What is Open Studio?

Open Studio is a platform created to support, promote and publicise primarily Spanish contemporary artists, most of them young and mid-career, but also including foreign artists working in our country or invited to the studios by the artists.

For four days, artists will open their studios, free of charge, to those members of the public who are interested, as well as to domestic and international collectors and professionals, and a number of educational activities will be held. It is a completely new concept, directly bringing together artists and the public so that the latter can get to know the former’s work and workspace.

Open Studio fosters professionalization, integration and network creation in both the Spanish and the international cultural sectors. It aims to provide art training and education for new audiences, create and maintain the art of collecting, and promote the international growth of Spanish art.

The Open Studio project is a private initiative, that promotes the growth of the creative network, supplements the culture and art available and helps develop the city’s tourism industry while contributing to the economic development of the industry as a whole.

The fourth edition of Madrid Open Studio was held from 1 to 4 October 2015. This follows four previous editions of Madrid Open Studio: the first one took place from 4 to 7 October 2012, the second from 22 to 26 May 2013, and the third from 22 to 25 May 2014. A total of 135 studios with 345 artists of different ages and nationalities took part in the three previous editions, with over 30,000 people visiting the studios. In addition, the first edition of Cáceres Open Studio was held in October 2014.