Call for Artists to Hopmarket Arts for Sunday 16th June

PIA is giving artists the opportunity to be part of the Hopmarket Arts through a call for artists for the Hopmarket Arts being held on Easter Sunday 16th June.

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.

Chris Oxlade-Arnott, Director of Participate in Art said: “We are thrilled to be hosting these event in The Hopmarket bringing together all forms and expression of art.”

The Hopmarket Arts event will see the start of Participate in Art’s vision of joining the different silos of arts and culture together within this beautiful part of Worcester.

We will host a ‘long gallery’ of artists work as well as individual artist stands.

Each month we will also host a promotional tent for a Worcester based event happening soon afterward, such as the May Hopmarket Arts we will give the public information and a little experience of the Worcestershire LitFest and Fringe’s annual festival held in June. 

Our aim is to provide a platform for local artists and allowing them to showcase their work and skills. 

If you are interested in being part of this event on 16th June for just £30 for a complete stand of £20 to participate in the ‘Long Gallery’, please email me directly:

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

Supported by: Make N Mend, La Danse and Taste of Portugal

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.

Interested in participating in the Hopmarket ?

Location:

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

Opening Times:           

  • Open to public 10am till 5pm

Stand Options:

  • Individual stands of 3m x3m
  • 6ft Tables available at an additional £2.00 per day
  • PIA Bespoke Hanging Net System (2 walls) for quick, simple and ultimately configurable wall hanging an additional £4.00 per day
  • Presence is required by the artist to meet and public and generate sales, follow on sales and increase network
  • Participation in the Long Gallery is provided in half sections (1.5 metre of wall and floor space. Actual space and layout is flexible and wil be discussed with PIA
  • Delivery/collect of product to PIA by appointment
  • A4 promotional biography and pricing
  • Sales managed by PIA
  • Presence is optional

Artist Fees:

  • £30.00 per stand for a complete stand and £20.00 to participate in the Long Gallery 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

Hopmarket Arts 19th May

The second Hopmarket Arts on Sunday 19th April from 10.00am to 5.00pm

This month’s event will see the start of Participate in Art’s vision of joining the different silos of arts and culture together within this beautiful part of Worcester.

The family friendly event, which is being organised by Participate in Art, will include a new feature of a ‘Long Gallery’ showcasing artwork from the current art partnership between Participate In Art (PIA) and top end restaurant Ostlers at Number 1. PIA’s Art for Business Programme creates partnerships with local businesses to actively support local artists and artisans through the creation of gallery and exhibition space within their premises.

The Ostlers Partnership Gallery (on Tour) will feature over twenty works by five local artists and artisans: Caroline Hall, Cherrie Mansfield, Janine Watkins, Jilly Oxlade-Arnott and Wendy Britton.

Worcestershire LitFest and Fringe will also be releasing its new programme for this year’s Literature Festival (in June), providing information, merchandise and tickets. Events include the Writers’ Circle, 42Worcester, This Sunday will include live poetry performances throughout the day!  A not to missed event if you enjoy poetry and art.

LitFest 2019 events include the Writers’ Circle, 42Worcester, A Night at the Gallery, Dear Listener, SpeakEasy, Quiz and Pizza Night, the new event Hub, Art Illustration Exhibition, as well as the poetry Bookshop and Finale Party.

Chris Oxlade-Arnott, Director of Participate in Art said: “We are thrilled to be hosting this series of events in The Hopmarket. Each Hopmarket Arts event attempts to join the different silos of arts and culture together, this month we are bringing arts and poetry together in the promoting of Worcestershire LitFest in June. Our aim is to provide a platform for local artists and allowing them to showcase their work and skills. 

The event is supported by Worcester City Council and The Hopmarket Charity.

For further information please contact Chris Oxlade-Arnott, Director of Participate in Art on 07713 055 999.

Visit Hopmarket Arts on Easter Sunday

The first Hopmarket Arts takes place from 10am to 5pm on Sunday 21st April, in the Courtyard of the Hopmarket off Foregate Street and Sansome Street, WR1

PIA and The Hopmarket will be presenting five incredible artists, pop down down on Easter Sunday to meet the artists and see their work.

Participating Artists are:

Bic Beaumont

After a hiatus having completing my fine art degree, I got back into artwork after my mother had an amputation a few years ago and wanted a design for a couple of her casts and prosthetics, which led to life drawing classes, which really helped with my confidence, enabling me to exhibit in several local Worcestershire events.

I find painting, printing and photography a way of shutting everything out, just giving myself a bit of time to do something creative and switch off. I want my artwork to be fun, which is why I use lots of colour and a bit of sparkle in my paintings, using nature and the animals I photograph as inspiration.

