Art Week Exeter’s purpose is to widen access to, and participation in, the diverse forms of contemporary and traditional art in Exeter. 2018 is AWE’s third year.

Bringing together professional and amateur, student and established artists, we seek to promote and support artists and organisations working together. The upshot, we hope, is that Exeter is nationally recognised as a destination city for art lovers and the culturally curious.

AWE was constituted as a community interest company in September 2016. It currently has a board of three members and takes direction from a wide range of associates, organisations and participant-led groups. These include Exeter Visual Arts Forum, Exeter Cultural Partnership and Visual Arts South West. Art Week Exeter CIC is funded by Arts Council England and a mosaic of public and corporate funds.

Many thanks to everyone who has played a part, worn a t-shirt, wielded a drill or shared the message this year, it’s certainly been a tough one.

Massive kudos to the artists, curators, producers, organisers, venues, sponsors and audiences (that’s you – this is all worthless if you’re not enjoying it!).

Super-thanks go to Val Wilson – outgoing Arts & Events Officer – and the culture team at Exeter City Council; Matt and the Exeter Phoenix crew; Rob, the board and team at Magic Carpet; Cressida and the Cathedral Chapter; Hannah, Wayne and the Princesshay team (have you seen AWEsome Art Space? – that’s all down to them!); Southernhay House hotel for impeccable hospitality throughout; Rob, Sue and the McQueenie Mulholland team; Exeter Scrapstore; Libraries Unlimited; Rob and the RAMM team; Brendan and Exeter School of Art; the University of Exeter Arts & Culture team; Josie and the Ear, Knows & Throat team; Phonic FM; John at Clockwork Satellite; Rob and team at Ashley House; and of course our board (Deborah Clark, Naomi Hart and Stuart Crewes).