Traditional Spring Bank Holiday 26 – 28th May plus optional dates 29th May – 3rd June. 10.00 till 17.00

Welcome to Derbyshire Open Arts (Plus) 2018

Welcome to Derbyshire Open Arts website.

We are delighted to tell you that Derbyshire Open Arts 2018 is open for applications from Tuesday 31st October.

We will continue the plus (extended opening days) for 2018, and will consult with you on whether to continue this at the end of the year. Remember there is no obligation to participate in the 'Plus' days, and those who prefer to stick to the three bank holiday days can still do so. Should you wish to open for aome of the extra 6 days, or open in a different venue for this period, there will also be an option to indicate this in your information text.

We strongly urge you to make your application as soon as possible, as once Christmas is upon us, things have a habit of getting very busy and there is limited time to apply in January. Applications must be made by midnight on the closing date of Sunday 14th January

If you know of someone who does not have internet access, there is an option to apply on paper, but please be aware that this does create extra work for the volunteer committee. If you have problems making your application, or with anything else that you cannot resolve on your own, please leave us a message at 

Last year, we had nearly 230 artists and artisans taking part - lets try and make 2018 even bigger!

We hope you are as excited about the coming year's event as we are.

Caroline McFarlane (Chair)

and all the Derbyshire Open Arts Committee


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