Apply to be part of the Ryedale Open Studios
The 2021 Ryedale Open Studios event will take place over the weekends of 7/8 and 14/15 August 2021 and all participating artists will be expected to have their studios/exhibition spaces open to the public from 10am – 5pm on each of these four days. Artists are of course welcome to open additional evening hours if they wish to do so – please let us know so that we can publish your opening hours. The only selection criteria to take part in this event is that you must be showing art or craft works that you have made, and you must either live or work within the Ryedale district. Visitors love to be able to see where artists work, but if your home studio is not suitable for opening to the public, we are happy for you to exhibit your work in an alternative venue – let us know if you need any help finding somewhere suitable, we might also be able to put you in touch with other artists who would like to share a venue.
The total fee to take part in this event is £80 for established artists, or £50 for recent graduates (courses completed within last 2 years). A 10% discount is available for all artists completing application form and sending payment by 30 May 2021 - no commission is charged on any sales made. In the event of the event being cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions, all fees will be refunded minus a non refundable charge of £30. All completed application forms and payments must be received no later than 30 June 2021. All artists must provide evidence of current public liability insurance – if you don’t have this, please get in touch and we can point you in the directions of some affordable options. All artists will be sent up to date Covid-19 Guidance prior to the event – it is each artist’s responsibility to ensure their venue is operating within government guidelines. We will be asking everyone to provide visitor numbers, sales figures and any other feedback after the event in order for us to monitor the success of the event. Participating artists will be included on the Ryedale Open Studios website, downloadable brochure, across all social media and the event will be promoted throughout the area. We ask all artists to add to this my promoting their involvement in Ryedale Open Studios across their own social media and to any mailing lists Ryedale Open Studios has been organised and coordinated by Vault Arts Centre CIC with support from Ryedale District Council. On receipt of your application form we will contact you to arrange payment. Please complete the contact details below, download the application form and email the completed form back to firstname.lastname@example.org - payment details will be sent upon receipt of a completed application form.