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Herts Visual Arts Big Art Fair 2019 (Hitchin Town Hall)

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Hitchin Town Hall

Brand Street

Hitchin

SG5 1JE

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Herts Visual Arts Big Art Fair at Hitchin Town Hall (during the Hitchin Festival) is open to 2019/2020 HVAF members only.

Need to renew your membership first? Here's the link: https://www.hvaf.org.uk/Membership/Join-Membership-Benefits

This light and open space is ours: Friday set-up and Preview Evening and Big Art Fair opening hours on Saturday and Sunday. In previous years places were fully subscribed within 12 hours (yes, 12 hours).

Please Register to confirm participation. Prompt payment of separate booking fees and other requirements will be within 2 weeks of a firm place offer. HVAF may need to balance the number and type of some media in order to ensure a varied visitor experiences. With around 60 artist places, there will be more screen places than table spaces.

In the event of over-subscription (when final numbers have been confirmed), priority will be given to paid-up HVAF members with up to date, complete HVAF gallery pages, in strict order of:

  • this original registration
  • payment for screen or table spaces within the specified payment window

If further spaces become available depending on set-up and actual bookings, priority will always go to members who pay fees/comply with booking conditions by any specified deadline.

From April and in the run up to the event, you will receive further event detail. All booking and payment will be on-line/by emails. It is your responsibility to read emails and respond accordingly.

Key 2019 dates:

  • Friday 1st March: on-line registration opens
  • Sunday 31st March: on-line registration closes
  • 8th-21st April: artists will be contacted - successful artists must pay for their place within 14 days (un-paid places will be offered to the next name on the waiting list)
  • 12th July: artists set-up own work in time for Preview Evening
  • 12th July 7pm: Preview Evening with complementary drinks/nibbles, Open Studios brochure launch, Sponsor's Awards.
  • 13th/14th July: Open to public Sat 10-6, Sunday 10-4
  • Sunday 14th July 4pm: artists take down own work
  • August: payment for sold work, direct to nominated back account

Don’t forget, you’ll need to renew your 2019/2020 membership first.
Full event information is on our web site and key booking information is also in the on-line registration form

Costs:

  • 2m square white display panel: £65 OR
  • 2m table space (artists own 6ft table): £55
    • add HVAF-supplied 6 ft table +£5
    • add 6ft*2ft Gridwall panel +£5
  • add Artist-supplied basket with up to 50 wrapped greetings cards: +£5
  • add Artists-supplied browser with wrapped unframed work/prints: +£5
  • No commission on sales

What's included in your fee:

  • sales handling (credit card payments subject to small handling fee), including wrap/tape and/or bags
  • use of screens/tables as above above
  • two tickets to the Preview Evening
  • entry into Visitors Vote over the weekend (certificate as prize)
  • inclusion in Sponsor's Choice awards at Preview Evening (certificate as prize)
  • entry in Big Art Fair mini-brochure
  • downloadable promotional materials
  • targeted press coverage

As details are finalised, they will be found via our web site www.hvaf.org.uk

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Hitchin Town Hall

Brand Street

Hitchin

SG5 1JE

United Kingdom

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