Call out to curators for FaB17

Call-out to curators:
Do you have an idea for an exhibition, performance, intervention or event?

Fringe Arts Bath Festival is calling out to aspiring curators, offering the opportunity to devise and organise a show as part of FaB Festival, 26 May - 11 June 2017.

Anyone can apply, with any level of experience: students, graduates, artists, local, national or international.

We invite fresh and challenging concepts

FaB is a test-bed for the new, wonderful and sometimes odd. We encourage you to think outside the box! See links below to some curators' blogs from 2016, or visit for more.

FaB curators’ shows can include: performance, intervention, installation, multi-media and video work, photography, drawing, painting, sculpture and all disciplines in between. 

Curating a show for FaB is a great chance to gain experience in this competitive field, to realise your own exhibition or event, to make new contacts and network. In past years FaB has initiated exchanges between artists and curators from Manchester, Swansea, Oxford, Bath, Hungary, Poland, Canada and beyond.

Selection by committee will take place in November, those selected will be invited to attend a curator’s meeting after which your show will be advertised in FaB’s November call out to artists.

FaB will offer you admin support, practical advice through regular meetings, mentoring from past curators and exhibition space.
The Time Machine
If you could send a message through time what would you say? What are the consequences of changing the past or future?
click to read
The Cartesian Cut?
Showcasing contemporary artworks exploring the porous boundaries of the body in provocative, evocative, original ways.
click to read
Prefab Lab.
An exploratory trial and interim analysis exhibition exploring artistic research through the lens of a scientific Research Lab.
click to read

Deadline Friday 4th November 2016

Get in touch and tell us about your idea! Submit a proposal of up to 500 words detailing the underpinning themes with supporting images and your CV, all saved as a PDF. Email to or post to Fringe Arts Bath, 103 Walcot Street, Bath BA1 5BW.

FaB 2016 saw visitor numbers break 9,500 across 29 exhibitions and 64 events housed in 8 venues and around Bath's streets.

Bath is located in the South West of England with good transport links, has a thriving art scene and plays host to many international festivals throughout the year; FaB is the only visual arts extravaganza!

Please be aware FaB cannot offer funding at this time, but can cover some expenses agreed in advance. We are a volunteer-run, non-profit registered company.




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