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Partners in Print

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Spike Print Studio (SPS) and University of the West of England (UWE) are establishing an exciting new venture that embraces the multifaceted nature of the professional print studio. The project will grow community engagement by creating sustainable opportunities for learning, exhibiting, editioning and professional development for young people who would not otherwise have access to such opportunities.

The venture was launched in October 2018 with an exhibition at UWE Bower Ashton. This exhibition brought together artists who have worked in both organisations through the opportunities created for them,  giving them space to tell their story about openings created and where it has led them. The exhibition reflected the extraordinary talent and output of those involved, supported by artist statements on their experience of working collaboratively with SPS and UWE. 

What happens next?

The exhibition was wthe starting point for gathering support and patronage for developing UWE and SPS’s collaborative educational editioning project which will create opportunities for young people to work in a professional artistic environment with a wide range of artists and editioners.  Working in print will allow them to develop their artistic practice whilst being supported by a wide range of practitioners able to guide, advice and promote them. 

 

 

Browse our community projects

  • Member Technician Scheme

    An excellent opportunity for our members who, in return for 3 hours work supporting the Technical Manager, receive keyholder membership, training, materials credit and a learning programme credit.

  • Partners in Print

    Joint project between SPS and UWE to grow community engagement by creating sustainable opportunities for learning, exhibiting, editioning and professional development for young people who would not otherwise have access to such opportunities.

  • UWE Member Technician

    We have created this opportunity for professional development practice for an MA MDP student. 

  • Young Person Technician Scheme

    Our first young person technician joined us October for 2 months work experience and enjoyed it so much we offered him a role for 10 months.

  • Show Me How

    Show Me How is an innovative community printmaking education project that creates opportunities for young people who have limited access to the arts.

  • This Place

    Spike Print Studio offers free monthly workshops to asylum seekers and refugees from Borderlands.

  • SPS/UWE Scholarship

    Working in partnership, SPS and UWE, Bristol are creating opportunities for UWE, Bristol students and Spike Print Studio members.

  • Artist donated prints

    A number of artists have been kind enough to donate work to help us fundraise for equipment