Applications for NEOS 2020 will open on this site on the 1st March 2020. In the meantime you can keep up to date as informtaion and dates become available by signing up for our newsletter.

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 2020 membership:

Single adult membership
£135. One Artist displaying from their own craft studio or shared venue. Includes one AGM voting right.

Single youth membership
£75. 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 members
£310. A single nominated Constituted Group member will have one AGM voting right.

Large Constituted Group membership with 7 or over named members
£415. A single nominated Constituted Group member will have one AGM voting right.

Friend of NEOS
£5. For the artist or craftsperson currently exhibiting in a group, but who would like individual emails about what is going on and be able to join the internal forum or one artist having a year or more away from exhibiting but wanting to be kept up to date with what is happening at NEOS. Both categories will be signed up to our mailing list and will be able to join the closed NEOS Facebook group.

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).