This making art is an intensive pursuit. What so often starts out as an escape becomes a quest, and the artist finds that the making process is constantly under threat from other demands on their time and resources. What seemed like fun becomes serious, and soon there is need for help and support.
Arts organisations have taken some of the challenges to heart, and they serve our artists by working through the blockages. Do they need some space to work in? Do they need help negotiating with bureaucrats? Are they isolated, in need of stimulation and inspiration? All these needs and others are catered for by organisations, often populated by artists who’ve already experienced the need.
A check through our organisations section could lead artists to find just some of the support they require, or for the general public, a great source of additional information to help you discover the art of the South West.