Support BEAT

Are you a local business or organisation and keen to support the Art and Business scene in the London Borough of Ealing? Then consider supporting BEAT in one of the many ways detailed below.


SPONSORSHIP

A unique opportunity to identify yourself or your organisation as a supporter of the Art & Business scene in the London Borough of Ealing

Ealing is a borough full of artistic talent. BEAT (Borough of Ealing Art Trail) is an exciting initiative by local artists to provide an opportunity for artists living, working or studying in the London Borough of Ealing to show off their work by opening up their homes or studios to the general public.

The inaugural event will take place over two consecutive weekends in September 2017, with around 120 local artists and artisans showing their work in a wide variety of venues spread right across the borough. 


CONCEPT

The concept of BEAT has been taken from many similar and successful events run all over London, across the country and indeed around the world. The initial meeting in September 2015 brought together numerous like-minded artists from the many locally based art organisations/groups. However, it must be stressed that BEAT will not be affiliated to any one art group or political organisation within the borough and will always aim to be a voluntary organisation of artists for artists.


AIMS

  • To hold an annual event, enabling members to sell and promote their work, building up links between themselves and the community
  • To encourage mutual mentoring amongst members
  • The development of an artist community network, open to all
  • To reach thousands of people in Ealing and beyond as potential visitors to our event
  • To identify Ealing (in its broadest sense) as a creative and artistic centre, complimenting the other local cultural, arts and enterprise activities already established in the Borough’s calendar.

ORGANISATION

BEAT is a constituted, incorporated club/association, with an elected steering committee comprising a Chair; Secretary; Treasurer; Membership & Applications Secretary; Advertising & Sponsorship co-ordinator; Social Media co-ordinator; Venue co-ordinator and other roles as required.

Several annual meetings will be held for members including an AGM and open planning and review meetings.

Anyone may apply to join BEAT and pay an annual membership fee. Participation in the open studios event is non-selective but will require a participation fee.

BEAT will be an inclusive organisation, bringing together artists from diverse cultural, professional and ability backgrounds, and working in a broad range of media, including but not limited to painting; printing; textiles; sculpture; mosaics; metal work; photography; ceramics, and woodwork.

BEAT will offer a window into the world of local artists and their passion for creating.


PUBLICITY

As well as this web site, we have established social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter. We plan to add Pinterest, Google+ and Instagram. Additionally, we are designing an event catalogue, of which we plan to print in the region of 15,000 copies to be widely distributed as well as other publicity material such as posters, banners, flyers etc.

Applications for both membership of BEAT and participation in the first open studio event have already been sought and are being received at the moment.


BUDGET

BEAT will be a non-profit making organisation, with funding coming from membership and participation fees; advertising in the event brochure and sponsorship. 

We would be grateful if you could support our cultural art project in any way! Although we have established prices for advertising and corporate sponsorship packages, the amount you give is completely up to you.

Being a sponsor will identify you or your organisation as a contributor to and supporter of the Art & Business scene in the London Borough of Ealing. If you think this might be of interest to you or your organisation, please get in touch by emailing us on info@ealingbeat.org.uk.