Bath's Annual Fringe Visual Arts Festival
FAB is Bath's only visual arts festival, we actively promote and celebrate contemporary art in the Bath area and beyond, showcasing early career artists and curators, and those who find it difficult to break into (or prefer to operate outside of) the gallery based art scene.
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FaB is voluntary and non-profit, please support our crowdfunding campaign if you can www.crowdfunder.co.uk/fab17, or get in touch if you are interested in sponsorship: info@fringeartsbath.co.uk

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Saturday
May202017

Unique tote bags have been added to the FaB17 Crowdfunder - with 4 days to go

Can you help fund FaB17? Please donate to our Crowdfunder by 24/05/17 WWW.CROWDFUNDER.CO.UK/FAB17

For FaB Festival 2017 we are working with 30 new Curators, some early career and other more established, as well as charities and community projects who will all be exhibiting together in a contemporary professional  setting. 28 exhibitions and a silly number of events are in development too.

IF YOU CAN GIVE, HERE’S WHAT YOU GET:

£5 - Your name on the ‘Thank You’ page on the FaB website

£10 - Your name in the ‘Thank You’ video exhibited during FaB17 festival and on the FaB website

£10 - **NEW** Unique FaB tote bags in durable cotton

£20 - FaB T-shirt. Gold print on black t-shirt

£25 - Unique FaB t-shirt. Every t-shirt and print colour combination is unique, one-of-a-kind!

£50 - Buy us a drink! Free refreshments for you on the opening night when you buy us a box of wine bottles

£100 - Coffee with a Curator. Minimum 1h discussion with a FaB Curator for up to 3 people

£100 - Curatorial Tutorial with Sveta Antonova of 44AD for up to 8 people.

£200 - Sponsor an event - your name displayed in all event-related publicity.

£500 - Sponsor a venue - your name displayed in all venue-related branding.

£1000 - Sponsor the Opening Night Arty Party - we will celebrate the opening of FaB Festival 2017 in your name! Free refreshments for you all night of course.

Take a look at our Crowfunder page for more info, and to pledge your support

WWW.CROWDFUNDER.CO.UK/FAB17 - PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD AND HELP US GET HELP!

Thursday
Apr272017

Volunteers meeting 03/05/17

Together with Bath Fringe Festival we are holding a meeting for volunteers to find out more about roles, opportunities, how to get involved.

Weds 5th May, 6.30-8pm in the Back Bar/Love Lounge at the Bell Inn on Walcot Street.



FaB visual arts festival are looking for volunteers to:

  • Help set up shows 19-26 May | DIY skills a bonus
  • Run the bars on the opening night 26 May
  • Invigilate exhibitions 27 May - 11 June | this can involve participatory stuff like drawing or performance...
  • Steward outdoor events at various times/dates 27 May - 11 June

At this point it would be helpful to know if you are generally interested/available and any specific skills (First Aid or DIY) that may be useful.

We are aiming to have a presence on the street before and during the festival – and we will really need help giving out brochures at the Farmer’s Market and so on. Please let us know if you can help with this.

Bath Fringe Festival are looking for help with:

  • Brochure and poster distribution
  • Audience data collection: We will be carrying out an extensive audience survey during Bedlam Fair and will be looking for a few people to help with this. There will be a small remuneration for this work!
  • Stewarding outdoor events for Bath Fringe:

         - Mon 29th May 'Outside Now' a participatory event culminating at No 1 Royal Crescent
         - Sat 3 & Sun 4 June: Bedlam Weekend, central Bath
         - Fri 2 & Sat 3 June
         - Sat 10 & Sun 11 June

Wednesday
Apr262017

Can you help? FaB Crowdfunder

We’ve been lucky to receive regular funding for the last few years, which hasn’t been possible this time round so...

We've set up a FaB crowdfuder campaign: www.crowdfunder.co.uk/FaB17

For FaB Festival 2017 we are working with 30 new Curators, some early career and other more established, as well as charities and community projects who will all be exhibiting together in a contemporary professional  setting. 28 exhibitions and a silly number of events are in development too.

If you can give, here’s what you get:

£5 - Your name on the ‘Thank You’ page on the FaB website

£10 - Your name in the ‘Thank You’ video exhibited during FaB17 festival and on the FaB website

£15 - Your face on the selfie wall exhibited during FaB17 festival and on the FaB website

£20 - FaB T-shirt. Gold print on black t-shirt

£25 - Unique FaB t-shirt. Every t-shirt and print colour combination is unique, one-of-a-kind!

£50 - Buy us a drink! Free refreshments for you on the opening night when you buy us a box of wine bottles

£100 - Coffee with a Curator. Minimum 1h discussion with a FaB Curator for up to 3 people

£100 - Curatorial Tutorial with Sveta Antonova of 44AD for up to 8 people.

£200 - Sponsor an event - your name displayed in all event-related publicity.

£500 - Sponsor a venue - your name displayed in all venue-related branding.

£1000 - Sponsor the Opening Night Arty Party - we will celebrate the opening of FaB Festival 2017 in your name! Free refreshments for you all night of course.

Take a look at our Crowfunder page for more info, and to pledge your support

www.crowdfunder.co.uk/FaB17 - Please spread the word and help us get help!

Sunday
Apr232017

The FaB17 Festival Poster is here!

Laura Coats' submission was selected as the FaB17 Festival poster

We had really varied submissions, which made choosing a difficult task, but really enjoyed the heated debates about FaB's identity, how things will stand out next to other's designs, and differences compared to FaB posters from previous years (click here to see them all).

Thank you to all who submitted - we're already looking forward to what designs next year brings!

See more of Laura's work here: http://lacoatsart.com/

Thursday
Mar232017

INVITING DESIGNS FOR THE FaB FESTIVAL POSTER!

We're looking for THE poster/brand/newspaper cover for FaB 2017

An open call to all Artists, working in any technique, style or media. Deadline 07/04/17 to submissions@fringeartsbath.co.uk

What's in it for you?
£50 and the cover of 25,000 magazines, 1,000 newspapers, and a fair bit of exposure with nearly 10,000 visitors to FaB Festival and an online reach of over 100,000 people monthly.

The only guidelines:
Portrait layout, international paper proportions (A3, A4 etc). Ideally don’t use red as the main colour; the Bath Fringe Festival’s 2017 poster is red.

Info which must be included:

Fringe Arts Bath
26 May to 11 June 2017
Visual Arts Festival
Free exhibitions, performance, film
www.fringeartsbath.co.uk
#FaB17

Click for logos to include:
Fringe Arts Bath. Bath Fringe Festival.

Examples of previous years’ posters:

Christian Whiting 2016

 

 Sebastien Price 2015


Sebastien Price 2015

Tuesday
Mar072017

"What is means to be part of Fringe Arts Bath"

Melanie Ezra, co-curator of A FaB Intervention since 2013, and FaB Artist has written an article about her experiences with Fringe Arts Bath. Awesome words, thank you Melanie.

"Fringe Arts Bath tears up any establishment rules about exhibitions and white cube spaces and encourages us all to think outside the box, smash up the box, and rework it in whatever way we see fit as creatives. The key to the festival is engagement with the public. By bringing art into the public domain Fringe Arts Bath forms an invaluable dialogue with anyone and everyone. Inclusivity is key to making it a success and it’s a great place to get artwork seen by a massive audience from all walks of life. (...)

Showing and performing at Fringe Arts Bath is not just a stepping stone to getting yourself seen on the international stage, it is the international stage!"

Read the full article here: https://melanieezra.com/2017/02/26/intentionally-international/ and the exhibition/event call-out here: A FaB Intervention