Sydenham Virtual Artists Trail 2020

Deadline: 30/06/2020  |  Published: 20/04/2020  |  Venue: Virtual Artists Trail  |  City: International  |  Bruce Harrison

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Sydenham Arts Virtual Artists Trail - keeping the Artists Trail going at this challenging time for us all.

With social distancing and lockdown set to continue for the foreseeable future, clearly the Artists Trail will not be organised in the same way this year. We have been working hard to develop a brand new format for local, national and international artists to share their work and expand our artists community.

Sydenham Arts Virtual Artists Trail will begin on 1st May and run throughout the summer, culminating in 2 weekends of increased activities on 27-28 June and 4-5 July.

The Sydenham Arts website will be the portal to virtual 2D and 3D galleries allowing visitors to view art from the comfort and safety of their homes.

Each artist will have a 2D gallery with images of their art, details about sale price, contact details  and links to their own website and social media, with the option to upgrade to a virtual 3D gallery.

Sydenham Arts will curate a number of virtual 3D galleries with selected artists, including:

  • The Artists Trail 2020 Shortlist

  • Art of the Month for May, June and July

  • Featured galleries such as ceramics, photography & digital art, children's art.

Across the website and Sydenham Arts' social media platforms, we hope to host events, featured artists, workshops and more.

Publicity and spreading the word is key in reaching more people than ever before so please share this information with friends and colleagues - the Sydenham Virtual Artists Trail is open to everyone, everywhere.

Please look at this demo Artists Trail Virtual Gallery for an example of what our 3D Galleries will look like, and enjoy some of last year’s art while you are there.

There no cut off date but the sooner you submit your application the more exhibiting time you will receive. The Artists Trail will contunie all summer and maybe longer. 3D Galleries are subject to availability on a first come, first served basis.


£10 minimum for returning artists who already have a 2D page. £20 for new artists who need a 2D page built. £50 for artists who want a 3D gallery build. Free entry for students, unwaged and those enduring hardship during these times.


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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
This is a virtual exhibition so any artists, anywhere in the world.
When is the deadline?
There is no deadline. The Virtual Artists Trail will run from May 2nd throughout the summer with increased activities during the period 27th June through 5th July 2020 and maybe beyond that. Clearly the earlier you enter the more exposure you will have
How many works can I submit?
This is a virtual exhibition. Each artist may have up to 16 pieces (images) on their 2D page or 3D gallery.
When is the delivery date?
This is a virtual exhibition. As soon as you can provide images and text after your application has been accepted
When do I need to collect my work?
This is a virtual exhibition so no collection necessary.
How much does it cost?
£10 minimum for returning artists who already have a 2D page. £20 for new artists who need a 2D page built. £50 for artists who want a 3D gallery build. Free entry for students, unwaged and those enduring hardship during these times.
Are there payments to artists?
Artists may exhibit their work for sale. All artwork may be priced. It will be the artists responsibility to deal directly with potential buyers.
Is there a private view / opening?
This is a virtual exhibition so there will be no physical private view. However Sydenham Arts will organise virtual 3D Art of the Month exhibitions and maybe even a private view via teleconferencing (via Zoom or Skype). [Bring your own bottle!]
What are the exhibition opening hours?
This is a virtual exhibition so 24/7
Does the location have disabled access?
This is a virtual exhibition so the only ability needed is access to the internet.
What publicity will be provided as part of the opportunity?
Sydenham Arts social media posts.
Do I need to be present?
This is a virtual exhibition, so no.
Where will my venue be listed?
This is a virtual exhibition.
How do you decide on proposals?
Proposals by artists to run a virtual workshop or demonstration will be encouraged by the Artists Trail team. Detailed discussions will take place with the artist.
What happens if my proposal is chosen?
The proposal will be hosted on the Sydenham Arts website during 27th June through 5th July , or earlier if it is available.
What kind of proposals are you looking for?
Live or recorded video workshops or demonstrations. Ideally artists showing off their skill to visitors to the virtual artists trail. It could be anything from life drawing to watercolour painting, jewellery making to ceramic work, photography to performance art. Anything of interest will be considered.
What are the selection criteria?
None, other than being of artistic interest or merit and not being offensive or socially unacceptable to the international viewing public.

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