Registering for the Artists Open Houses

 

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

The next festival will be the AOH 2021 Winter Festival, which will run weekends
27 November – 12 December. 

Winter 2021 AOH Festival weekends:
November 27 & 28, December 4 & 5, December 11 & 12

Registration is open from 1 – 30 September
Special Early Bird Rates until 14 September  

Refunds
Full refunds are available right up until the end of the registration period. 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/

Registration opens 1st September

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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Online-only listings
Due to the current circumstances, 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 30th September Online-only listings will remain available until 27th November, when the festival starts, 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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Winter 2021 AOH Festival weekends:
November 27 & 28, December 4 & 5, December 11 & 12

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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 1st September

Register here

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