Marketing

In the run up to the Weekender we would like to help you publicise your project and make the most of being part of a large and varied event.

Below are various tips and opportunities to help you shout about your event.

PAW Artist Facebook Group: if you use Facebook as a form of communication then we invite you to join the group for the discussion and sharing of events between PAW artists. This group is not monitored regularly by PAW organisers. 

Create your own facebook/eventbrite/blog post/website page/other listing which you can update regularly with extra images and information. If you use Facebook for this, tag @Plymouth Art Weekender in a post about your event and we’ll share the link.

Don’t use facebook? Not a problem, information submitted to our listings will be shared by the PAW team in the group as well as via email and on the Weekender Website.

PAW Blog: blog posts are great ways of giving the PAW online audience a taster of your Weekender event, or sharing related information, such as artist call outs. We welcome blog posts written by PAW artists and will put them on our website and share via social media. 

If you would like to write a blog about your PAW event email plymouthartweekender@gmail.com using the header title ‘Blog Post’.

Please include:

  • Blog text, max 600 words, keep it art related.
  • A short bio about yourself, max 200 words
  • 2 – 6 images

#PAWartists Instagram takeover: we have a limited number of artist takeover slots available on the PAW instagram page. These are a great way of visually talking about your project and showing ‘behind the scenes’ images in the lead up to PAW. If you would like a week takeover slot email plymouthartweekender@gmail.com using the header title ‘#PAWartists Instagram Takeover’. Slots will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Printed stuff: soon the whole VAP team will be putting up posters and flyers in cultural and community venues around the city. We’d love for you to join us in promoting the Weekender by making sure your venue, your favourite cafe, your local school/library/shop etc has a poster up. At the beginning of September we’ll have stacks of posters, flyers, programmes & maps available for artists and organisers to pick up – we’ll be sure to let you know exactly where and when you can grab some.

PAW maps and signage: we’ll also put together packs for every venue that will be available to collect in the run up to the Weekender – more info on where these are available to collect will be released in early September.