There is strength in numbers, and as artists of West Wiltshire ourselves, we believe that in coming together under the umbrella of the Cloth Road Arts we have greater capacity to raise the profile of the arts in our local community as well as that of individual members, and create a wider range of opportunities for all.
In addition to the established and well supported Arts Week we host a range of events and opportunities throughout the year, offering free or discounted entry to members of the Cloth Road Arts.
Cloth Road Artists also benefit from access to our well supported mailing list and social media channels; great for information sharing and promoting your events and artistic endeavours to a wider audience.
April 2024 – 2025
We appreciate that there are many different reasons for participating in an arts trail and so we are offering a range of ways in which you can take part in Cloth Road Arts Week to reflect this.
Full membership includes entry to the Arts Week for which you will get a full column listing in the brochure, as well as an individual gallery page on the website. Some visitors love to see artists in there own environment and so to support solo artists in getting greater footfall this option comes with additional publicity. Solo artists will benefit from an additional image in the brochure alongside an article promoting open studios along the trail, as well as additional publicity through the website and social media.
Maybe you are new to the area and have missed the application process, or are unable to exhibit in the Arts Week but would still like to join us. This option includes an individual gallery page on the website, along with all the other benefits. You can join at any time and your membership will run until the end of the current membership cycle.
Exhibiting as a group often incurs the additional costs of hiring larger venues and to acknowledge this we are offering a small discount. This option is for groups of 2 or more artists wishing to exhibit in the same venue. Each artist receives full Cloth Road Arts Membership, a full column listing in the brochure and an individual gallery page on the website.
This option is for established groups wishing to promote themselves and give members the experience of exhibiting to the public without profiting from the event. Exhibitors may list their contact details alongside their artwork but are not permitted to list artwork prices or make sales from the exhibition. Non-profit groups get a full column listing and a quarter page advert in the brochure as well as a gallery page on the website to represent the group as a whole.
Galleries and Businesses wishing to participate in the Arts Week will receive a half page advert in the brochure and advertising space on the website.
Dates TBC. General memberships can be purchased at any time.
It is an artist’s responsibility to find and organise a venue for their exhibition. However we would can do our best to support you in this by posting on there of any possible venues looking for artists or emailing out to the membership.
If you know of, or are able to offer, exhibition space that would be great! Please contact us so we can upload details to the website. We also encourage you to share information on our Facebook page to help other artists needing to find a space or to let others know you’re looking to share a space.
Copyright remains with the artist, however, by registering online and agreeing to the terms and conditions the artist agrees that his/her work can be used for the promotion of the Cloth Road Arts Week.
The closing date for your online submission is: TBC
We have tried to make the entry process as easy as possible for you. We would ask that you read the Exhibition Entry information including the terms and conditions of entry and the key dates before you start your submission.