FaB Festival 24 May - 9 June 2019
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FaB is voluntary and non-profit, we're looking for donations, please support us if you can localgiving.org/charity/fringe-arts-bath, or get in touch if you are interested in sponsorship: info@fringeartsbath.co.uk


We aim to raise the profile of contemporary visual arts in Bath, provide opportunities for early-career and emerging artists, and put art in unusual places in unexpected ways for people to happen across and interact with.

The FaB team organise a two-week festival of contemporary visual art exhibitions, events and workshops during Bath Fringe Festival in May/June each year. Free for all to attend, occupying empty shops, unusual spaces and making appearances around the streets of Bath

FaB started as (and still is) Bath’s only annual contemporary visual arts festival, growing out of the Bath Fringe Festival’s visual arts strand to become it’s own organisation in 2007, and sees itself as a cheeky little sister to the Bath Fringe. (visit www.bathfringe.co.uk for info)

The committee organising the festival are all volunteers and all do it for the love of the visual arts. If you are keen on seeing more decent art happening in Bath and have a love for the visual arts as much as we do then please help, see our volunteer page.

FaB are keen to hear from prospective volunteers and artists throughout the year, if you have something interesting to tell us then please do so. 


A few people have said some lovely things about us:


Feedback forms handed in during the festival:

“As an A-level art student, I have gained so much inspiration” Anonymous
“Rich, extraordinary, surprising, inspirational” Blanche, Volunteer
“About risk taking” name illegible
“It is graet” as spelled by Rebecca, aged 7
“Absolutely FAB! Varied and diverse, interesting, entertaining, informative & scary!” Anonymous
“We think you're amazing because of you total inclusion to the artists and the public, this in turn makes up a wonderful week” 

Fresh Art @ Hillview, a Creative Group inspiring new/Fresh artwork created by people with lived experience of mental health issues.


“Cos you are so inclusive and make art feel accessible to everyone. Your events never feel elitist” 

Pop-Up Docs, A pop-up cinema event showing the very best in award-winning documentary filmmaking for free.


“The diversity of work and artists included. Plus there isn't a guideline of what art is, because it can be anything so everything is considered no matter how big or small. It's a supportive organisation and those running it go above and beyond to keep art alive.” 

Jessie Meyers, freelance photographer, business woman, Artist in FaB 2014, Curator for FaB 2015. 


What do we do outside of FaB Festival?


We work on wonderful FaB Projects outside of the festival too: our own projects like FaB Art Corner, ON-PHOTOcopy, Bath's Flippin' Pancake Race, the FaB Photomarathon and other people's awesome ideas including Bath Artists StudiosLife Drawing on Trains. We're also collaborating with 44AD artspace, the Art Weekend Bristol & BathBath University Public EngagementBath Fringe FestivalCARUBath Boules and more throughout the year.

The wonderful Team FaB

This is the amazing core team of volunteers who make Fringe Arts Bath happen.

There are plenty more volunteers whose contributions are invaluable, we couldn't do this without all our volunteers, artists and curators.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

If you're interested in joining the team, check out our volunteering page here.

Volunteer with FaB

We’re all volunteers, and we’re looking for people like you to join our team and volunteer for any of the roles below. FaB Festival is entirely run by volunteers and we couldn’t do it without your kindness!

Volunteers meeting, Thursday 10 May, 6pm in central Bath, location TBC as soon as possible. Come along to find out more about what we do & how you can get involved. Pop your details in here and we'll email you some info, or check for updates here. 


Get in touch

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The whole FaB committee can be contacted here, or via info@fringeartsbath.co.uk

Call Arran: 07967 745 351 (Arran is usually very busy, so voicemail or email are best, or try texting)

We look forward to hearing from you, Team FaB.


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