What does Artweeks do for you?

Being part of Oxfordshire Artweeks gives you the opportunity to be part of Oxfordshire’s biggest visual arts festival.
If you are thinking of being involved in 2017, come and hear all about it at our free sessions
Banbury The Mill Monday 17th October 2016 6.30-7.30pm
Oxford The Jam Factory Wed 19th Nov 2016 6-7.30pm
Bampton West Ox Arts Gallery (as part of their networking event) Thurs 3rd Nov 2016 6.30-7pm

Oxfordshire Artweeks is an artist community across Oxfordshire which once a year holds a county-wide festival in which, as a member, you can take part and exhibit your art. Your details will appear in a glossy and colourful free festival guide, 50,000 copies of which will be distributed in April and May throughout Oxfordshire and beyond, through a network of local information centres, libraries and many other venues and wide-spread recognition of the strong Artweeks logo signposting a venue gives the public the confidence they need to venture into your exhibition (We recommend you order a flag to hang outside, bunting or a roadside banner, as you register your exhibition).

To support the festival, Artweeks mounts an effective publicity campaign across the county and beyond with a leaflet and poster campaign, and through the placement of your stories in the local media and via social media, to ensure that the festival as a whole is brought to the attention of a wide audience. We also provide newspapers and local magazines, and BBC Oxford and other regional radio stations with feature suggestions about individual artists and designer-makers who have a particularly newsworthy story. To help to you best take advantage of these opportunities, we offer twice-yearly marketing workshops (currently free to members) and additional support where possible throughout the year.

In addition, should you choose to, you can take part in Artweeks Christmas event season in November/December.

If you register as an Artweeks member on-line as we recommend, additional benefits include an online gallery with the facility to upload one image of yourself at work and 6 additional images of artwork, along with information on forthcoming exhibitions, website and contact details. This has proved to be a successful vehicle for additional sales and artists have been offered commissions and gallery space on the strength of these additional images.

Last but not least, you will be connected to a comprehensive network of local artists and through regular newsletters be offered a variety of opportunities of which you might otherwise be unaware. Join our Oxfordshire Artweeks artists Facebook group and begin to meet us here where you will also see details of free November sessions by Festival Director Esther Lafferty covering what you might like to think about if you are interested in taking part in Artweeks next year.