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The HVAF is the only countywide visual arts organisation for Hertfordshire. No matter what sort of interest you have in the visual arts, full or part-time, the Hertfordshire Visual Arts Forum is for you! It is run by an enthusiastic voluntary Organising Group, with members from all areas of involvement in the visual arts.
The Forum aims to:
- Provide ways for artists of all disciplines, amateur or professional, to meet and exchange ideas and information.
- Encourage professionalism and high standards in its members and their dealings with artists' employers, facilitators, galleries and supporters.
- Raise awareness of and promote accessibility to the visual arts in Hertfordshire.
- Lobby for wider opportunities for artists and better facilities for the visual arts.
- Represent the County's artists to Local, County, Regional and National bodies.
The Forum organises the following:
- Quarterly meetings with guest artists and speakers, open to all members and guests.
- Regular newsletters with information, features and members' news.
- Subsidiary groups with their own programmes open to all members.
- An annual Open Studios event for artists to open their studios to the public.
- A Website to provide information and to publicise the Forum, its members, the Open Studios event and other activities.
Established in 1990, the HVAF is a voluntary, non-profit-distributing organisation whose members live or work in the county.
For all enquiries or details of how to join the Hertfordshire Visual Arts Forum visit our contact page.
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