What you will need:
FULL MEMBERSHIP – apply here.
This will give you an artist page to link Open Studios information to.
Set up your artist profile page on the website: You will need to have this set up with images & details BEFORE you open your studio to the public as visitors will be checking your profile page during open studios.
Register for Open Studios: You will need to have some things on hand when you register –
- One profile image that will go on the Open Studios page, either of the artist, the studio, or both (preferred).
- Studio address
- A brief STUDIO description– this is to both entice visitors to your studio and also give them vital information including parking instructions, disabled access etc. Also INCLUDE YOUR CONTACT NUMBER in the studio description for visitors in case of emergency.
Payment of Open Studios Fee: This will include components for signage, marketing materials, website costs and insurances. Arts Connect Inc.’s insurance covers your studio during your participating times of Open Studios (NB* this will NOT cover your studio should you be open but not participating in OS at the time). Payment of this fee will be a part of the registration fee.
OHS audit: The artist agrees to have had, or to allow ACI to conduct an OHS audit on your studio to ensure it meets national code. You will need to provide copies of relevant paperwork if you have had your studio audited privately.
ACI reserves the right to refuse a studio’s inclusion in the OS program.
Studios will be chosen that meet with both ACI and OHS standards. While we invite a wide variety of artists to participate, we have criteria that need to be met. If your studio requires updates to comply with OHS standards, these will be discussed with you at the time of the audit & you will be given time to comply.
Payment Returns: If on the rare occasion your studio is not accepted or you are unable to participate in Open Studios for another reason, your payment will be returned minus an administration fee of $15. This will be discussed on a case-by-case basis.
Marketing: The artist agrees to assist with marketing Open Studios and to participate in any meetings we need to conduct during the organization of these events.
Images: The artist agrees to allow Arts Connect Inc to use images taken of their studio during Open Studios for marketing purposes in the future. Any images taken professionally by a photographer employed by Arts Connect Inc remain the property of the photographer & ACI, but high quality copies will be supplied to the artists themselves.