For Open Studio Tours
Artists and Attendees
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For additional questions and support, email firstname.lastname@example.org (also available in Spanish)
Does it cost anything to register for Open Studio Tours?
No, it is free to register and participate.
Where is Open Studio Tours located?
Open Studio Tours will take place in studios and creative workspaces in-person and virtually. Artists also have the opportunity to host Zoom Virtual Studio Tours for visitors to attend. More information about the Virtual Studio Tours can be found in our Artist Resources section here.
Will there be in-person studio tours?
Yes, The Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona and Open Studio Tours are supporting hybrid safe studio/workspace tours this year (2021). Artists will manage in-person appointments.
Do I have to host a Zoom Virtual Studio Tour to participate?
No, you do not have to host a Zoom Virtual Studio Tour to participate. Artists are encouraged to upload videos and schedule live interaction with attendees. The intent of Open Studio Tours is for attendees to directly engage with the working artists, see where art is created, and learn more about their artistic processes.
I don't have a traditional studio space. Should I still register?
Yes! Even though ’studio’ is in the name, Open Studio Tours isn’t just about traditional studio spaces. It is all about showing people how and where you create art. A ’studio’ can be your living room, a friend’s house, your backyard or even public streets. For privacy, Artists have the option of disclosing their studio addresses and scheduling in-person tours. How do you create? Why do you create? How can the community support you? When you register, OST will market you and your art… completely free.
I work out of the same studio/workspace as other artists. Should we register as a group or individually?
Register as an individual but any artists collective can use the same address when offering live studio visits.
Are galleries, businesses, organizations, etc able to register for Open Studio Tours?
Open Studio Tours is focused on individual artists creating work in studio/workplace spaces. Shared spaces should encourage their members/artists to register individually.
How do I find out what Ward/District I am located in?
For a map of Wards (1-6) in Tucson go to https://www.tucsonaz.gov/gov/
ward-maps and for a map of Districts (1-5) in Pima County go to https://webcms.pima.gov/ UserFiles/Servers/Server_6/ File/Map%20Room/ SupervisorialDistricts/allpc_ bosdist.pdf- .
The registration form mentions that my images may be cropped to fit the website. What does this mean?
We have tried our hardest to be sure the images and artwork submitted are shown in their totality as much as possible. The only place where a submitted image may be cropped is on the Artist Listing page (https://ost.artsfoundtucson.
org/artists/) which is cropped to 375×250. The image used to fill that space is Artwork Sample #1 on the registration form.
Can I register for Open Studio Tours on paper?
Registration is available online. If artists need additional support, email email@example.com. Correspondence is also available in Spanish. We are here for you.
Does it cost anything to attend Open Studio Tours?
No, it does not cost anything to attend and we encourage attendees to consider purchasing to support local artists.
What is the purpose of Open Studio Tours?
Open Studio Tours Online allows Southern Arizona’s artists to in person/virtually invite visitors into their studios and creative workspaces, free-of-charge, so they can directly engage with the working artists, see where art is created, and learn more about their artistic processes.
Will there be in-person studio tours?
Yes, The Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona and Open Studio Tours are supporting in-person and online studio/workspace tours this year (2021).