apply to join the BVA
open to local artists
and students in full time art education

Anyone working in some form of fine art is welcome to apply. You do not have to be a professional, you do not need to have qualifications, but you do need to show a level of expertise in your work and and a commitment to the development of your practice. The BVA is not a club, it is a network, and runs only through the voluntary efforts of its members. As a member you will be expected to engage in some way with your fellow artists and contribute to the running of the BVA and its activities.

Current annual subscription is £20, payable on Oct 1st.

We prefer applications on-line because they are visible to all members.
(You can also download our Application Form, complete it, then mail it to the address on the form together with photographs of your work. Whilst we will accept applications by mail, this means the whole membership does not review the your submission.)

The on-line application consists of 2 sections : (if you use a password in the first section you can log back in and edit your application and remove or replace images.)

For the first section please have to hand the following:

Art qualifications
Email address
Work medium / discipline
Please tell us about your work, its direction, content, influences as well as your aspirations and interests.
Please tell us about the ways in which you feel you can contribute to the BVA, its aims, interests, event organisation and day to day running.
We are especially interested in members who will contribute towards committee role, open studios management, publicity, graphic design, helping set up exhibitions etc..

When you have completed the first section, the second section requires you to upload between 3 and 6 pictures of your work,

Photos must be in JPEG format.

If you have everything to hand it takes a couple of minutes to complete the application. Your application will be reviewed by members attending our next monthly meeting and you will be contacted via email.

When completed you can and edit it for up to 48 hrs

Progress on your application is available via Bob.

If you have problems with this process or you would like to withdraw your application please ask for help via the webmaster.

A networking group of 60 artists, living in and around Oswestry, UK