FaB Festival 24 May - 9 June 2019 #FaB19
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FaB is voluntary and non-profit, your support helps us make the festival happen. If you're interested in donating please do so via paypal here.

If you are interested in donating materials, lending us a property or sponsoring an exhibition or an event, get in touch with us: 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

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“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.

Can you help support FaB? You can make a donation below, or share some skills and a little of your time...

Fringe Arts Bath is a non profit-making artist-led organisation, entirely ran by volunteers.

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)

We 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 would like to help, please visit our volunteer page, or make a donation towards the cost of running the festival here.

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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

Sign up for volunteering shifts here: volunteersignup.org/YF9FD, be part of FaB19!

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

Volunteer meetings happen in the build-up to festival time, in central Bath. Come along to find out more about what we do & how you can get involved.

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Join our mailing list

For occasional updates on Fringe Arts Bath projects, and FaB festival.

We won’t give anyone else your details, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

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Get in touch

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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Image © Dorcas Casey, detail of 'goat 1'

The Bath Open Art Prize 2012 #FaB12

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Frequently Asked Questions

 

Why are you asking me to help / invigilate?

It’s crowdsourcing.

The festival is ran by volunteers, most have jobs. Joining in and invigilating venues, keeping the venues open, helping install & take down work makes the festival happen, we couldn’t do it without your help.

Also it means you get to meet other artists, loads of great conversations and amazing projects stem from this. The general public get to meet you, and get inspired to take part too.

 

I live in Papua New Guinea / I am under 18 / I don't work in the arts. Can I submit?

Yes, everyone can submit.

Why do you ask for £20 if my work is selected?

It’s crowdsourcing.

While we’re all volunteers, we can’t run the festival for free. Your contribution goes towards renting exhibition spaces, annual insurance, website hosting, tools, white paint, coffees for volunteers, printing, social media posts, functional stuff.

 

How else can I help?

You can manage volunteers, install work, lend us your venue, lend us your woodwork skills, fundraise, donate, write press releases, tell people about the festival, interview visitors, collect data, write articles and plenty more.

We’d love your help, click here to let us know.

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