Art Bridge Evolve

 Breaking Barriers . Enabling Artists

Would you benefit from support to develop your creative career?
Are you facing disabling barriers that may prevent you from realising your potential?


Art Bridge Evolve is Art Shape's innovative creative project. It consists of a program of creative development for artists who face disabling barriers and wish to develop or progress their artistic career.

The programme is free, part time and is available through face to face participation or online.


Programme Information: 

Whether you are participating on the face to face or the online programme, both groups will have access to the following:

  • Support to develop your practice through access to a mentor
  • Opportunity to produce work for site-specific exhibitions
  • Support to build your online presence
  • Curation training
  • Artist Talks
  • Workshops
  • Extend Networks

Face to Face

Those on the face to face programme will gain experience of working in Art Shape's accessible studio space. You will also receive tutorials and will have the opportunity to work alongside the Artist in Residence. 



Participants on the online programme will have access to webinars, filmed artist talks, access to online resources and discussion groups.


When does it start?

March - December 2018


Who can apply?

Creatives who face disabling barriers and wish to develop or progress their artistic career. Must be aged 18 and above. 


How to apply:

Get in touch with Harriet or Amy to apply. You will be asked to complete an application form and you will be informed about artist surgeries that will be taking place to recruit participants. 

Artist Surgeries are currently being organised to take place throughout Gloucestershire in February 2018. Artist surgeries offer the opportunity to meet and talk through the project, ask any questions and to bring your portfolio.


List of Artist Surgeries

Tuesday 6th February 2018 

10am - 12pm - Artspace Cinderford

The New Mercury, 3 Woodside St, Cinderford GL14 2NL


2 - 4pm - Stroud Valleys Artspace (SVA)

4 John St, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 2HA


Wednesday 7th February 2018 

10.30am - 12.30pm - New Brewery Arts

Brewery Court, Cricklade St, Cirencester GL7 1JH


Thursday 8th February 2018

10.30am - 12.30pm - That White Room Gallery

Clifton Rd, Gloucester GL1 5RZ


1.30 - 3.30pm - The Roses Theatre

Sun St, Tewkesbury GL20 5NX


Friday 9th February 2018

10am - 12pm - The Wilson Gallery

Clarence Street, Cheltenham GL50 3JT


To book your place: 

Call: 01452 863855 

Email:  or



Download the Art Bridge Evolve flyer here




To find out more about our previous Art Bridge programmes, follow the links below:
Art Bridge II      2016-17

Art Bridge I     2012 - 2015


You can also head to the Art Shape shop to purchase a piece of artwork created by our Art Bridge students.

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Art Bridge Evolve is an Art Shape course supported by Arts Council England. 

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