Jilly Oxlade-Arnott

Oxlade-Arnott is known for her unique watercolour and fine line ink depictions of historically or nationally significant architecture. She is a Worcester based architectural watercolour artist from a family of draughtsmen, painters, potters and sculptors. Having two distinct styles, a traditional ‘Classique’ which is bright watercolour with detailed fine line ink and ‘Vivid’, simplistic bold lines on layers of pure vibrant colours, inspired by the pop art genre and best seen on large scale canvasses.

Jilly is known nationally for her works of Worcester, London, Cheltenham, Malvern and Ludlow and is gaining a following from the international collector’s scene for both her classique global and vivid work.

Architecture and its’ appreciation is of importance to Oxlade-Arnott, who commented “Buildings are the foundation of our lives, the interaction we all have with them may be inconsequential but if, once in a while you stop, look up, you’ll be surprised by what you’ve missed and how varied and intricate the urban landscape can really be.”

Justine Morris Designs

Justine creates contemporary silver jewellery using traditional silversmithing techniques from her garden studio in Worcestershire. Her designs are based on classic shapes using hammered and textured finishes on her jewellery. She also incorporates stones and other metals such as copper, but her favourite is seaglass due to its natural shapes and texture.

She sells mainly at craft fairs in Worcestershire and via her online Etsy shop. Private commissions are undertaken, especially using seaglass collected by her clients to create unique meaningful pieces.

Laura Pettit

Laura studied illustration at Hereford College of Arts in 2011 where she achieved a BA (hons) in the subject. Taking inspiration from the world around her and her pet dogs Laura specialises in animal and pet illustrations, creating each one with watercolour pencils and pen. She aims for each one to show the character of the animal and takes commissions for both pet illustrations and portraits.

Penny Webb

Penny, was born and bred in Worcester, as a teenager she worked in Shropshire working for a bespoke hand painted tile company. She funded herself through University, where she graduated as a Teacher by buying children’s second hand furniture and painting them with Disney characters and fairies as well as wall murals. 

Art has always been a huge part of her life and her dream is to become a full time artist and teacher of art techniques.  This dream is one that is becoming a reality, as she now has her own art studio and workshop. She is selling well and has displayed at the Worcester Art gallery and various other locations across Worcester and Malvern with the Worcester Society of Artists.

Hopmarket Arts is a Partnership between Participate In Art and The Hopmarket Charity with support from Worcester City Council and Fisher German

Hopmarket Charity (Registered Number 244569) the income from the assets of the charity is held on trust to apply the same for the benefit of needy persons in the city of Worcester. Needy persons are defined for the purposes of the charity as persons who by reason of poverty, sickness or infirmity whether young or old are in need of financial assistance, care or attention

For more information on when the Hopmarket Arts are taking place, please follow the link below:

Chris Oxlade-Arnott 
Tel: +44 (0)7713 055 999 
Email: chris@participateinart.com

© Copyright and Intellectual Property Right (IP) of all images are held by Participate In Art.

Easter Pop Up Gallery

PIA’s Easter Pop Up Gallery open from 10am to 5pm Friday 19th to Monday 22nd April (all four days) at 16 The Foregate, on the corner of The Foregate and Sansome Street.

PIA are incredibly honoured to be asked to host the first ever exhibition of the works by Derbyshire artist Steve J Harvey, as well as one of the first exhibitions of young abstract artist Jack Shepherd. PIA will also be presenting the new Cheltenham Collection and the first glimpse of the new Eastnor Commissions by architectural artist Jilly Oxlade-Arnott. The award winning glass artist Sarah Greening and some fantastic and very affordable slipware and pottery by the extremely talented Chris Greening.

The same weekend as the first Hopmarket Arts on Sunday 21st April, where you will be able to see the amazing works and creations of Justine Morris, Laura Pettit, Penny Webb, Bic Beaumont and Vivid by Archiimp.

Steve J Harvey

Jack Shepherd

Jilly Oxlade-Arnott

Sarah & Chris Greening

Visit Hopmarket Arts 21st April

The first Hopmarket Arts takes place from 10am to 5pm on Sunday 21st April, in the Courtyard of the Hopmarket off Foregate Street and Sansome Street, WR1

PIA and The Hopmarket will be presenting five incredible artists, pop down down on Easter Sunday to meet the artists and see their work.

Participating Artists are:

Bic Beaumont

After a hiatus having completing my fine art degree, I got back into artwork after my mother had an amputation a few years ago and wanted a design for a couple of her casts and prosthetics, which led to life drawing classes, which really helped with my confidence, enabling me to exhibit in several local Worcestershire events.

I find painting, printing and photography a way of shutting everything out, just giving myself a bit of time to do something creative and switch off. I want my artwork to be fun, which is why I use lots of colour and a bit of sparkle in my paintings, using nature and the animals I photograph as inspiration.

