We have reached the half-way point for registration to participate in the 2016 Cyprus Open Studios. Registrations are coming in and that creates a welcome quickening of the heart. When one starts a new venture, it is always good to see that the toiling was worth it! Thank you to those who have already registered and also to those who have indicated their intention to do so. And we have reached Larnaca!
At this stage we are waiting for the website builder to complete the module that will be displayed on the “Participants” page on the site – we had a few hiccups… As soon as he comes through, the information will be displayed.
But, meanwhile, I thought you could visit a studio – the last opportunity:
Just in case you have missed the announcement, we are encouraging participants to invite a friend from abroad whom they would host in their own home at their expense, to share their studio or workshop space. The invited guest will not pay a COS participation fee and will be the guest of Cyprus Open Studios – this means that your artists friends from abroad could enjoy a visit at very low cost. If the visitors choose to present workshops or sell any of their product, they will be the sole beneficiaries of income derived from their activities whilst participating in Cyprus Open Studios. Any costs they may incur for alternative accommodation, transportation or materials will be for their own account.
As a small bonus, do you recognise this face?
Thought you might! Oh, you didn’t? It’s Tracy Emin, of course – in her studio.
There have been a few questions from potential participants and I quote some here:
Q: What is the time period a participant is committing to?
A: COS is taking place over the FIRST FOUR weekends of October 2016. Participants will commit to opening their doors on both Saturday and Sunday of their chosen weekend(s) and be in attendance between 11.00hrs and 17.00hrs – or have a stand-in if they need to be absent for any reason.
Q: What do the numbers at the bottom of the membership form mean, i.e. 1&2, 8&9, etc.?
A: Those are the dates of the weekends you may participate. You need to tick the box(es) for the weekends you choose to open your doors to the public.
Q: Is the participation fee for one weekend?
A: No! The participation fee covers the entire event, no matter how many weekends you choose to participate.
Q: Does the participation fee cover the event only?
A: No. Your entry will remain on the website until the next Cyprus Open Studios event in 2017.
Q: I am not very computer literate – is there another way I can register?
A: Yes! Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org telling us that you wish to register OFF-LINE and we will provide you with an alternative.
Q: I don’t know how to compress files for the images – how can I send them?
A: Please do not compress image files – we need them in High Density (HD) – also known as Resolution – for publicity purposes. A minimum of 1MB would be good but not essential.
If you have questions, please ask them – we will answer as best we can.