Borough of Ealing Art Trail



Register interest

Leave us your details so we can get in touch and let you know when applications are open.

Please note, to be eligible to exhibit during BEAT you need to live, work or study in the Borough of Ealing.

Taking part in BEAT 2018?

What you can expect from participating in BEAT 2018:

  • An opportunity to showcase your work to enthusiastic visitors who are really pleased to see a wide range of talented artists working in a variety of mediums
  • An average of 100+ visitors per venue (this can be less or more depending on the location of the venue and number of artists at the venue) and is based on the past two successful Art Trails
  • Overall numbers visiting BEAT typically have been in the region of 6,000
  • Becoming part of the most extensive art exhibition in Ealing and thus broadening your local artistic contacts

What you can expect from us:

  • Your entry in a glossy A6 brochure, 20,000 copies of which will be distributed throughout the Borough of Ealing and surrounding areas
  • Your profile on the BEAT website for a full year and personal inclusion in the BEAT social media coverage
  • Publicity for the whole event via a full range of media including posters, banners, social media, and the press

BEAT is your event and expects you:

  • To actively assist in promoting BEAT 2018 by distributing the brochure and posters
  • To link with other artists in your immediate area to:
    • coordinate brochure distribution
    • create a support network
  • To volunteer to support BEAT wherever possible
  • To proof-read your brochure entry for accuracy and to sign it off before the print deadline
  • To attend the Exhibitors’ meeting, usually late July, to receive your information pack and finalise arrangements

Frequently asked questions

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.

When do applications close?
Applications for BEAT 2018 close on the 31st March 2018.

I don't have an exhibiting venue confirmed yet.
You do not need a definite venue determined before you apply. You can still apply and can supply this information at a later date. But it is ultimately your responsibility to find a venue and details must be provided for your entry in the brochure before mid-April 2018.

What happens if I can’t find a venue?
We encourage artists to contact other exhibitors who might have space to share. A limited number of group spaces may be available through BEAT and these will be allocated on a first come, first served basis to those that have indicated a need on their application. BEAT does not take responsibility to find places for any artist to exhibit.

How can I pay?
Fees are by cheque or by bank transfer. 

Bank transfers should be made to:

Borough of Ealing Art Trail (BEAT)
Account: 26816963
Sort-code: 23-05-80
(Metro Bank Ealing)

Please give your surname (and initial, if possible) as reference.

Cheques should be made out to Borough of Ealing Art Trail (BEAT) and posted to:

Borough of Ealing Art Trail (BEAT)
9 Crosslands Avenue
W5 3QH

Please write your contact name, address and phone number on the back.

I want to exhibit in BEAT this year, what do I need to apply for?
To exhibit in BEAT you must complete an application form before the deadline as either an individual or a group member and pay the necessary fee.  These applications include annual membership; exhibiting fee and the brochure entry fee.

What's the difference between an individual application and a group application?
The primary difference is that with an individual application you get an individual entry in the BEAT brochure and an individual page on the BEAT website. A group application only allows for one entry for the whole group in the BEAT brochure and one page for the group on the BEAT website, irrespective of the number of exhibiting members in the group. Group members will all be listed in the brochure index. For both applications all artists will have to pay a BEAT membership fee for one year of £5 and a BEAT exhibiting fee of £5 and the group must pay the £60 brochure entry fee.

Please note, if you want your own entry in the brochure, you have to choose to be an individual artist even though you are sharing an exhibiting space with other BEAT artists.

Can I have my details on the website?
Yes, all individuals and groups will automatically have an entry on the website. A group member wishing their own entry on the website may pay an additional £25 and submit a request for a website entry to