HVA supports its members by making them aware of opportunities to display their work, participate in exhibitions, attend art presentations and workshops, join art groups, network locally, and more ...
MEMBERS, login to read the full article or change the frequency of your email alerts to these opportunities.  Forgotten your username/password? email support@hvaf.org.uk  Please share your news with us if you are successful with any of these opportunities !!  Funding opportunities are listed separately. 

If you would like to submit any opportunities to our Members please email website@hvaf.org.uk

Opportunity in St Albans to take part in sustainability art trail

As part of this year's SustFest (3 weeks in May), an opportunity has arisen for we an art trail in and around St Albans to inspire people to 'reduce' or "reuse' plastics through the eyes of local artists. The idea is to have different pieces of art (any medium welcome, the more the merrier) exhibited inside (wall space or hanging) or as window displays in various venues in St Albans. 

Digswell Arts Trust

We are currently interviewing for artists (Fellows) for our Letchworth Studios. Digswell Arts Trust is an arts and educational charity offering low cost, well maintained studios in our two buildings in Letchworth Garden City and Welwyn Garden City providing studios for approximately 26 emerging artists. A number of our studios in Letchworth will be coming vacant during 2019 so we invite artists to apply now, particularly ceramicists who may be interested in our outstanding ceramics facility. (Please note that our studios at Digswell, Welwyn are currently full, but you can still apply and be held on a waiting list, if accepted.)
We look for fellows from a wide range of artistic & creative disciplines that will work well together as we believe that one of the key benefits of fellowship is the support provided by other artists undergoing the same journey, so we will expect you to participate fully in the day to day affairs and activities of the studios as well as participating in events and activities within the local community.
If you are interested in applying and for further information please see ‘How to become a Fellow’ under Fellowship on our website and complete the online application form: https://digswellarts.org/fellows/selection-process/ To ensure that we maintain and fulfill our charitable objectives we require a reasonable commitment and input from our artists, designers and makers, so we try to prioritise applicants who we think will be actively involved and therefore get the most out of the Trust.

Call for Artists - The Open Door Berkhamsted

OPEN DOOR,360 High Street Berkhamsted HP4 1HU


The Open Door is a wonderful new community art space established as part of The Upstairs Gallery in Berkhamsted. 

They are looking for Artists to hire their space. With hire at £15 per hour it's fantastic value for money if you'd like to get involved. If you would be interested in running workshops or classes please do get in touch with them!


Are you looking for your own art space?

STEAMHub welcomes expressions of interest from experienced or more experienced makers and artists who would like to rent space in the Harpenden area and take part in art or technology-influenced opportunities.

Learning Through The Arts / Opportunities / Tutors

We are interested in Sessional Arts & Craft skilled and talented tutors.
You will have an interest in creative arts and be willing to share your knowledge and skills. You will be comfortable with teaching a range of learners from children to adults.

We need you!

We currently have vacancies for Area Co-ordinators!

If you can help us out to deliver Open Studios and make it all happen, you'll receive FREE HVA membership for the year!

We need volunteers in the following areas...

  • Watford
  • Dacorum
  • Barnet
  • St Albans

If this is something you think you could help out with, please get in touch! 

email admin@hvaf.org.uk

Free business advice and training

12 Hours of FREE business advice and training available to pre-start and new businesses and those up to 3½ years old through the Herts Start Up Programme (HSUP).

The Old Curiosity Box

An old telephone box in Northaw has been given a new lease of life, after being converted into an art gallery.  It is intended that “The Old Curiosity Box” on Northaw Road West, Potters Bar EN6, opposite the Two Brewers pub, will house work from professional artists, as well as schoolchildren.