Jilly Oxlade-Arnott

Oxlade-Arnott is known for her unique watercolour and fine line ink depictions of historically or nationally significant architecture. She is a Worcester based architectural watercolour artist from a family of draughtsmen, painters, potters and sculptors. Having two distinct styles, a traditional ‘Classique’ which is bright watercolour with detailed fine line ink and ‘Vivid’, simplistic bold lines on layers of pure vibrant colours, inspired by the pop art genre and best seen on large scale canvasses.

Jilly is known nationally for her works of Worcester, London, Cheltenham, Malvern and Ludlow and is gaining a following from the international collector’s scene for both her classique global and vivid work.

Architecture and its’ appreciation is of importance to Oxlade-Arnott, who commented “Buildings are the foundation of our lives, the interaction we all have with them may be inconsequential but if, once in a while you stop, look up, you’ll be surprised by what you’ve missed and how varied and intricate the urban landscape can really be.”

Justine Morris Designs

Justine creates contemporary silver jewellery using traditional silversmithing techniques from her garden studio in Worcestershire. Her designs are based on classic shapes using hammered and textured finishes on her jewellery. She also incorporates stones and other metals such as copper, but her favourite is seaglass due to its natural shapes and texture.

She sells mainly at craft fairs in Worcestershire and via her online Etsy shop. Private commissions are undertaken, especially using seaglass collected by her clients to create unique meaningful pieces.

Laura Pettit

Laura studied illustration at Hereford College of Arts in 2011 where she achieved a BA (hons) in the subject. Taking inspiration from the world around her and her pet dogs Laura specialises in animal and pet illustrations, creating each one with watercolour pencils and pen. She aims for each one to show the character of the animal and takes commissions for both pet illustrations and portraits.

Penny Webb

Penny, was born and bred in Worcester, as a teenager she worked in Shropshire working for a bespoke hand painted tile company. She funded herself through University, where she graduated as a Teacher by buying children’s second hand furniture and painting them with Disney characters and fairies as well as wall murals. 

Art has always been a huge part of her life and her dream is to become a full time artist and teacher of art techniques.  This dream is one that is becoming a reality, as she now has her own art studio and workshop. She is selling well and has displayed at the Worcester Art gallery and various other locations across Worcester and Malvern with the Worcester Society of Artists.

Hopmarket Arts is a Partnership between Participate In Art and The Hopmarket Charity with support from Worcester City Council and Fisher German

Hopmarket Charity (Registered Number 244569) the income from the assets of the charity is held on trust to apply the same for the benefit of needy persons in the city of Worcester. Needy persons are defined for the purposes of the charity as persons who by reason of poverty, sickness or infirmity whether young or old are in need of financial assistance, care or attention

For more information on when the Hopmarket Arts are taking place, please follow the link below:

Chris Oxlade-Arnott 
Tel: +44 (0)7713 055 999 
Email: chris@participateinart.com

© Copyright and Intellectual Property Right (IP) of all images are held by Participate In Art.

Be part of PIA Members Stand at RHS Malvern

PIA is giving artists the opportunity to display work at the RHS Malvern Show on the PIA members stand.

Space has been allocated by PIA for the display and promotion of works by artists who have used PIA (Archiimp) services in the last 12 months. This is part of the PIA’s own promotion of its activities and service that it offers artists, art communities, businesses and buyers. PIA want to show the public the breadth of art, artistic style and creativity that it represents and promotes.

PIA will invite a select number of artists to provide a few key pieces for display and sale at this amazing event.

Their work will be professionally displayed for the duration of the event, together with information about each artist and where the public can see their work. PIA will use their inclusion for direct communication with the visiting public with an aim to produce sales, commission interest and build awareness for the participating artists.

What you provide:

  • Up to four works for display (approx 1.5sqm total)
  • Up to three additional works (at a similar size) for sales replacements
  • Business cards & promotional material
  • Opportunity to add further replacement items, if required (during show period)

How to get involved:

  • Email chris@participateinart.com with an initial email to confirm your interest.
  • Email chris@participateinart.com with your name (brand name if you use one), contact details you wish to be promoted (eg: email, web, mobile, social media), biography/artist statement (<100 words), one image of each piece of work to be included in the event (> 1mb each), four additional promotional images of you, other work etc, finished dimensions and weight of inclusive works (in cm’s/grams), titles and sale prices of inclusive work and services offered.
  • Notes: All prices provided by the artist will be displayed to the public and must be a final sales price inclusive of VAT – if applicable, packaging, credit card transaction fee of 1.75% – if used and PIA sales commission @20%.

