David Brayne, member since 2007. Photo by Seb King.

SAW offers a wide range of opportunities for our artist members. Benefits of membership include:

  • Opportunity to participate in Somerset Art Weeks and our Project and Creative Pathways programmes.
  • Your own Page on the SAW website and inclusion in the online Artists’ Directory – update with your own information, images, news etc. Fully accessible text.
  • Publicity for your news/ events/ workshops etc under Members’ News on the SAW website.
  • Monthly email newsletter plus the SAW website News pages providing information on activities, events and opportunities.
  • Priority to apply for commissions, bursaries and other work opportunities.
  • Access to our advice and signposting service.
  • Representation of your interests as a SAW artist member at a local and national level through involvement in consultation groups and arts development organisations.
  • Opportunity to join our local networks and meet other artists.
  • Access to an exclusive database of our ‘Friends of SAW’ for your private views, events and exhibitions.
  • An invitation to attend the SAW AGM each year and be a part of our organisation.

Cost £40 per year

Cost £25 per year (Concession rate for Emerging Artist and artist in receipt of Disability Living Allowance)

* Emerging artist – this is defined as an artist or maker of any age who has either left college and/or set up their first professional studio or workshop. Maximum term 3 years.

* Artist in receipt of Disability Living Allowance please send evidence with your application

Click here to apply online

Membership Renewal

To renew your membership, please click here. http://somersetartworks.org.uk/profile/renew

If you are logging into our new website the first time, please enter username in both username and password fields. Once logged in you may change your password.

As SAW launched its new website in December 2014, renewal membership is only available for those who have held a valid membership from November 2013 to October 2014.  If you have not renewed your membership since November 2013 you will need to sign up as a new member again via http://somersetartworks.org.uk/join-us/choose-membership-type/