Q & A

Q: What is the time period a participant is committing to?

A: COS takes place between 5 October and 14 October 2018. You may choose to participate for a minimum of TWO days out of the 10 days or as many as you choose – the choice is yours. 

 

Q: What are the hours each artist will be open to the public? 

A: Participants will commit to opening their doors on their chosen days and be in attendance between 11.00hrs and 17.00hrs – or have a stand-in if they need to be absent for any reason.

 

Q: How do I choose my days to open?

A:  You need to tick the boxes on the registration form for the days you choose to open your doors to the public.

 

Q: Is the participation fee for one weekend?

A: No! The participation fee covers the entire event, no matter how many days you choose to participate. 

 

Q: Does the participation fee cover the event only?

A: No. Your entry will remain on the website until registration starts for the next Cyprus Open Studios event in 2019.

 

Q: How do I pay off-line?

A: Click on "Cash/Cheque" in the payment box and contact us for further instructions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

Q: I am not very computer literate – is there another way I can register?

A: Yes! Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. telling us that you wish to register OFF-LINE and we will provide you with an alternative. We will also provide mini-tutorials by arrangement.

 

Q: I don’t know how to compress files for the images – how can I send them?

A: Please do not compress image files – we need them in High Density (HD) for publicity purposes. A minimum of 1MB would be good but not essential. Just use the email that you receive when you register and attach the images selected from your computer.  OR you can use www.wetransfer.com – no subscription and no passwords necessary; just go to “Take me to free”, enter our email address - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - and upload your images. 

 

Q: Are there alternative venues if I do not want to open my own studio?

A: Yes – get in touch at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will suggest alternative venues. 

 

Q: When will I receive the COS Handbook?

A: As soon as your payment has been confirmed.

 

Q: If I do not have a studio to open, can I still become a member?

A: Yes! We offer a “member only” subscription at €35,00 per annum, with an entry on the website only where people will find your contact information all year round.

 

Q: How do I find someone to share space with?

A: That is usually a personal choice amongst friends, art group members, pupils at a school, or through your teachers. You should share space with someone you know well.

 

Q: Does COS work with galleries?

A: On a very limited basis – please contact us for more information.

 

Q: How do I exhibit abroad?

A: We will assist you through our international division, Open Galleries Abroad (OGA) – please contact us if you cannot find the information on the website.