Conditions of submission:

  • Artist participation fees for event and marketing and administration is £60 per artist then PIA sales commission of 20%. Participation fees payable in advance.
  • Sales commission is for direct event sales only and is not applied to follow on sales.
  • All hanging 2D artwork must be delivered ‘strung’. All 3D or table mounted items must have suitable plinths or stands.
  • Please provide suitable (easy to identify, manage and store) packaging/ bags and business cards.
  • Works and auxiliary items to be delivered to PIA one week before the event and any unsold works and sales revenue will be available to collect the week following the event.

Chris Oxlade-Arnott 
Tel: +44 (0)7713 055 999 
Email: chris@participateinart.com

Call for illustrators!

Participate In Art has teamed up with this years Worcestershire LitFest and Fringe to help create a unique event.

Chris Oxlade-Arnott of PIA and LitFest committee member Suz Winspear will be hosting a LitFest Art and Poetry Extravaganza, a wonderful mix of illustrative art and poetry.

It will take place at The Old Pheasant, 25 New St, Worcester, WR1 2DP from Tuesday 11th to Friday 14th June. Open to the public from 12 noon to 6pm daily with a special evening event from 7:30pm on Tuesday 11th.

There will be an exhibition of illustrative art, and poets presenting throughout the day, perhaps writing poetry inspired by the artwork, or on themes of art, plus some poetry salon-style sessions with interaction from visitors and members of the public.

This venue will not only be a gallery and exhibition hosting some amazing illustration artists, it will also also function as the LitFest hub throughout the festival, providing information and selling tickets for LitFest events.

There will be a display and shop for a huge range of poetry books from poets taking part in LitFest and beyond available throughout the exhibition period.

For artist/illustrators wishing to get involved please email chris@participateinart.com for more details

1st Hopmarket Arts Artists Named

I am please announce the artists for the inaugural Hopmarket Arts on Sunday 21st April are

  • Bic Beaumont
  • Jilly Oxlade-Arnott
  • Justine Morris
  • Laura Pettit
  • Penny Webb

More details about these amazing artists will be released shortly.

Please follow this event through facebook at:

Call for Artists – Courtyard Arts on 7th April

PIA is giving artists the opportunity to be part of its Courtyards Arts through a calling for artists for the first Courtyard Arts of 2019 being held on Sunday 7th April.

The Courtyard Arts is the series of Arts events and is part of the broadening set of PIA artistic events in and around Worcester. Courtyard Arts is partnership with PIA, nestWorcester and the Royal Porcelain Work, which takes place at the same location on the first 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! 

Sasha Louise Rae said of the Courtyard Arts in October “Just wanted to say a big thank you to you and Jilly for the opportunity to be involved in the Courtyard Arts today. I really appreciate your help, advice and words of encouragement and would really welcome the chance to work with you again”

Susan Birth commented on the Courtyards Arts “The view from my stand at yesterday’s first Courtyard Arts event organised by @partinart in partnership with the nestWorcester. What a great day it turned out to be! Suberb venue, lovely sunshine and a constant stream of interested visitors, so thank you @partinart”

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 Courtyard 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 7th 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 Courtyard of Royal Porcelain Works and Nest Worceter, Severn Street, Worcester, WR1 2NE.

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 6:30pm.
  • 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 and movement will take priority.
  • The load/unload parking area can be accessed via St. Peters Street and/or Kings Street, take the turning off the road and head towards the CY Resources building, just before this building turn right and drive with the buildings on your left to the end where you will see several parking spaces on the left against the side wall (white wall) of the Henry Sandon Hall. Walk through to the Courtyard itself. After unloading you will have to move your vehicle, the nearest public car park is in Kings Street, but cheaper ones are available within walking distance.

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 nestWorcester, Participate In Art and The Royal Porcelain Works.
  • 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 Courtyard site will also have promotional banners on the entrance railing for the week leading up to each event.

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 provide 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 7th 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

RHS Malvern Show PIA Exhibition Artists Named

I am very pleased to announce the list of artists participating in the RHS Malvern Spring Show PIA Exhibition

Works in both 2D and 3D will be presented at this exhibition by professional artists and creators from Cheltenham, Malvern, Worcester and the surrounding area.

To find out more and how to purchase their work, a brief biography, a selection of images of work and details on how to contact each artist will be released shortly. Please take this opportunity to peruse their websites and see their fantastic work.

Participating Artists are:

  • Cherrie Mansfield
  • Chloe Hull
  • Chris Greening
  • Deb Stanley
  • Jilly Oxlade-Arnott
  • Marilyn Gough
  • PIA Member (a selection of work from its members)
  • Richard Evans
  • Sam Fenner
  • Sarah Greening
  • Tony Davie
  • Tracy Churchill
  • Wendy Stafford

This event has only been made possible though the ongoing support and partnership of Participate In Art and Allomorphic