Be a Venue

Venue FAQs

Why take part?

People take part for many different reasons. Some simply like to support and be part of the community event, some light to raise the profile of their business through its inclusion in the trail map, attracting new visitors/customers.

How can I apply?

If you would like to take part, you should contact us or fill in a venue application

How are the venues and artists matched?

In order to be fair to everyone, Artist and Venue matching is generally random. We will use the information provided on the application forms to try and ensure a fair match. If you have a space which might be challenging (e.g very large/small, in direct sunlight, difficult to access), restrictions (health and safety or otherwise) or would be unwilling to take a particular type of art (for example it would be too similar to your own stock or inappropriate for your client/customer base) please let us know at the earliest possible opportunity.

Why might I not be allocated an artist

The organisers would love to make sure that every artist and every venue that wants to take part can. We can’t however guarantee that we can make this happen as if we don’t have enough of one or the other then we might have to let someone down.

When should I hear from my artist?

We ask artists to contact you as soon as possible after they are told that you have been matched.

We suggest, if possible, that you arrange a mutually convenient time for them to visit your venue, meet you and discuss the space available.

What happens if the venue is unsuitable?

Every effort should be made to agree what, where and how work can be displayed. Ideally, we’d like for at least one piece to be visible at any time of the day or night from outside as lots of our visitors can only come at unusual times. However we appreciate that this is not always possible. Sometimes after speaking to your artist it may become clear that they will not be able to display work in the space available. If this happens, please contact us as soon as possible so that we might try and make alternative arrangements.

How and when should the art be installed?

Work should ideally be in position by the morning of the first Saturday of the week but this is another thing that you must agree with your artist. Many of the artists put their work in earlier. Some venues/artists agree that the venue will create a display and position the art within it but in others the artist will create the display themselves.

How and when should the art be removed?

Work should be in position until the end of the second Sunday but this is another thing that you must agree with your artist. Many artists leave their work a bit longer.

What will Maldon Art Trail provide for the display?

The only thing that we will generally provide is a venue number which enables visitors to navigate the trail using the trail guide map and gives the artist name. We will also arrange for you to have some of the guides for visitors to take away/follow the trail if you have space for them.

What happens if I need to move the work during the display?

Please discuss/agree this with your artist.

What happens if the art is damaged during the display?

What happens if my space is damaged during the display?

Maldon Art Trail can not accept any responsibility for damage to art or to the venues. Please discuss arrangements for installing and removing art and ensure that you have the appropriate insurance.

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