How to apply to take part

We advise you to do this on a computer or laptop rather than trying to do it on an iPhone or an iPad tablet

Please check the information you enter carefully before final submission as you can not then change anything yourself. There is a £10 charge for later alterations to reflect work done by our team on your behalf.

It is a good plan to prepare by having, for example, words about your work, correctly sized photographs ( files must be less than 2MB, files allowed: jpg and jpeg) and all venue details including post codes easily available when making the application.

  1. 2017 artists can use their 2017 password and username to login to the Derbyshire Open Arts Website or reset at http://derbyshireopenarts.co.uk/user/password if you still have the same email address. Log into the website and skip straight to step 5. If you have a new email address go to step 2 and create a new account.
  2. New artists click on 'sign up' and fill in the username, email address and password boxes. Next click 'create New Account' at the bottom of the page. Remember your username and password.
  3. You will automatically be taken back to the Home Page, where a message tells you that you have been sent an email with instructions. You will receive an email in your inbox it may take a couple of minutes.
  4. Open the email, and click on the link it gives you, which will log you onto the website. 
  5. Once logged in, click the 'Go To The Application Form' button which will open up the application form.
  6. It is now possible to save a partially completed application form. On the first 'sitting' some fields are compulsory such as surname, both addresses, contact phone number, brochure image and method of payment (with email address if paying by PayPal). At the end of the first sitting, if you wish to return to the form, just click 'submit' which will enable you to return later and complete the form. Next time you log in instead of the 'Go To The Application Form' button you'll now see a 'Continue Your Application' button.
  7. On the final completion of the form and submission of the form, tick the box above the submit button before clicking the submit button. The form cannot be reopened after this box has been ticked.
  8. On your final submission you will receive an email confirming all the information that you have entered. Your application will only be valid upon receipt of your payment.
  9. If you have not chosen to apply by PayPal don't forget to send a cheque payable to "Derbyshire Open Arts" along with your reference number or pay by BACS along with your reference number. See 'How To Pay' on the home page.
  10. If you later decide you want to alter something, you will need to contact us - you cannot do it yourself. There will be a charge of £10 for each alteration, to reflect the work our team need to do to make changes for you.

 N.B.  Please note that individual artists exhibiting with a group, at the reduced group rate, will not have the facility to advertise extra opening dates or second venues themselves.