Registering for the Artists Open Houses

 

The Artists Open Houses (AOH) has two festivals each year: one during the city’s May festival season, the other in the lead up to Christmas.

The next festival will be the AOH May 2022 Festival, which will run weekends
7th May – 29th May 

May 2022 AOH Festival weekends:
May 7 & 8, May 14 & 15, May 21 & 22 and May 28 & 29

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Although registration for the main AOH May 2022 is now closed, you can still take part as a Virtual Open House:

Virtual Open Houses
 Virtual Open Houses are online-only listings for artists who prefer to open their house ‘virtually’.  Virtual Open Houses listings will not include a brochure presence and will not admit actual audiences to visit them.

A Virtual Open Houses listing offers you:
An AOH May 2022 Festival web listing with image and  description shown in the Virtual Open Houses website section.

An Online Gallery:
Virtual Open House listings offer a dedicated gallery showing twelve images of your work with a link to your email, phone number, Etsy or website, so that visitors to the site can buy work directly from you. You are welcome to buy an extra packages of another 12 images for a further £10

Video link:
You will also be able to make and upload a video to your listing, showing samples of work, the processes of making and ideas behind your work.

Galleries images and video links can be updated at any time up to and including during the festival period.

 

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Registration is open from 4th January – 21st February 
Special Early Bird Rates until 31st Jaunary 

Refunds
Full refunds are available right up until the end of the main registration period (21st February). In the unlikely event there should be a further lockdown during any part of the festival period, the AOH Festival will go ahead as an online festival during that period. 

See Dates and Rates

Taking part
Anyone who lives within the 01273 telephone area is eligible to register an Open House in the AOH Festival.
Those living outside the area may also take part as a guest artist exhibiting their work in someone else’s Open House. You may like to sign up to Artist Seeking Houses so that host venues can see your work and invite you to exhibit with them: http://artists-seeking-houses.aoh.org.uk/

It is also possible to take part as a Virtual Open House, this means your listing will  appear online only and  visitors will only visit you virtually. See below or find out more  here

Registration opens 4th January 

Register here

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New free features to your Open House listing include:

Online Gallery:
You will receive a dedicated gallery showing six images of your/your artists work with a link to your email, phone number, Etsy or website, so that visitors to the site can buy work directly from you.
Video link:
You will also be able to make and upload a video to your listing, showing samples of work, the processes of making and ideas behind your work.

Gallery images and video links can be updated at any time up to and including during the festival period.

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Virtual Open Houses
 Virtual Open Houses are online-only listings for artists who prefer to open their house ‘virtually’.  Virtual Open Houses listings will not include a brochure presence and will not admit actual audiences to visit them.

A Virtual Open Houses listing offers you:
An AOH May 2022 Festival web listing with image and  description shown in the Virtual Open Houses website section:
An Online Gallery:
Virtual Open House listings offer a dedicated gallery showing twelve images of your work with a link to your email, phone number, Etsy or website, so that visitors to the site can buy work directly from you. You are welcome to buy an extra packages of another 12 images for a further £10
Video link:
You will also be able to make and upload a video to your listing, showing samples of work, the processes of making and ideas behind your work.

Galleries images and video links can be updated at any time up to and including during the festival period.

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May 2022 AOH Festival weekends:
May 7 & 8, May 14 & 15, May 21 & 22 and May 28 & 29

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For more info see the AOH Guide to Opening Your House
Find Guest Artists
See more Frequently Asked Questions

Registration opens 4th January

Register here

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