What we do
Bristol Community Arts (BCA) provides quality, tailor-made creative workshops which are inspiring and empowering. We work in partnership with other professional bodies to provide creative courses which promote mental wellbeing through artistic experimentation and expression. We welcome commissions to support community initiatives, celebrations, public art and private functions such as weddings and birthdays. For examples of past engagement projects see our events page.
We have a great track record of supporting young people and families experiencing socio-economic challenges, since our inception in 1984. We also serve local residents who simply wish to enjoy a little leisure time to relax and unwind. The workshops offer an opportunity to learn new skills and connect with people in a safe non-judgmental environment.
BCA is a largely volunteer led grassroots organisation. There is a wealth of studies which demonstrate the effectiveness of the Arts in promoting participant’s wellbeing, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or ability. We are committed to supporting people from under-represented groups, such as those from BAME backgrounds as well as newer arrivals.
We focus on providing inclusive, interactive, hands-on creative experiences. Some of our most popular courses include:
- Arts for Wellness
- Positive Parenting
- Mixed Media Collage
- Seasonal Gift Making
- Sustainable Fashion and Textiles
- T-shirt Design
- Personal Development
- Woodwork and Woodland Crafts
- Carnival Costumes
- Asian and African Arts
- Multi-Cultural Awareness Training
- Art Journaling