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Angus Open Studios

Artists, Craftspeople and Designer-makers in Angus.

Next showcase event 26–30 May 2016

Angus Open Studios (AOS) is an association of artists, craftspeople and designer-makers based in Angus, Scotland. Our showcase event takes place each May, when AOS members open their studios to the public. AOS is a voluntarily run, non-profit making organisation dedicated to raising the profile of the creative industries and individuals within the area. Find out more about us here.

AOS 2015 Directory

Our members are creative all year long! Many open regularly or by appointment, attend events around the country and submit work to exhibitons. Visit their pages to find out more. You can also download the 2015 AOS Directory and a 2015 Map with Artist A-Z & Venue Guide.

Local flyers with venue maps

Kirriemuir Artists

Glamis & the Glens Artists

Forfar Artists

Why Visit Us?

Our Open Studios event is a great opportunity to visit our members in their studios.
• Meet the makers and find out about their methods and inspiration.
• Gain a unique insight into their workspaces and an appreciation of what goes into the production of their work.
• Commission an item to be produced uniquely for you.
• Explore the towns, villages and countryside of Angus and see it through the eyes of our members who find it so inspiring.

You can also use the directory and members pages throughout the year to find something special for yourself or to give as a gift.

Join us in 2016!

AOS 2016 Application Form (PDF version)AOS 2016 Application Form (PDF version)

Membership applications for 2016 are now open!

If you are interested in applying, choose an application form below. Either download a Word version, fill it in and return by email to openstudiosangus@gmail.com or print off a PDF and post it to us at the address on the form. Please return your application form by the 30th November. We look forward to welcoming you into AOS!

AOS 2016 Application Form (Word version)

AOS 2016 Application Form (PDF version)

2016 Call for Entries Poster

Become a Friend of AOS

Get advance notice of directory launches and member events as well as special offers. If you'd like us to keep in touch with regular newsletters packed full of AOS news as well as a chance to win in our Friends of AOS Prize Draw, then click below to sign up. Thank you.


Prize Draw Winner!

Thank you to everyone you submitted a feedback form after visiting our studios. They are essential in helping us improve. Congratulations to Mrs Anderson who visited us from Fife and who has won our £50 prize to spend with our members.

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New Directory Design 2015

AOS recently presented a worthy prize to Ruth Niven. All Final year Graphic Design Students at Duncan of Jordanstone competed to design our new AOS 2015 Directory and publicity materials. Ruth's design won after a members' vote and will soon be full of our 59 members' information. Ruth's design is based around our members opening their studio doors to visitors. We hope you like it. We do!