Interested in participating in Open Studios of the Scenic Rim in 2017?

It's Easy!

All the information you need to know about the program is on this page or on the links below.

However we ask that you pick up an application pack from Scenic Rim Libraries or Cultural Centres which contains a USB which also has all this information on it.  You can then fill in the application form and submit hi res images by adding them to the USB.  This can then be returned to Scenic Rim Libraries of Cultual Centres.

Having issues with computers?  Contact your friendly staff at Scenic Rim Libraries or call Cultural Services on 5540 5055

Call Out for 2017 Studio Artists & Venues

  • Artists and Arts Collectives to apply
  • Tourist Operators, Businesses and Organizations wishing to secure an artist as an Artist-in-Residence during the 2017 round of Open Studios.


Studios & Cultural Trails of the Scenic Rim is a creative industry + cultural tourism initiative presented by Scenic Rim Regional Council. The program, now in its ninth round, operates annually across trail areas within the Scenic Rim region and encourages engagement with the arts through visits to artist’s studios. 
In 2017, Studios will be open in the month of May and early June across the Scenic Rim and at other times by appointment.  Most of the work on display is for sale with many artists also offering workshops, demonstrations and other programs. 

Studios of the Scenic Rim has been developed with support from RADF, and the ongoing input and evaluation of visitors, artists and representitives in the creative industry and cultural tourism sector.

Studio opening hours are 9am – 5pm on each day of the allocated weekend.

Who can apply

  • Artists residing within the Scenic Rim region can apply to open their own studio (as an INDIVIDUAL ARTIST), join other artists (as a COLLECTIVE) or exhibit or perform their work at a different location as an ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
  • Artists residing outside the region wishing to participate in the Studios program can apply as ARTIST IN RESIDENCE based at a venue within the Scenic Rim.  Artists in residence should be a working residency with the artist practicing their craft during the Studio weekend.  Arrangements are to be made by the artist directly with the venue, or the venue direct with the artist. 
  • Artists participating are not limited to visual artists.  Artists may include performers across all genres, musicians, writers and film makers.
  • The onus being on the capability to provide visitors and participants with an engaging experience and insight into artmaking in your chosen media.
Dates for Open Studios in 2017
  • Tamborine Mountain   6 & 7 May      
  • Lost World Valley  13 & 14 May  
  • Beaudesert   20 & 21 May
  • Boonah & District   27 & 28 May
  • Canungra - Beechmont   3 & 4 June

Applications close 18 November 2016


Steps for Artists & Collectives to apply for Open Studios 2017

  • Step 1  Read the Application Guidelines here.
  • Step 2  Pick up an Application Pack (contains a Scenic Rim USB) from Scenic Rim Libraries and Cultural Centres; or  request an Application Pack by contacting Council and register your name and postal address via email here ; or phone 5540 5050.
  • Step 3  Prepare and ensure you have all your information and high res images ready for your applicaiton.  Incomplete application forms or poor quality images may not be accepted.
  • Step 4  Complete in full the  Application Form (on the USB digitally).
  • Step 5  Save your completed Application Form to the USB.
  • Step 6  Save your high res images to the USB as per the requirements in the Guidelines. 
  • Step 7  Return the Scenic Rim USB to Council by due date.  Late entries will not be accepted.  Incomplete Application forms and poor quality images may not be accepted.
  • Step 8  Applications will be assessed and studio visits will be held with shortlisted applicants.
  • Step 9  Applicants notified of the outcome.

Applications are assessed by a panel of peers from the creative industry, tourism and education sector in three separate categories: 

  • Individual Studio Artists 
  • Artist-in-Residence  
  • Arts Collectives

Please read the Guidelines carefully to ensure that you qualify and can provide all the relevant information and images by the due date.

More questions?  Email or phone  07 5540 5050


Steps for Tourist Operators, Businesses and Organisations

Register as Venue to secure an Artist in Residence

  • Step 1  Email or phone 07 5540 5050 to express interest as a Artist in Residence venue
  • Step 2  Council officers liaise with venues and artists.