Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a set route?

There is no set route to the Artwalk and it is not a guided event. Visitors are free to choose their own route and which venues they would like to visit using the Map and Next Artwalk pages.

Is the Artwalk a guided event?

The Artwalk is not a guided walk. Visitors can arrive at any time during the opening times of 5 – 9pm and choose which venues they wish to visit and where to start, using the Map and Venue information pages. The opening times of some venues may vary so if plan to visit a particular venue please check their page for details.

What time does the Artwalk start?

The Artwalk is open from 5 – 9pm. Visitors can arrive at any time and choose which venues they wish to visit using the Map and Next Artwalk pages. The opening times of some venues may vary so if plan to visit a particular venue please check their page for details.

I am planning to come to the next Artwalk, how do I know which venues will be open?

Not all Venues are able to take part in every Artwalk and new Venues are regularly joining the Artwalk. Please check the Next Artwalk listings to see which venues will be open for the next Artwalk.

Is there a fee to visitors to take part in the Artwalk?

All Artwalk exhibitions are free. Some venues do organise workshops for which there may be a small fee to cover materials. Please check the Next Artwalk page for event details.

I am an artist, how do I show my work in the Artwalk?

All of the venues participating in the Artwalk programme their own shows and events. If you are an artist and interested in exhibiting your work please have a look at the Venue pages for contact information and details of whether they accept proposals from artists. There are some useful guidelines for artists on our Get Involved page.

I am a venue, how do I participate in the Artwalk?

You can sign up to be an Artwalk Venue using the New Venue form. To participate in the Artwalk venues pay a fee of £85 plus VAT per calendar year. Venues joining part way through the year will be charged pro-rata for the remainder of the year. Your Artwalk page will be activated once your payment is received. All venues programme their own exhibitions and events. Artwalk venues work as a consortium to manage the Artwalk.

Is there a fee for venues to join the Artwalk?

To participate in the Artwalk venues pay a fee of £85 plus VAT per calendar year. Venues joining part way through the year will be charged pro-rata for the remainder of the year. All venue fees are put towards marketing costs, including the leaflet and website. No profit is made from coordinating the event.

I am a venue, can I join the Artwalk without taking part for the whole year?

If you are a not-for-profit organisation with a space for a temporary period only it may be possible for you to join the Artwalk for a shorter time. If this applies to you please contact us.

I am a Venue and I would like to join the Artwalk, how do I find artists to work with?

All of the Artwalk Venues are responsible for programming their own exhibitions and events. Once your Venue page is activated artists will be able to approach you with proposals, if you would like them to. However, we suggest you also try to promote your venue directly to artists. Wakefield Arts Hub can help you do this (www.facebook.com/WakefieldArtsHub) and you can also promote opportunities to artists through Arts Council England’s Arts News (http://www.artsjobs.org.uk/)

How is the Artwalk funded?

Venues pay an annual fee to participate, which is used towards marketing costs. No profit is made from coordinating the Artwalk. Venues are responsible for their own costs in running an event. Artists are responsible for their costs in making their work.

Who Manages the Artwalk?

Promoting and coordinating the Artwalk is managed by the participating venues operating as a consortium. Individual exhibitions and events are managed entirely by the venue concerned.

Supported using Public Funding by Arts Councul England
Wakefield Council - Working for you
Experience Wakefield
European Union - Investing in Your Future European Development Fund 2007-2013