Applications for 2018 are now CLOSED!

Check back in mid October of 2018 for the 2019 Applications. Application deadline for the 2019 Stratford Studio Tour will be November 30, 2018.

Applications for the 2019 Stratford Studio Tour are due November 30, 2018! 

The Stratford Studio Tour is an opportunity for artists who are residents of the City of Stratford and surrounding area, along with some guest artists, to connect with art lovers. Accepted artists will be given the opportunity to showcase and sell their art, invite the public to access their studio spaces, view demonstrations and share their creative process.

The Stratford Studio Tour is managed by a steering committee and supported by the Stratford Tourism Association. Our goal is to feature exciting and diverse artwork that highlights the talents of established career artists as well as newly discovered rising stars. Applicant’s work will be juried on quality, consistency and professionalism.

Studios within city limits who wish to open their studio doors and potentially host other artists must submit photos of their studio space and complete a Participating Studio Form to ensure suitability of space for hosting, safety requirements, etc.

The Tour strives for a balanced representation of media and an optimal number of artists. Guest artists will be capped at approximately 25% of the total number of participants.

We cannot guarantee that all applications will be accepted.

Benefits of Participation:

  • Promotion of the Stratford Studio Tour by the Stratford Tourism Alliance throughout southwestern Ontario.
  • Promotion of your work and exhibition location on the tour brochure and website.
  • Participation in a full-colour, year round studio tour brochure/studio guide. Each participant’s section will consist of one image, name, location, hours and contact information. (15,000 circulated)
  • Exposure through the Tour’s extensive website, and social media sites.
  • Mass marketing of the Tour through social media, local newspapers, magazines, local radio coverage and the huge marketing umbrella of the Stratford Tourism Association.
  • An opportunity for radio interviews, etc. spotlighting your studio
  • Wrap Up party after the Tour
  • Signage to display on your property during the Tour.
  • Supply of brochures for distribution.
  • An opportunity to showcase your art in Stratford, one of Canada’s Premier Arts Communities
  • Meeting, networking and receiving support from other artists.

Important Dates for 2019 Applications

November 30, 2018 – Last day to submit applications and applicable fees with no exceptions.

Completed application, additional forms and applicable fees, with images placed on a Flash Drive or CD/DVD can be mailed to:
Stratford Studio Tour
590 Forman Avenue
Stratford, ON
N5A 0C6

January 15, 2019 – Notifications of Jury results. All those who have applied will receive notification of acceptance or not by email. If not, your participation fee will be refunded.

Application Documents for 2019 will be available mid October 2018.

2018 Application Documents:

2018 Stratford Studio Tour Call for Entry

2018 Stratford Studio Tour Application

2018 Stratford Studio Tour Artists Requiring Studio Space

2018 Stratford Studio Tour Participating Studio Form

2018 Stratford Studio Tour Participant Agreement and Waiver

2018 Stratford Studio Tour Volunteer Sign Up Sheet

2018 Stratford Studio Tour Social Media