What is DIY Arts Network?
DIY Arts is a peer to peer network for people in Bristol who work in the cultural sector to share thinking, advocate our needs to funders and policy makers and support each other.
What do we do?
It is formed of working groups where knowledge is shared and shaped. The groups focus on different areas of the sector, from advocating for work and making space for artists, to international working and networks.
We gather together for two group meetings a year, for networking, updates on working groups and to look at how we can do more collectively than on our own by joining up activity and to address any urgent needs for advocacy
There is an annual DIY summer gathering to celebrate the cultural sector
How is it governed?
A committee exists to ensure the network functions as efficiently as it can and to interface with Bristol City Council and its cultural strategy and the wider WECA (West of England Combined Authority) Cultural Strategy
The committee is made up of volunteers including representatives from each working group.
Jon Finch, the new head of culture at Bristol City Council will be at the January meeting. There will also be a chance to hear from each of the working groups and to join a discussion with those that are of the most interest to you.
The formal part of the meeting will end at 12.30, we invite you to stay and continue conversations until 1pm
Tea and coffee will be provided.
Please feel free to pass on this invitation to your colleagues and networks.
We look forward to seeing you there,
Sarah Kingswell (on behalf of the DIY Committee)