For Artists – About SEOS

For decades now, South East Open Studios has been one of the finest open studios events in one of the most beautiful areas of the UK. Promoted by a beautifully-produced booklet and advertised in the South East, the event is a draw for creative people of all ages. Hundreds of artists open their work spaces to exhibit their art, and for many it is the premier opportunity to bring out into the light the art created throughout the year, a chance to meet the public, talk to fellow artists and to sell their work.


£120 (early bird by January 15th 2021) and £135 thereafter.
Please remember that all submissions must be received by 28th February 2021.

Further information available here…

Membership Fee Refunds

Those members who received a 2020 refund will be expected to pay £120 before the 15th of January (Early Bird) and £135 after the 15th of January and before the end of the day on the 28th of February.
The prices above are also the prices for any new members, or any members who did not join SEOS in 2020.

However, if you left your 2020 membership fee with us, this is the chart to use to calculate what you will be invoiced in 2021. Please note that the SEOS Treasurer will be invoicing members individually once the member has completed the sign-up form.

Amount Paid in 2020 Refund Left in the Kitty (45%)Amount to Pay 2021 (Early Bird)Amount to Pay 2021 (After 15th of January, 2021)

Area Coordinators

Current area coordinator contact details.


BBromley, Croydon, OrpingtonPolly
CSevenoaks, Westerham, EdenbridgePolly
DWest Malling, Borough Green, GravesendVictoria
ETonbridge, Paddock Wood, HadlowSarah de
FMaidstone, Yalding, StaplehurstCarole
GRochester, SittingbourneJanet
HCanterbury, Whitstable, Herne BayJanet
IDover, Ramsgate, MargateJanet
JHythe, Folkestone and RyeGabrielle
KAshford, Wye, HamstreetAlison
LTenterden, HeadcornRowena
MHastings, Battle, HeathfieldGabrielle
NCranbrook, Hawkhurst, WadhurstClaudia
OTunbridge Wells, Crowborough, Forest RowClaudia

How to Register

When registration is open, all application forms will be held for 48 hours to allow for images to be sent in and for fees to be paid. After this time the application form will be deleted and the registration process will need to start again.

It is a very good idea to ensure that you have everything you need before starting your registration:

  • Details of when you will be open
  • Image in the correct format (see email sent when you complete the form)
  • Internet banking

Make sure your image file is prepared as follows:

File name: Your name as it will appear in the guide
File type: jpg, jpeg, tiff, psd (any other file type cannot be accepted)
File colours: RGB as supplied by camera or mobile, DO NOT change to CMYK
File size: Minimum 1200 pixels on the longest side. Maximum 6Mb.

Once you have registered, you will be sent an email with the instructions for payment and how to upload your image. The 48 hours starts when the email is sent so don’t worry if it doesn’t come through immediately.

If you are ready, simply click on the ‘REGISTER HERE’ button and start your journey to becoming a SEOS member…


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