membership pricing & registration process

There are two levels of registration for SF Open Studios, Premier and Participating. Each artist must register for SF Open Studios independently; there are no group registrations. See our information page to find the dates for your location.

Please read below for the benefits, deadlines, and fees for each. Read through these FAQ's and then get started with your SF Open Studios online registration

You must be a current ArtSpan Artist Member ($30) to register for SF Open Studios. Follow these step-by-step instructions to join or renew your ArtSpan membership and then register for SF Open Studios.

See below for financial aid and student rates.

SF OPen Studios 2017 REgistration Dates - Coming Soon!

Questions? Please contact info@artspan.org or 415-861-9838.

PREMIER Artist:

Early-Bird Deadline & Fee: Summer 2017, Date TBA (plus current $30 ArtSpan Artist Membership, $175 total)
Regular Deadline & Fee: Summer 2017, Date TBA (plus current $30 ArtSpan Artist Membership, $190 total)

  • Studio information and one color artwork image in the PRINTED Guide (print run of 20,000)
  • Image file specs for Premier Artist Members in the Guide300dpi, CMYK TIFF file, 2.5 inches/750 pixels on the longest side, smaller than 8 MB, square images work best
  • Eligibility for to include one 20 inch by 20 inch maximum original artwork in the SF Open Studios Exhibition (space reservation forms will be e-mailed separately in July)
  • Discounted second Premier Artist Membership for artists who participate in SF Open Studios at two different studio locations during two different weekends: $110
  • ALL benefits of the Participating Artist Membership (see below)

* PLEASE NOTE THAT ARTISTS THAT REGISTER AFTER THE PREMIER ARTIST REGISTRATION DEADLINE WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE PRINTED SF OPEN STUDIOS GUIDE OR BE ELIGIBLE TO SUBMIT WORK TO THE SF OPEN STUDIOS EXHIBITION.

 

PARTICIPATING Artist:

Deadline & Fee: Sumer 2017, Date TBA (plus current $30 ArtSpan Artist Membership, $100 total)

  • Official participation in SF Open Studios and SF Open Studios event publicity
  • Inclusion in the printed SF Open Studios map flyer and the online SF Open Studios map (not in the printed Guide magazine)  (artists who register after the deadline will not be included in the map flyer or the online version of the map)
  • Inclusion in the online version of the SF Open Studios Guide (artists who register after the deadline will not be included in the online Guide)
  • Eligibility to participate in the SF Open Studios Hub Exhibition program
  • Eligibility to participate in the SF Open Studios Mentorship program
  • Eligibility to work as a Teaching Artist in the Art for City Youth program
  • Eligibility to work as a Live Painter in various public engagement events throughout the year
  • Opportunity to promote exhibition announcements to ArtSpan's mailing list via monthly eNewsletter and social media channels throughout the year (11,000 recipients)
  • SFOS Marketing Toolkit with tips on how to market your artwork during SF Open Studios
  • Admission to ArtLaunch, the SF Open Studios Exhibition Opening Reception
  • SF Open Studios Posters and Guides (to be picked up by artist at ArtSpan)
  • Discounts at Blick Art Materials and other local businesses
  • Discounted second Participating Artist Membership for artists who participate in SF Open Studios at two different studio locations during two different weekends: $55

 

FINANCIAL AID:

ArtSpan offers financial aid to artists on an income-based city, state, or federal assistance program. Artists with a gross household income that is less than $25,000, assets that are less than $3,000, and who are not a dependent may also qualify. All registration materials must be submitted by the deadlines state above; must be current ArtSpan Artist Member ($30).

- If eligible, the SF Open Studios registration fees are reduced to:

$70 (originally $160) for the Premier Artist Registration 

$20 (originally $100) for the Participating Artist Registration 

Apply to ArtSpan's SF Open Studios Financial Aid program by submitting the following materials:

- A letter requesting aid (include your name, mailing address, e-mail, and phone number)

- The first page of your most recent tax return OR confirmation that you are on an income-based assistance program, such as Section 8 Rental Voucher, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, California Lifeline Telephone Program, California Alternate Rates for Energy, or Family Electric Rate Assistance Program.

 

STUDENT RATES:

ArtSpan offers discounted SF Open Studios registration rates for full-time students. Artists who are currently enrolled in an accredited school qualify. All registration materials must be submitted by the deadlines state above; must be current ArtSpan Artist Member ($30).

- If eligible, the SF Open Studios registration fees are reduced to:

$70 (originally $160) for the Premier Artist Registration 

$20 (originally $100) for the Participating Artist Registration 

Apply for ArtSpan's SF Open Studios Student Rates by submitting the following materials:

- A letter requesting the student rates (include your name, mailing address, e-mail, phone number, and the name of the school that you attend):

- A copy of your student ID and full-time class/credit schedule for the fall semester


Terms of Agreement:

If an artist or venue hosts other artists, each artist must be a registered participant with ArtSpan. There are no refunds on registration and membership fees. Each artist is responsible for managing their studio during SF Open Studios and that ArtSpan is not responsible in any way. ArtSpan reserves the right to photograph the artist, event space, and artwork for publicity, documentation, and fundraising purposes. Terms subject to change.

 

Pictured above: Talavera-Ballon