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Herts Visual Arts / News / Sun 09 Jan 2022

Herts Visual Arts January Members Conference 2022 Goes Virtual

Herts Visual Arts January Members Conference 2022 Goes Virtual

Initiated in 2017 Herts Visual Arts popular January Members Conference is back for its 6th consecutive year, and the second which is completely online.

We begin the year in the best possible way by focusing on ‘Your Art Journey’, with a programme specifically tailored to help Herts Visual Arts Members make 2022 a year in which art can flourish.

With 100 online places available on 17th January, it’s free for Members to attend. We strongly recommend taking part, especially if Members are new or haven’t attended a conference before, not least because we also feature a number of guest speakers this year.

This highly interactive and participative event is a great opportunity for our membership to come together, to support, and to inspire each other. In these times of change, we want to look at how we help each other develop our individual art journeys, create opportunities and build a better, more flexible, future for the creative community in Hertfordshire.

2021 was another unsettling year for many, so during the next twelve months we are continuing our mission to support all our Members on their art journey. Our focus this year is around 3 core themes: the benefits HVAF brings to the Membership, how to work with galleries and take part in exhibitions, plus developing a creative business through digital skills. It will include contributions and perspectives from Herts Visual Arts Members and confirmed guest speakers Elizabeth Murton (Curator & Programme Manager, School of Creative Arts, University of Hertfordshire) and Dawn Wills (Marketing Professional at Decisions Marketing).

Our annual conference is a chance to connect, learn, inspire and get ready to embrace new opportunities ahead. From presentations, shared video content, expert-led discussions, breakout rooms, chat, and online question/answer – there’s bound to be something for everyone. Full details, running order, and speakers are being finalised and will be confirmed closer to the day and published on our Website.

“2022 marks our 6th annual conference, where Members connect, support and have their say about how Herts Visual Arts continues to develop into the future,” said Herts Visual Arts Chair, Sally Taylor, continuing: “it’s another example of the ways Herts Visual Arts aims to support Members' art journeys. We want everyone to feel connected and supported, to grow digital skills, and to experience opportunities for wider visibility. Going virtual makes it easier for our Members to take part and even easier for our guest specialists to lead conference segments”.

Although our conference is for Members only, it’s easy to join Herts Visual Arts and take full advantage of all Member benefits including networking, events, and online Galleries. Membership for 2022/2023 is now open and artists can find out more/join here: https://www.hvaf.org.uk/artists.

www.hvaf.org.uk “More creativity, more fun, more buzz, more laughter in our lives”

Herts Visual Arts is the largest county-wide volunteer-run organisation for amateur and professional artists and makers in Hertfordshire. An annual program includes Members' meetings, exhibitions, Art Showcases, the Big Art Fair, and Herts Open Studios – excellent value for an annual membership fee of £45 (with senior concessions available)*.

Benefits of annual membership include a Gallery on the HVA Website, social media promotion across HVA platforms, and a PRIVATE Facebook group to connect with other Members. There’s also access to other opportunities and a full annual program of meetings and events. A monthly Newsletter includes news, opportunities, and exhibitions across Hertfordshire, as well as hints, tips, and articles on marketing, and more. Members can also promote their workshops, classes, exhibitions, and publications and contribute to the Newsletter itself.

Non-Members can sign up for our newsletter.

Full membership must be taken out to take part in our events. *Registration for Open Studios and our Art Fairs is not included in the membership fee.

17th January 2022: Members Conference https://www.hvaf.org.uk/our-events/members-conference
15th - 17th July 2022: Big Art Fair https://www.hvaf.org.uk/our-events/big-art-fair
10th September - 2nd October 2022: Herts Open Studios https://www.hvaf.org.uk/our-events/herts-open-studios
The easiest way to join HVA is online: www.hvaf.org.uk
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Press Release by Sally Taylor chair@hvaf.org.uk
Press contact: marketing@hvaf.org.uk

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