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

 

Newsletters

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 newsletter@hvaf.org.uk)

 

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 www.hvaf.org.uk

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 www.facebook.com/hertfordshirevisualarts/ 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).

 

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 October, you'll receive half price membership for the year. 

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

Please email support@hvaf.org.uk, or join@hvaf.org.uk 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.

 

Our year ahead includes:

1st January: Our new membership year (to 31st March 2021) begins
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.
 
January: Our Conference/Members event
Try Something New. We expect to launch booking, joining and other information from December, and it promises to be even better.
 
February/March: Big Art Showcase 2020
Back again, with slightly earlier dates this year, there is space for around 60 members to showcase their work at the New Maynard Gallery in Welwyn Garden City.
24th February: Handing in
27th February: Private View
29th March: Takedown/collection date.
 
31st March: Earlybird discounted renewals end
 
June:  Members event/AGM
Full details in 2020.
 
July: Big Art Fair 2020
Booking open/close dates to be announced in 2020,
17th July Big Art Fair Build/Preview Evening
17th July: OS brochure Launch
18th-19th July Big Art Fair
 
September: Herts Open Studios 2020
12th September - 4th October: Three weeks of Open Studios