We are delighted to be able to announce plans for the 2023 Forth Valley Art Beat event.
For 2023 we plan to:
–Host a nine-day event. Participants will be able to decide whether to take part over one weekend, or two, or for the full 9-day duration. The option to be open by appointment each day will also be available.
-Dates confirmed for the event – dates confirmed are 10th to 18th June
–Print full brochure catalogue, the same format and sized brochure as 2022 is planned, with each studio entry having their own listing and full colour image. We will look also to produce additionally a folding map of all studios (pending costs being workable). As in previous years all artists will receive a website page detailing their studio or exhibition, as well as inclusion on the navigatable app.
–Participation fees remain the same as previously. Despite increases in printing costs we are committed to keeping to 2019 rates. This ensures we are able to produce the printed brochure as previously with each studio having their own listing with full colour image. These prices are:
Individual artist: One entry in the brochure with directory listing £128
Group of Artists (2-6): Two artists sharing one entry in the brochure with directory listing £148 plus £20 for each additional artist
Arts Venue/Club/Organisation/Business/Gallery: One directory listing £165. An additional charge for each artist who wishes to be named in directory £20
–Events & Workshops have proved very successful in recent years, particularly in attracting visitors to individual studios. We would encourage you to think about organising workshops, talks or other events as part of your open studio when making your submission. These extra events will be listed (free of charge) in the brochure, website and app. Any workshops will need to have a booking process in place by the artist running the event, to ensure all those signed up can be informed of any changes.
–Planning your submission – we remind all artists that as images will be printed, to take particular care when planning your images to submit. We require images with a resolution of at least 150 dpi, and cannot accept images that are less than 1500 pixels in width/height. Please also save images with your own name before uploading. As a reminder look at our guide about creating quality images of your work before making your submission (link at bottom of page).
–Distribution of our brochures is also key in promoting the event. We welcome anyone who is able to help distribute brochures or serve as a collecting point for local artists in your own area.
We hope you are interested in participating again this coming year and look forward to receiving your submissions.
Important dates to remember:
31 January 2023: Deadline for online submissions
27 February 2023: Draft design circulated for feedback
10 March 2023: Deadline for changes
14 April 2023: Final artwork to printers
1 May 2023: Brochures & posters printed and ready for distribution
8 May 2023: Website live with full programme
How to Apply:
APPLY NOW Registrations open from 1st Dec 2022 until 31st Jan 2023
Please note you will need to register for a new account even if you’re previously participated at the event.
For any enquiries please email: [email protected]