Join - membership benefits

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.


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)
  • Newsletters
  • 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.
  • Members articles and news (Just send to

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

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

Annual Subscriptions 2019/20

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).

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

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.

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.

In any year we have:

1st January - Early bird discount for annual membership renewals open

January - Members Conference

7th March - Last day for membership/renewals to be in our Showcase/Fair

31st March - Last day for earlybird rates, standard renewal from 1st April

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

30th April - Final membership/renewal for Open Studios registration

April-June - Big Art Showcase, New Maynard Gallery

May - Herts Visual Arts at Living Crafts

June - AGM and members meeting

July - Big Art Fair, Hitchin

August - Watch this space for Open Studios Warm-ups

September - Open Studios – our flagship event

January - Members Conference