Call for Artists – 1st Ever Hopmarket Arts !

PIA is giving artists the opportunity to be part of the Hopmarket Arts through a call for artists for the first ever Hopmarket Arts being held on Easter Sunday 21st April.

The Hopmarket Arts is a NEW series of Art events and is part of the broadening set of PIA artistic events in and around Worcester

Hopmarket Arts is a partnership between PIA, Hopmarket Charities and Council City Council which takes place at the same location on the third Sunday of every month.

Limited spaces available as others have already reserved

These events fill up very quickly so please confirm your interest as soon as possible! 

PIA will actively promote the event via social media & blog. The event will be listed on national and local event websites. Artist biographies and contact details are activity promoted through social media and online. Partners and sponsors will actively promote the event and participating artists. Posters will be created and distributed around the city. The Hopmarket site will also have promotional banners on the entrance railing for the week leading up to each event.

If you are interested in being part of this event on 21st April for just £30 per stand, please email me directly:

Chris Oxlade-Arnott (PIA Curator)
Mob: 07713 055 999
Email: chris@participateinart.com

Information for Interested Artists

Location:

  • The inner courtyard of the Hopmarket, off The Foregate and Sansome Street, Worcester WR1 1DL

Opening Times:           

  • Open to public 10am till 5pm

Artist Fees:

  • £30.00 per stand payable via BACS in advance 
  • Participation fee only no additional sales commission or marketing fees taken
  • Includes:
    • Stand installation and breakdown
    • Multiple pre-event marketing and PR
    • Direct promotion to wide contact network
    • Design, creation and printing of event posters
    • Poster distribution 
    • Event management
    • Artist Assistance Services
      • use of card payment system
      • set up and display assistance
    • Legal and regulatory compliance
    • Post event site clean up
    • Post event review marketing 

Access:                        

  • Set up can begin from 9am and must be completed and ready to open by 9:55am.
  • Break down cannot start until 5pm and must be completed by 6:00pm.
  • Artist group photograph to take place on site at 10am.

Loading/Unloading:    

  • There are no parking facilities for this event, temporary parking for loading and unloading is provided, but artists must be aware that this is a public highway and local business access, parking and movement will take priority.
  • There is no parking facilities for this event, temporary parking for set and break down can be used off St Nicholas Road and Sansome Street,
    take the turning off either street and head towards the back of La Danse.
  • The load/unload parking are spaces paid for and allocated to the Hopmarket businesses and residence, when leaving your vehicles, please ensure you don’t double park and that you place a note on your dash with name, mobile and stating that you are “Temporarily unloading for the Hopmarket Arts, if you require me to move this vehicle please contact on …….”
  • This is a very busy and restricted area so please be mindful that it’s used regally by traders and they get quite upset about people using their spaces. Best to unload your stuff, then move your vehicle and return to set up, please.
  • There are several pay and display parking facilities nearby with one on Sansome Street itself.

Conditions of Use:

  • Artists to be set up and ready for trading by 9:55am. Artist group photograph at 10am. Stand must be ready and maned at 10am. Break down cannot start until 5pm and must be completed by 6:30pm.
  • Artist or artist representatives to be present at all times (except breaks).
  • Artist are responsible for providing their own display equipment and floor furniture (including table and table covers).
  • Artists are responsible for their own sales only.
  • Artists may use the entirety of their stand.
  • Artist applications will be vetted to ensure a high standard of work, display and professionalism.
  • Permission from PIA must be sort for artists wanting to place/display work outside their stand (such as placement of easels/stands) as we have to consider neighbouring stands and public health and safety.

The Stands Themselves:

  • Fitted with rear and sides weather panels (opaque white).
  • No holes or damage are allowed to the stand fabric or wall material.
  • Artists will be allocated a stand (3x3m). All stands have at least 1 side facing the public (two when side walls are removed).
  • Artists will have access to the inside of the back wall and both inside side walls, they can use the stand frame to hang artwork from (no damage to be caused to stand).
  • The stands do not come with power/electricity provided.

