Key dates, signage, materials and online help for our exhibitors.
Image: Jan Nesbitt
This page is in the process of being updated. Updates will be sent direct to artists via email
Applications open - Monday 29 March
Final Application Deadline - Sunday 16 May (midnight)
The Trail - 11-19 September 2021
MATERIALS AND SIGNAGE
Links coming soon...
Bunting template [PDF]
Peacock Arrow Template [PDF]
Visitor Record [PDF]
Venue Sign [PDF]
Disclaimer 2021 [PDF]
H&S + Risk Assessment 2021
Just A Card Poster – Visit the Just A Card website for more information on this campaign
Peacock logo [JPG]
SOCIAL MEDIA GUIDES
We have written some comprehensive notes for beginners on using social media to promote your art. These guides are suitable for absolute beginners and those looking to refresh their skills.
Facebook [PDF 130KB] (our Facebook page is www.facebook.com/peacockartstrail)
Twitter [PDF 164KB] (our Twitter page is www.twitter.com/peacocktrail)
Instagram [PDF 130KB] (our Instagram is www.instagram.com/peacockartstrail)
Hashtags [PDF 234KB] (our popular hashtags are #peacockartstrail #peacock_workshops and #peacock_makers , #peacock_studio – please feel free to use whenlevant to build up content relating to the Trail)
As with all social media platforms, liking and commenting on others posts is vital to start building up relationships. It does take time – it’s an investment – but used correctly it can be very successful for you. If you just post and don’t interact, you can’t expect others to interact with you or even to know you’re there. A good time to interact & start liking, commenting, retweeting & sharing is just after you have posted yourself. This lets other users know that you are active and encourages them to visit your post.
Good etiquette is to respond to comments and to return the favour of likes & shares. Some very big companies still take the time to do this, even though they have vast numbers of interactions.
Take some time to try them out, you won’t be able to use them all so find the one that you are most comfortable with and that you are getting the most engagement with. Aim to update & interact regularly, and vary your content. Don’t just use it to ‘sell’ yourself. Social Media is not your website; instead people like to see behind the scenes, your inspirations, your work in progress rather than just finished products.
There are also loads of free resources out there, especially on Twitter. One of our favourites is The Design Trust, it’s an incredible source of information for small creative businesses http://www.thedesigntrust.co.uk/free-resource/
Have fun with it, enjoy & be kind.