About Cloth Road Arts

The Cloth Road Arts is a not-for-profit collective, formed in 2004 with the purpose of promoting the visual arts, artists and artisans in Bradford on Avon, Trowbridge, Melksham and the surrounding villages of West Wiltshire.

As part of this promotion of visual arts we organise regular networking and exhibition opportunities, including our established Arts Week event; an open studios for a nine day period every other year.

Why the Cloth Road?

There is no single river or valley that connects the three towns. However they were all involved in the cloth trade in years gone by and roads which link the towns now were all historically used to transport raw materials and finished cloth to ports and markets. Hence the name “The Cloth Road”.

Join the team

We are a friendly and supportive team. Would you like to join us and contribute to the growth of the arts in your local community?

  • Learn something new
  • Build your CV
  • Meet like minded people
  • Become more involved in the local community
  • Find out more about what’s going on in the arts in Wiltshire
  • Open up a range of networking opportunities
  • Have your say in the direction of the Cloth Road Arts



All welcome. Please drop us a line and let us know if you would like to come along to one of our meetings.

The Cloth Road Arts Team

Cath Siswick (Chairperson)


Elisa Amor (Secretary)


Jen Hamblin


Mary Brading


Alexandra Compton


Dr Harriet Shortt

Joanne Spencer


Klee Mallows


Current vacancies

Would you like to join us and contribute to the growth of the arts in your local community? We currently have the following vacancies.

General Volunteers

  • Attend meetings (approx 12 a year, increasing in regularity on the approach to major events)
  • Contribute towards general discussions/decision making
  • Volunteers for tasks as and when convenient for you.


  • Keeping and general overview of financial matters
  • Managing the income from fundraising and sales
  • Act as signatory for and receive communications and statements from the organisations bank account
  • Produce regular balance sheets to be shared at meetings
  • Contribute towards the writing of funding applications, especially the budget side of them, as necessary.
  • (Guidance and support would be given to anyone wishing to take on this role).

Are you interested in joining us?

If you are interested in joining us, or have any questions, then please contact Elisa Amor, the Cloth Road Arts Secretary, in the first instance via our Contact Form.

Alternatively, pop along to our next meeting at The Court Street Gallery, Trowbridge. We look forward to hearing from you.

Become a member of Cloth Road Arts

Applications to become a member of the Cloth Road Arts will open in September 2023. Keep an eye on the website, follow us on Facebook or join our mailing list for updates.

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Cloth Road needs you!

The Cloth Road Arts is a not-for-profit collective. Would you like to be part of a friendly and supportive team whilst contributing to the growth of the arts in your local community. Would you like to be part of a friendly and supportive team?

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Become a friend of the Cloth Road Arts

It’s FREE to become a friend of the Cloth Road Arts. Friends benefit from receiving regular newsletters, being the first to hear about upcoming events and are invited to private views and launch events.