Would you like to participate
in Wirral Open Studio Tours 2017?
The next scheduled tour is due to take place on 10th-11th June 2017. Artists wishing to participate should complete the online Application Form below. Artists should be Wirral-based and either professional or semi-professional. The participation fee is £48*. (*Different fees apply for 2 or more family members exhibiting together in their own studio and for commercial galleries/studios, please contact us for details.)
Applications for the 2017 tour close on 28th February 2017.
Visitors have a unique opportunity to see art displayed on site, view work in progress, meet the artists and learn about their medium and processes.
The Wirral Open Studio Tour encourages artists from across the whole of Wirral to open their studios/creative spaces. Artists who do not have their own studio or suitable space to invite visitors can also take part by sharing with another artist.
As in previous years, the tour will be promoted widely across the whole of Wirral. The public will be provided with a printed (and digital) pamphlet/map showing all artists’ workspaces across Wirral, and visitors create their own self-tour over the two days.
In addition to this ‘blanket’ publicity, it will also be the responsibility of individual artists to generate interest in their own studio and distribute pamphlets, flyers, etc several weeks before the event. Previous years have shown that artists received greater numbers of visitors when there were several studios open within a half mile/mile area and we would therefore encourage artists to group together or share studios to create a ‘hub’ (the organisers will help to link neighbouring artists).
The participation fee is £48.00*. This covers the cost of advertising materials and will also entitle an artist to a year’s entry in the ‘Artists’ section of this website.