Artist Services

Are you a visual artist looking to

  • raise your profile through exhibitions,
  • have access to more commission opportunities,
  • plus access to discounts on fine art printing, framing and portfolio advice & set up?

Then this is the place for you.

Since 2008 we have been actively supporting contemporary artists based in or have an affiliation with Dorset and the South West region through our Artist Services. We represent these selected artists as an agency by offering them regular exhibition and commission opportunities for a variety of clients ranging from schools, national heritage sites, galleries and corporate businesses or others artistic works like paintings or murals like the ones from the site online. We are a not-for-profit company so all additional profit made is put back into the company to produce creative projects that benefit the local community. Read what clients and artists say about us here

The artists we represent cover a variety of mediums including illustration, street art, abstract painting and photography and  we regularly offer advice on the business aspect of being a freelance creative.

If you are  keen to find out more or are interested in joining SWA please send your portfolio and CV to us here

If you are selected you will become an SWA member  and will pay a nominal fee to receive the following benefits depending on your level of membership:

  • Access to exhibition and commission opportunities via SWA
  • Access to external exhibition and commission opportunities
  • Discount code for printing and framing at FLUX in Bournemouth
  • Access to competitive prices for fine art printing at our selected Fine Art Guild Accredited printers
  • Access to discounted rate on a personal website setup
  • Ongoing support & advice from SWA team
  • Access to list up to 10+ images via SWA website
  • Low 20% commission on sales and commissions
  • Monthly artist feature about your practice and current exhibition(s) to SWA networks, blog posts and social networks
  • Eligibility as featured artist via monthly e-newsletter to galleries and art professionals
  • Access to private views and networking opportunities in Dorset and London.