The Hertford Art Trail 2022 (the Trail) is open to artists and groups of artists.
At time of writing, the Trail is expected to be taking place as a physical exhibition in venues and businesses. If, as a result of any local or national lockdowns or restrictions to businesses opening, the organisers reserve the right to replace the Trail with an online exhibition (in full or in part). Artists will be notified as soon as possible if this is the case.
Entry to the art trail is £30 for the 4 week period (reduced to £15 for online exhibition participants). Payment will be requested once we notify you you’ve been successful and must be paid within 7 days of the request for payment.
A commission of 15% will be payable to your allocated venue on any sales taken during the Art Trail. In the event the trail is online then artwork will be available to purchase online from the Hertford Town Council online shop for which Hertford Town Council will retain a 10% commission.
Depending on the availability of space and number of submissions, the organisers cannot guarantee that all submissions will be selected for the Trail.
The selection process takes place early March 2022 which will be at the absolute discretion of the Trail’s organisers after which the organisers will write to entrants to advise them of the result of the selection process and their allocated Trail venue. The decision is not negotiable.
All artwork submitted must be suitable for general viewing and must not contain any racially offensive, religious, pornographic or obscene images. Any work that is deemed unacceptable will be returned to the artist and the submission will be unsuccessful.
The final decision about where work is displayed will rest with the host venue and cannot be determined by the artist.
Artists are responsible for their own costs in respect of mounting, framing and exhibiting their work.
When allocated a venue, the artist is responsible for arranging the hanging/installation of their work with the host venue. Every effort must be made by the artist to minimize disruption to the usual business of the venue.
Artists are expected to present their work to the best they can and as a basic minimum, all 2D work must be mounted. Any work not presented to this standard may be removed from display and returned to the artist.
Art works must be on display for the entire duration of the Trail (Saturday 10th April to Saturday 8th May 2021).
Artists are expected to take the lead in promoting their participation in the Trail, supplemented by leaflets and trail maps produced by the organisers.
By arrangement with the venue, Artists may agree a date where the artist can be at the venue to meet trail visitors and answer questions about their work.
Any items sold during the Trail must remain in place until the end of the Trail. The artist will be responsible for dealing with the buyer(s) direct or making arrangements with the host venue as to how sales will take place. The Trail’s organisers will not charge commission on any items sold (but see clause 4 regarding commission payable to venues).
At the end of the Trail, any unsold work must be removed from the host venue within 7 days, unless agreed otherwise with the venue. Failure to do so may result in the artwork being disposed of and any fees incurred will be passed onto the artist.
All artwork must be clearly and professionally labelled by the artist and any information on the price or purchasing of the artwork is to be provided by the artist.
Each artist is responsible for any risk associated with displaying their own work, be that accident to a member of the public, damage, fire or theft and is responsible for insuring their own work.
By submitting your application form you agree that you agree to these terms. You further agree to indemnify both Courtyard Arts Centre and Hertford Town Council against any third party claim for loss, damage or breakage to property whilst participating in the Trail.
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