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 12, 2014.
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.
Want to learn more first? Read the FAQ below.
- All of Slow Art events are free (except for museum admission, if the museum does have a fee, and cost of lunch – which attendees pay themselves).
- All hosts are volunteers and make *no* money for hosting. Hosts may be a museum educator or staff member. Often they are local members of the community who like the concept of slow art day (and are not necessarily art experts).
- *No* prior art expertise required.
- *No* contact with the museum necessary. Museums do not need to approve. Slow Art Day is not a group event in the gallery – attendees pay their own admission to the museum, if thereʼs a fee, then view the pre-selected art on their own. This is not a gallery tour. After they view the art, they then meet together for lunch to discuss the experience.
- *No* money management needed. Everyone pays their own ticket to the museum and for their own lunch.
- Choose a local museum or local gallery (and multiple events can happen at different galleries or museums in the same city).
- Find a lunch spot.
- Select 5 pieces of art for participants to view (at some point before the day and then e-mail out the selections before the day).
- Get attendees – though most events are quite small. Start with your friends and family.
- Edit and manage the registration page we set up for you through this website (and Eventbrite) to make any additions or changes.
- Participate in conference calls and webinars with other hosts.
- Share your learnings with other hosts.
- Welcome you to the community of Slow Art hosts from around the world (and add you to the host list)
- Set up a registration page for your event, add links to register on this site
- Give you all the materials and instructions you need to host Slow Art Day
- Provide templates for invitations and for communicating with your participants
- Manage this website
- Promote Slow Art Day to national and international media
- Find sponsors to help promote and support Slow Art Day around the world
No. The museum or gallery does *not* need to approve or even know about Slow Art Day. When the participants view the art they do so on their own – so it’s not a group tour or disruptive – and they pay their own way into the museum (if there’s an admission fee).
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?