GO is a
community-curated open studio project.

Jun 14

I’m having trouble…deciding whether to register as an individual artist or as an artist group.

Did you know that artists may register for GO as individuals or as a collaborative group? Here’s how to decide which is the best fit for you.

You should register as an individual artist if you create and exhibit artwork using your own name. Even if you share a studio, you should still register as an individual artist if authorship of your work belongs to you. If your studio is part of a larger floor or building with its own name, you have the option of mentioning this affiliation in the artist statement area. This will make it easier for visitors to find your space.

You should register as part of an artist group if you create and exhibit artwork collaboratively with other artists and use a group name to describe this work. The Guerrilla Girls are a great example of an artist group. Remember that GO is an open studio project, and you should only register as an artist group if the registered studio serves as workspace for your collaborative group. Work-in-progress in the studio should represent the collective activity of the group, not individual works by group members. The whole group isn’t required to be present during open studio weekend, but at least one member must be present to represent the group. In addition, each group must designate a point person to be the official liaison with GO.

The option to choose individual or group registration is available on the second page of the registration screen. After you provide your e-mail address, username, and password, you’ll be directed to a screen that enables you to select the appropriate registration.

If you choose “individual artist,” you will then be directed to provide your complete contact information and create a personal profile. If you choose “group or partnership,” you will then be directed to list the artists in your group, list the group name, designate a contact person, and create a profile for your collaborative activity.