2022 Open Source Festival

What is Open Source?


What is Open Source?

Open Source is a month-long festival during which Connecticut artists open their studio doors or temporary spaces to meet audiences, share their creative process, and network with area arts professionals. Artspace will provide free maps and festival guides online and in our gallery. We encourage audiences to come to 50 Orange Street and plan their studio visit routes and stops.

 


What is Open Source?

  • Open Source takes place October 21-30, 2022.
  • Registration fee is $50.
  • For sales made during Open Source, there is no commission fee due to Artspace. If you choose to make sales through our Open Source website, a 3% fee will be attached to all credit card transactions. We will happily accept your tax-deductible donation of a portion of your sale to help us cover the costs of the festival. Thank you in advance for your generosity!
  • Artist registration allows access to Artspace’s artist website 24/7 between October 1-30, 2022. Artists can host online studio visits at any time during the month of October and schedule 1:1 in-person studio visits with visitors using our online appointment system. 
  • Online Meet-ups! We will hold online meet-ups for participating artists and visitors to Open Source. A chance to connect and meet new community members! Simply note that you would like to participate and we will share registration information for each event.

In light of public health recommendations from the CDC and our own efforts to reduce the possible spread of COVID-19, all visitors to Open Source in public settings should wear cloth face coverings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. Visitors to 1:1 in-person studios visits should also wear cloth face coverings. Cloth face coverings may slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others by providing an extra layer to help prevent the respiratory droplets from traveling in the air and onto other people. Cloth face coverings can be made from household items.  All visitors should wear cloth face coverings unless doing so would be contrary to their health or safety because of a medical condition.  Any child under the age of 2 years, or an older child if the responsible adult is unable to place the cloth face covering over the child’s face, is not required to wear a cloth face covering.  It is also important for everyone to practice social distancing (staying at least 6 feet away from other people) at all times.

 


How do I register?


We are accepting registration July 10 through September 1. After you submit your info and make payment you will be redirected to a form with further instructions for submitting your information and images to our website. Register Here.


This is my first time participating – Help!


  • Welcome! We are thrilled to invite you to join the Open Source family—there is no better way to become immersed in New Haven’s visual arts scene and gain exposure for your work and your ideas.  While our festival may feel overwhelming at first, we encourage you to join in. Artspace staff are here to help you!
  • All first-time artists are strongly encouraged to attend the special How to Open Source workshop on Wednesday, Sept 21 at 4pm. You will meet key staff who will provide you with tips and suggestions for everything from artist statements, pricing your work, or what to bring to your pop-up space. Bring your questions! If you are unable to attend, we will also make a recorded webinar available, but you will not have the benefit of live Q&A. Registration required, information forthcoming.
  • Artspace staff are on hand to help suggest ways to make the most of the experience. Email us at opensource@artspacenh.org at any time and we will respond as soon as possible.

Festival Highlights

  • Opening night event at Artspace featuring Arts Window projections, Friday October 15 from 6:00 – 9:00pm.
  • Open artist studios at Erector Square and Westville, Saturday and Sunday October 16 – 17 from 12noon – 5:00pm
  • Open artist studios featuring locations in Dixwell, Hamden, and alternative sites. Saturday and Sunday October 23 – 24 from 12noon – 5:00pm.
  • Conversations between artists, curators, collectors and writers: Live and streaming on CHANNEL Voices
  • OS21 Artist Portfolio Site
  • Marion Belanger, artist and Board member
  • Diane Brown, Librarian and Board member
  • Lizzie Donius, Westville Village Renaissance Alliance
  • Dan Fitzmaurice, Arts Council of Greater New Haven
  • Adriane Jefferson, Director, Department of Arts, Culture & Tourism, City of New Haven
  • Kathi Telman, Erector Square
  • Kim Weston, Artist and Board member
In light of public health recommendations from the CDC and our own efforts to reduce the possible spread of COVID-19, all visitors to the Artspace Open Source 2021 Festival in public settings should wear cloth face coverings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. Visitors to 1:1 in-person studios visits should also wear cloth face coverings. Cloth face coverings slows the spread of the virus and helps people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others by providing an extra layer to help prevent the respiratory droplets from traveling in the air and onto other people. Cloth face coverings can be made from household items. All visitors should wear cloth face coverings unless doing so would be contrary to their health or safety because of a medical condition. Any child under the age of 2 years, or an older child if the responsible adult is unable to place the cloth face covering over the child’s face, is not required to wear a cloth face covering.  It is also important for everyone to practice social distancing (staying at least 6 feet away from other people) at all times.