29th March 2024

Calling all Swindon Artists. On 22nd April, Swindon Open Studios will be opening their online registration for artists to take part in this year’s event.

The annual showcase is celebrating twenty years since it began. And it welcomes new artists to join them each year, with well over 100 artists participating in 2023. The event itself will be taking place over the weekends of 21st, 22nd and 28th, 29th September. Then, artists will open their studios, homes and exhibition spaces giving visitors a chance to meet the artist to see where and how they make their art.

Calling all Swindon Artists - Swindon Open Studios
Calling all Swindon Artists – Swindon Open Studios

Karis Rose, who first participated in 2022 said ‘I couldn’t recommend SOS enough for all artists. No matter what level you are at, whether it be a full-time job, side hustle or hobby. I owe Swindon Open Studios a lot as I wouldn’t be where I am now without them, and I made friends along the way.’

A Q&A

Any artists who would like to know if Swindon Open Studios is for them are invited to join the committee for an informal Q&A session at 7pm on Thursday 2nd May, at Swindon Rugby Club. There, they will take some of the mystery out of how it all works. There’s no need to book – simply come along.

You’ll find lots of helpful information on the Swindon Open Studios website including:

  • Blogs from artists who have participated including Karis
  • A list of venues available if artists are unable to open their own studio or home
  • And a newsletter sign up to ensure you receive all the latest information.

We welcome applications from visual artists aged 18+ living or working within a 15-mile radius of Swindon.

Registration closes at midnight on Friday 31st May. For more information head over to https://www.swindonopenstudios.org

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