Image by Paul Newman. Courtesy of Paul Branson

Somerset Open Studios 2018
15- 30 September

Over 210 venues took part in Somerset Open Studios 2016. Somerset Open Studios 2018 draws Art Weeks back to its roots, focusing on artists in their working environment. It demonstrates how artists make their work; their process, practice and inspiration. The event aims to support artists who want to work professionally and are looking to promote their creative businesses across a range of disciplines; Books, Ceramics, Drawing, Film, Furniture, Glass, Jewellery, Metalwork, Mixed Media, Painting, Prints, Photography, Pottery, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textiles and Wood.

Now the largest event in Somerset for visual artists and makers, Open Studios showcases established names as well as introducing new and emerging artists. Venues welcome visitors of all ages, allowing a rare opportunity to see inside artists’ studios and temporary working spaces and find out first hand about the creative process, along with demonstrations, workshops, talks and visits to educate, inspire and delight.

If you are an artist wanting to register for this year’s event, please read the guidelines below before making your application or contact the office for more details.

Please note the SAW office is staffed Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am- 4:30pm.

Registration Deadline 22 March 2018

Before you register, please read the guidelines.
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Please note: Make sure you gather all the information you need before you start to complete the form. The form has to be completed in one go and you CANNOT return to change the information once you have submitted it.

Download the sample registration form (pdf format): Somerset Open Studio 2018 sample registration form

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Don’t forget their is also a Venue Matching service for artists looking for space and for venues offering space to artists!