Take part

**Applications for 2024 are now closed**

Applications for 2025 will run from the 1 September to the 30 September 2024

All artists please fill in the application form.  If you are a returning or member Artist, we will approve your details within a few days.  If you are a new artist, your information will go through to the selection panel and you will hear back from us in October whether you have been successful or not.  If you have any questions, please get in contact.

About the Open Studios

North Yorkshire Open Studios is an annual event that offers artists and makers the opportunity to open their studios and directly sell their artwork to the public during the first two weekends of June. We also have an optional winter open studios over the first weekend in December.

The event has transitioned to an annual membership-based system, allowing selected artists to be part of North Yorkshire Open Studios for as long as they wish, fostering a vibrant artistic community across the county. Previously selected members from 2022 going forward do not need to go through the selection process.

North Yorkshire Open Studios 2024 will take place on 1, 2, 8, 9 June 2024

More about North Yorkshire Open Studios

Taking part

To be part of North Yorkshire Open Studios, all artists must apply through our website . Applications open in September for participation in the following year’s event. Artists residing and/or working in North Yorkshire,  York and the Historical Ridings of North Yorkshire, whether emerging or established professionals in visual arts, are eligible to apply. North Yorkshire Open Studios encourages professional artists who are committed to creating and selling high-quality contemporary art or craft, regardless of experience levels. 

Having one’s own studio is not a mandatory requirement. Artists without suitable creative spaces can collaborate with another North Yorkshire Open Studios artist who has a studio or seek appropriate alternative spaces, with North Yorkshire Open Studios assisting in finding shared venues if needed.

Participating in North Yorkshire Open Studios is free to apply. If accepted an annual fee of £150 with 10% on sales over £300 is charged.

Previously selected members from 2022 going forward can apply as a non-exhibiting artist to be featured on the website only (no brochure representation). The fee for this is £75.

For exhibiting artists, participation in the annual preview show is compulsory. In 2024 this will be held at the Inspired Gallery, Danby (drop off points for artists work will be provided across the regions).

Selection process

All artists are selected by independent curators. The selectors for 2024 are Sally Ann Smith from Inspired Gallery, Ginevra Gordon from York Art Gallery and Courtney Spencer.

The event is organised as a not-for-profit venture, led by a Steering Group comprised of North Yorkshire artists from its membership.