Open Call for Guest Cities

The Open Call for Guest Cities is for organisations that seek to host or have already hosted their first Open House event. It is a great opportunity to get to know the Open House community in Europe and beyond. Moreover, the three selected organisations will have an opportunity to attend the Annual Summit with all expenses covered, and their programmes will be represented on the Open House Europe website and Digital Atlas. 


We invite three selected organisations to the Annual Summit in Dublin, Ireland, set for January 2025, with travel and accommodation costs covered. This event will explore the annual themes and foster knowledge exchange and experiences between the Open House community in Europe and other continents. Guest Cities will gain valuable insights about best practices for organising an Open House festival. In addition, the selected ones will be on the Digital Platform, an interactive digital atlas that will be accessible through our website and mobile application.


To qualify as a Guest City, applicants must meet the following criteria:


All eligible organisations can apply by completing the form below. The deadline for submissions is August 16, 2024.

Evaluation and selection process

Open House Europe partners will assess the applicant’s motivation. The selection criteria will prioritise emerging organisers eager to develop their festivals and become better acquainted with the Open House community in Europe.

Selected applicants will be informed by September 30.

Application form

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1. Organisation details

2. Festival details

3. Motivation *

Tell us what is your primary motivation for joining Open House Europe as a Guest City in 200-300 words.

4. Contact details