About the WAAS + Activations & Validations


The WAAS is a women's art collective based in Stroud, Gloucestershire but with an international remit. WAAS exists in order to activate women's art. This includes activating the art of its members and also to create models and systems that can be used by others to activate their own or other women's art.

We are open to collaboration and new projects. We have a Facebook group for those wanting to engage that way and contact us from afar. 

We also offer Activations in which you can bring your art block and we will help you move through it. We successfully activated Motherhood and Metamorphosis, a group show in Stroud, featuring a wide range of women artists, and several other events which you can browse here. We propose a fee of £50 for an activation which includes two meetings with WAAS and may include other support to help you move your practice forward. 

Activation Enquiry 

If you would like to find out how the WAAS could help you activate a project or practice, please drop us a line and let's chat. 

Your email:  
Tell us about your activation situation:  

Validation Request

If you would like a visit from The Bureau for the Validation of Art please let us know some details:

Your email:  
Tell us about your Validation request and the Officials will be in touch promptly: