The Artweeks board are planning that the 2021 May festival will proceed as close to 'normal' as possible. The festival guide, however, will be produced in a digital format only, as a pdf and a flipbook. Please sign up to our mailing list to receive links to these in the spring.

All exhibition organisers have committed to presenting a COVID-secure event in May 2021. You can see the current recommended Artweeks COVID-secure policy and risk assessment template so all venues can offer a safe visiting experience. Many venues will include links to their individual risk assesments in their on-line exhibition entries on this website.

Some venues have chosen to open by appointment only, whilst others will offer appointments and/or free-viewing hours that conform to government regulations in place at the time.

We recommend all visitors check the exhibition listings of those venues they plan to visit on this website just prior to travelling to check there have been no changes to arrangements since the publication of the festival guide. Changing guidelines may have caused an exhibition venue to amend its opening hours, to limit visitor numbers or introduce an appointment system at short notice. These details may be amended at any time up to and during the festival.

If circumstances cause last minute wholescale changes, venues will then mark themselves as Open/Open by Appointment only, Closed or Postponed.