NOS Membership

Becoming a member is easy.

Northants & Rutland Open Studios (NROS) is a vibrant visual arts collective, dedicated to promoting the celebration and enjoyment of art across Northamptonshire.


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More About Membership

Our mission is rooted in inclusivity, promoting the belief that art should be accessible to all. Our annual festival is a testament to this ethos, offering artists a platform to engage directly with art enthusiasts, collectors, and fellow artists, demonstrate their practices, and even sell or accept commissions for new work.

The beauty of NOS lies in its diversity – we don't have a selection process, meaning artists of all abilities, ages, and disciplines can join our ever-growing artistic family.

But what does a membership with NOS entail?

  • Self-Promotion: As a member, you gain a platform to promote your art and tap into a ready-made audience, broadening your reach and influence.
  • Networking: Benefit from a network of like-minded individuals, offering a supportive environment for sharing ideas, seeking advice, and making meaningful connections.
  • Organisational Support: Enjoy organisational assistance for your events and exhibitions, along with valuable advice and opportunities directly from the director via our mailing list.
  • Independent Events: As a member, you're free to organise independent events throughout the year, leveraging the Northants Open Studios name for your own publicity and promotion.
  • Community Connections: NOS is actively developing artist links with various local arts venues and organisations, including Northampton Museum & Art Gallery, 78 Derngate, Jeyes of Earls Barton, Discover Northamptonshire, Primrose Gallery, and Chester House Farm Estate and Stanwick Lakes among others. As a member, you gain access to these rich connections.
  • Exclusive Offers: Enjoy the perks of our strong relationships with several art-related businesses across the county, giving you access to exclusive offers and discounts when available. (Log into your account and purchase membership to see the latest offers.)

Immerse yourself in the world of art and creativity with NOS membership, fostering personal growth, community engagement, and opportunities for exposure. Join us today and experience the transformative power of art and community at Northants Open Studios.

Your Membership Journey with Northants Open Studios

Stepping into the world of Northants Open Studios (NOS) as a member unlocks a host of benefits that extend far beyond our annual festival. Let's discover what your NOS membership offers:

  • Membership Duration & Cost: Your membership lasts for a full year, automatically renews, and costs only £25. This flat fee includes access to all our member benefits. Your membership is usually activated within 24 hours of payment and is valid from the date of payment for new members. For existing members, it extends your current membership by 12 months.
  • Website Profile: With your membership, you'll have a dedicated page on our website. This space acts like your personal website where visitors can view your work, watch your videos, find your contact details, and link directly to your social media.
  • Website Traffic: Our website received over 120,000 hits between July and September in 2022, boosting your potential exposure to a broad audience.
  • Commission Opportunities: Our website serves as a key platform for potential clients to contact you for commissioned work or to learn more about your artistic practice.
  • Community Support: Benefit from our supportive Facebook page and group that allow for further networking and connection with fellow artists.
  • Virtual Exhibitions: Enjoy the opportunity to participate in online virtual exhibitions curated from artist content.
  • Promotion Platform: Utilise NOS as a platform to advertise exhibitions, events, and workshops throughout the year, beyond the NOS events.
  • Mailing List: Gain access to our growing mailing list, tailored to our artists, including information about exhibiting opportunities.

£ 25 /year


  • Artist Profile
  • Unlimited Images
  • Unlimited Galleries
  • Unlimited Events
  • Cheaper Access to NOS Events
  • Take part in the September Festival
  • Discounts

Joining an art community like Northants Open Studios (NOS) invites you into a space where creativity thrives, and personal and professional growth is encouraged.

  • Personal Development: Our environment is designed to foster personal growth, encouraging you to refine your artistic skills and cultivate your unique style.
  • Networking: Connect with like-minded individuals, broaden your horizons, and uncover opportunities for collaboration and learning.
  • Confidence Building: Gain confidence in your artistic practice and the exhibiting process by showcasing your work and receiving constructive feedback.
  • Skill Development: Embrace the opportunity to learn and develop new skills, facilitated by interactions with fellow artists and our wide range of workshops and events.
  • Knowledge Base: Tap into a large knowledge base, gaining insights and guidance from established artists and industry professionals.
  • Mental Health Benefits: Participating in creative activities and being part of a supportive community has proven mental health benefits, providing a sense of belonging and promoting overall wellbeing.
  • Goals and Objectives: Having a creative goal to work towards can help structure your practice and maintain your artistic momentum.
  • Increased Exposure: Leverage our platform for wider exposure of your work, reaching a diverse audience that appreciates and values art.
  • New Venues: Benefit from the chance to display your work in new and diverse venues, introducing your art to new audiences.
  • Collaborative Opportunities: Embrace the chance to work with new artists, fostering an environment of shared learning and inspiration.

Your artistic journey is ripe with potential, and an NOS membership can unlock the doors to your continued growth and success.