WELCOME TO BAT 2021
Barwon Heads Arts Council (BHAC) is thrilled to welcome local artists back to our very popular arts trail event. We had a rest in 2019 after three very successful events in a row, and a forced rest last year. Now it’s 2021 and we’re revved up and ready to go.
Registration is open between 10 May and 7 June 2021. Please fill out the form below and Submit. Any questions call Kaz Shirley on 0437 032 647.
Artists are reminded that this is an artist led event. Artists are required to take a lead role in publicising the event through social media and word of mouth and engaging with visitors to make the event interactive.
Venues will again be in the four towns of Barwon Heads, Ocean Grove, Point Lonsdale and Queenscliff. Whilst we would love to spread BAT geographically across the whole of the Bellarine, it is just not feasible. As in previous years artists from the remainder of the Bellarine are welcome to participate in group venues in one of the four towns. For more information about this aspect of the event please call Kaz Shirley on 0437 032 647.
Group venues will again provide an important opportunity for artists to work together. BHAC organisers will provide some group spaces, but artists are welcome and encouraged to find their own venue space (in one of the four towns) and form their own groups.
In the past BHAC has provided hanging frames for artists to use in group venues, however this won’t be possible this year. Artists will be responsible for providing their own equipment to set up and display artworks.
ENTRY FEE $50
Whilst the event has been partially funded through a grant from City of Greater Geelong Arts and Culture Department and the Borough of Queenscliffe, this extra funding will assist with the costs of map design, printing, publicity and managing the project. Direct debit into the BHAC account is preferred.
Barwon Heads Arts Council
BSB: 633 000
Please include your name in the transaction.
Artist registrations will not be confirmed until payment has been received.
An Artists statement and images will be used to promote the Artists in the BAT Map. This information is to be used to publicise the artists in the BAT map. You will be required to submit one or two medium to high resolution images (No greater than 5MB). Details are supplied further on. Participating artists will be required to proof read their entry prior to the trail map being printed. Map details in draft form will be emailed to you between 5 – 16 July and again between 9 – 13 August. (Refer to Timeline for context). It is important that you proof read your entry and provide feedback within the required timeframe.
All participating artists must have Public Liability Insurance Cover. Artists who are financial BHAC members are covered for public liability through an arrangement we have with Regional Arts Victoria. However, this does not include your home or studio.
Private properties need Public Liability coverage, which is either separate public liability insurance or included in the general home insurance policy. Participating artists are required to provide a Certificate of Currency or Public Liability as proof of insurance. Please check with your own Insurance Company so you can decide how to proceed.
The artist responsible for the venue is asked to conduct a venue safety assessment and facilities inspection prior to the event in partnership with the venue owner and Barwon Heads Arts Council.
Each group venue or public venue must also be covered by Public Liability insurance. Venue owners are required to provide a copy of the relevant Public Liability Insurance cover.
At the end of the Registration Form are agreements that are necessary for participation in the event. When you have Registered we will mail you the Agreement form, which together with the Entry Fee and the Certificate of Insurance, are necessary to participate.
All venues will be required to adhere to the relevant COVID restrictions at the time of the event. We will update you as the year progresses, but in the meantime, here is the relevant link.
The personal information requested on this form is being collected by the BHAC for BAT 2021 registration. The personal information will be used solely for that primary purpose or directly related purposes.
BHAC would like to thank you for registering for our 4th BAT. We were thrilled with the success of the first three events in 2016, 2017 and 2018, and hope that this Arts Trail will develop into an annual showcase of the amazing talent we have here on the Bellarine.