Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Call To Artists - SAW 2012

Saturday 16th June – Sunday 24th June 

What is Sherwood Art Week?
SAW is a week of art events and exhibitions located in and around the heart of Sherwood. We aim to celebrate the creativity of people in Sherwood and encourage a sense of community by providing opportunities to showcase local artists’ work and give people a chance to make their own art.

Features of the Art Week include Art in shop windows, the Open Air Craft Fair, Open Studios, Exhibitions, Workshops & Demonstrations, Talks & Film, Music and opportunities for involvement by local children.

The event is keenly supported by local businesses, residents and the Neighbourhood Management Team for Sherwood & Mapperley and is organised entirely by volunteers who are artists and local supporters. Each organisation and business involved provides space for SAW events free of charge. Contributions from local businesses, Artist fees and grants help to fund the event.

Sherwood Art Week is entirely organised and run by volunteers.  
There is a core group which meets fortnightly and sub groups meeting on a regular basis to organise Art in the Shops, the Art Marquee, Exhibitions, the Craft Fair and Community Art.
If you are interested in getting involved in any way, from organising activities to publicity, from helping to set up events and exhibitions to fund raising please contact us at interest@sherwoodartweek.co.uk  or call Anita on 0115 844 7181. 

Call for Artists

Please submit the Statement of Interest Form (download links below). Forms can be collected at the meeting on Saturday 4th February or from The Place or send a large SAE (with correct postage) to The Place Activity Centre, 2a Melrose Street, Sherwood, Nottingham, NG5 2JP.

Please copy the form if you are planning to do more than one activity.
Applications for the Craft Fair will be a separate process, details to follow soon.

Statement of Interest
Submit the Form with images of the type of work you do that you might show at this event (by post or online) and the £15 entry fee (by post only).  Cheques payable to ‘Sherwood Art Experience’.
You can bring these with you to the Artists’ involvement meeting on Saturday 4th February at 1pm at The Place or send in by no later than Monday 20th February 2012.

·      If you are planning to do more than one activity please make a separate application for each one.
·      You must include images of your work with your Application Form.
·      Fees are part of the revenue that pays for publicity and marketing, expenses and technical costs, and entitles the artist to sell work without paying commission.

Who can apply?
·      SAW is a community event and priority will be given to artists local to the area, but artists within the County will be considered.
·      All entrants must live, or be professionally based, in the local area (and not beyond the county boundary).
·      All entrants must be 18 years and over.


1.     Work must be set up by specified deadlines.
2.     All work must be original and the property of the artist entering the event.
3.     The number of pieces of work you can show will depend on your allocated space and the nature of your work. You will be notified.
4.     Work must be clearly labelled with title, medium, name, price (or NFS), contact details.
5.     Artists must be responsible for installing their own work with support from the Technical Team.
6.     Insurance for own artwork will be the responsibility of the Artist.
7.     Public Liability Insurance will be in place at each venue for the duration of the Art Week.
8.     Anything hazardous and a risk to safety will not be accepted - the organisers reserve the right to make the final decision in the event of dispute.

Art in the shops
·      PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT PROPRIETORS AT THIS TIME to avoid inundating them with enquiries - you may write the name of your preferred shop on the statement of interest form.
·      Work must be set up no later than Friday 15th June 2012
·      All work must remain in place from 9am Saturday 16th June to 6pm Sunday 24th June

·      All artists showing work at one of the exhibitions will be required to invigilate for at least one 3 hour session.
·      Work must be set up no later than Thursday 21st June 2012
·      All work must remain in place from 9am Friday 22nd June to 6pm Sunday 24th June
·      The Place Activity Centre will have separate arrangements with their members who want to display their artwork or demonstrate their craft skills on their premises.  All artists who want to exhibit in other venues in Sherwood or a shop window must provide the Statement of Interest Form.

Workshops/Art Marquee
·      All workshop leaders must have their own public liability insurance. 
·      All workshop leaders must comply with the Sherwood Art Week policies and procedures.

Download Application Form (PDF)
Download Application Form (word document)

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