Welcome to Derbyshire Open Arts Website


We are delighted to tell you that applications for 2020 are open from Tuesday 22nd October 2019 until Wednesday 15th January 2020.

We have a new updated website with lots of features for 2020. Some implemented late last year and the rest now in place.

New This Year

Individual applicants can now upload a maximum of 3 images onto the website as well as the brochure image.

Groups can now upload 1 image per group member (with names) onto the website as well as the usual number of images per size of group for the brochure

For more information click here and scroll down to the third table

We also have two informal networking meetings to help with filling in application forms. You should be able to complete the process on the evening if you bring your images and text with you on a memory stick. There will be more information sent out about the meetings in November so if you don't already receive our emails and would like to please let us know and ask to be added  to our database, contact  info@derbyshireopenarts.co.uk

Informal Networking Meeting 1. Tuesday 12th November 7.00pm at Pitch Blue, Newbridge Works, Coldwell St, Wirksworth. DE4 4FB

Informal Networking Meeting 2. Wednesday 27th November 7.00pm, The Green Man Gallery at Hardwick Hall, Hardwick Square S, Buxton. SK17 6PY

Last Year over 200 artists and makers participated in the open studio event. Let's make 2020 even bigger. We can't wait to see your artwork in our brochure and on our website

Jennie Merriman (Chair)

And all the Derbyshire Open Arts Committee

Our Application Process

  1. If you're a new artist to Derbyshire Open Arts, to start the application process please sign up and create an account with us, you will then receive an email allowing you to activate your account. If you've exhibited before, go to step 2.
  2. To be apart of this event, log in and fill in our application form. You'll be asked to supply information for the brochure and website, as well as general contact information for our team. You can complete the form in multiple sittings.
  3. During the application process you can choose whether you are an individual artist, student artist or group and how you'd like to pay, either by BACS, cheque or Paypal and applications are open until Wednesday January 15th 2020.