Take Part

This is a guide to taking part in the E17 Art Trail for event organisers, artists, residents, community groups, schools, businesses and host venues. (If you would like to support the festival in another way please see our supporters page or to volunteer, email volunteer@artillery.org.uk).

We have lots of information here to help you.

You can also request the detailed handbook which is your guide to 'just about' everything you need to know by emailing Farah via: events@artillery.org.uk

Please be in touch to discuss any accessibility requirements access@artillery.org.uk

Here are the key steps to registering and listing your events as part of the festival.

  • Pay for each event listing you require in the Trail Guide here or request an invoice if needed
  • When you pay you will get the link to a form where you can send in your event details. Please check your spam folder in your emails if you haven't heard from us.
  • Please submit your finalised event details by no later than 16 April
  • Start working on your event!

Watch our video to help you prepare and submit your event listings for inclusion in the festival programme.

The E17 Art Trail: What .. Who.. When... Where


Every creative artform is welcome. You could share the artwork as an exhibition, a performance, a workshop, online content or any combination. 


Some artists exhibit 'solo', others form a group show, some partner with community organsations or local businesses. Think about who you would like to work with on your project.


Your event(s) must happen anytime during the 18 days of the festival: 1-18 July 2021. The deadline for submitting your event details for inclusion in the printed programme is 2 April.


Anywhere in Walthamstow that suits your artwork and can welcome E17 Art Trail visitors. This could be a commercial or community venue, public spaces, your home, your garden, or online.

Event Listing Fees

There is an admin fee per event or exhibition listing as follows:

1 x Event/exhibition listing is £60
This is for events on specific days/times. This is a standard listing, as in previous years.

1 x Daylight hours & everyday £30
This is a new simplified type of listing and gives NO event times. This could be outdoor artworks, window displays or online content that is visible for the duration of the festival.

There is no separate Venue Partner sponsorship fee in 2021 in acknowledgement of extra pressures on local businesses.

Book Event Listings ONLINE HERE


There are two sections in the programme to chose from when you submit your listing: 

  • An 'Exhibitions Section' which are listed by area in order of an allocated venue number on the map and form the art trail
  • A 'Calendar Section' for events which are timed performances or one off activities such as workshops can be listed in the 'calendar' section by date. 

Event listing fees contribute towards the cost of producing the festival programme, the 'Trail Guide', publicity materials and resources as follows:

  • one event listing plus image in the Trail Guide
  • an artist’s handbook and resources pack incl. logos, posters and signage
  • invitation to an online artist's reception (a celebration for organisers and exhibitors)
  • regular network events, talks, one to one surgeries and workshops in the lead up to the festival (Approximately 10 opportunities to meet with organisers and other participants)

All your event details must be submitted by 2 April at the latest for inclusion in the programme.

If you find the registration fees prohibitive, please consider collaborating and sharing venues or being part of a group exhibition.

A 50% refund can be offered until 2 April. After this date we order our publicity materials based on the total budget raised, so for any cancelled events we will consider listing fees as donations and acknowledge you as a supporter on our website.

Festival Theme: Possible Futures

To refresh and inspire the conversation each festival we choose a theme. Possible Futures is our theme for 2021. You are welcome to plan your E17 Art Trail exhibition or event with this theme in mind, or follow your own creative idea.

At Artillery, we are using this theme to highlight artists and creative activists responding to the Climate Emergency.

Possible Futures may mean something different to you.
We look forward to seeing what inspires you and what you create.

See recordings from our Creative Climate Talks for ideas.

Health and Safety Advice

We are really pleased to introduce Jessica Hudsley as our E17 Art Trail health and safety advisor. This is a first for the art trail. This year there is more for us all to include in our plans about the health and safety of our events. Jess will be hosting a series of sessions to help you identify and adopt steps to be compliant with Covid-19 advice, as well as helping you with the practicalities of safely installing art work, running workshops and more.

Events will be available to book here.

You can email questions to her directly at jess@artillery.org.uk


We can’t deny that Covid-19 will change the shape of the E17 Art Trail this year. 

No matter what restrictions are lifted by July, many safety protocols such as Hands, Face, Space will remain in place. 

The virus will not have been eliminated and so we ask everyone to continue showing consideration and responsibility to the safety to all our community and audiences. Therefore we will ask artists to plan events with basic “Covid Secure” principles in mind, providing us with Risk Assessments for both Covid Security and Health & Safety.  There will be support and templates provided for this process.

Artist will need to plan for a covid “Step 3” Art Trail. This will allow room to manoeuvre in case there are any delays to the Government’s road map for events, meaning we can be positively flexible if everything is more relaxed at the time. 

A short video suggesting ways to connect with other artists in the E17 Art Trail network.

A short video with tips on taking photos for your E17 Art Trail event listings.

We look forward to hearing your plans!

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