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Sumbissions for PAOS 2020 are now closed. The PAOS 2020 joining form is no longer active. – Please read our Terms and Conditions

any queries about your application can still be made to:

Full Member – Join now for only £50

(Any artist over 18 living or working in Peterborough and the surrounding areas is eligible to apply for full membership)

Group Membership Rate £200

(Eight or more artists who are exhibiting together at one venue can apply for group membership)

Junior Membership £35

(Junior membership is for under 18’s and is conditional that the junior member must only exhibit at a venue that is hosted by a full member participating in the event weekends and that the full member is willing to accept full liability as an Arts Organiser)

Junior Artist Education Class £85

(Junior artists in a bonafide educational class of 3 students or more aged under 18 who will be supervised by a teacher or tutor during PAOS. If the teacher wishes to be a Full Artist Member then their membership of £TBA is counted as part of the £TBA fee and they will retain their own listing in the brochure as well, if this is the case please complete one form as a Full member Artist and another form for the Junior Artist Education Class, ticking the correct boxes on the joining forms re membership.

Charity group £35 , please contact the PAOS committee to see if your organisation qualifies, email:

Membership runs from 1st March to 28th February

Benefits include

  • Opportunity to exhibit in the Summer Open Studios event
  • A dedicated page on the website for the year with an image carousel for 6 photos and two custom information boxes for your profile and artists details. You can include more images, videos, website links and further details that will help promote your work. You can also share your page to social media at anytime
  • General advertising and marketing of the PAOS event centrally
  • Feature in the Open Studio printed directory (membership application deadline has ended at midnight Friday 14th February 2020)
  • Provision of programmes, postcards etc to help you market your event
  • Online resources to help make your event a success
  • Updates on local art events, news and opportunities
  • Social gatherings and access to a friendly local art community
  • Full voting rights and an invitation to the Annual General Meeting

Step One:

Please read the Terms and Conditions:  2020 Terms and Conditions

Step Two:

Complete the form: PAOS 2020 Joining Form and submit it using the submit button at the end if the form

(Membership runs from 1st March to 28th February. If you are applied to join PAOS 2020 before the AGM in November 2019, there will be a slight fee increase payable following agreement at the AGM by the membership.)

You will then be directed to PAYPAL. Once you have paid online, the information and payment will then be sent to the PAOS membership and brochure team and you will see a thank you page displayed. You will then receive a copy of your joining form submission to the email you entered on the form. Alternatively you can print the form out via your web browser print function and post it to:

Kerry Richardson, 11 Magnolia Avenue, Longthorpe, Peterborough, PE3 9QT.

Step Three Payment:

  • Pay by PAYPAL on the form, we would encourage you to pay by paypal.
  • Pay by bank transfer account number: 26056254 sort code: 23-05-80 please include your name in the reference section
  • Pay directly by BACS to the PAOS account at Metro Bank – Sort code: 23-05-80 account number: 26056254.  Alternatively, you can make a cheque (made payable to Peterborough Artists Open Studio) or cash deposit at Metro Bank, 29 Long Causeway, Peterborough PE1 1YJ.  Please ensure you annotate your payment with your name.

Step Four:

  • Once payment has been received with your application and been approved you will be sent an email confirming this and you will be sent a link and information on how to set up your page on this website. Returning existing PAOS members will already be set up on the website and will be able to carry on developing their web pages year on year.  Please note that while existing members new application form data will be checked against their existing data to make sure phone numbers and emails etc are up to date, the Artist’s webpage content and images are the artists responsibility. Web workshops are provided throughout the year to help artists learn how to edit and maintain their own pages.


John McGowan – Printmaker

To apply for PAOS Membership you will have needed to have completed and submitted the application form before the yearly deadline which is usually mid February with membership running 1st March to end of February the following year.

No refunds can be offered after the brochure production has begun (usually 1st March each year) to ensure print costs are covered.

The printed brochure and postcards year on year still provide the best form of information and advertising for visitors to the open studios and it is planned to continue with this system and the February deadline for the forseeable future.


John McGowan – Printmaker


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