Catherine Van Giap - fish panel
Catherine Van Giap
William Smith
William Smith
Jill Crowther
Jill Crowther
Harbour by Lorenzo Gavarini
Lorenzo Gavarini
Shelly Perkins
Shelly Perkins

 h.Art  Sat 7 to Sun 15 September 

Take your time to feel uplifted and inspired by Herefordshire's creative people. 

Enrich your homes and lives with their wonderfully varied art and craftworks.

h.Art is a not to be missed early Autumn treat.

Hundreds of artists across the County and close borders.

9 days of joyful inspiration, unique finds, and the chance to buy direct from the creator. Meet them in their creative habitats, pop up shows in lots of unexpected places and galleries. Many artists only open their work spaces once a year, giving you a rare insight into their creative lives and their individual practice. You can chat, just browse, buy, or commission direct.

Artists and galleries update their pages throughout the year, so you can check out what’s new with them and follow your favourites until the end of the year.

 

How to explore - 

Click on ‘All Venues’ at the top of the page. You can choose to explore by location, artist, artform, venue or gallery.

Each venue page has a link to 'what three words' and google maps or you can download the printed guide version of the County map here.

 

Download the printed 2023 guide - click on the word, or find it via the navigation bar at the top of this page.

The 2024 guide will be available to download mid July.

We'd love you to hold onto your guide, you can use it as an artist directory to get back in touch. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artist and Venues taking part - scroll down on this page to the Artist Notice Board for participant information and updates.

Taking Part  -  Information on How to take part can be found in the Take Part section of this site. Forms are CLOSED for this year and will open again next February for 2025. 

 

 

 

 

6 February

Take Part forms OPEN
All artists & galleries complete Profile Form 1

One person from each venue completes Venue Form 2

Help to answer your queries from both the h.Art Organiser and The Advisory Group

6 March

Deadline for Taking Part
Both forms close

May - June

Advisory Group members contact Venue Organisers

Support for participants to discuss and exchange ideas with neighbouring venues

17 & 18 July

Publicity Pick Up
for participants.
Check for updates on
Artist Notice Board

h.Art Week

Christmas Open Studios

Last Nov weekend
First Dec weekend

Artist Notice Board

Fully Funded Business Support for Cultural Businesses

Fully Funded Business Support for Cultural Businesses

Mountain Perspective: Business transformation consultants have been awarded UK Shared Prosperity Funding to support Creative businesses.

We support business with

Project Management

Advice & Guidance

Sales Process

Mentoring & Coaching

Financial Modelling

Customer Engagement

Networking &Events

Coffee and Cake

 

 

Are you a cultural business working in one of these areas, in need of some business support?

Craft

Design

Advertising

Marketing

Publishing

Museums, Libraries and galleries

Music & Performance Visual Arts

Film, TV & Video

Radio

Photography

Software (inc Computer Games)

We have Government Funded support for Cultural Businesses, which enables us to offer free 1-2-1 Business support with our business consultants and invaluable business workshops covering a range of topics including:

  • Develop and grow your business
  • Your vision and your why
  • Financial forecasting & profitability
  • Marketing and knowing your positioning.
  • Funding opportunities
  • Social media and digital marketing
  • Wellbeing and self-care

Contact us to find out more: info@mtnp.co.uk

 

 

CALL TO MAKERS, ARTISTS & CRAFTS PEOPLE - HAY CASTLE

CALL TO MAKERS, ARTISTS & CRAFTS PEOPLE

Applications are now open to take part in our Hay Castle Craft Fair on the Castle lawn from 25th - 27th May 2024. The Fair will take place during the bank holiday weekend at the beginning of the ten day Hay Festival, which attracts in excess of 150,000 people each year. Visitor numbers to Hay Castle are at their peak during this period. The Fair will be promoted through the Castle, Hay Festival and via social media, local and national press. The event will be housed in four marquees in the historic grounds of Hay Castle in the heart of Hay on Wye and will be open from 10am to 6pm daily. We are looking for makers working in ceramics, glass, textiles, jewellery, metal, wood, basketry, stone, mixed media, leather, printmaking and paper.

Stands cost £300.00+VAT for the three days.

The package includes:  6ft table and x 1 chair in a covered marquee

 overnight security  free car parking  optional electric point for an additional fee of £25.00 + VAT  café on site

Please find the link to a short application form below.

https://forms.office.com/r/BJvKr9Q5F5

Deadline for applications is 1st May 2024.

If you are interested in demonstrating during the weekend for a reduced stall rate, please let us know through

info@haycastletrust.org

Sara Bowie Office & Retail Manager Hay Castle Trust

01497 820079 07971 479776

 

CALL TO MAKERS

Applications are now open to take part in our Hay Castle Craft Fair on the Castle lawn from 25th - 27th May 2024.

The Fair will take place during the bank holiday weekend at the beginning of the ten day Hay Festival, which attracts in excess of 150,000 people each year. Visitor numbers to Hay Castle are at their peak during this period. The Fair will be promoted through the Castle,  Hay Festival and via social media, local and national press.

The event will be housed in four marquees in the historic grounds of Hay Castle in the heart of Hay on Wye and will be open from 10am to 6pm daily.

We are looking for makers working in ceramics, glass, textiles, jewellery, metal, wood, basketry, stone, mixed media, leather, printmaking and paper.

Stands cost £300.00+VAT for the three days.

The package includes:

  • 6ft table and  x 1 chair in a covered marquee
  • overnight security
  • free car parking
  • optional electric point for an additional fee of £25.00 + VAT
  • café on site

Please find the link to a short application form below.

https://forms.office.com/r/BJvKr9Q5F5

Deadline for applications is 1st May 2024.

If you are interested in demonstrating during the weekend for a reduced stall rate, please let us know.