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ABOUT US

BADA became a registered charity in 1985 'To develop excellence in the Arts'. Since then it has created projects across the visual arts nationally and internationally. 

BADA PROJECTS is a new initiative that searches out, promotes and encourages artists nationally and internationally, young, mature and those that have yet to be recognised. It also acquires the archives of highly talented deceased artists that need to be brought to public attention. The BADA portfolio will be unpredictable, fascinating, and continually expanding, keeping its subscribers up to date with creative opportunities to invest time and energy in.

 

All income from sales is re-injected back into the charity to develop ever more interesting possibilities to achieve its aim:

 “To develop excellence in the Arts"

OUR STORY

British Art and Design Association – BADA – is an arts organisation with charitable status, established in 1986. Our main objective is to advance public education and appreciation for excellence in the arts, by promoting the disciplines of fine art, design, and craft. We do this by developing and promoting artists and designers through a variety of creative enterprise opportunities.

BADA works in an advisory capacity to arts festivals, providing hands-on project management, planning, and development strategies. BADA works independently and in partnership with Universities and Galleries.

Our 35-years’ experience includes the development and management of artists’ studios and exhibition spaces, exhibition sponsorship, promotion and management, the development of subscriber websites to showcase artists and their work, and the conservation, preservation and curating of art collections.

Management of Studios and Exhibition Spaces

  • 1985 – 1992. Arena Studios, Liverpool.

  • 1992 – 1998. Warehouse Studios, Wapping, London.

  • 1998 – 2000. Raw Gallery, Whitechapel, London.

  • 2000 – 2004. 340 Old Street Project Space, London.

  • 2008 – 2021. The Cube, Brighton.

  • 2004 – 2016. Blooms Gallery & Rites of Passage Project, Bloomsbury, London.

  • 2016 – 2021. Paul St Studios, Shoreditch, London.

  • 2019 – 2021. The BADA Collection, Queens Dock, Liverpool.

Promotion of Artists

  • 1986 – 1992: The Department of Trade and Industry ‘Entrepreneur Surgery’, Arena Studios Liverpool.

  • 2021. LJMU: FACELAB Project

Exhibition Sponsorship, Promotion and Management

  • 2008 – 2009. Monuments Exhibition at the Liverpool Biennial and Venice Biennale

  • 2008. Standing Stones Exhibition, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.

  • 2016. Stations of the Cross, London.

  • 2008. Liverpool International Artists, Contemporary Urban Centre, Liverpool Independents Biennial 2008

  • 2014. Rites of Passage Exhibition, Blooms Gallery, Bloomsbury, London.

Subscriber Websites

  • 2008 – 2014. Commercial strategy and development of revenue generating portal for the Independents Biennial.

  • 2012. Commercial strategy and development of revenue generating portal for the Global Biennial.

Archiving and Collections Management

  • 2016. BADA was commissioned to undertake archiving work in Scotland for the Helen Campbell Foundation.

  • 2019. BADA acquired the substantial collection of the artist, Fanchon Frohlich for archiving and conservation.