Insurance:                   

  • Artist must have valid Public Liability Insurance to a minimum value of £2m.
  • PIA assure that all artist data is held and managed via its GDPR Data Protection Policy (available to download at http://www.participateinart.com).

Event Sponsors:           

  • This event is a partnership between Participate In Art, Hopmarket Charity and Worcester City Council.
  • Any promotional material including social media transactions must copy/refer/tag the event partners.
  • Additional sponsors will be sort to provide ongoing support throughout the year.

Set Up Assistance:       

  • If you have any concerns or issues with your stand configuration or set up when you arrive, please contact Chris – PIA Curator (07713 055 999), who will be around on the day. Chris will also be available throughout the day to assist you if needed, especially during set up.
  • You are requested to be mindful of your and the public’s safety during set up and break down, especially when moving large, fragile, sharp or heavy objects.

Additional Services (Credit Card Payments): 

  • For those who have no provision for taking credit card payment, subject to network signal, PIA will make its card payment terminal available to you. This is actioned through it’s mobile phone and Izettle payment device. PIA will not charge any additional fee for providing this service (Izettle currently charge 1.75%) and will transfer the net value when the payment has been cleared (normal 1-2 days). Payment receipts can be emailed or texted to your customers directly.

Promotion on Social Media:

  • PIA will actively promote the event via social media & blog (please follow Participate In Art to get the feeds for retweeting/forwarding to your network). If you do not use social media then please sign up the PIA Blog, via the website, to receive these by email.
  • Event will be listed on national and local event websites.
  • Artist biographies and contact details are activity promoted through social media and online.
  • Partners and sponsors will actively promote the event and participating artists.
  • Posters will be created and distributed around the city. The Hopmarket site will also have promotional banners on the entrance.

Event Size and Scope: 

  • Standard events will accommodate up to six artist stands (3x3m) located around the Courtyard.
  • Our objective is to produce a professional Arts event with a high quality visitor experience. Worcester has an incredible arts scene and quality of artists, and we wish to show the best of these in a setting that is itself magnificent. You have been invited to participate in this event as we believe you and your work reflects this ethos and desire to set a benchmark to be achieved and emulated by others.
  • We hold visual presentation and appearance of the event in high regard and expect all artists to produce a professional looking and presented stall as is possible. Table covers must be used (no bare table/counter boards on show), banners must be hung and presented well. We have no doubt that this is second nature for you all.

Artist Attending:         

  • Each artist/stall has been allocated a stand and exact locations will be provided to you in advance. 

Example of Artist Biography needed for Promotional Activities:

Artist Name/Brand: 
Jilly Oxlade-Arnott of Architectural Impressions       

Discipline:  
Architectural Watercolour Artist                    

Biography (up to 60 words) :  
An Architectural Watercolour Artist working in fine line ink and bold watercolour. Her unique and colourful style concentrates on the subject building leaving the rest as fine line ink work. She lives and works in Worcester and will be displaying original watercolour, fine art prints, digital prints and cards of her Worcester, Malvern, Croome and Global Collections.  

Contact Details:     
Mobile: 07879 347 007
Email: Jilly@architecturalimpressions.uk
Website: http://www.archiimp.com.
Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram): @archiimp

Images:                        
Image #1 Title: Logo Snip (1240x618pixel 102KB)
Image #2 Title: Jilly with Artwork (1854×616 pixel 141KB)
Image #3 Title: Artwork Image 1 (926×923 pixel 64KB)
Image #4 Title: Artwork Image 2 (926×923 pixel 275KB)

If you are interested in being part of this event on 21st April please email me directly:

Chris Oxlade-Arnott
Mob: 07713 055 999
Email: chris@participateinart.com

© Copyright and Intellectual Property Right (IP) of all images and artwork are held by Architectural Impressions UK and Participate In Art

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