Contemporary Artists Bedfordshire


Contemporary Artists Bedfordshire

We aim to offer support and development to artists both locally and beyond.

You can sign up for our mailing list to be kept up to date, or check our What’s On page for our next Contemporary Artists Bedfordshire event.

If you would like to speak or suggest topics for one of our events please do get in touch – this is for you…

Artists’ Suppers:

The Artists’ Suppers offer rich conversation paired with great food and the opportunity for local artists to meet, connect, share and get to know one another. Previous Artists’ Suppers have been lead by DashnDem and Aid & Abet. Join our mailing list to keep up to date with upcoming events.


Bedford Creative Arts manages seven artist studios in Bedford. These studios are available for visual artists with the aim of providing a supportive environment for the development and growth of their practice in Bedfordshire.

Please click here to find out more about our studios and the artists working in them.

Upcoming Events


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Contemporary Artists Bedfordshire Projects

Even A Stopped Clock is Right Twice a Day

Aaron Head was the recipient of our summer 2012 mini commission with a new public work sited on Ford End Road, Bedford, 'Even a Stopped Clock is Right Twice a Day'.

The Word Blind

‘The Word Blind’ attempts to address the plights of people with sight issues using their genuine gripes about every day occurrences, taking the speech melodies to make the music. Composer Roger Illingworth worked with the people of Sight Concern in a collaborative process to create a cathartic message about the little things that full sighted people

Open Forum 1-1 Day Open Forum & Panel – ‘How do artists establish themselves?’

Open Forum 2016 was a series of FREE events for practicing visual artists offering advice and support. Artists were given the option to discuss their work in a one to one session with either Emma Hill from the Eagle Gallery or Matt Roberts from Matt Roberts Arts, a not-for-profit organisation founded in 2006 to create opportunities for artists in new locations and contexts.

An Artists’ Supper Club

On 23 November 2016, Bedford Creative Arts borrowed an artist-made dinner-set by internationally renowned collaborative Lucy + Jorge Orta from arts organisation Metal Peterborough as part of our new Contemporary Artists Bedfordshire programme. The exhibition, Lucy + Jorge Orta: Food, was a culmination of their 18-month residency with Metal and as part of this, the

Artists’ Supper with DashnDem

Artists’ Supper 3, plotting the artists' revolution with DashnDem.

Contemporary Artists Bedfordshire Summer Drinks Party

As part of our programme Contemporary Artists Bedfordshire, we invited artists to come and hang out with the BCA team over some cake, wine and music

Artists’ Supper 4: Art World Pub Quiz

Artist Supper, 29 November 2017, at The White Horse Bedford featuring an Art World Pub Quiz.