CALL FOR ARTISTS
The Ellenbrook Cultural Foundation is calling out to any artist who is living or working in the City of Swan Swan area, with an interest in participating in the Swan Open Studios event in 2024.
This a grass-roots, artist-led initiative that serves local artist's needs, led by artists, and providing an increased awareness in your practice and an opportunity to develop your audience. If you have a studio or practice from within the City of Swan you are welcome to apply.
Registering is obligation-free, all you need to do is send us an expression of interest and we'll send you some further information.
KEY DATES AND INFORMATION FOR ARTISTS
Artist registrations are due by 5pm, Wednesday 15 November
Successful participants will be notified by 5pm, Thursday 23 November
All artist info including bio, statement, image, opening hours, social media links and website links are due on or before 5pm Friday, 9 February.
Artist fee applies after registration is accepted and an invoice sent. Payment is due by 5pm Thursday, 30 November.
Fees are : $125 per artist and $35 per sign. Early birds will get $105 +free membership. Purchase of sign is mandatory.
Artists must be over 18 years of age, living and / or working in the City of Swan, and have insurance.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Does my studio have to be open for the whole ten days?
No, your studio doesn't have to be open for the whole period of time that Open Studios is running; you can decide which hours and days you wish to be open during the event, and these will be included in the promotional material.
How do the signs work, and how many signs should I get?
It is compulsory to have at least one Open Studios sign so that visitors can easily identify that you are a participating artist. If there are multiple artists in one venue, then only one sign is required. If you think that your studio is difficult to find, consider where you might place a sign so that people can easily find you. Signs can be reused from year to year if you have one from a previous year.
Tell me more about shared venues and guest artists.
If you have multiple artists at the same address or venue, you should still register individually, because each artist will have their own unique page and marketing profile, and should operate independently so that they have thier own set opening hours and insurance. Each artist is considered a sole trader and will be invoiced separately.
However, you will probably find that it is possible to share a sign if you are sharing a venue, and you may also have your own collective marketing and branding if you are a group. If this is the case, please let us know and nominate one person who is the best contact for billing and enquiries.