Be a Host

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It is easy. Invite people to come to a local museum and view a small number of works of art on their own. Then everyone meets for lunch to talk about it. And all this happens the same day around the world – Saturday, April 11, 2015.

Questions? Scroll down to see frequently asked questions (FAQ) below.

Note: If you definitely want to host but are not sure yet which museum or gallery, then you can e-mail us to let us know.

What’s the next step?

Fill out the form below and the volunteer team at Slow Art Day will be in touch with next steps.

Slow art day *
Abbreviated/Short name of museum*
First name *
Last name *
E-mail *
Retype e-mail address *
Name of museum or gallery *
City of museum *
State / Province (use two-letter abbreviation for U.S. states) *
Country *

URL of your Slow Art Day event (i.e. the specific page on your museum/gallery website, or a Facebook event page or any other online page that specifically promotes your event) *

You have read and agree to the few rules of being a Slow Art host outlined below?

* Every field ending with this red star is required


Want to learn more first? Read the FAQ below.

1. What are the few rules of hosting Slow Art Day?
2. What will we do to support you?

1. What are the few rules of hosting Slow Art Day?

  • All of Slow Art Day events are free (except for museum or gallery admission, if the museum or gallery does have a fee, and cost of lunch – which attendees pay themselves).
  • Hosts may be a museum educator, a staff member or community volunteer.
  • Choose a local museum or local gallery (and multiple events can happen at different galleries or museums in the same city).
  • Set up an event page online that promotes your Slow Art Day – and provide the URL to that to us when you register. Note – the event page can be a Facebook event page or a page on the museum or gallery website or something you set up on Eventbrite. It doesn’t matter to us – as long as it promotes your Slow Art Day event and abides by our simple rules.
  • Select 5 pieces of art for participants to view at some point before the day of the event.
  • Get attendees – though most events are quite small. Start with your friends and family. Use social media and any other tools you like to promote your event. We can provide you with marketing tips and resources if you need help.
  • Be actively present during the event itself: greet participants and introduce yourself, explain the flow of the event to them, and participate in slow looking with them. Lead and moderate the post-viewing discussion over lunch.
  • Share your learnings with other hosts.

2. What will we do to support you?

  • Welcome you to the community of Slow Art hosts from around the world (and add you to the host list)
  • Set up a link on this site that points to your registration page (wherever you have that set up – on the museum website, on Facebook, on Eventbrite, etc.
  • Manage this website
  • Promote Slow Art Day to national and international media

Slow Art Day takes no responsibility for the local events. Slow Art Day simply provides basic online tools for volunteers to run their own events. Have more questions?
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