Creatives Gold Membership

Don't forget if you are one of our paid Gold Members it's always a good time to update your Creative Directory listing(s) and to post details of your latest online exhibitions, talks, workshops, courses, opportunities, jobs and news on the website, and we'll include them in the next e-bulletin that will go out on around 1 July 2021!

In the meantime don't forget to visit NewsJobs & Events for the latest opportunities and listings, and join over 9500 followers on Twitter @bristolcreative and 'like' our Facebook Page too!  

Please Note: we have also recently updated our Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions.


A big welcome to our NEW Gold Members:

D-UNIT is a brand-new project space for the arts in Bristol providing exhibition opportunities for Bristol based artists as well as bringing in artists from across the UK. D-UNIT has the following spaces available to hire: gallery (42 sqm), workshop (41.4 sqm) and shared studios.  Located at: Durnford Street, Bristol, BS3 2AW.

Flagship Spaces is a new co-working space in the heart of The Christmas Steps Arts Quarter, in Bristol city centre. We offer a flexible workspace which has been carefully designed with the agile, modern business in mind. We provide custom designed furniture, private meeting rooms and plenty of break out space to brainstorm or recharge. 

Also a big thank you to the following members who recently renewed their annual Gold Membership:

Dallas Collins aka Phoenix Art Works - Dallas worked for the RCA for two years and taught sculpture in Chelsea, Bristol, Cardiff & London. He now lives in Bristol and works in Cardiff for Cardiff Metropolitan University. He currently runs dedicated foundry/sculpture summer schools & workshops for professional artists and practitioners from his studio G12 at BV Studios in Bristol. 

Ore and ingot is run by David Snoo Wilson. Wilson specialises in bell casting and is one of only a handful of bell-casters still active in this country.  He has bells in the Royal household of the Prince Of Wales, among other places. As an educator and technician Wilson has worked at the Royal College of Art, at the foundry. Internationally he has run courses and workshops across European universities sharing his knowledge of metal casting and is now running courses and workshops on the outskirts of Bristol.


Several other members also joined up or renewed this month, but haven't listed themselves in our online Creative Directory yet so we can't highlight you here!  Visit our online Help page for information on how to add your listings to the website, or email for more information.  It's easy to do and it will help with your marketing, and generate new work opportunities too!

Not a Gold Member already? Then join now! Our Gold Membership Scheme is excellent value for money enabling you to promote your work and other activities to over 2000 people each month.  Plus it's a great way to support Bristol Creatives - we rely on Gold Membership Fees to keep the website running and up-to-date, and to send out these e-bulletins!

It costs from as little as £30 a year for which you can post your news, opportunities, announcements, studio listings, jobs and what's on events on our website, which has over 7500+ unique visitors a month.  Your listings will also automatically be included in these monthly e-bulletins, which go out to over 1800+ subscribers and we'll share them on Twitter @bristolcreative which has over 9500+ followers too. All in all a very affordable and efficient way to promote what you do!

You will also be able to set up a listing(s) in our exclsuive online Creative Directory and be showcased in our Members' Showcase Banner on our homepage and benefit from a range of discounts on things like art materials, printing and delivery.  It's great value for money and an excellent way to promote yourself and your creative practice.  For more information about the benefits and to join today visit Gold Members.

Finally, as usual there's loads going on in Bristol this month and with lots of new opportunities, events and jobs being posted all the time - keep checking the website regularly for the very latest listings.  Please feel free to forward this e-bulletin and recommend Bristol Creatives to your friends and colleagues as we are keen to get the word out about our network so that we can help support and promote visual and applied arts in Bristol.

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