Art Roundhay Park, Leeds, Spring 2018 - Thank you!

 

Thank you Art Roundhay Park!

We’ve increased income for artists, raised profiles and made use of a superb space in a very beautiful location. Thank you to our artists and designers for taking part and to visitors who have encouraged, bought and loved the space.

Thanks also to Leeds City Council, Friends of Roundhay Park and Leeds Parks who have allowed us to use the space - how splendid the park has looked.

We've pulled together a very short precis and promotional video on our findings, the benefits and feedback of our time at the Park. 

Key Facts

Visitors/Connections

  • We've talked to 4048 visitors in just 79 days;
  • We’ve had visitors, not just from Roundhay, but Yorkshire, Cheshire, Tyneside, Kent, London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, all over the UK; tourists from Scotland, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, France, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, India;
  • Coach parties, teachers, parents, mums, pensioners, students;
  • Ages - a huge cross-section, all ages from early toddlers to pensioners;
  • We've encouraged children, students and pensioners, advised art collectors, artists and aspiring would-be artists;

Sales

  • We've sold original art and prints by most of our artists (some who of whom have never exhibited before);
  • We’ve sold gifts, notebooks, homewares, mugs, book marks, cushions, tea towels, oven gloves by The English Art Co.;
  • We’ve raised a little for charity and we've given £1,000s back to local artists and the community;
  • Sales breakdown by product as follows:
    • 41% original art - 10 artists in total
    • 25% prints
    • 34% produce by The English Art Co. and local producers
  • And we've published an an art book for artist Gary Crowder.

Video

  • We've produced a video showcasing The English Art Co. and Art Roundhay Park.

With special thanks to Project Six Studios for the production of this video.

PR - Coverage

  • Yorkshire Evening Post and sister regional press
  • Northside Magazine
  • North Leeds Life
  • Metro
  • Leeds Inspired
  • Leeds List

Social media - Twitter, Facebook, Instagram

  • Twitter @TheEnglishArtCo #ArtRoundhayPark #Leeds #Art
    • 94.2k impressions (94,200!) during 88 day period
    • 1.7% engagement rate
    • 74 clicks
    • 282 retweets
    • 691 likes
    • 19 replies
  • Facebook
    • Reach 20996 during 88 day period
    • Click/actions 2491

Testimonials

  • "Think it’s absolutely fantastic what we’re doing”
  • "So glad we visited. Stunning stuff!"
  • "Fabulous exhibition, lots to see!"
  • "Excellent exhibition, such a high standard and a lovely bright area"
  • "A wonderful collection, will be back soon."
  • "Very interesting and informative - thoroughly enjoyed seeing these artworks, thank you"
  • "Bright and uplifting. It makes you feel happy"
  • "You’ve made my day!"
  • "I think this is amazing; it’s so inspiring"
  • "Cheered me up"
  • "It’s so positive" 
  • "Think it’s absolutely fantastic what we’re doing”
  •  “Wow Wow, this is fantastic, fabulous, what wonderful colours, you’ve brightened up my day!”
  • "Very pretty, different"

It was a truly uplifting, positive and beneficial event, not only to the local community but further afield too.