Philadelphia Open Studio Tours is inviting all professional visual artists in Philadelphia to register for the 2010 season. Studios West of Broad Street will open October 2 through 3, 2010 and studios East of Broad Street will open October 9 through 10, 2010. This annual event showcases hundreds of professional visual artists in every Philadelphia neighborhood. During the week of POST participating artists will open their studios to the public, free of charge, to share and sell artwork.
All registrations will be processed with a web-based applicant management system that will ensure a simpler and more efficient registration process for POST. The online registration seamlessly integrates your studio information, artwork images, artist agreement, and payment. All artists must register for free with our online system in order to complete their POST registration. Artwork images must be uploaded and payments made with a credit card at the time of registration. All registrations must be submitted online before midnight on Tuesday June 1 to receive the following program benefits: Inclusion in printed event material, tour directory, and press releases; images reviewed by curator for inclusion in group exhibition at CFEVA; consideration for special promotions with the Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe, Institute of Contemporary Art, and Ritz Theaters. Artists must include at least one image in order to register, however, in an effort to promote the most up-to-date artwork, program staff will accept one round of revised images on or before September 1, 2010.
FOR ARTISTS WHO DO NOT HAVE ONLINE ACCESS OR A COMPUTER: The Center for Emerging Visual Artists opens the Maida R. Milone Resource Center to assist in technical, online, and registration needs. If you do not have the necessary equipment to process your registration online, please contact Ann Koivunen at CFEVA via phone 215.546.7775 x12 or email Ann@cfeva.org to schedule an appointment.
To complete the form for either Basic or Premium Registration, please visit cfeva.com. Premium Registration is $95, Basic Registration is $85.
Registering for the POST 2010 Season will provide access to:
Tens of thousands of arts enthusiasts from around the region: 20,450 studio visits were made in 2009.
Opportunities to build and maintain an audience for your work, connect with clients, arts professionals, and other artists.
Program staff at CFEVA and assistance to artists in need of studio space for the weekend of the tour.
Portfolio review by recognized curators and gallery owners: 2009 curator was Julien Robson of PAFA.
Promote your work and studio location throughout the 2010 year: POST visibility exceeds one million impressions
Exclusive benefits from local businesses including Blick Art Materials, Photo Lounge, and more.
Special promotions with Ritz Theaters, The Live Arts Festival and the Institute of Contemporary Art.
POST is a program of The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, a nonprofit career development organization that helps artists connect to their communities and reach their professional goals.