Members' Conference

Tue, 17/01/2023
Member's Conference 2022

Details of our 2023 Conference will be added in due course.

2022: 6th Annual January Conference

We are currently planning the detail of our annual conference. If you would like to see that happened last year, you can view public content here: January Conference Content. Members, there's more content in our members only page here: Members exclusive Conference Content

Remember, there's a lot to be gained by annual membership and you can find out more/join here: Membership Benefits

Pre-event Information

17th January 2022 - Your Art Journey: Save the date for our fantastic online conference. Registration (free of charge for Members) is open now. Non-Members: sign up for 2022-23 Membership from 1st January to receive your invitation.

Let's make 2022 a positive year to remember. Is our Online Conference in your diary yet? If you haven't attended a conference before we would really recommend it. 

Free of charge for Herts Visual Arts Forum Members. 

Whether you have just started on your art career or you have been creating for a number of years, this conference is for you.
This year we are planning the following topics:

  • The benefits HVAF provides
  • Exhibiting and presenting to galleries
  • Behind the scenes at HVAF
  • Promoting your art using social media
  • Meeting and connecting with other members.

Get ready to face 2022 head-on with new skills, connections and confidence - a must-do event for any artist.

Not a member yet? It's simple to join, just visit our sign-up page 

Once you've become a Member you can find the registration invitation on our insider info page: (login in required).

It's a great opportunity for our creative community to come together and support and inspire each other. In these times of change we want to look at how we can work together to create opportunities and build a better, more flexible future for the creative community in Hertfordshire. We're also delighted to feature a number of guest speakers.

Conference will be recorded with selected content available to members/non members after the event.

This year our focus is 'Your Art Journey' and will be including contribution and perspectives from 

  • Herts Visual Arts
  • Member's perspectives
  • Industry experts.

Not just a listening event, this is your chance to connect, learn, inspire and get ready to embrace new opportunities ahead. From presentations, expert-led discussions, breakout rooms, chat and on-line question/answer sessions – there’s bound to be something for everyone. 


  • 10:00: Welcome, housekeeping, Zoom skills
  • 10:10: Conference Introduction
  • 10:15: HVAF Benefits, Member Stories
  • 10:45: Networking in (random) breakout rooms
  • 11:00: Exhibiting, presenting to galleries (Elizabeth Murton, UoH)
  • 11:45: Teabreak, Networking
  • 12:00: Behind the scenes - how HVAF supports artists
  • 12:45: Networking in (random) breakout rooms
  • 13:00: Promoting your Art using Social Media (Dawn Wills, Decisions Marketing)
  • 13:45: Discussions, networking and feedback
  • 14:00: Zoom closes.

Once registered, attendees will receive more detailed information, including the access link.