Application forms for YOS 2015

20 July 2014

Our new online application forms is now available on the website homepage.

Deadline for applications is 8 September 2014.

Dates for York Open Studios 2015

28 May 2014

Dates have been set for next year’s York Open Studios; it will take place on 17/18/19 April and 25/26 April 2015. The call for artists to apply for next year will go out in mid July - so  keep an eye on the website for further updates. We are also improving our social media presence which will become very evident shortly.

York Open Studios 2014 Launch Exhibition

4 March 2014

Every year, to launch Open Studios, we put on a taster exhibition. It is a great opportunity to see the range of artists showing in the event and perhaps help you select which studios to visit.

This year, as part of the Yorkshire Cultural Festival linking in with the Tour de France Grand Départ, our selected artists were asked to produce work on the theme of ‘Grand Départ’.

The exhibition is at Blossom Street Gallery, just outside Micklegate Bar, and runs from 18 March to 13 April.  Tuesday – Saturday 9.30 – 5.30, Sunday 10 -3. Free admission.

Looking for studio space?

30 July 2013

Bar Lane Studios has a number of studio spaces available to rent, ranging from lock-up studios to hotspaces in the communal studio, all available on flexible monthly terms.

 Email Ben Clowes on for more details.

York Open Studios at York Hospital

29 May 2013

You may not be aware that the hospital in York is one of the largest selling galleries in the city. YOS has a long standing relationship whereby artists participating in Open Studios also submit work to be displayed in the hospital. Take a look, you do not need to be ill or injured to visit this unusual gallery!

All pictures are displayed along the "Main Road" which is the long wide corridor running the length of the building.

2015 Directory

The 2015 directory will be available early in 2015. To receive your free copy email us and leave your details.

Thanks to our sponsors

Harrowells Solicitors York Museums Trust
City of York Council Savills

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