Entrants in the Art Couture competition display the highest levels of creativity, skill and imagination from school children to art college students, amateurs and professionals. The competition is open to all.
Art Couture Painswick is company limited by guarantee and a registered charity, and is run by an enthusiastic group of local helpers. We work with schools, colleges, local businesses and arts enterprises to encourage creativity and a love of the arts, and the realisation that art is all around us and can be practised and enjoyed by all.
Art Couture Painswick attracts high profile people from the worlds of art and fashion as expert judges. We provide artists with the opportunity to showcase their work to thousands of people, as well as to our celebrity panel.
Read what Art Couture Painswick is all about here.
The Festival is the starting point for year-round activities that encourage people in the community to partake in and enjoy the wearable arts. We work with schools and colleges within their syllabus, and our long-term goals include possible bursaries for college students. The Festival competition offers work placements as prizes to college students.
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To enter the Art Couture competition, visit the Entrants link on this website.
We welcome craft makers, specialist designers and food providers to help create an exciting environment of stalls that will add to the event. Stallholders: application forms will be available soon.
Our mission statement: 'To promote Painswick, The Queen of the Cotswolds in Gloucestershire, as the ultimate showcase for the wearable arts, by staging a competition within an annual festival which fosters community spirit and nurtures artistic talent’.
Art Couture Painswick is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee and a registered charity (Reg: 1151258).