Advocacy paper describing the ideal benefits of Open Studios in New Labour policy terms. Introduces key findings from research and outlines a range of case studies. Also provides listing of open studio events in England. Will be of use to local authority departments who want to support open studio events.

“The main role of open studios is to champion art and artists in their local areas…They can reach new audiences, create a market for art and also offer a focus for the training and development of local arts businesses, help to regenerate and re-brand areas or neighbourhoods and stimulate cultural tourism.”

Paul Glinkowski
Arts Council England
April 2003
Open studios: a gem worth polishing