Open Studios 2011 (10 Sept - 2 Oct)

Applications are now invited to become a member of Herts Visual Arts, and participate in the Open Studios project which this year celebrates its 21st anniversary.

The committee have set the entry fee for 2011 at £90 per participant (whether you are entering individually or as a group).  Application forms are now available please click on (a) OS 2011 Form and (b) Guidelines to download.  You will be able to apply on line in a few weeks, further details follow.....

APPLY ON LINE
During February we will be able to offer the facility to complete your application on-line.  Simply login to the website, pay by paypal/credit card and upload your own application details and image.  Do assist the volunteer team by completing your application on-line. If you have any problems entering your data please contact openstudios@hvaf.org.uk so that we can try to make improvements to the process as early as possible.

NEW MEMBERS/ SHARERS MEETINGS
Meetings will be held in each of the areas to facilitate putting new members, and also those who wish to share, in touch with each other.  Please contact the relevant Area Coordinator, on the email addresses below if you wish to attend, and further details will be emailed to you.
BARNET
Tuesday 22nd February 7.30pm - email barnet@hvaf.org.uk
DACORUM
Thursday 3rd March 7.30pm in Berkhamsted, email dacorum@hvaf.org.uk
EAST HERTS (& Broxbourne)
Tuesday 22nd February 7.30pm - email eherts@hvaf.org.uk
HARPENDEN
Tuesday 1st March 7.30pm - email harpenden@hvaf.org.uk
NORTH HERTS (& Stevenage)
Sunday 27th February 10.20am in Hitchin, email nherts@hvaf.org.uk
ST. ALBANS
Wednesday 2nd March 7.30pm - email stalbans@hvaf.org.uk
WATFORD
Sunday 13th March 5.00pm - email watford@hvaf.org.uk
WELWYN & HATFIELD
TBC email welwynhatfield@hvaf.org.uk

CO-ORDINATE OPENING DAYS/TIMES
Also, if you are planning to open your studio on a weekday, do co-ordinate with colleagues in your area to be open the same day of the week to facilitate weekday visitors wishing to plan an area trail.  So our recommendations are for
BARNET - Fridays
DACORUM - Wednesdays
EAST HERTS (& Broxbourne) - Thursdays
HARPENDEN - Tuesdays
NORTH HERTS (& Stevenage) - Thursdays
ST. ALBANS - Wednesdays
WATFORD - Fridays
WELWYN & HATFIELD- Wednesdays

in addition to other weekdays you plan to be open, this is to give visitors travelling across the County to your area the opportunity to arrange multiple visits on the same weekday.

The ultimate success of Open Studios depends on your own enthusiasm, so do involve yourself to the maximum extent possible .....and spread the word, we are a community network, support the project by suggesting to non-member artists that they join Herts Visual Arts!

Lastly, if you would like to join the project team, irrespective of whether or not you are opening your studio this year, do contact Linda Warminger on openstudios@hvaf.org.uk

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