Please complete this form if you would like to register your venue for Open For Art 2019.

There is a ‘Save & Continue’ option at the bottom of this page, in case you’d like to start the form now, and complete it at a different time.  

£100 for a quarter page in an A5 brochure. (£85 for Artwey Business Partners)
£200 for a half page in an A5 brochure. (£170 for Artwey Business Partners) 
£400 for a full page in an A5 brochure. (£340 for Artwey Business Partners) 

  • Who can take part and how

    We would like to say at the outset that you don’t have to live in our designated area or be a member of Artwey to take part. It is an event for all visual artists.
    However the venues open do need to be within the South Dorset area as anything too far West will encroach on Bridport and East on Purbeck. We are ok with venues a little further North from Dorchester but those who sign up too far North will be isolated and therefore have very few visitors so not financially viable. For guidance in 2017 the most Northerly studios were in Charlton Down and Puddletown and both had a reasonable number of visitors each.
    Open for Art is just what it says: lots of varied venues opening their doors to display art – but we do know that many who visit appreciate seeing the artist in their working environment doing their art. So, whilst static displays are still perfectly acceptable, the optimum, where possible, is to offer a range of open studios in each area as well.

    There are lots of options open to artists:

    1. Open your own studio
    2. Share your own studio with a fellow artist
    3. You could be that fellow artist. We currently have spaces for 3D artists, sculptures, ceramicists, wirework, jewellers. Contact us if interested in sharing
    4. You could take part in a group show. Currently we have 3 such great venues being organised at The Old Town Hall Weymouth, The Heights Hotel Portland and Strangeways Hall in Abbotsbury. If you want to know more details, then contact us as there are limited places. We are still looking at more possibilities for group shows in the other areas: Dorchester, Poundbury, Abbotsbury
      Please use the contact form to enquire about these locations.
    5. Exhibit in already manned spaces like cafes, pubs, restaurants and existing galleries. Last year we even used a solicitor’s office. There are options we can suggest that you can investigate if you contact us, or better still find your own. However, remember that these options could go quickly and also that some possible spaces will only be contactable during the summer/autumn season

    We are offering:

      1. promotion of your venue on-line in our new dedicated website
      2. promotion of your venue in 20,000 professionally produced booklets distributed throughout the region and beyond
      3. over 100 street signs erected by DOMVS plus more for various localities
      4. 6 direction signs and venue banner per venue
      5. free entry to, and participation in, our launch party at the beautiful and prestigious Sculpture by the Lake
      6. publicity in local & county wide magazines
      7. promotion of not only the event but also of you as an artist on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
      8. 15 volunteers, including dedicated area reps, working on your behalf to organise this event
      9. The campaign support of 5 sponsors

    £100 for a quarter page in an A5 brochure. Artwey members get a discount and pay only £85. Find out about Artwey membership.
    Words will be limited so they don’t end up too small to read and you can have up to 2 images in there. Half page is £200 etc. Price is based on one venue, and the size of entry not the number of people in it.