Herts Open Studios 2017

Online Registration is now OPEN!

This year our flagship event Herts Open Studios runs from Saturday 9th September to Sunday 1st October 2017. If you’ve been part of Open Studios before, you’ll see some exciting changes, with more emphasis on on-line information, marketing, changes to the hard copy brochure/trail leaflets as well as more support for members and participants. We’ve also listened to feedback about groups and taking part.

The full Open Studios campaign and signup starts in March, and will run until Tuesday 2nd May (the day after the bank holiday). If you renew your HVAF membership before 31st March you’ll be able to take advantage of our early-bird renewal discount.


Members we have a copy of the flyer and Press Release for Call for Artists available for your use here.

Please share amongst your Art friends and across Social Media, we will be sharing from our Facebook page too! 

2017 Herts Open Studios Fees (once HVA membership is complete)

We’ve also listened to feedback about groups and our new price structure for this year makes it even easier to take part.

Solo Artist: £90

Lead Artist in a group: £90

Additional Artist in a group: £40

Please note that if you are planning to do Open Studios in a group, all group members must both be HVA members and also signed up for Open Studios.


We would like to be clear that for 2017, we are undecided as to whether we will produce the brochure in the previous format. We are focusing on providing the most publicity in a cost effective way for the entire event, considering print costs, distribution and other factors moving forward. There will be print media - and we will keep you up to date with all of the developments.


Here’s the draft timetable so far:

1st March 2017: Open Studios pricing and booking available on-line, membership and renewals open on line, with early-bird discount

March/April 2017: Membership workshops and drop-ins – new and existing members

March-July 2017: Open Studios meetings/preparation workshops – details to be announced workshops at different locations – Getting Ready for Open Studios

31st March 2017: early bird membership renewal ends

2nd May 2017: Final membership renewal day for Open Studios registration

2nd May 2017: Herts Open Studios 2017 Registration Closes

July 2017: Local coordinator meetings – getting ready for Open Studios

August: Watch this space for Open Studios Warm-ups

September: Open Studios 2017