Help & Resources

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Connect with other COS members

We use the messaging app Slack as a way for COS members to connect. Slack is free and easy to use.

2023 AGM Papers

Papers from the 2023 AGM can be downloaded below.

Practical Help for Artists and Makers

Here you can find past webinar recordings and downloadable guides on subjects to do with running your open studio event, and working as an artist.

Welcome booklet: useful information for new members

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2023 Marketing Tool Kit

Download the Marketing Tool Kit below for guidance on promoting your July Open Studios. The kit offers a range of assets including:
Logos & email signature / template for social media images.
Directional signs for A Boards: Left / Right /Straight on.
Posters: A4 Poster / A3 Poster / A2 Poster.

Submit your Art Trail and request a flyer here.

Framing, scanning and printing offers from photoART GB

Beginner’s Guide to Open Studios

July Open Studios
Tips for beginners

Andy Taylor shares his top tips and practical advice about running an Open Studio. The webinar is especially aimed at first timers.

Creative Marketing with Karen Jinks

Social media

Karen Jinks shares tips on promoting your art and growing your following before, during and after your Open Studio. 

Improving Your Instagram Skills

Social media

Thana Asaad of Digital Thanaya explains how to design, plan and schedule your social media posts to engage with and grow your audience.

Download the PDF guides here:

Website Help

Editing your profile images

Setting up your profile
Website help

Sophie shows you how to add your featured images and portfolios.

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