The registration fees have changed this year to give artists more opportunities to take part with discounts for groups of artists, emerging artists and paybacks (replacing volunteering scheme) for those who they can offer support work.

The fees range from £51 to £203 depending on discounts and support work offered.

For more information please see the FAQ page and the Guidelines page.


The standard fee for a solo Open Studios Artist is £203. (Membership fee £28 + Registration fee £175).

Registration Fee discounts

This year we will be offering special registration fee discounts:

1. Discounts for groups of artists

10 – 20% discounts are available with fees ranging from £140 - £158 per artist

In order to get a group discount you need to:

  • Have two or more artists sharing a space. 

  • Decide who will act as the lead artist as this person will need to make the payment on behalf of all the participating artists in the group during the registration process. 

  • Ensure all artists sharing each complete their own Group Open Studios Registration form giving the name of the Lead artist and ticking the relevant box in the payment section. 

  • Ensure all artists agree to take part and pay their equal share of the registration fees before the lead artist makes the group payment.


2. £50 Payback scheme
 

Get paid back up £50 on your registration fee by working for Open Studios for up to 6hrs per artist (this will be refunded once work is completed). The £50 payback scheme will reduce fees to £90 - £153 per artist depending on solo or group artist. You can register for the payback scheme on the Open Studios Registration form.

The support work doesn’t have to be completed during Open Studios, it can be completed before or afterwards, for example invigilating in the gallery or working in the office; just let us know.


3. 50% discount for emerging artists

Emerging artists are graduates in last 3 years who are under 25yrs old. Email: office@sva.org.uk to request an Emerging Artists Open Studios Registration form.


Standard full price fee

£203 : 1 x artist (£175 + £28 membership fee) - not sharing a studio, not using payback scheme and not an Emerging Artist.

Fees per artist not using payback scheme

£186 : 1 x artist sharing with 1 artist (£158 + £28 membership fee) 10% discount

£177 : 1 x artist sharing with 2 artists (£149 + £28 membership fee) 15% discount

£168 : 1 x artist sharing with 3 or more artists (£140 + £28 membership fee) 20% discount

Fees per artist using £50 payback scheme (for 6 hours work)


£153 : 1 x artist not sharing (£125 + £28 membership fee)

£136 : 1 x artist sharing with 1 artist (£108 + £28 membership fee)

£127 : 1 x artist sharing with 2 artists (£99 + £28 membership fee)

£118 : 1 x artist sharing with 3 or more artists (£90 + £28 membership fee)

Discount for Emerging Artist (under 25 or graduate within 3 years)

50% discount off above


Still need help?

Please call the office 01453 751440 or email office@sva.org.uk

Our office hours are 10am-3pm Tuesday to Friday.