Frequently asked questions

I don’t yet have a venue to exhibit in. What should I do?

Although things were different in the past, to reduce the work load on our volunteers, artists now need to secure a venue before they can sign up and pay the membership for the arts trail. You can find a list of partner venues to get in touch with here.

I want to offer premises as a venue to other artists but don't want to exhibit art myself. What should I do?

In that case, you do not need to become a member of the SBA yourself. Just e-mail our communications team ( Or contact us through the website to let them know what sort of art you'd like to host and how to get in reach you and we'll advertise it on our list of available venues. Any interested artists can then get in touch with you directly.
Any artists exhibiting in your venue will need to be members of the SBA in order to be included in the Trail Guide and to give them (and you) maximum exposure.

How do I keep up to date with the trail?

Follow us on: 




to find out more about the arts trail along with other art related projects or initiatives in South Bristol.

How do I add my artist details for the arts trail?

You will add all this when joining, you can log back in at a later date to add further information or edit what you have already written.

What do I do if I lose my username and/or password?

If you lose your password for the website, you can get the website to send you a logon that allows you to reset your password.

How do I log on to the SBA website?

Once you have your username and password you can log on to the site by choosing "Login" from the main menu.

I have joined but don't see my profile.

Not to worry, it will appear in the end, it can take up to 5 hours. As long as you received a confirmation email from SBA and PayPal you have registered successfully.

Where is the SBA arts trail happening

This is a trail based in the south of Bristol and mostly involves the following areas:

  • Bedminster
  • Southville
  • Ashton

I would like to take part in the arts trail. What do I need to do?

Use the 'Registration' link in the menu, you will find information about the process and about venues as you need to have secured a venue before you can sign up. Fill out all your details, add a photo ect you will then be forward to PayPal (you can use PayPal to pay by credit or debit card, you do not need to have a PayPal account) to pay the joining free and thats it. Registration opens on 12 January and runs until 5 March.

I have become a member of the SBA, what next?

You will receive an e-mail from the website to confirm that you have joined, then keep an eye on your inbox for information on the trail.