Ends on February 7, 2018

34th Annual Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour

Saturday September 22 & Sunday September 23, 2018: 10 am to 5 pm

Application deadline: Wednesday February 7, 2018

Open to artists living and working in Peterborough city and county (south of Burleigh Falls)

The Peterborough-Kawarthas region is rich with talented artists practicing in a range of styles and media. Each year, the AGP presents the Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour (KAST) as a part of its commitment to art education and support for local artists. From Stoney Lake to Rice Lake and throughout the city of Peterborough, KAST offers the public a chance to view art in the working spaces of artists. Artists get the opportunity to share their practice, connect with potential supporters, and promote their work. The two-day Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour is self-driven and admission is free. The AGP mounts supporting exhibition(s) to present samples of the outstanding quality, spirit, and variety of artists on the Studio Tour.

Applications are reviewed by a Jury composed of artists, AGP staff, board, and members. Not all applications are accepted. Jury decisions are final. Artists will be notified of results by February 28, 2018.

Jurors select artists and consider the quality of work, the studio (location, accessibility, and presentation), and the public experience (balance and variety of media representing the region, studio demonstrations, drivability).

Artists may apply to present work in another artist's studio. All artists must have made an individual KAST application and been accepted by the Jury. Otherwise, guest artists are not permitted. 

Accepted artists must be current members and pay the participation fee of $180.

Selected artists are responsible for:

  • Delivery and pick up of artwork for any related exhibitions and displays.
  • Distribution of artist’s share of brochures and posters.
  • Posting and subsequent removing of studio directional signs.
  • Ensuring studio space is safe and prepared to welcome visitors.
  • Ensuring liability insurance for studio.
  • Selling own artwork, accepting commissions.
  • Offering demonstrations.
  • Maintaining open studios for both days and available to the public, 10 am to 5 pm.
  • Have assistance at your studio at all times for rest breaks and safety.
  • Recording and reporting visitor statistics to the AGP Program Coordinator within 10 days of the tour.

The Art Gallery of Peterborough is responsible for:

  • Managing applications and Jury selection of tour participants.
  • Recruitment and management of sponsors and advertisers.
  • Producing all promotional and marketing materials and managing communications (web, social media, brochure, printed materials, newspapers, radio, TV).
  • Distributing information and promotional materials to media and galleries
  • Production and allocation of directional signs.
  • Managing related exhibitions, openings, and receptions.
  • Managing the budget and payments for KAST related activities.
  • Compiling and presenting statistical data to KAST participants.
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