As a team we make art happen anywhere and work collaboratively with artists and communities to create new experiences for people to enjoy and be part of.

Based in Bedford, our core team work from a converted Victorian house alongside 7 studio artists who are also based in the building.

Most of our creative thinking is scrawled across our blackboard walls and we tend to make the most of the studio like space. (If you find us with large post-it notes in hand you know something’s about to go down!)

We are always keen to hear from artists who are interested in working with us. If you are up for collaborating with people and places, and would like to make a proposal for our future programme please contact us  or come along to one of our Contemporary Artists Bedfordshire events.

You can find out more about who works here on our team page.



Would you like to be part of a mass participation artwork?
On Saturday 10 June 2018 thousands of women and girls from across the UK will walk together in public processions forming a living portrait of women in the 21st century. The artwork, called Processions, will mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, which gave the first British women the right to vote. 

As one of 100 organisations involved in Processions, we are inviting women and girls from Bedford community groups to make a banner for Bedford with artist Quilla Constance. The participants will then parade their banner in London on 10 June 2018 as part of the public procession.

For information on how to take part contact Emily Evans at emilye@bedfordcreativearts.org.uk. 
Alternatively, come along to the Albero Lounge on 15 March 2018 for a chat with Annie and Emily from our producing team. 

16:00 - 18:30
Albero Lounge, Cowper Building, Riverside Square, Bedford MK40 1AY

PROCESSIONS is produced by Artichoke, the UK’s largest producer of art in the public realm, as part of 14-18 NOW, the UK’s official arts programme for the First World War centenary.



Accountable to

Emily Evans

Volunteer Evaluation Assistant

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us collect survey data at our events in Bedfordshire. If you like talking with people, have a good attention to detail and a passion for the arts, we'd love to hear from you.

The Volunteer Evaluation Assistant is responsible for the collection of evaluation from participants and audiences at events delivered by Bedford Creative Arts. Evaluation collection is conducted through face-to-face interviews structured around a series of questions provided by Audience Finder in either paper or digital format. Full training will be given. A rota of events will be sent out via email to all volunteers regularly, so you can volunteer for the events which are convenient to you.
You can find out more and apply via VConnect at https://vcconnectsystem.org.uk/BedfordshireVMS2/VolunteerOpportunities/DetailsForSearch/723



Accountable to

Katrina Allen



Future Town Artist Call Out

We are inviting proposals from artists to develop a new artwork with the public amongst the fun and hubbub of Bedford’s River Festival and other cultural events in 2018.
Responding to the theme of Future Town, this is a great opportunity for an artist whose work is activated with the participation of the public to develop a new artwork exploring ideas about communities of the future.
Please download the job description for the full brief and information on how to apply.

16/03/2018 at 17:00


The Bedford Creative Arts Board of Trustees is seeking enthusiastic and experienced professionals to join them to help develop and support our work.

Bedford Creative Arts creates transformative cultural experiences that directly engage with people from all walks of life. Working with artists and other cultural practitioners we deliver cultural programmes and commissions for diverse communities, in particular those who experience difficulty accessing mainstream cultural activities or otherwise feel isolated or excluded.

We need trustees who can bring innovative ideas and enthusiasm for our values of engage/include/inspire, as well as excellent judgement, to us help achieve our objectives and take on future challenges.

We operate a rolling recruitment programme but are particularly looking for trustees with business or fundraising development skills and experience.

As one of our trustees you would have the opportunity to support a unique, passionate and driven charity, which has a transformative impact on the communities it works with.

Our Board sets the strategy for the organisation and delegates authority to the Chief Executive for all operational matters. The role is voluntary, with all reasonable expenses paid.

To be a trustee you must be able to attend a 2-hour board meeting in Bedford every 6 weeks, any extra hours or activities are at the discretion of each trustee.

This is both an exciting and challenging time for the Trust and individuals with these skills will boost the already impressive portfolio of talents represented on the Board.

If you think you have the qualities we are looking for contact
aland@bedfordcreativearts.org.uk to arrange a chat.



Accountable to

Chair of Trustees


Reasonable expenses paid


Required to attend 2-hour board meeting in Bedford every 6 weeks

Upcoming Events



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Creative Bedfordshire Conference 2018

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