Open Call for Purbeck Art Weeks Festival Artists JANUARY 2024

🗓️ Monday 1st – Wednesday 31st January 2024

Applications are open throughout January for this year’s Purbeck Art Weeks Festival.


The annual festival showcases work by visual artists living, working or studying on the Isle of Purbeck.

You can show your work through your own open studio, at the PAW group exhibition at Rollington Barn (near Corfe Castle), or at a range of other venues.

It’s open to both established, emerging and hobby artists of all ages, and all styles and mediums of art.

Applications are open from 1st January and close on 31st January.

PAW is a wonderful opportunity both for established artists to showcase their work and for new artists just stepping their toes in the water exhibiting for the first time.

Many of our local artists in Purbeck took their very first steps with us.

The festival’s popularity has grown year on year – last year we had to close applications for the Rollington Exhibition early due to the number of submissions received and limited space, so I’d advise anyone considering applying to do so early.

We can’t wait to see this year’s entries!


Application process

To show your work at PAW you need to become a member, which gives you access to a supportive network and friendly community of fellow artists, along with regular email updates, social get-togethers and a dedicated group Facebook page.

You’ll also need to pay the relevant exhibition fee (discounts and bursaries are available).

Exhibition Fees 2024

Open Studios

  • Artist studio – £100
  • Exhibition (non-commercial space) – £120
  • Gallery/business – £140

The Open Studio fee also includes a space at the Rollington Exhibition.

Rollington Barn

  • Exhibition fee – £100

(The space allocated will reflect whether your work is 2D, 3D or jewellery – full dimensions and information can be found on the PAW website).

Student & Charity Fee Discount

There is a 50% discount available for students and other qualifying applicants for both the open studio option and the Rollington exhibition.

The fee discount applies to:

  • Students who are under 30 and in full time education
  • Artists who are within two years of graduation
  • Registered charities

Bursaries are also available to support artists of all kinds.

Visit the Purbeck Art Weeks’ Members page for full application and fee information:

Or email for further details: