Join Horsham Artists

As of 8th May 2019 new applications will be placed on a waiting list.
With the advent and popularity of the Horsham Art Fair, the numbers of artists joining HAOS has grown considerably. In order that we can accommodate as many of our existing artists and creators as possible, in the forthcoming 2019 Art Fair, we have placed a moratorium on new artists applications.
Your application will be added to a time stamped waiting list, and you will be invited to join as and when we feel the numbers can either increase or an existing artists leaves the group.

HAOS is a network of artists living or creating their art in the Horsham District.

We work in a variety of mediums and vary in styles and standard. Some are just discovering the joys of dabbling in paint or fabric, whilst others are professional or semi-professional artists. We aim to share information and ideas, give mutual support, and provide opportunities to exhibit and sell our artwork.

Annual Art Trail and Annual Art Fair

We have established two main events each year The HAOS Art Trail for two consecutive weekends in the Summer and The HAOS Contemporary Art Fair in the Autumn. Only HAOS artists can participate in these events. Because of the amount of organising and work involved interested artists will need to register their interest in taking part well in advance. Email is the main way of keeping in touch with what is going on, and networking with other HAOS artists as well as attending the monthly meeting.

Regular Meetings

We meet up about once a month usually on a Monday evening in the Lounge at the Methodist Church, London Road, Horsham, West Sussex RH12 1AN.

We are a self-help group so the proviso of joining HAOS is that you help out where you can during the year and share the work load of running the meetings, setting up and putting on events and helping with fundraising and other tasks that need to be done for such a group to run smoothly.

Roles and Responsibilities’

Each year roles, both lead and support, are re-allocated so the load is shared. The roles each artist performs are listed in a column within the Network list XL file sent at intervals to all HAOS artists. Both written guidance  and support from other HAOS artists who have already done the task, are there to ease you into the new role. So all will feel supported. Over the course of the year requests will also be made for help to support those taking on these roles. We have no ‘experts’;  we all learn as we go along and build on information and results of previous years.

Our HAOS year runs 1 January to 31 December. We ask for £12 pa from each artist for the year to go toward venue hire cost and insurance for the venue for meetings. As an ‘informal’ group, we are not ‘members’ – we do not hold an AGM or have a membership fee.

HAOS Social Media

As wellas the Website where artists are invited be represented on, HAOS have a presence on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Criteria for become part of HAOS

The criteria to belong to HAOS requires that;

  • You are over 18 years of age
  • You live within the Horsham District
  • or you undertake, creating you Art in the Horsham District.
  • Check the map below or sse this link to Google MAP to check if you live or create your art is on the Horsham District

  • You agree to allowing your details displayed on the HAOS website (with image)
  • You undertake to support the group by volunteering for one of the tasks
  • You agree to pay the annual fee (£12 for 2019)
    If you you meet the criteria and wish to be added to the waiting list,
    please complete this form: Please note, you will need to agree to HAOS retaining your request.
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Best wishes From All HAOS Artists

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