Monday, 5 April 2010

NEOS Did you know?

When you join the North East Open Studios, you are joining up to Scotland's largest Open Studios event of its kind. Now in its 7th year NEOS is truly established in the Art scene all over Scotland, where people make the time to tour and explore the wealth of talent across Aberdeenshire. Outwith the NEOS event in September, our extensive catalogue enables the public to find, make contact, commission, source and engage with you.

NEOS is run entirely by a committee of volunteers made up of artists, makers and gallery owners from the North East, each bringing valued skills to running Scotland's biggest Open Studios event.

For your £99 membership:-

  • Listing for the event & year round directory
  • 24,000 catalogues/directory printed (last year we have none left!)
  • Distribution all over Aberdeenshire, also key points in Scotland & rest of UK
  • Available at Tourist Information points, Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire libraries
  • Access to over 200 artists and makers
  • Van run ~ delivering catalogues to Hotels, B&Bs for visitors the week before NEOS
  • Placement on NEOS map/guide
  • Web site listing
  • Monthly email information
  • NEOS Networking tools
    • Mailing list exceeding 500 (artists, makers, galleries and Friends of NEOS)
    • Friends of NEOS (emailing information about your events and invitations)
    • Your news sent out to our Blog, Twitter and FaceBook sites
    • Working in conjunction with Creative Cultures, GAIN, Cultural Enterprise Offices, SouthEast Aberdeenshire Artists as well as Creative Exchange.
  • NEOS Opportunities
    • Galleries offering wall space
    • Christmas Exhibition & makers stalls at Bridge View, Aberdeen
    • Advertising ~ £300 full page & £180 half page in the catalogue (open to art related ventures AND non-members)
    • NEOS's workshop "making the most of.." and notes
    • NEOS youth initiative ~ £50 fee

As for the event itself ... Visitor numbers last year exceeded 15,000 and the average spent at locations across the membership is from £1,000 to £15,000 .. So, its up to you to make the most of it! The more you put in, the more you will gain from it!

Has this inspired you? If it has ... come join NEOS 2010!

Now, the deadline for NEOS is fast approaching, so please visit the web site as soon as possible!

The deadline for your application Monday 12th of April 2010.

A quick reminder...To sign up to North East Open Studios 2010, please visit our web site at and you will see in the left hand column on the home page "Join NEOS 2010" where you can create your account.

In order to register as a participant for NEOS2010, you must first create a NEOS account.

Please complete the following form to create a new NEOS account and take a note of the password you choose. You will need this password to complete your NEOS registration.

The deadline for completing your form & payment is the 12th of April 2010.

After that - we will incur a late entry fee - which will be £20.

The entry system will be open until the 19th of April - any incomplete entries after that date will be deleted.

Set up of the 2010 booklet will commence - no additional entries / amendments to the database can be accepted after that date.

Please send your payment (cheques made payable to North East Open Studios) to our treasurer, at GOWANBANK, 7 Victoria Terrace, Kemnay AB51 5RL

If you require a paper application, please send a stamped addressed envelope to the address above.

If you need further help please don't hesitate to ask me, or any of the NEOS team.
NEOS 2010 Dates: September 11th - 19th.

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