Open Studios 2017: Info for artists

Deadline for Open Studio registration is Saturday14th January


Would you like to take part in Open Studios?

We are planning the Site Festival Open Studios 2017. Would you like to take part?

Stroud's Site Festival Open Studios will be held 6th - 7th and 13th - 14th May and will feature over 80 artists in 50 locations across the district. This will be our 21st annual Open Studios event - we hope we can make this one even more enticing and exciting to hundreds of new and regular visitors.

The Site Festival programme of exhibitions and events will be taking place in April 2017 so we can get a good spread of activities over April and May.

By participating in Open Studios you will also continue to be an SVA Member and your work will be publicised on our online directory throughout the year. You will also get special invitations to events such as the SVA Members Supper Clubs. For more information on membership go here.



Haven't got a studio to open?

Let us know if you are having trouble finding a studio as we might be able to help. We are working with lots of different artists and partner organisations and there maybe a space for you in a mill building, empty shop or another artist's studio. You can register for Open Studios 2017 and insert 'TBA' in the address section and opt for 'Pay Later'. Let us know if you need help - email



Are you planning to open a group studio?

Lots of artists choose to show their work together in a group Open Studio in one location which can attract more visitors. If you would like to do this all the participating artists will still need to register as individuals and each pay the Open Studios fee. Each artist will get an individual image, descriptive text, contact details etc. in the printed and online Open Studios directory and on our artists membership pages. If there are more than two artists taking part in a group Open Studio this will be promoted as an Open Studio Hub with an image of the venue in the directory.


Open Studio Hubs

Last year a number of artists came together to show work as a group for Open Studios. We hope that Open Studios 2017 will be as exciting with lots more artistic collaborations and a greater focus on Open Studio hubs in the area.

If you are working in a group studio and would like to talk to us about being an Open Studios Hub then email


Open Studios Taster exhibition

We will be presenting an Open Studio Taster exhibition in Stroud Town Centre in May. If you would like to get involved with helping out then please let us know.



Christmas Open Studios

If you sign up to Open Studios in May then you will also be offered the opportunity to be publicised as part of the Christmas Open Studios event on 1st - 2nd December 2017.  This is now a regular feature of Site Festival's Open Studios and is a golden opportunity to sell work during the Christmas period.


WEEKENDS 6th-7th & 13th-14th MAY 2017

Deadline for Open Studio registration is Saturday 14th January.

Sign up here for Open Studios registration


How much does it cost?

Membership : £25 a year

Early bird Open Studios registration before Dec 31st 
£114 (voluntary rate) or £165 (non voluntary rate)

Open Studios registration after Dec 31st          
£118 (voluntary rate) or £170 (non voluntary rate)

Christmas Open Studios