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Helfa Gelf is back for 2019!

Helfa Gelf is back with a fresh new look and new ideas!

Welcome to our new website and look for 2019.

The HG committee have been really busy over the last few months planning for this years' event and deciding how we can make it bigger and better for North Wales Artists and members of the public.

This year there will be a compulsory two weekends of opening for all studios/venues:

Flintshire & Wrexham, Denbighshire & Conwy Open Studio dates:
Compulsory opening for all studios – Sat 14th, Sun 15th, Sat 21st, Sun 22ndSeptember
Additional option to open – Sat 28th, Sun 29thSeptember
Gwynedd Open Studio dates confirmed:
Compulsory opening for all studios – Sat 10th, Sun 11th, Sat 17th, Sun 18thAugust
Additional option to open – Sat 3rd, Sun 4th, Sat 24th, Sun 25th, Mon (Bank Holiday) 26thAugust

Membership Fees 2019:
In order to improve our offer and marketing to all artists we have reviewed our pricing for 2019. We have bench-marked ourselves against other art trails and are confident that we will be able to offer a much-improved event this year with increased benefits. This year we are also introducing a Student Membership for anyone aged between 18-24 years.

Please note: Group memberships will now be priced at a level comparable to individual artists as you will receive the same benefits, marketing, promotion and training opportunities. We are able to give a reduced cost for group membership reflecting the fact that you will receive one lot of signs, flags and banners for use at the open studios event.

Individual Artist: £100
Group Membership (2 – 6 artists in one venue): £90 per artist
NB: Following feedback from last year’s event we are encouraging groups to limit their numbers in one venue to 6 artists. However, if you are a larger group please do contact us to discuss this.
Student Membership 18-24 years: Free

Membership Benefits 2019:

  • Take part in the Helfa Gelf Open Studios Event 2019
  • Have an entry in the Helfa Gelf Artists’ Directory 2019. This will be an A5 booklet with a proposed publication date of June, enabling earlier promotion of the Open Studios event across the region.
  • Have an entry on an improved Helfa Gelf website. Improvements will include easier registration and will allow for area-specific information on artists, and maps complementing the HG Artists’ Directory
  • Promotion through our social media platforms including Instagram, Facebook and Twitter
  • Receive banners, arrows, flags and marketing material for you as an individual or as a group to support your open studio event
  • Have access to exhibitions, fairs and residencies that Helfa Gelf will promote and support
  • Have mentoring, networking and opportunities for collaboration

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