CALL-OUT TO CURATORS: Have an idea for an exhibition? Tell us about it.

Image: FaB Photomarathon 2019

Image: FaB Photomarathon 2019

Call-out to Curators for FaB Festival 2020

Do you have an idea for an exhibition, performance, intervention or event?

FaB is offering aspiring Curators the opportunity to devise and organise a show as part of Fringe Arts Bath Festival, 22 May - 7 June 2020. 

Fringe Arts Bath is totally open, anyone can apply, with any level of experience: students, graduates, artists, local, national, 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! Visit to see some 2019 Curators' blogs.

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 London, Brighton, Manchester, Swansea, Oxford, Bath, Hungary, Poland, Canada and beyond.

Deadline Friday 8th November 2019

The committee will let you know which proposals they have selected (or not) by Tues 12 Nov, and there will be a Curators’ meeting on Sun 24th Nov for those selected to tell us more about their ideas and find out more about FaB. After this your show will be advertised in FaB's call out to artists, open until March 2020.

FaB will offer you admin support, practical advice through regular meetings, mentoring from past curators, exhibition space advertising. You’ll need to promote your own call-out and exhibition, write some blog updates and post on social media, we’ll support you with this too.

Get in touch and tell us about your idea! Submit a proposal of approx. 500 words detailing the underpinning themes with supporting images and your CV. You can submit as a PDF, a Powerpoint, a video, an audio file, or by post. If another format suits you better, let us know. Email to or post to Fringe Arts Bath, 103 Walcot Street, Bath BA1 5BW.

FaB Festival 2019 saw visitor numbers break 8,500 across 26 exhibitions and 40+ events housed in 10 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.

All images from FaB Festival 2019, credits from top to bottom, left to right:

FaB Photomarathon 2019

Jenna Fox, Inner Child (foreground) and Alice Freeman, Orbiculate (behind) part of Fantastic and Strange curated by Clare Winnan

Hannah Blight-Anderson, part of Self curated by Toby Rainbird

Niamh Treacy, Where have you gone?, part of Disordered States curated by Kate McDonnell and Matthew Dibble

Anwyl Cooper-Willis, Potato Sarcophagus- the thrice Blessed Potatoes of Sigmar Polke, part of Enshrine curated by Rekha Sameer

Bath College students postcard project

Molly Rooke, I can see for miles and miles and miles and miles and miles and miles and miles and miles and miles and miles, part of Size Matters curated by Mark Fearbunce

Louise Riou-Djukic, [sEAT] Come dine with me, part of Disordered States curated by Kate McDonnell and Matthew Dibble

Will Hughes, I wish i were Amanda Lepore, part of Self curated by Toby Rainbird

Amanda Cox, Human all too human and I need to be loved just like anybody else, part of Disordered States curated by Kate McDonnell and Matthew Dibble