New Artist Mentoring Programme

Over the next 12 months b-side will be working with 4 young visual artists from the South West on a programme of mentoring, training, networking opportunities with financial support for making work and travel. This years intake of New Artists are Calum Kirkland, James McColl, Gemma Stephens and Jasmine Hunt.

Take a look at work presented by the New Artists  at the 2021 b-side Festival HERE.

New Artists will be paired with Mentors who will support the development of their artistic practice. Mentors for the 2021/22 programme are Carrie Mason, Richard Tomlinson, Sue Palmer and Tim Spooner. For more information see below.


Supported by The Alice Ellen Cooper-Dean Charitable Foundation and public funding from Arts Council England.

I feel excited to create art that connects with my community and develop new forms of expression and design

Gemma Stephens

Project artists

Project events

A woman and child looking at artwork on the walls

In Progress

09 - 11 Sept 11:00 - 18:00

12 Sept 11:00 - 16:00


‘In Progress’ is an exhibition of work-in-progress by the b-side New Artists.