When is BEAT taking place this year?
The BEAT 2018 Open Studios event will take place on 7-9th September and 14-16th September 2018 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 2018 are:
- Friday 7th September, 4-8 pm
- Saturday 8th September, 11am - 6pm
- Sunday 9th September, 11am - 6pm
- Friday 14th September, 4pm - 8pm
- Saturday 15th September, 11am - 6pm
- Sunday 16th 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, and for promotional purposes on social media. The images should be JPG format, of a good quality, ideally 300dpi, with dimensions of at least 1600 px on the longest side. Please ensure the images are representative of the work you're going to exhibit.
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 can be requested up to the end of April each year. In exceptional circumstances, a refund may be considered up to a month beyond that date. But please note: all refunds will be subject to a 20% administration fee deduction and all decisions taken by the BEAT Committee with regards to refunds are final. Please see Exhibiting Terms and Conditions.
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 and the £5 exhibiting 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 next year 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.
Will I receive an acknowledgement of my application?
Yes, once you have paid and your fee has been received and cleared by the bank, you will be sent an acknowledgement email.
Will I be able to review my entry in the brochure?
Yes, you will be expected to check all the details you have submitted in the brochure before it goes to print. You are responsible for the accuracy of all details.
To view all FAQs please take a look at our FAQs page.