How WO works
How the WHAT`S ON system works
I started producing a What`s On leaflet when I was elected
Chairman of the Ruislip/Northwood Arts Council.
The idea was to help publicise the events of the members of that
Council. That was 20 years ago and it has been issued three or
four times a year ever since.
When the R/N Arts Council ceased, and the services it provided were
taken over by the Hillingdon Arts Association, the What?s On leaflets
were also taken over to cover all the member art societies,
and was paid for by the HAA. From a few printed on my home printer,
there are now thousands printed every three months.
HOW IT WORKS.
A list of all events notified is kept on a database which is on the Web
Site`s Server which is not available to the public.
This database forms the basis for publicity, which is done in two ways.
On the new section of the Web Site at whatson.hillingdonarts.org.uk.
On the printed leaflets.
Entry of your event on both the above is FREE OF CHARGE to Member Societies and individuals with Full membership..
There is a small charge for each entry for non-members of £10 per entry.
Please use the Contact Us page with details of your event if you want to use this facility.
(The cost of membership is £15 per annum for societies, and £10 for individuals.
How to get your event listed.
Select `Enter Events` at the top of this page. This is the easiest way.
There are drop down lists to choose from to save a lot of typing.
If you start typing the venue, it suggests the rest. Just click on it. If you type it in, it will add it to the list which
is not good if it is already there as there will now be two entries the same.
Sending details to me takes more time for you and for me. The form also
reminds you to give details like times or prices which you may forget.
Check one of the leaflets to see how each item is set out.
Because of the lack of space only 5 or 6 lines per event can be used.
Keep details short to fit on one line only. You can enter as much extra
information as you like in the blue box, and this will be shown on the
web site listings where there is plenty of space.
You can advertise your event or other art related matters in a block advert.
for example a one third page costs £20 and covers the three months of the issue.
Costs are £60 for a full page, and other sizes pro rata.
Any group, organisation, society, or Group of societies can be a member of the HAA
providing they do not restrict membrship because of colour, creed, etc.
There are no restrictions either geographically or financial, except they must agree with
the Objects of this Charity, and be involved with "Art" in some way. Individuals may also be members.
An event can be an exhibition, demonstration, illustrated lecture, workshop, concert, play, recital, pantomime, musical, etc.
What is not included are general meetings, AGMs, also fairs and fetes unless there is a substantial Art element.
Events must be at a venue "In the general area of Hillingdon". This means that they can be just over the the border of the
Hillingdon Borough.e.g. Hatch End, Iver, or Northolt.