NEWS: Spike Island is recruiting 'Critical Friends'

Spike Island, one of Bristol’s premier art venues has issued for a call for people to join the West of England Visual Arts Alliance  (WEVAA) as Critical Friends

Spike Island is looking for two people to share their perspectives and contribute to ongoing discussions. This is an exciting and paid opportunity for people interested in visual arts to help WEVAA transform the future of visual arts in the South west by creating a more inclusive, diverse and robust Visual Arts sector.

Exhibition space at the Centre Image: @spikeisland

Co-led by Spike Island and Visual Arts South West, the group includes partners Bath Spa University School of Art, Bristol City Council, The Brunswick Club, Creative Youth Network, Culture Weston, North Somerset Council and UWE Bristol.

By 2024, WEVAA aims to improve access to visual arts in the region  through a programme that supports artists with Commissioning, Professional development, Accessing opportunities and Sector building. To fulfill these aims, ‘Critical Friends’ are needed to provide honest and fair feedback about WEVAA’s activities, particularly its ability to critique the programme’s ability to empower and support artists from underrepresented backgrounds.

If successful, you will be awarded a fee of £1,000 for one year, and up to £250 to cover any expenses.

Listen to the video below for all the details and head to the Spike Island website to apply.