For artists

If you are interested in joining Artists At Home to exhibit online all year round, you can do so at any time of year using our online application process. However, your application must have been approved by 30th June if you wish to participate in the AAH open studios weekend in September 2021. The information below may help answer some of your questions.

When is the Artists at Home weekend?

17th–19th September 2021
Friday 6–9pm; Saturday and Sunday from 11am–6pm.

The open studios weekend normally takes place in June but has been moved to September 2021 due to Covid-19. There will be a widely publicised online event whatever happens, plus your online artist page can be accessed by visitors all year round; during 2020, the AAH website had 150,103 views.

Who can take part?

Any serious practitioner in the fine or applied arts living or practising within the area defined on the map below may apply to join. The discipline might be painting, sculpture, ceramics, textile design, photography, printmaking or jewellery but this list is not exhaustive. Work shown must have been produced by the artist; mass-produced objects and works by artists who are not members of Artists At Home may not be exhibited.

Can I share a studio or show with a friend?

Yes, if host and sharer(s) live within the Artists At Home area (see map) and are registered members of AAH. Please make a note on your application if you would like to be a host for another artist or are looking for someone to host you. 

When is the deadline for application?

You can apply all year round to exhibit online but to be included in the September 2021 open studios event your application must have been approved by 30th June.

How much does it cost?

There is an initial non-refundable joining fee of £140. In addition, the annual membership fee is £105. A member who doesn’t open their studio for more than two years in a row will have to re-pay the joining fee as well as their annual membership fee for their artist page to remain online. 

Do I pay commission on any work sold?

No. Any sales agreed are between you the artist and your buyer. Artists at Home plays no role in any sales agreements.

Do I have to be there the whole time?

We ask all artists to make sure they are open for the publicised times. Visitors are coming to see you and your work and it reflects badly on the event if you are not there to welcome them. We understand there may be unforeseen occasions when you have to step out, but please make sure someone else is there so visitors don’t have a wasted journey.

What is expected of me?

The event is run by all the artists collaboratively on a volunteer basis. If you join you are expected to participate and help with tasks including delivering the printed studio guide. This will be coordinated by a zone leader and you will have help and guidance.

When do I have to supply my images?

You must supply a high resolution 'key image' to be used in the printed studio guide by 30th June 2021.

You can upload images and text to your online artist page as soon as your application for membership has been accepted and your fees paid. The sooner your page is populated, the sooner visitors can see your work. Your ‘key image’ and your (optional) headshot will be used by the Artists At Home team to promote your work. This is a year-round programme of social media with a big campaign to promote the annual live AAH open studios event which is paralleled online.

How do I apply?

Please use our online application process.

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