Cambridge Open Studios

Cambridge Open Studios (COS) is one of the oldest open studio events in the country. It has its roots in the 1960s when a small group of artists invited local people to visit their studios and see how their art was produced, as part of a movement to demystify arts and make them available to all.

Today COS has around 470 members including painters, sculptors, jewellers, photographers, illustrators, furniture makers and many more, working in studios throughout Cambridgeshire. Its aim is to promote the making of original works of art and craft, and to forge a lasting relationship between local people and local makers.

Joining Cambridge Open Studios

Applications to be a member of COS are taken between early November and the end of December for the following year. Members can apply to take part in our annual Open Studios for an additional fee. Open Studios takes place over four weekends in July. Members open their studios to the public, providing an opportunity for you to find out about the techniques we use and the passions that inspire us.  

COS was established as a Company Limited by Guarantee in 1997. It is run by its members on a voluntary basis without outside financial support. This gives it autonomy and security in uncertain financial times.

For more information about Cambridge Open Studios see our FAQ page.

Management team

Heidi Lichterman: Company Secretary
Leigh Watson: Treasurer
Marion Curtis: Membership Secretary

Terry Beard
Annie Brown
Rebecca Dawson
Rosemary Dodgson
Sarah Dodkin Rush
Kay Dodsworth
Jocelyne Dudding
Esther Groeneveld
Peter Harrison
Mary Hinde
Carrie Ian
Christopher Langley
Jeremy Nicholls
John Pocock
Linda Towning
Sonia Villiers
Renata Vincolleti

Cambridge Open Studios is a company limited by guarantee incorporated in England and Wales with company number 03317766 whose registered office is c/o Prentis & Co LLP, 115c Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 1XE.

While care is taken to exclude offensive material, Cambridge Open Studios is not responsible for the images or text on members' pages.

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