HOW TO JOIN STEYNING ARTS

Join As An Artist

Are you interested in becoming a member of Steyning Arts? It means you:

Will be invited to take part in Steyning Arts events, including Art Trails, exhibitions and a range of ‘Meet the Artist’ and support group evenings.
Can have a personal page where your work will be displayed on the Steyning Arts website.
Will be eligible to participate in Members meeting, surveys and, and vote in Annual and Extraordinary General Meetings.

Steyning Arts runs entirely on volunteer power, so we expect members to share the work involved in organising exhibitions and events, and in keeping the organisation running smoothly.

The normal membership fee is £15 per calendar year. For new members, and those whose membership has lapsed, there is an additional joining fee of £10 to cover admin costs.  So £25 in total in the first year, then £15 per year thereafter.  Fees for participating in specific exhibitions, trails and events are extra.

For artists joining mid-year, from July onwards, we offer a special extended membership package.  This costs £30 and covers the rest of the current year, and the whole of the next year.  It saves £10 compared to taking out separate annual memberships.

Payment instructions are provided below, and full details of membership terms and conditions are provided in the Steyning Arts constitution

To sign up for membership just click on this link and fill in the online form.

Notes for new members:

Our annual Art Trail usually comprises 22 – 24 venues including members own homes/studios and approximately 3 communal venues in Steyning and Upper Beeding. For 2021 we may be short of venues due to on-going covid restrictions and so we are unlikely to be able to offer a trail venue to new members this year. If new members have their own venue to offer this will be welcomed. Final details for the 2021 trail will be confirmed by 30th May.

If you would like to proceed and get involved in our other on-going events and feature on our website please fill in the application form and forward at least three sample images of your work to steyningarts@gmail.com. These will be reviewed by the Selection Committee as part of the application process. Should your application be unsuccessful, your membership fee will be refunded.

Art Trail – We are optimistic about holding an Art Trail in 2021 for the two weekends 28-30th August and 4th – 5th September. This is subject to Covid restrictions nearer the time. Keep an eye on the website for further details.

Sending photos of your work
This website is an important way of publicising the Group and its talented members. We can accept up to 6 photographs per artist. New members are asked to submit at least three photos of their work as part of the application process.  Members can update some or all of your images once a year. Note that images you submit may be used for posters, flyers, social media and other marketing purposes.

When selecting images, bear in mind that landscape images are preferable to portrait ones. This is because they convert more easily to square thumbnail images, something that is done automatically by the website software. When you click on the images they open to full size, whatever the format, but landscape ones tend to work a bit better.  And make sure your name your image files clearly, with your name and an image number (e.g. JosieBloggs001, JosieBloggs002, etc.)

Frank Bull has prepared some useful, downloadable notes on how to photograph your work. Or you can contact Frank if you would like your work photographed by a professional.

Photos, and any other queries regarding the website, should be sent directly to Melissa our website editor at: steyningarts.website@gmail.com

Any questions?
If you have any questions on any other aspects of the application process contact us at steyningarts@gmail.com.

Payment Instructions

To reduce admin work, we would prefer payments by bank transfer directly into the Steyning Arts bank account, which is:

Account name: Steyning Arts
Bank: HSBC Bank
Sort Code: 40-43-48
Account no.: 01285688
NB: Please include your name in the payment reference.

Payment can also be made by cheque made out to ‘Steyning Arts’.  Contact us for details on where to send your cheque: steyningarts@gmail.com.

Join Our Mailing List

To receive updates on upcoming exhibitions and events, sign up to our email mailing list using the form below.  Note that your contact details will be stored securely, will only be used for this purpose, and will not be shared with any other parties.

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