Founded in 2014 by 12 graduates of UWE Fine Arts, CHAMP is an artist collective and Community Interest Company (CIC) based at the Brunswick Club in Bristol.
We originate from, and exist with a strong foundation of a DIY ethos. Currently the most effective and, in our opinion, most exciting way to promote and continue arts practice outside of the educative system is with a group of like-minded and spirited individuals. The ‘Do It Ourselves’ mentality enables us to do it for ourselves in a climate where funding is scarce and applications lengthy and often unsuccessful, particularly for younger and more inexperienced artists.
Our approach to arts and creativity is one of openness and encouragement. This is demonstrated through our ethos of skill sharing, a collectivist attitude to teaching and learning, and the building of our space as a tangible creative hub.