Proudly based in St Pauls, Bristol

Unfold your future.

We help 18-30 year olds build a network and establish a creative career.


Come to our next workshop and join Lottie Donovan, a fundraising consultant, to decode the world of fundraising and bid writing. ⁠

Creativity shapes our world

Industry knowledge, mentoring and creative expertise

Hello, we’re PAPER Arts and we believe that creativity shapes the world around us! 

We aim to empower young people like you to develop the personal and professional skills needed to establish a career in the creative sector, whether that’s landing your dream job or becoming self-employed

We are looking for a mural artist

Want to get paid to paint a big wall in stokes croft and support artists with learning difficulties to bring their design to life?

Inclusivity for the arts

We believe in every artist

We invest in your future because we want the creative sector to flourish.

We want to see diverse voices having a chance to be heard and thats why we work with people from all backgrounds.

We want to live in a world where creativity is valued, so that everyone can lead a meaningful life.


Our membership programme provides specialised content tailored to the needs of our community.

Creative Enterprise Course

A week-long practical programme to support creative entrepreneurs.

Online resources

Access bespoke content delivered by experienced creatives, any time, anywhere.

Unfold your future

build a network and establish a creative career

PAPER is dedicated to making you feel seen. We work with individuals from all creative backgrounds, focusing on the soft skills you need to build your career and linking you up with creatives who understand your journey.

Listening to creatives

Every thing we do is led by what our community tells us they need. 

Read what some of our alumni and partners have to say

Michelle Curtis
“Paper Arts have successfully positioned themselves in a niche market. They provide emerging creatives with a network of professionals within the creative industry that are able to provide insight, knowledge and support, specific to the creative industry.”
PAPER Collective Facilitator
Charly Evans
“PAPER Arts mission is to break down some of the barriers young people face on their journey to working within the creative arts industry. The organisation provides an opportunity for creatives to develop the professional skills they need to promote their talents.”
Board Member

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The Paper Arts Blog

Check back every month to see what we are discussing on the blog. Here we tackle the issues that creative at all stages of their careers suffer with the most, from knowing what to charge to finding clients.


Pride Month: How 1 Bristol Creative Used Art to Find Self Acceptance

15 June 2021

Pride Month: 1 Bristol Events Organiser Discusses Finding Your Niche

9 June 2021

Pride Month: How 1 Activist Has Created Queer Community In Bristol

6 June 2021
pride month

Pride Month: Leilah King on how embracing her queer identity helped her publish her 1st book

1 June 2021

Sponsorship, Partners & Funders

Support UK creatives

Join our mission and become a PAPER Arts Partner. With your support, we can help even more creatives from across the UK build their career or grow their own business. 

Donations, sponsorship, volunteering and skill shares are essential to PAPER Arts, and we’d love to welcome you to our family.

Just some of our partner organisations

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