When is BEAT taking place this year?
The BEAT 2017 Open Studios event will take place on 8-10th September and 15-17th September 2017 inclusive
I can't exhibit during the standard BEAT opening times, can I still take part?
Where possible, we'd like to encourage our artists to exhibit during the standard BEAT opening times (see below). But we understand this isn't always possible. If you can't exhibit during these times, please keep the opening times consistent for our visitors sake i.e. the same times each weekend. The standard BEAT opening times for 2017 are:
- Friday 8th September, 4-8 pm
- Saturday 9th September, 11am - 6pm
- Sunday 10th September, 11am - 6pm
- Friday 15th September, 4pm - 8pm
- Saturday 16th September, 11am - 6pm
- Sunday 17th September, 11am - 6pm
What images do I need to provide?
Please provide at least three images of your work. These will be used for your artist listing in the brochure and on the website. The images should be of a good quality and at a resolution of at least 300dpi (between 1200 and 1600 px on the longest side).
How will my images be shown in the brochure?
All images on the brochure will be cropped into a square shape. Ideally the image supplied for the brochure will be in this format.
Please note that the image may be cropped at our discretion.
Will I get a refund if I change my mind about taking part?
Refunds will only be given at the discretion of the BEAT Steering Committee. Refunds may be considered up to the deadline date for applications and a refund less 20% may be considered up to a month beyond that date. Once the brochure is designed no refunds will be considered under any circumstances.
Do I need to be a member of BEAT in order to exhibit?
Yes – everyone who exhibits, whether as an individual or as a group member, must pay the £5 membership fee
I can't see individual or group applications.
Our annual application window expires on 31st March. If you are later than this date then you will need to wait until early 2018 to apply for an application to exhibit in next year's BEAT. Please contact BEAT if you have a query.
I am a little concerned about opening my house to the public - who can I talk to?
Don't worry! Please email us your contact details and someone will be in touch to talk you through the process or put you in touch with someone who has done it before.
To view all FAQs please take a look at our FAQs page.