In May 2019 over 90 artists will open their studio doors across the Stroud Valleys over 2 weekends.

Saturday 11th - Sunday 12th May, 11am - 6pm

Saturday 18th - Sunday 19th May, 11am - 6pm

Joe Magee,  Status

Joe Magee, Status

Site Festival Open Studios 2019 : Registration Open until 14th January 2019

Would you like to take part?

Stroud's Site Festival Open Studios will be held 11th - 12th and 18th - 19th May 2019 and will feature over 90 artists in 50 locations across the district.

This will be our 24th annual Open Studios event - we hope we can make this one even more enticing and exciting to hundreds of new and regular visitors.

Open Studio Fees range from £51 to £203.

Read the information pages:

  1. Open Studio guidelines

  2. Information on fees

  3. Apply here

  4. Visit the FAQ page for even more information

Deadline: Monday 14th January 2019

There will be someone in the office between 10am and 4pm Monday 14th January for any questions about applications and technical advice.

Phone us on 01453 751440 or email

Sean Heather, Open Studios Artist

Sean Heather, Open Studios Artist

How to apply

We produce a full colour Open Studios Directory which has an image of each artists work, contact details, short descriptive text and directions to studio. 

You will need to read the Open Studios Guidelines to help you prepare the text and images in advance. You will then be ready to register for Open Studios!

Please let us know if you have any difficulties meeting signing up or meeting this deadline and we can try and help - ring SVA on 01453 715440 or email

Read Open Studio guidelines and apply here.

Deadline: Monday 14th January 2019

Have a look at last year’s Open Studios Directory

Have a look here to find out more about Open Studios last years and view previous publicity, including the directory. 

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 2019 and insert 'TBA' in the address section.

Milligan Beaumont, SVA studio artist

Milligan Beaumont, SVA studio artist

How much does it cost?

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 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.

Open Studio Fees range from £51 to £203 depending on discounts and support work offered.

See full details of Registration Fees here.

Also see our FAQ page for frequently asked questions.

New Artists Directory website for Open Studio artists

By participating in Open Studios you will also be an SVA Member and your work will be publicised on our new artists directory website throughout the year. 

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. In order to get a group discount all the participating artists will each complete their own Group Open Studios Registration form. 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.

For more information visit the information pages: