Essex Summer of Art 2019 Survey

Closed 20 Dec 2019

Opened 15 May 2019


Each year over 20 art trails and open studio events take place across Essex. inviting artists to display work in local shops, drawing footfall to Essex businesses whilst providing a showcase for artistic talent. Artist studios meanwhile open their doors to the public, offering visitors the chance to see artists at work and buy locally made pieces.


Why your views matter

If you love the arts - shout about it!

Essex Summer of Art is devised and managed by volunteer groups and artists alongside local councils. In these hard economic times, councils are under pressure to save money. This has resulted in reduced funding for the arts. Now more than ever it is important to demonstrate how the creative industries contribute to the economy both locally and nationally. Every art trail, exhibition event and artist studios is involved in collecting evaluation forms that not only helps to improve Essex Summer of Art but will help make the case that the arts are vital to cultural and economic life of Essex.

Win a Prize - Essex Summer of Art Needs You!

Please complete an evaluation form, it should take no more than two minutes to show how arts and culture are valuable to you and your local area. Tell us what you think and you could win a fabulous prize! An Afternoon tea for two at the stunning Down Hall Hotel & Spa.


What happens next

ECC will use this information to feed into an Economic Impact Assessment of the Essex Summer of Art to demonstrate and advocate how the arts benefit the economy and tourism.

ECC will also randomly select on person as the prize winner.


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