September 9 & 10, 2023 - 10 AM to 5 PM

Notices for Artists

Application Form for 2023 Tour

The Fine Print

Please read the following carefully before applying. Before completing the application form you will be asked to agree to the following statements:

  1. I hereby and forever discharge the 2023 Northumberland Hills Studio Tour from all manner of actions, suits, damages, claims, and demands whatsoever in law or equity.
  2. I attest that I am the sole creator of all work.
  3. If accepted, I agree to provide proof of liability insurance (minimum of $2 million) on or before the start of the Studio Tour.
  4. I attest that I live in Northumberland County, Ontario.
  5. I agree to allow a studio visit to ensure the suitability of the premises and artwork.
  6. I agree to participate in volunteer activities. (To be discussed at the General Meeting early April, 2023)
  7. I authorize the use of images submitted by me to the 2023 Northumberland Hills Studio Tour for publicity or documentation without notice or payment to me.

Artist Obligations and Info

  1. The Northumberland Hills Studio Tour depends on grant funds requiring participant provide an educational element to their work or presentations. Please be prepared to demonstrate or otherwise provide an educational element during the tour.
  2. Artists will be subject to a jurying process to ensure the quality and presentation of work, and that the space is suitable to high volumes of traffic on the tour weekend. Artists must provide a safe, clean and presentable space. Artists should also consider making their space friendly to those with mobility impairments.
  3. Artists are required to attend Information Sessions or send a proxy. Typically, there are 2 or 3 sessions.
  4. Northumberland Hills Studio Tour is a not-for-profit event that is driven by volunteer efforts. All artists are expected to participate. There is a wide range of activities that require support ie: The Waterfront Festival, distribution of brochures, placing and collecting signage, social media and more.
  5. Following the tour, you will be required to provide a final sales number. This may be provided by the artist anonymously. Northumberland Hills Studio Tour records no personal information. The figure is aggregated and is necessary for the purposes of future grant applications and promotional opportunities.
  6. Northumberland Hills Studio Tour cannot guarantee acceptance. This year, only 30 artists/artisans will be selected for the tour. A wide range of criteria will be considered when accepting artists including a balanced representation of disciplines in addition to quality of work and suitability of the presentation space. Fees already paid will be re-imbursed if not accepted.
  7. Artists are encouraged to share their studio space if possible. Likewise, artists without a presentation space may also apply. Northumberland Hills Studio Tour will make all reasonable attempts to match artists with an available space. A guest artist is subject to all the same fees, conditions and obligations described above.

Application Form for 2023 Tour

Final Deadline March 30, 2023

Note: You may need to answer a puzzle quiz at the top of this page
after you click the Submit button.

Image Submissions for 2023 Tour

Final Deadline March 30, 2023
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    Please upload a photo for the Brochure and to be used on the web and social media

    • one photo

    • horizontal

    • 1800 pixels wide x 1200 pixels tall

    • 1MB minimum filesize

    • 2MB maximum filesize

    Please upload 3 photos for the web, social media etc.

    • three photos

    • horizontal or vertical

    • 800 pixels wide x 600 pixels tall (if the picture is vertical or square 600 pixels tall is fine)

    • 2MB maximum filesize

    Please allow time for your images to upload to the form.

    Artist Checklist

    Please make sure you have completed all of the tasks below prior to the stated deadlines.

    1. Fill out and submit the Application Form for 2023 Tour on this page by March 30, 2023 (Final Deadline)

    2. Fill out and submit the Image Submissions for 2023 Tour above by March 30, 2023 (Final Deadline)

    3. Submit payment to be received by March 15, 2023 (Early Bird $285.00) or March 30, 2023 (Final Deadline $350.00).


      • By cheque payable to: Northumberland Hills Studio Tour
        Mail to: Chris Montgomery, 84 Dorset St.W., Port Hope, ON L1A 1G2
      • Or by E-transfer to:

    4. Arrange liability insurance for your premises in advance of the show covering September 9 & 10, 2023.