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.

May 2021 AOH Festival weekends:
May 1&2 I 8&9 I 15&16 I 22&23 I (29&30 optional)

Registration is open from 5th January – 22nd February
Special Early Bird Rates until 31st January

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/

 

Register here

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New free features to your Open House listing this year 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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Online-only listings
Due to the current circumstances, this year in addition to regular Open House listings, we are also offering Online-only listings for artists who prefer to open their house ‘virtually’ this time.  Online-only listings will receive an eighth page brochure listing as well as full online presence. (After registration closes on 22nd February Online-only listings will remain available until the end of April, but will not include a brochure presence.)

As well as an  image and listing description Online-only Listings comprise:
Online Gallery:
Online-only 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.
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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The AOH May Festival runs  weekends:
May 1&2May 8&9 May 15&16 May 22&23 | (May 29&30 optional)

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Timeline for the May 2021 Festival
For more info see the AOH Guide to Opening Your House
Find Guest Artists
See more Frequently Asked Questions

 

Register here

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Here is a little further information on Covid-19 preparations and precautions :
Become an Online Only Virtual Open House

 

AOH May 2021 COVID-19 Guidelines for Venues – AOH will require all venues to follow guidance for Covid-compliance. Venue and visitor guidelines will be produced in accordance with the relevant Government guidance and law at the time and these may be updated from time to time to reflect changes in legislation and best practice. Information about the current guidance can be found at https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus