Site festival 2016 . Programme 1st - 30th April . Open Studios 7-8th & 16-17th May
image by Soozy Roberts

Coming up in Site Festival 2016

The Site Festival, now in it’s 20th year, is an arts festival, which aims to showcase artist-led projects with a month long programme in April of visual arts, performance, music, screenings and artist talks plus two Open Studios weekends in May. The Site Festival, creates a platform for artists and artist collectives to show new work, initiate new projects and work collaboratively in sites across the Stroud Valleys.

This year’s Site Festival focuses on artists and musicians working with moving image. There will be a single screen artists film programme plus experimental music with film events in the Goods Shed.

The Site Festival launch is on Saturday 2nd April 6pm till late which will feature performances, exhibition openings and events taking place on the night in town culminating with the Site Festival after party which will bring independent London based music collectives and bands to SVA to perform into the early hours...

How can you participate?
You can participate in this year’s festival as an individual artist, as an artists group or as an arts organisation. We don’t have funding or lots of spaces which we can offer you but we can offer you free space in our online and printed publicity. You can host a project, event or exhibition - it can be visual arts, live art, film, spoken word, music or performance based. You can use your home, studio, a cafe, dentist waiting rooms, local pubs, the high street, the local park as well as traditional exhibition and events spaces.

How to get in touch
If you want to know more why not come along to the SVA artists hubs on a Friday morning from 11am-12.30pm? If you can’t make it on a Friday morning then we are always open on a Friday evening for the John Street Social Club. Otherwise you can get in touch by email: or tel: 01453 751440

The deadline for proposals is Monday 8th February. Please send to Please let us know if you have any difficulties meeting this deadline and we can try and help.

The Open Studios will be taking place on 7th - 8th and 15th -16th May. The official deadline has now passed but we can sometimes receive late applications so check this link here for more information.

Image by Soozy Roberts