Glasgow Open House Arts Festival
Artists in Isolation
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Everyone's favourite DIY non-profit arts festival returns after a four-year break, to bring you a much-awaited 4th and ‘socially distanced’ programme!


We are hoping the festival will bring desperately needed opportunities for joy and togetherness to the local community, as we begin to recover from the devastating effects of the pandemic.

Creative communities have been hit hard by restrictions and financial hardship and we want the festival to create space to explore the lived experiences of artists and the wider community during this difficult time.


The festival will prioritise the bringing together of artists and arts organisations working within diverse communities, recognising and advocating for the essential role the arts play in nourishing our daily lives.

We believe the festival can develop in interesting and unexpected ways as we find new methods of working within the confines of the lockdown restrictions. We will be encouraging people to use the limited spaces available to them (such as windows, gardens and parks, balconies and doorsteps, shop-shutters, advertising space and online content) to create a safe socially distanced programme, free and accessible to all.

24-27 Sep

Imagining a better future for access to the art world post covid
Advocating for more opportunities and better access to art & creative play for everyone!