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British Art Show 9 @ Wolverhampton – Get Involved!

Posted December 16, 2020 4:00 pm by Laura Page under event

Are you an artist, cultural organisation or creative practitioner in the WV area? If so, this is your chance to get involved in BAS9.

16 December 2020 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Victoria Sin, If I had the words to tell you we wouldn't be here now, 2020. © IvyTzai

Victoria Sin, If I had the words to tell you we wouldn’t be here now, 2020. © IvyTzai

From March to June 2021 Wolverhampton will be the first city to host British Art Show 9, the most anticipated exhibition of cutting-edge contemporary art in Britain. The Show will bring thousands of art-lovers to Wolverhampton from across the UK and beyond, putting our cultural offer firmly in the spotlight.

This is your chance to find out how local creatives can be part of the BAS9 programme – either by volunteering, becoming an ambassador, taking part in funded programmes or by creating your own associated events around the city.

Are you an artist or creative practitioner in the WV area?

If so, we’d love you to get involved in BAS9

There’s a whole host of ways that local people can be part of the BAS9 programme – either by volunteering, working in paid roles as part of the BAS9 team or by creating your own associated Fringe events around the city.

We’d like to share this recording of a Zoom event which was presented on 16 December. It provides full details about opportunities relating to the wider Show as well as information about support and funding available from Arts Council England.


If you don’t have time to watch the whole presentation, here’s a quick summary of some of the ways to get involved:


If you’re a current student or a graduate of the University of Wolverhampton’s School of Art you can sign up for the School of Art’s volunteer programme to invigilate the BAS9 or be one of the specially trained tour guides. For updates about volunteering at the School of Art sign up to the jobs board

Wolverhampton Art Gallery is calling for volunteers all ages and backgrounds to be trained as BAS9 invigilators and guides. To find out more go to our volunteering page

BAS9 City Coordinator – recruiting now

We’re looking for a BAS9 City Coordinator to oversee and manage, along with the National Coordinator and the BAS9 city partners, the delivery of the BAS9 Creative Engagement Programme funded by ACE local in Wolverhampton.  Details of the job role can be found here.

Fringe Programme – grants available

With the mass of creative talent in the Wolverhampton region, this is a chance for local artists to become part of the buzz of BAS9 by showcasing their work. We’re urging anyone with ideas to apply for Arts Council funding for their projects as soon as possible:

For information on ACE Project Grants visit the Arts Council website.

If you have an idea for a project you would like to discuss with the BAS9 team please email [email protected] or [email protected] and we’ll do our best to point you towards the appropriate people and support.

Other useful links:

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