The 2018 festival will take place from Saturday 14th to Sunday 22nd July.

Medway Open Studios & Arts Festival 2017 offered 23 venues to visit and a plethora of artists to meet. From live street art to traditional watercolours, hand casting to printmaking, and jewellery to photography. We will soon be inviting artists to submit their entries for the 2018 festival.

We’re looking for even more creative people and organisations to take part each year and welcome schools, colleges and community groups wishing to showcase their creative work as well as artists, designers, performers and crafts people.

Thinking about applying? – please read the Festival Guidelines 2018 and use the registration form most relevant to you or your organisation. This year we will be using an online survey format for the entry details. This will speed up our process for getting your information into the festival programme and onto the website. If you are unable to use the online form and need a paper or pdf version, please contact us.

Online entry forms will be available very soon, the deadline for submission will be Friday 2nd March 2018.

Here are last year’s forms in the meantime. The information needed to complete the online form will be very similar: contact details (both for the programme and for organiser use), venue address, personal statement of up to 50 words, opening times, social media and website links, whether your venue has wheelchair access, confirmation of payment, and one high resolution image to be used in the programme and online. You will also need to confirm that you have read the Festival Guidelines.