Applications are now closed for 2019. The time to apply for North East Open Studios is in March of that year. For your information we leave this page on the site. Look back in Feb/March next year for pricing updates. Or better still join our newsletter list and you’ll get the information as it becomes available. 

NEOS is the biggest open studios event in Scotland. Becoming a member means you have an annual entry in our all year round Artist and Makers Book and are part of a huge collective of creatives around the North East! Some 29,000 copies of the directory are distributed widely across the North East of Scotland by our members. In addition, the NEOS Committee ensures that the book is available in art galleries, tourist information offices, libraries and at major art events in the North East.
We also have an online version with search facilities, which makes your entry more accessible to our enquiring public.

Being a member of NEOS means that you are given the inspiration and support to enhance your artistic practice.

More answers to your questions can be found on our FAQ page.

Cost of NEOS Membership

There are five categories of membership. The following fees are applicable to 2019 membership:

Single adult membership
£130.One Artist displaying from their own craft studio or shared venue. Includes one AGM voting right.

Single youth membership
£70. One Artist aged 14 to 25, starting out from their own craft studio. Includes one AGM voting right.

Constituted Group memberships  Classed as 3+ Artists meeting, displaying and promoting the objectives and ethics of North East Open Studios who share or combine into a single space or venue for an Open Studio Event.

Small Constituted Group membership for up to and including 6 named participants.
£300. A single nominated Constituted Group member will have one AGM voting right.

Constituted Group membership with 7 or over named participants
£400. A single nominated Constituted Group member will have one AGM voting right.

Friend of NEOS  Introducing this new category – implemented this year. 
£5. One artist, either exhibiting in a group or one artist having a year or more away from exhibiting.
The artist will be signed up to our mailing list and will be invited to join the closed NEOS Facebook group.
As a friend of NEOS, individual members of a constituted NEOS group will be kept updated with information ordinarily sent out only to the group organiser.
This membership option is also for anyone wanting to take a year or more out, but kept up-to-date with what is happening in North East Open Studios.


Details on making payments are on the form when you sign-up. (Look for the red box at the top-right, above the menu on this site.)