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Who can join Herts Visual Arts?

We welcome all artists and artisans living and/or working in or near Hertfordshire. Here you’ll find Sculptors, Painters, Glassworkers, Photographers and much much more. With no minimum requirements, we provide a space where members can create and grow, show their work and get involved with others.


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Why join Herts Visual Arts?

With annual membership still only £40, it’s excellent value for money with so many opportunities to expand your creative world.

Take part in our member-only events (separate fees may apply) from our Annual Conference through to Open Studios* (see list below)


Website with personal Gallery space

Social media and other networking opportunities

*Fees not included in annual membership fee



Latest news and opportunities

Promote your workshops, classes, exhibitions.

Marketing tips from our Marketing Co-ordinator, helping you get the best from your social media.

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Herts Visual Arts website

Featuring all our news and opportunities, membership also gives you a personal gallery, making you very easy to find on the internet. Most of our Artists appear towards the top of Google searches via

Our incredible database of Herts Artists

Herts Visual Arts Gallery page with space for images FREE

Social Media links to Facebook, Twitter, Etsy, Instagram

Artists bio and contact details

Links to your own website

*new* List your own workshops and exhibitions which appear on our website for visitors


Network, collaborate, be part of our thriving Creative community

From member-led meetings to HVAF led events, there are so many possibilities

Social Media

On Facebook we promote our artists and events to the public with video, sponsored adverts and more.

On Facebook, our Open Studios page promotes our annual event and the artists taking part #hertsopenstudios.

For members only, our PRIVATE Facebook group for members only is a space for networking, ideas and where members connect.

On Twitter @HVAF - you'll find a little community of us, especially during #hertshour


Thank you so much to all for having this
organisation to support Herts artists. It has made a real impact on
me being able to find a network for life after my Uni degree.

Thank you for getting everyone together. It does make a difference
and keeps us motivated and engaged in our professional practice.

Thank you. Love being an HVA member. Means being an artist is
not a lonely experience and gives me lots of opportunity.

Annual Subscriptions 2020/21

Individual Membership £40 per person (Concessions £38) Our membership year starts on 1st April, with subscriptions due by 31st March. Members will receive a renewal reminder, with a £5 early bird discount for renewals between 1st January and 31st March. This category now includes Students (in full-time education) and Pupils (16-18 years).


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

If you join/renew between Jan-Mar in any year, your membership will be valid to 31 March the following year.

If you join after 1st October you’ll receive half price membership to 31st March the following year.

Our online application form is a quick and easy way to join.

Please email, or if you have any questions.

What happens next?

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

We welcome existing members back with £5 earlybird renewals before 31st March 2020. Please spread the word to others in your art communities – and we would especially love to welcome back members from years gone by.

Key dates for 2020:
1st January new membership year (to 31st March 2021) starts: full price for new members, £5 discount for renewals
8th January: Conference/members event
24th February: Big Art Showcase hand in/hanging at New Maynard Gallery
27th February: Big Art Showcase Private View
29th March: Big Art Showcase takedown/collection date.
31st March Earlybird discounted renewals end
14th July: Open Studios booking opens
16th August: Open Studios registration closes
13th July: Members event/AGM
17th July Big Art Fair Build/Preview Evening - Postponed to 2021
18th-19th July Big Art Fair - Postponed to 2021
1st-30th September: Open Studios