Todmorden Open Studios 2018

Deadline: 16/05/2018  |  Published: 04/03/2018  |  City: Todmorden and surrounding area.  |  Region: West Yorkshire  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Todmorden Open Studios

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Todmorden Open Studios invite applications for the fifth annual Open Studios event to be held on 7th, 8th, 9th September 2018. For all artists or makers based in Todmorden and surrounding area.

Individual artists, group studios, workshops and galleries are welcome to take part.

The TOS team work hard to publicise this event!

Benefits include:

·       A full colour brochure listing individual artists, studios and galleries, with one image and brief description per submission.

·       Press releases in local and regional publications.

·       Flyers and posters distributed extensively throughout the North West prior to the event.

·       A couple of vinyl banners advertising Open Studios displayed in Todmorden.

·       A countdown of artists and their work on our social media leading up to the event.

·       And finally, a launch party to celebrate the start of the event.

We do prefer as many studios/venues as possible to be open for the whole three-day event, however, we are offering the option of taking part for two or three days, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, or just Saturday and Sunday.

We encourage all artists in group studios to take part and benefit from the publicity available for your work.

 

Deadline - 16th May 2018. No forms accepted after this date.   Please check your details carefully.

 

Costs

£18 for each individual artist taking part.

£20 for exhibiting Galleries for a 20 word general description and gallery logo.

You need to make your payment when you apply and before the deadline. If you don’t pay before the deadline we cannot accept your application.

Cash or a cheque which should be made payable to 'Todmorden Open Studios'. Put your name and contact details on the reverse of the cheque.

POST or hand delivery details are on the form and in FAQ.

OR on 16th May 2018 at a Todmorden Open Studio meeting Golden Lion Todmorden 7.30pm.

 

Public liability

Todmorden Open Studios organisers take no responsibility for Public Liability at your studio/home. You need to make these arrangements yourself. A good way to do this is to sign up to Artist Newsletter AIR membership which includes public liability insurance. https://www.a-n.co.uk/about/insurance

Many thanks from the Todmorden Open Studios team. 

 

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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
Artists and Makers in all media based in Todmorden and surrounding area.
Artists who do not have a studio - we will endeavour to match you with a venue as best we can, but this is not guaranteed.
What are the Open Studios opening hours?
11am - 5 pm Friday 7th, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September 2018
When is the deadline?
16th May 2018 for applications and payment.
Image
With your application send ONE good quality professional clear photograph of your artwork as a JPEG file. Write your own NAME as your title. If you took part in previous Todmorden Open Studios, please send in a different image this year.
No frames or glass reflections on your image please. These images will be used on the printed publicity material and any social media used to advertise the event. Have you uploaded your image? This is essential.
Optional extra photograph - There is also the option to include one photograph of the artist at work to give us additional publicity material, although we cannot guarantee this will be used. Please use the same criteria as stated for the main image.
The main image of your artwork for the brochure is essential. This second image is optional.
How much does it cost?
£18 for each individual artist taking part.
£20 for exhibiting galleries for a 20 word general description and gallery logo.
You must make your payment when you apply and before the deadline. If you don’t pay before the deadline we cannot accept your application.
Cash or a cheque which is payable to 'Todmorden Open Studios'. Put your name and contact details on the reverse of the cheque.
POST or hand deliver to Shelley Burgoyne, 20 Woodlands Avenue, Todmorden, OL14 5LT. (Please do not put my name on the cheque.)
If you require a receipt for your posted or hand delivered payment please include a SAE.
16th May- hand in your payment to Shelley at the Open Studio meeting at the Golden Lion, Todmorden 7.30 pm
Deadline is 16th May.
What publicity will be provided as part of the opportunity?
Full colour brochures will be printed listing individual artists taking part with one image per artist plus flyers and posters all of which will be distributed throughout the North West. A couple of vinyl banners advertising the Open studios event will be displayed in Todmorden. There will be a count down of all artists who take part as an individual with an image on social media.
A press release will be sent out. A launch party will be held details below.
Where will my venue be listed?
In our printed publicity which will be a full colour brochure with details of the artists with their studio/venues.
On social media. We have a Facebook page (Todmorden Open Studios) and are on Instagram.
Details about the whole event will be in the local and wider press in the Yorkshire and Lancashire region.
Is there a private view / opening event?
There will be a launch event on Friday 31st August 7.30 at the Golden Lion, Todmorden. Further information will be sent out nearer the day via email and social media.
Do I need to be present at the studio?
It is essential that you are with your work on the days you are 'open'.
You can choose to have an Open Studio for three days Friday, Saturday and Sunday, or two days Saturday and Sunday.
Studio Open Days
Todmorden Open Studios is a two or three day event. However we prefer that as many studios/venues as possible are open for the whole three day event. We encourage artists in group studios to take part and benefit from the publicity available for you and your work.

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