Somerset Open Studios 2018 | 15- 30 September
Now the largest event in Somerset for visual artists and makers, registrations for Somerset Open Studios 2018 are now open. Somerset Art Works members working in any discipline can apply to be part of this bi-annual event.
Somerset Open Studios draws Art Weeks back to its roots, focussing on artists in their working environment. Between 15- 30 September 2018, artists demonstrate how they make their work; their process, practice and inspiration. The event allows a rare opportunity to see inside artists’ studios, temporary working spaces and other locations to find out what goes on behind the scenes. Open Studios visitors can find out first hand about the creative process through demonstrations, workshops, talks and visits, to educate, inspire and delight. Art appreciators of all ages are welcome at Family Friendly venues and also at a Family Friendly finale weekend, with workshops and activities for all. Open Studios showcases established names as well as introducing new and emerging artists.
To apply for membership and to register for this year’s event, visit the Somerset Art Works website, www.somersetartworks.org.uk, email [email protected] or phone the SAW office on 01458 253800 between 9am – 4:30pm Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Deadline for registrations: 15 March 2018
Somerset Art Works aims to support artists who want to work professionally and are looking to promote their creative businesses across a range of disciplines; Books, Ceramics, Drawing, Film, Furniture, Glass, Jewellery, Metalwork, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Pottery, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textiles and Wood. SAW also continues to support emerging talent in Open Studios year with Creative Pathways bursaries and mentoring.
SAW is an artist-led organisation and Somerset’s only countywide agency dedicated to developing visual arts, weaving together communities and supporting the artists who enrich our lives, making Somerset a place where people expect to engage with excellent visual art that is surprising and distinctive.
SAW also develops Projects and offers Membership to support practicing artists and organisations in Somerset: providing bursaries, developing commissions, supporting collaborative working and creating networking and showcase opportunities, including the diverse annual Art Weeks event.