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Resources and ideas, local and national


South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts

At the beginning of the millennium, a group of artists based in the South West came together to form the South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts. Their purpose was to create an organization for the South West Region that was dedicated to advancing the education of the public in the Fine and Applied Arts, and in particular to promote the appreciation and practice of the Fine and Applied Arts.  For further information on the South West Art Academy, visit their website on


Devon Open Studios

Devon Artist Network (DAN) is a membership organisation set up to promote the visual arts and create opportunities for artists and makers in Devon.  DAN was established in 2004 and is a non-profit making organisation initiating a range of projects across the county including the well established Devon Open Studios (DOS) event that runs annually in September.

Visual Arts South West

Visual Arts South West is a network creating opportunities for artists, organisations and professionals to develop their practice, share ideas, knowledge & resources, and cultivate relationships. We provide platforms to promote and support the work of the region's visual arts ecology. 

They are part of the national Contemporary Visual Arts Network (CVAN) which is dedicated to working together to realise a stronger visual arts for the benefit of artists, arts organisations and audiences, present and future.


Devon Guild of Craftsmen

Devon Guild of Craftsmen is an acclaimed exhibition space for contemporary craft and design as well as a leading charity for craft education. Located in Bovey Tracey, the large craft centre offers exhibitions and events for people to buy, make and learn about contemporary craft.


East Devon Art Academy

This is an art school based in Sidmouth.  They provide weekly classes, one day workshops and courses ranging from two to five days, in a wide range of media for artists of all abilities.





ArtistWorld.Info contains information on: Information and links to private and national art galleries in the UK; Picture framers listed by County; UK suppliers of artist brushes, easels, oil and watercolour paints and art paper


The Arts Council, England

You can use Arts News to announce arts-related events, news and call-outs for exhibitions.


I send you this + art register: Connecting the art world

Diary, Blogs, Galleries, Opportunities, Portfolios, Showcase, Sources


Welcome to Painters-Online the website for Leisure Painter and The Artist magazines. A friendly community site for artists of all abilities


The Painting and Drawing Channel – available online


The Bridgman Art Library

Founded in 1972, the Bridgeman Art Library works with museums, art galleries and artists to make the best art available for reproduction. The result is an outstanding archive of images drawn from collections throughout the world, all of which are available for licensing.  By registering with Bridgeman, you will have instant access to more than 400,000 images; create, store and send your own image selections with a personalized lightbox. You'll also have the option to license and download high-resolution images.


The Art Fund

The Art Fund exists to help museums and galleries acquire great works of art. We do this in lots of ways: by conducting research, seeking to influence government policy and stimulating debate. We also campaign to make it easier for museums to add to their collections, from pressing for new tax incentives to encourage giving, to campaigning for reforms to the export control system for art.