Guelph Arts Council is excited to announce a call for site proposals for Doors Open Guelph 2018. Doors Open is a celebration of Guelph's finest buildings, creative spaces, and historically or architecturally relevant sites. Presented annually by Guelph Arts Council since 2002, the program showcases Guelph’s hidden gems, as well as our community’s architecture, heritage, creativity, and innovation. The 2018 event takes place on Saturday, April 21 from 10 am to 4 pm.
The deadline for submissions is Monday, October 30, 2017. Application instructions and criteria can be found here. Sites will be assessed on their architectural, cultural, historical or social significance; innovative design or technology; and capacity to contribute to a successful event.
In announcing the call for site proposals, Guelph Arts Council’s Executive Director Patti Broughton said: “On behalf of the Doors Open Guelph Steering Committee, I invite potential sites in Guelph to apply to be part of 2018’s exciting event. Participating in Doors Open is a great opportunity to share the story of your special place with residents and visitors who are keenly interested in this community.”
Doors Open Guelph is one of Guelph Arts Council’s longest-running programs. This year’s event attracted over 8,000 people to its 14 sites, 30% visitors to the city. Its success is due to the hard work of volunteers, who work as Steering Committee members, tour guides, sweeps, greeters, counters, researchers, and more, as well as the support of event sponsors.
Since its inception, Doors Open Guelph has been part of Doors Open Ontario, a province-wide initiative that celebrates community heritage. Doors Open Guelph has had the distinction of being the kick-off event for Doors Open Ontario each year.
Find the original press release here.