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FAQ: Learn About ArtWeek Berkshires

What is ArtWeek Berkshires all about?

ArtWeek Berkshires is an annual, county-wide celebration of local creativity. We focus on behind-the-scenes, hands-on, or interactive experiences – something beyond what a typical visit to your gallery, museum, theater, or other venue would offer. ArtWeek also includes a special component for Open Studios (see below).

Who can participate in ArtWeek?

ArtWeek Berkshires is open to any individual or organization interested in sharing their work in an interactive, experiential way. No professional experience is required. ArtWeek includes visual art as well as performances of music, spoken word, behind the scenes tours, workshops, demonstrations, artist talks, etc. The deadline to register is Wednesday, May 8, 2024.

Is there a fee for me to participate? Can I charge a fee for my event?

There is no fee for artists or arts/cultural venues to participate in ArtWeek Berkshires.

As a participant, however, you may charge a ticket price/admission fee. We encourage you to make your ArtWeek event free or low-cost, in keeping with our mission that ArtWeek is accessible to everyone. 

Any admission fees go directly to the artist/host venue per their own arrangements; ArtWeek does not take a commission.

Can ArtWeek (or one of the Cultural Districts) sponsor my event?

Unfortunately, no. The Cultural Districts of the Berkshires support ArtWeek by coordinating and funding marketing and promotional efforts for the annual celebration overall. Cultural Districts cannot provide funding to individual events or participants.

Can ArtWeek help me find space so I can participate in ArtWeek?

Yes! Each Cultural District can help with “matchmaking” between host venues and artists that need to find space to present their ArtWeek event.

Please note: Assistance is limited to connections with potential host venues only. ArtWeek, 1Berkshire, the Cultural Districts, and host venues are not responsible for materials, equipment, security, or other aspects of your participation. You will need to make all arrangements directly with the venue’s representative.

You may reach out to any district by email to request matchmaking with a host venue/space:

What qualifies as an Open Studio?

The Open Studios series invites the public into your studio or workshop during days/times that you specify to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into your work environment and process. We encourage artists to either demonstrate process or interact with visitors.

If you plan to host an Open Studio, please be sure to select the appropriate category on the ArtWeek registration form. 

Still have questions? Contact your closest Cultural District:

How do I make edits to my event submission?

If you’ve signed up and need to make an edit to your event submission form, email Cathleen King at [email protected].

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