Art Week Exeter’s purpose is to widen access to, and participation in, the diverse forms of contemporary and traditional art in Exeter. 2017 is AWE’s second year.

The printed programme is now available – copies will be distributed far and wide, and you can browse and download it here.

Sign up for email updates in the run-up to AWE, and for a daily news and review email during the festival itself, using the form at the foot of this page.


It’s not too late to get involved. Share your latest masterpiece or exhibit the body of work that you’ve been developing, use your own studio, your home, a local venue or a striking and unusual space. We’re here to help you ensure you’ve got the right space and support you to make it the best it can be.

— To register for a pitch at the Art Market and the Crafty Shed (both taking place on 14 May 2017, on Exeter’s quayside), please complete and return this form.

— To list your exhibition/event in the AWE programme, go to artweekexeter.org.uk/registration. (The registration deadline for the printed programme has now passed. New registrations can be submitted but will be shown on the website only.)


We are developing a blend of public and private finance that should sit well with your CSR or philanthropic aims or just offer a fresh and engaging positive association for your company. We have opportunities to co-brand the whole event or selective aspects. We’re also fostering relationships (on a no-fee basis) directly with cultural producers, to ensure ethical parity and a high quality of work make this event something you’ll be proud to be a part of.

— Download our sponsorship and advertising pack.

— To find out more, please email engage@artweekexeter.org.uk.

In 2016, AWE featured 101 events across 56 venues. You can browse the AWE 2016 programme here.


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.


Art Week Exeter’s directors. Left to right: Naomi Hart; Rob Mulholland; Deborah Clark; Stuart Crewes.

AWE was constituted as a Community Interest Company in September 2016. It has a board of four members and takes direction from a wide range of associates and participant-led groups. We are indebted to Exeter Cultural Partnership, Visual Arts South West, Exeter Visual Arts Forum and the Creative Hub for their support. The event is funded by Exeter City Council, with additional corporate sponsorship.

Thank you

Many thanks to everyone who has played a part in making this event: the artists, performers, curators, producers, venues, sponsors and audiences. Special thanks go to: Martin Thomas and the Exeter Cultural Partnership steering group; Val Wilson and the team at Exeter City Council; David Lockwood and the Bike Shed Theatre/Boat Shed team; the Spacex team; Matt Burrows and the Exeter Phoenix team; Studio 74; Paula Crutchlow and Blind Ditch; Laurence Blyth and the Chapter at Exeter Cathedral; Volkhardt Müller of TOPOS; Victoria Hatfield and Visit Exeter; the Exeter BID team and directors; Exeter Scrapstore; Emma Allan and the Ellen Tinkham College team; Libraries Unlimited; and the AWE board (Deborah Clark, Naomi Hart, Rob Mulholland and Stuart Crewes). An extra-special mention goes to Terah Walkup and John Wigzell – thank you!