FREE Events Training Programme


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We’re excited to announce that we’re planning a big Youth Opportunities event in collaboration with the Diverse Artists Network. As part of this, we’re offering 4 young people the opportunity to attend a free events training programme and gain work experience.

This free training programme will introduce you to the essentials of effective event management. It will cover the practicalities of managing an event; how to plan, the best ways to promote events, how to ensure everything goes smoothly and that you create inclusive, welcoming and engaging events.

This course is highly practical, using a real event as a platform to give you the chance to see the realities of organising an arts event. There will be group workshops, one-to-one support and discussions about how events are developing into immersive experiences.

Topics Covered:

Creating safe spaces that are inclusive and welcoming
Coordinating artists and arts organisations
Working within Health & Safety and financial guidelines
Customer service techniques and building strong relationships
Design and marketing
Creative problem solving
Programme Outcomes



By the end of this course you should be able to:

Plan for an effective, safe event
Work effectively in an events team
Respond to problems with an effective, creative solution
Understand the legal responsibilities of planning events
Get to grips with finding your target audience and who should attend

This course is perfect for you if you are looking to begin a career in events, festival planning or venue management. You should have an interest working with people and the arts.


If you’re interested or keen to find out more, please get in touch:

[email protected] / 07446 646 541 or pop in and see us!


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The future of paper arts

A Statement from the Board of Directors


Like many organisations, PAPER Arts has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. In 2020, on appointment of a highly skilled CEO, we made the bold decision to review our business model and begin a process of research and development in order to shape a new service and to better support creatives in Bristol with professional development, networking and the opportunity to learn new skills.

Throughout the pandemic we have proudly supported creatives in Bristol, with a focus on young people from St Pauls, our Creative Employment programme hosted over 20 sessions and we welcomed 17 young people to feed into our research and development proposal. 

However, the last 18 months have been a huge challenge, while we’ve been able to successfully deliver a plethora of projects since our inception seven years ago, we have been unable to secure the funding necessary to realise our ambitious plans for the future and to provide our organisation with much needed financial stability.

As a result, it is with a heavy heart that the current PAPER Arts team, made up of Grace, Kate, Katy, Lau and Amie will no longer be able to continue in their roles. Our small team has delivered a substantial amount of value to the community we serve and the Board of Directors are endlessly grateful for the skills and professionalism they bring with them each and every day. We are proud to know and work alongside such talented individuals and believe that the arts sector is a better place with them in it. 

The ideas generated by this team are inspiring and hopeful and the Board of Directors wholeheartedly believe in the importance of supporting the creative community in Bristol.

As September ends and the seasons change PAPER Arts will be going into hibernation in order to survive this adversity. Our voluntary Board of Directors will spend the coming months considering the future of PAPER Arts, the role we can play in the arts sector in Bristol and how we can sustainably move forwards. We don’t know what that will look like yet, but as soon as we are able to share more with you we will. 

In the meantime, should you have any questions or concerns or if you would like to speak to someone about the future of PAPER Arts please don’t hesitate to contact [email protected] – Kirsten Cree, one of the Board of Directors will be monitoring this inbox. 

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