KEY DATES FOR 2021
Registration opens for 2022 membership and Summer Art Weeks entry
31 January: DEADLINE for registering for Summer Art Weeks 2022
14 February: DEADLINE to book advertising space and trail maps in the printed brochure
28 February: DEADLINE for advertising and trail map copy
Marketing Workshop – event for all members but particularly focussed on new talent wanting to know more about how to organise and promote their event.
Early March: 2022 Summer Art Weeks content and completed artists’ profiles go live on website
18 March: DEADLINE to complete individual profile pages associated with membership, so images can be included in promotional theme videos. Artists who have not completed their profile by this deadline will not be included in the theme videos.
Venue signage orders
Summer Art Weeks brochures available for distribution
18 June – 3 July: Summer Art Weeks
GETTING STARTED ....
You don’t have to do all these steps in one go, but you do have to sign up as a member before you can register for Summer Art Weeks. Please take your time to enter your details correctly, as we cannot guarantee that any errors will be picked up and corrected.
STEP 1: Become a member for 2022
STEP 2: Enter Summer Art Weeks 2022
You can have a small group of between 5 and 7 artists. You will get a full page in the brochure about the group and a group entry on the Summer Art Weeks section of the website. Everyone taking part must be a member of WOS and as such will receive all the associated benefits.
Your next steps after registration...
STEP 3. Create your artists profile
This is separate to your Summer Art Weeks entry and is a benefit of your membership. On your own individual profile page, you can load 12 images of work, videos, detailed information, and links to your own social media / websites. This can be edited and kept up to date throughout the year.
To do this click the My Account link and click the create profile button (or edit profile if you have already completed this stage for 2022).
STEP 4: Complete your listings for workshops and/or events (new for 2022)
These are both benefits of membership and can be updated throughout the year to ensure those visiting our website know about your activities beyond just WOS.
To enter the information, click the My Account link and use the buttons to add a workshop or event.
STEP 5: Read our communications
Throughout the year we send you lots of useful information and details about ways in which you can get increased profile (eg sending us video clips). Please do take the time to read the communications we send out.
This section of the website is where you will find additional help and support from guidance on how to take a great photo of your artwork to some handy tips and hints on getting the best out of social media.
Completing your Entry
Make the most of your entry and ensure you have the best images:
Marketing & Social Media
Lots of handy hints and tips about marketing your event:
Hosting your Summer Art Weeks event
Find out what you should be doing when, how to order signage and enticing people to your venue:
Promotional items - coming soon
Filming & Video Production
Video is one of the best ways to get a new audience to engage with your work:
TERMS & CONDITIONS / PRIVACY
To complete a Summer Art Weeks entry, you must agree to our Terms & Conditions before submitting your form.
INSURANCE & PL
You must ensure that you have suitable Public Liability insurance in place. Warwickshire Open Studios does not provide blanket insurance cover for home / private activities as part of our own organisation insurance taken out with SAA. This is because it does not ‘organise and control’ those home / private exhibitions. Both the SAA and A-N provide annual cover as part of their membership.
HEALTH & SAFETY
You must ensure that your venue complies with Health and Safety Legislation. We advise you to carry out a written health and safety risk assessment. This is not as daunting as it may sound – it's a common-sense review of all aspects of your premises, including any demonstrations you may give, identifying any potential hazards.