Hestercombe House
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
12:00 AM
Cheddon Fitzpaine, Near Taunton, Somerset, TA2 BLG
South West England
Art Writers Group

Wednesday 7 December, 1.30-5.00pm
Hestercombe House, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Near Taunton, Somerset, TA2 BLG

To book, please visit
or call Visitor Reception at Hestercombe on 01823 413923
£10 online, £11 offline (refreshments included)
This launch event for the Art Writing Programme will explore the possibilities for art writing today. Authors, curators and publishers will present new ways of writing, thinking and disseminating ideas about the visual arts. The focus for discussion will be on how writing can be authored, programmed and disseminated to create a knowledgeable enjoyment of contemporary art.

The AWP is organised by The Art Writers Group and will take place in 2017 in Bristol, Cornwall and Plymouth. The project is funded by Arts Council England and run in partnership with Plymouth Culture, Made in Plymouth, Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth City Council, Arnolfini, Spike Island, St Ives Tate, Newlyn Art Gallery, CAST, Hestercombe and Visual Arts South West.


Assembly Bursaries/Travel Awards

The Art Writers Group will offer 15 honorary bursaries (funded by Arts Council England) for practitioners to attend the event.
Visual Arts South West will offer 5 travel awards of up to £50 for practitioners to travel to Hestercombe in Somerset.
Applicants interested in being awarded either a fully funded place or a travel award should send a CV and a very short statement outlining what they feel they would get from attending this seminar about writing, residencies and publishing to Peter Stiles ([email protected]) by Monday 28 Nov