ArtsFest 2022

This year marks the eighth year of ArtsFest hosted by the university. Traditionally we join with cultural venues across the region to programme a variety of events including live performances, workshops, theatre shows, music, poetry, art exhibitions, and lots more to get involved with. 

Each year we invite an eclectic range of new and established artists both locally and further afield, to use ArtsFest as a platform to enhance their careers. This is something that we are proud to support and will endeavour to do in the future, using Artsfest as a vehicle to continue to bring you the very best this region has to offer.

Exciting things are happening this year! From the 22 Jan – 10th April the Wolverhampton School of Art and Wolverhampton Art gallery will be hosting the touring British Art Show 9.  It is a real coup for the region and a fantastic opportunity to see some contemporary art up close and personal. As well as the exhibition there will be lots of activities and events to get involved in. Keep up to date with the latest information via our social media or web page

Later in the year we are hoping to return with our traditional ArtsFest programme of onsite events but in the meantime we will continue to bring art to you through ArtsFest Online, a permanent programme of virtual talks which runs throughout the year. Please keep checking our website for updates or follow us on Instagram 

You can also catch up with any talks you may have missed by scrolling down to the 'Recorded Events' section of this page or go to the University of Wolverhampton YouTube channel where you will find lots of other creative and inspiring videos to watch >> UoW YouTube Channel


Claire Buckerfield
Faculty Public Engagement Coordinator

Artsfest Archive

Black History Month 2020, Wolverhampton School of Art, University of Wolverhampton

We are embracing Black History Month beyond the confines of a single month. Our intention is for Black History Month to transcend seasonality and 'tokenism’ so that the original initiative itself is eventually no longer required.

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Disability History Month

UK Disability History Month (UKDHM) is an annual event creating a platform to focus on the history of disabled people's struggle for equality and human rights.

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British Art Show 9

British Art Show 9, Wolverhampton School of Art, George Wallis Building, University of Wolverhampton

22 January - 10 April 2022

We are delighted to announce that the Wolverhampton School of Art has been selected as one of the venues for the prestigious British Art Show 9! In what is a major boost and sign of recognition for arts and culture in Wolverhampton, we are proud to be hosting this prestigious touring exhibition in January 2022.

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FEINART Lecture Series

The FEINART LECTURE SERIES will discuss the role, impact, and theoretical implications of socially engaged art. This series of public talks is organized by the Innovative Training Network FEINART (The Future of European Independent Art Spaces in a Period of Socially Engaged Art) jointly led by the Universities of Wolverhampton (coordinator), Zeppelin University (direction of the training programme) University Iceland, and University of Edinburgh.

FEINART, Research, Wolverhampton School of Art, George Wallis Building, University of Wolverhampton

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 860306  

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