Artists, it’s time to sign up now! Use this link to download an Application Form. The deadline for entries is April 30!
Send in your form AND your image to email@example.com or by post (see Artists’ Page and application form for more details). Your 300 dpi image for the catalogue should also be sent in by 30 April to the same email address (this can come separately).
Merton Arts Trail is an Open House event held throughout the borough each September, when all participating artists collectively open their doors to the public to show and sell their art. Visitors can create their own Trail, and by using our map and catalogue they can make direct contact with the artists and chat about their work. If they decide to buy some art, the artists will benefit 100% (i.e. MAT does not take commission on works sold).
To participate in the Trail, each artist who signs up is asked to pay a small fee which is subsidised by a LBM Grant along with funds donated by our generous sponsors & advertisers. Each summer 15,000 copies of the M A T catalogue are distributed throughout the borough, which is supported by street banners and advertising.
For the most part, people exhibit in their home or studio. However, this isn’t always possible, so its a question of being creative and asking shops or cafes if they would like to host an exhibition. Last year, Church Road shops in Wimbledon Village really got involved. SWLondon TV footage gives a gentle introduction to how the Trail works: Merton Arts Trail 2013 .
Merton Arts Trail is a charitable social enterprise run on a voluntary basis. All funds raised through sponsorship, advertising, artists entry fees & council grant, go towards creating a festival for all to enjoy.
Our main sponsors are Marcus Beale Architects, Hawes & Co Estate Agents, WSM Tax Advisors, ACAVA Studios, Fielders Art Shop, Robert Holmes & Co., and the London Borough of Merton.
Thank you for visiting our site, we hope you enjoy the experience !
Wendy Bliss & Chrissie Craig
Co-Founders of Merton Arts