Important Information

When considering whether you wish to apply please note the following:

  • Venues may be on or near the High Street or in other key local areas.
  • You should submit examples of your work when applying even if you are working on new material for the Art Trail.  We prefer high resolution digital images but high quality photographs can be submitted.  We may use these images when designing our promotional materials as well as posting them on social media and our website
  • You will be teamed with a local business (your Host Venue) to display your art.  Venues will usually display 3 or more works (dependent on venue size). You should agree the final number of pieces to be displayed with your Venue Host
  • You must also supply one piece of work for our central Hub exhibition which will be in Billericay Library
  • The cut-off date for artists wishing to apply to join the 2017 Art Trail AND have a slot in the brochure will be 1st May 2017
  • Applications will be accepted after this date but you may not get a slot in the brochure and WILL still have to pay the application fee
  • Artworks must be suitable for general viewing
  • All participating artists will be expected to help in the running of the Art Trail. This is needed during (and immediately before) TBAT.  You will be asked to distribute flyers, man the Hub exhibition, help set up the Hub exhibition etc.
  • Participating artists will be expected to contact their allocated venue early so as to develop a good working relationship, including agreeing works to be exhibited, planning the hanging/installation of your work and making every effort to minimise disruption to their business.  As a courtesy, you will also be expected to set up and take down your exhibits promptly (suggested set up is Thursday 8th and take down Monday 25th September)
  • You have the option of selling any work exhibited.  TBAT does NOT take any commission from sales.  You will need to clearly label and price your work and discuss with your Venue arrangements for selling art works (for example, they will generally be happy to take a note of any potential customer’s details but will not handle any sales or money for you)
  • You may wish to take out artists insurance for your artworks (offered by a number of insurers).  The Billericay Art Trail is not liable for any damage sustained to your artworks throughout the whole event
  • You are agreeing not to remove art works before the final day of the Trail without notification to and agreement from TBAT.  Artists who remove work before time without TBAT’s agreement may not be accepted for future Trails.   This is because we have published the dates in our programme when art will be available to view by the public
  • Please ensure buyers of your art are aware that they should not collect them until after the event has closed
  • You must be able to certify that all work exhibited is unique and original to you.  If an artwork is a copy of another artist’s work, you should credit the original artist and agree that it can be reproduced for the purposes of promoting TBAT 2017 (social media & website)
  • You will need to provide a high resolution digital image (or high quality photo) of a piece of work you would prefer to be shown in the Art Trail brochure along with a short paragraph about you and your work of approximately 50 words (this needs to be submitted by 1st May)
  • Once you have been accepted to the Art Trail we will showcase some of your work on social media and our website
  • An application fee (made payable to The Billericay Art Trail) is £30 (£10 for students with proof of status).
  • For Trail Set up: if your artwork is intended to be hung (eg a painting), please make sure it’s capable of being hung ie framed (if appropriate) and with a string or wire attached.  If your piece is not for hanging eg a 3D sculpture, please make sure that it is capable of standing unsupported or provide a suitable plinth
  • There will be an Art Trail Launch Event to which you will be invited (you will receive an invitation a few months in advance)
  • After the event you will receive a short questionnaire asking about your thoughts and experiences of the event and asking for ways to improve for 2018