Maintaining an active community of Associate Artists is an essential part of CAS growth and sustainability. Since the creation of the CAS Associates group, communities and individuals seeking to work in partnership with CAS can be connected to a socially engaged, talented artist from its network of Associates.
We also maintain a list of Network Artists, these are not necessarily Associates, but are practicing professional artists working locally, nationally, and sometimes internationally. To be added to our register of network artists please click here.
Our wider network includes artists, supporters and partners. Please stay in touch via our network newsletter.
Associate Artists Studio Group
All of our CAS Artists are carefully selected for their pro-active work ethic and socially engaged practice. Each artists’ personal and professional practice drives their direction and focus within the group. Associates inclusive, experimental and community focused ethos is representative of the CAS approach.
Associates are independent practicing artists who benefit from a close association with CAS and its management team. Benefits of Associateship include Artist CRITS, Creative Evenings and opportunities to lead and develop collaborations that further mutual interests in education, art research and socially engaged practice.
To apply to become a CAS Associate please submit a join request and we will be in touch.
“Clustering and sharing of resources and intelligence is the key to survival in the current economic climate.”
Collaboration has helped us grow and thrive, and we place great value on mutually beneficial partnerships. Currently our main partners and supporters include:
- Hampshire Culture Trust
- Winchester School of Art
- Southampton University
- Test Valley Arts Foundation
- Pallant House Gallery
- John Hansard Gallery
From the outset collaboration and partnership has been a defining feature of CAS activities. CAS started life as a very small studio group of three resident artists, but was able to create a sizeable footprint of activity through our on-site and outreach programmes. Isolation can be dangerous for artists, and as such we value our friendships greatly! In particular our education programme has been fundamental to the early years survival of CAS.
Thanks to our partners we have:
People have become aware of us. Through our active engagement with the community they know where we are, and what we do.
Attention for quality, reliability and the delivery of excellent results has meant that out work is recognised we are trusted by organisations.
As a result of our artists hard work, opportunities come our way.
It’s never enough to simply be a good artist, and we are constantly developing our position to enable our artists and support our communities.
Currently we are partnered with Artswork, the Regional Bridge organisation, in our role as a South East Regional Arts Award Development Hub. We are also an Arts Award Supporter. Part of this remit is that we now run our Graduate Residencies as Arts Award projects. Alongside that, our ongoing work with Winchester School of Art has led to them provide full studio-bursaries for the graduates taking up the posts. Continuing our work with Hampshire County Council, the newly formed Hampshire Culture Trust (HCT) has many new initiatives, and CAS are committed to a three year partnership, as it grows and brings new life to Hampshire’s arts. Locally, we also work closely with the Test Valley Borough Council and support their new Public Arts Strategy where possible.
Consistency and reliability have helped to put CAS where it is now, and are key factors in our gaining financial support from ACE, TVBC, NADFAS, Winchester School of Art and Artswork.
To ensure we remain part of the regional community of artists we are also members of the Studio Providers Network South (SPNS). Led by aspacearts in Southampton, this network is currently researching ways in which we can participate in the Creative Europe funding opportunities.