OSNotts 2024 – Call for Artists

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We are now calling for artists & makers to
register for Open Studios Notts 2024:

How it Works:

    • Open Studio Weekends: through May and early June, 2024.
    • Inspire Libraries Exhibitions in 3 county libraries (Sat 27 April to Sun 9 June 2024) promoting all open studio events & showing selected artist’s work / images (for more info see more below).
    • Printed Brochure of all events, for artists to circulate.
    • Promotion through social media channels, the OSNotts visitor newsletters, and local media publicity.
    • Marketing materials (brochure, posters, signage etc) for artists to use.
    • Regular artists newsletters keeping you up to date, sharing resources, knowledge and tips.
    • A knowledge bank (on Dropbox) on how to ‘Make the most of your Open Studio’.
    • £47 for an individual artist – whether in their own studio or guesting with another artist (covers entry for the artist in the brochure & on the website for one year, & includes free option to be considered for Inspire photography/echibition opportunity – see below).
    • Other events:
      • £160 for listing a small group (covers an entry in brochure & on website for a group of up to 10 artists in one venue, with list of artists names but no details given for individuals).
      • £185 for listing a festival (covers an entry in brochure & on website for a large arts event with multiple artists and activities involved, giving broad details of the festival).

Register to take part:

  1. Artists Registration Form
    • Complete by 9am on 26 January 2024 (must be completed by then to be considered for the Inspire opportunity).
  2. Group Registration Form (up to 10 artists in 1 venue)
    • Complete by 14 Feb 2024
  3. Festival Registration Form (multiple artists/venues)
    • Complete by 14 Feb 2024

Details of Inspire Opportunity:

‘Open Studios Notts: Bringing Artists Into View’ exhibitions with Inspire (from Sat 27 April to Sun 9 June 2024 at West Bridgford, Worksop & Southwell libraries) will promote all the artists events and will highlight the work and workplaces of artists and craftspeople taking part in OSNotts 2024 – we are very grateful to Inspire for once again offering this opportunity. Each exhibition will include photographs of featured artists in their studios alongside examples of their work.

To be considered by Inspire for selection as a featured artistmake an ‘Individual Artist’ registration, where the Inspire option must be ticked and the artist must be prepared to be photographed in their studio by a professional photographer (the opportunity is only available to those registering as an ‘individual artist’ – those taking part under the group & festival registrations cannot be considered).

Inspire Exhibitions

    • The exhibitions will be in 3 libraries (West Bridgford, Worksop & Southwell) from Saturday 27 April to Sunday 9 June 2024.
    • Each exhibition will be a mix of photographs and artwork by the selected artists (each being part of a single exhibition) – offering visitors an insight into the working worlds of nearby Notts artists & makers.
    • The exhibitions will include information about where to visit all the Open Studios in Nottinghamshire.
    • The selected artists will receive a set of professional photographs for their own use.