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Somerset Art Weeks - Registrations Now Open For Somerset Open Studios 2018

Somerset Open Studios 2018 | 15- 30 September

Now the largest event in Somerset for visual artists and makers, registrations for Somerset Open Studios 2018 are now open. Somerset Art Works members working in any discipline can apply to be part of this bi-annual event.

Somerset Open Studios draws Art Weeks back to its roots, focussing on artists in their working environment. Between 15- 30 September 2018, artists demonstrate how they make their work; their process, practice and inspiration. The event allows a rare opportunity to see inside artists’ studios, temporary working spaces and other locations to find out what goes on behind the scenes. Open Studios visitors can find out first hand about the creative process through demonstrations, workshops, talks and visits, to educate, inspire and delight. Art appreciators of all ages are welcome at Family Friendly venues and also at a Family Friendly finale weekend, with workshops and activities for all. Open Studios showcases established names as well as introducing new and emerging artists.

To apply for membership and to register for this year’s event, visit the Somerset Art Works website,, or phone the SAW office on 01458 253800 between 9am - 4:30pm Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Deadline for registrations: 15 March 2018

Somerset Art Works aims to support artists who want to work professionally and are looking to promote their creative businesses across a range of disciplines; Books, Ceramics, Drawing, Film, Furniture, Glass, Jewellery, Metalwork, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Pottery, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textiles and Wood. SAW also continues to support emerging talent in Open Studios year with Creative Pathways bursaries and mentoring.

SAW is an artist-led organisation and Somerset’s only countywide agency dedicated to developing visual arts, weaving together communities and supporting the artists who enrich our lives, making Somerset a place where people expect to engage with excellent visual art that is surprising and distinctive.

SAW also develops Projects and offers Membership to support practicing artists and organisations in Somerset: providing bursaries, developing commissions, supporting collaborative working and creating networking and showcase opportunities, including the diverse annual Art Weeks eve

Somerset Art Works is soon to become part of the Arts Council England’s National Portfolio of funded organisations for 2018-2022.
As Somerset's only countywide agency dedicated to developing the visual arts, SAW initiates a wide range of projects in a variety of settings, working in partnership with other arts and non-arts organisations. SAW works to increase public engagement, weaving together communities and raising the profile of the vibrant contemporary visual, digital and applied arts in Somerset.

For more information contact:
Paul Newman (Somerset Art Works- Art Weeks Co-ordinator)
Somerset Art Works - The Town Hall, Bow Street, Langport, TA10 9PR
Office opening times: Tuesday & Thursday 8.00a.m. – 4.30p.m.
Tel: 01458 253 800
Website:  twitter: @SAW_Somerset  instagram: somerset_art_works