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19/06/2019
Aesthetica Art Prize are providing an exciting opportunity for artists and photographers to showcase their work to wider audiences. Hosted by the international art and culture publication, Aesthetica Magazine, entries are currently open for this year’s Prize.Supporting artists since 2006...


05/06/2019
On the 3rd of April Spaeda hosted a charity art auction to raise funds for local schools to provide arts activities for Somerset’s children and young people. We’d like to express our thanks to all who donated art works and attended the auction on the 3rd of April, and to those who gave their...


14/05/2019
We still have some delightful sketchbooks in the Spaeda office from the SWITCHBOOK project run in 2016. They are absolutely stunning and would love for them to be returned to their rightful owners.   If you want to request for your sketchbook to be returned, please contact us on info@...


15/06/2018
We are recruiting for Trustees. If you want to make a difference to the lives of children in Somerset, then you could be just the person we are looking for. SPAEDA (Somerset Partnership Arts Education Agency) is seeking to recruit new Trustees to its governing body at an exciting and...


05/03/2018
Sheila Ceccarelli from AccessArt addressed Somerset Primary Art-Coordinators at the SPAEDA Annual Art Conference, stressing the importance of creativity for each and every child at school. After many requests for a transcript of the speech, AccessArt is sharing it in the hope that it will help...


08/12/2017
23/02/2018. Hestercombe House, Taunton Let’s build a culture of creativity! An essential event for all those teaching or involved with art at KS 1&2.  This event will leave you energised  through supporting creativity, well-being and confidence in arts delivery.  A chance to...


01/12/2017
After contributing a presentation to our 'Switched on to Art' seminar at the Brewhouse in Taunton on November the 7th, NSEAD followed up with a wonderful mention for Spaeda in their November bulletin.In the post, NSEAD suggest that, "As brokers of opportunities between the education and cultural...


02/06/2017
Calling all KS1&2 Art Teachers - don’t forget to BOOK YOUR PLACE at the Somerset Primary Art Conference 13th June and join us 9am - 3pm at Hestercombe, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, TA2 8LQ. The conference will share and celebrate ideas, strategies, inspiration and research into teaching and...


18/04/2017
Free harbourside supper, arts workshops and debate.  Join us at Contains Art Gallery & Studios in Watchet on 16th May.  Find out more here.


18/04/2017
A great opportunity to participate in a Contemporary Drawing workshop with Sara Dudman at Exeter University.Read more here.
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