Membership Information

Standard Membership

£50

Fee to be paid in one instalment
• Monthly E-news which highlights topic based information, notice of creative opportunities and exhibition listings
• A page on the DVA website
• 5% discount on a Dorset Art Weeks entry in a DAW year

Project Membership

£75

Fee includes Standard Membership but may be paid in two instalments, October and March.
This group runs primarily for semi-professional artists who have either been formally trained or otherwise gained solid experience of exhibiting, participating in, or leading courses.
The group meets six times a year to:
• Undertake critical reviews of work in progress and encourage skill swaps and knowledge sharing
• Introduce and consider different aspects of working as an artist - e.g.:
• Exhibitions
• Running workshops
• Framing
• Working in series / themes
• Writing
• Form an annual collective process based exhibitionor other special project - e.g artist’s books
• Make studio visits
• Encourage informal collaborations between members of the group with a common interest
• With help - share work via the DVA website and other media

Salon Membership

£75

Fee includes Standard Membership but may be paid in two instalments, October and March.
A selected fine art membership group bringing together established and recent graduate fine artists.
Meeting around six times a year, much along the lines of a traditional ‘sketch book club’, preferably at artists’ studios - maybe the odd pub - the primary purposes of the group will be to: encourage critical debate, share creative knowledge and experiences and perhaps prompt collaborations. This year’s focusincludes realising an exciting publishing and exhibition project. We expect Dorset’s professional galleries to be closely associated with and influential to The Salon.
Our aims should encompass taking project ideas and outcomes beyond Dorset.
Applications are invited by CV, accompanying letter and a selection of images - see criteria under Projects on the new DVA website. The letter should include reference to why you think this opportunity might be for you and what you think you can bring to the group.

Applications are invited by CV, accompanying letter and a selection of images via email to [email protected] The letter should include reference to why you think this opportunity might be for you and what you think you can bring to the group.

Making Dorset Membership

£75

Fee includes Standard Membership but may be paid in two instalments, October and March.
Making Dorset is a relatively new initiative building on the publication ‘Fifty Dorset Makers’. A new Making Dorset website is ready to launch and will go live by 1st October.
Making Dorset is formed of 50 selected members with an expectation that members will commit to a 2- preferably 3-year involvement. The grouping is open to new members - a waiting list may apply. Please see the criteria on the new Dorset Visual Arts website: dorsetvisualarts.org
Making Dorset is currently in a research and development phase involving all Making Dorset Members. Over the next 18 months, shaped and refined by members and supported by grants**, this phase aims to realise:
• A directory of opportunities
• A skill and knowledge bank
• A curated exhibition
• A special 7-10 day trail with special events
• culminating in:
• • A 2 - 3 day Makers Conference attracting regional
• • / national interest
• • Marketing support - social media etc.
• • Sub group collaborations leading to representation
• • at fairs and in exhibitions


** Grants: 3 applications are currently in-hand -
** outcomes known by late November / early December

New applications are invited by CV, accompanying letter and a selection of images via email to [email protected] The letter should include reference to why you think this opportunity might be for you and what you think you can bring to the group.

Group Membership

£50

Fee to be paid in one instalment
• Monthly E-news which highlights topic based information, notice of creative opportunities and exhibition listings
• A page on the DVA website
• 5% discount on entry to Dorset Art Weeks in a DAW year

We have reintroduced gallery, group and collaborative membership. This will be at a standard membership price as it will not be practical for these groups to participate in the project groups as a collective. It does though give Galleries and groups the chance to have a presence on our website and share our opportunities amongst their group members.

Friends

£25

Friends play an essential role in supporting the Dorset Visual Arts charity that is aiding the professional development of artists, designers and makers within the county. This category is designed for non-practising art enthusiasts wanting to support and enjoy the visual arts, and subscribers will receive e-news and invitations to exhibitions and special events.

Emergent Artist

Standard Membership £35

Interrogating Membership £55

Making Dorset £55

Salon Membership £55

To join at this rate, you must meet one of the following criteria:

1. An artist or maker who is under 25yrs.

2. An artist of any age who, within the last two years has either left college and / or set up their first professional studio or workshop.

NB: Please attach either a copy of proof of age OR a copy of a utility bill with a signed and an addressed testimonial or reference from a Mentor or Witness.

Disability 

Standard Membership £35

Interrogating Membership £55

Making Dorset £55

Salon Membership £55

Artist in receipt of Disability Living Allowance or Income Support

Please send current evidence from the relevant authorities with your application. Please note we cannot afford to support other Concessionary Groups.

 




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