All those living or working in Hertfordshire who are actively involved in the visual arts, professionally or part time, are warmly welcomed as members of Herts Visual Arts.  

Who can join Herts Visual Arts?

We welcome artists of all types. Sculptors, Painters, Glassworkers, Photographers and more. There are no minimum requirements, simply a desire to show your work and get involved! We welcome students too.

With membership for the year still at only £40 Herts Visual Arts membership remains excellent value for money!

Why join Herts Visual Arts?

Many of our Artists join simply to take part in Open Studios each year - but you get much more than that for your membership!

*Entry to Open Studios is not included in the cost of membership


  • 1st of each month with the latest Opportunities, and Exhibition listings across Hertfordshire.
  • Promote your workshops, classes, exhibitions.
  • Marketing tips for Artists and HVA members from our Marketing Co-ordinator - showing you how to get the best from your social media.
  • The latest news and developments from our Chair - keeping you up to date with exciting new changes.
  • We welcome your articles and news too! Just send it over to

 New Herts Visual Arts website 

We've invested in our website for the future, so it's now social media friendly, and viewable on all devices. 

Your Gallery page, and our website mean that whether you have your own website or not - you'll be very easy to find on the internet, with most of our Artists appearing towards the top of Google searches via

  • Herts Visual Arts Gallery page with space for 15 images FREE
  • Social Media links - Facebook, Twitter and Etsy
  • Artists bio
  • Links to your own website
  • Be included in our incredible database of Herts Artists!

Network, collaborate, be part of our thriving Creative community!

Social Media

  • Herts Visual Arts Facebook page, where we promote our events to the public with video, sponsored adverts
  • PRIVATE Facebook group for members only. Networking, ideas, and members to connect.
  • Twitter - you'll find a little community of us over on Twitter - tweeting as @HVAF, especially during #hertshour

Individual Membership £40 per person (Concessions £38)

(Concessions £38) Subscriptions are due on 1 April. Existing members will be contacted regarding renewal, and receive a £5 discount for prompt payment.

If you join between Jan-Mar 2018 your membership will be valid to 31 March 2019.

Schools (Art & Design Department)
Free of Charge to receive newsletter and access to opportunities. Teachers & pupils free to attend HVA lectures. Teachers and pupils wishing to participate in HVA exhibitions should sign up for personal membership.

Students - in full time education £15

Pupils (16-18 years) £10

The easiest way to join HVA is via our online application form.

If you are having difficulty applying on-line please email, or and one of our volunteers will be able to assist you.

What happens next?

Once you've joined, we'll be in touch with a welcome email to get you started. 

Here are some of the dates/events we held in 2017, more to come in 2018...

January 2017                      Member Networking workshop

1st February                       Early bird £35 annual membership renewals open

7th February                       Sketchbook Natter in Letchworth

March 2017                         Membership workshops and drop-ins – new and existing members

24th March 2017                 Last day for membership/renewals to be part of our April exhibition

31st March 2017                 Last day for earlybird rates, standard renewal is £40 from 1st April 2017

14th April 2017                   Final membership renewal day for Open Studios registration

April 2017                           New Maynard Gallery Exhibition

May 2017                            Herts Visual arts at Living Crafts (now fully booked)

June 2017                           Social Media Workshop and AGM– details to be announced later in year

28th-30th July 2017             Our Affordable Art Fair, Hitchin (now fully booked)

August 2017                        Watch this space for Open Studios Warm-ups

September 2017                  Open Studios 2017 – Our flagship event

January 2018:                      Herts Visual Arts Members Conference

In addition to all of this we have member-led meetings across the County

Click here for details