Bridport Art Society
Membership
 
The Society is a friendly group which welcomes artists of all levels of experience - from beginners to seasoned painters - amateurs to professionals - and those who simply enjoy the visual arts. 
The membership year 
The membership year runs from April to March, with fees due by 31 March. New members are welcome to join at any point during the year - those who join in the later months of the membership year (January, February, March) will have their membership carried forward to the following year. 

Membership fees 

Membership fees are reviewed and set annually. The price to join for 2019 - 2020 is £15 for standard membership and £7 for students.  
Members receive a Membership Card and a Programme Card which lists the annual programme of evening meetings, as well as key dates of exhibitions and workshops. 
Non members are invited to evening meetings. The charge is £3 per meeting and if they choose to join the Society on the day, the £3 will be taken off the cost of the membership!  
 
Benefits of joining the Society
  
Meetings and art demonstrations; light refreshment included. 
Exhibitions and sales - showcase your artwork, perhaps win a prize or sell something. 
Newsletter - to keep you up-to-date with Society activities and news 
Workshops - priority booking and discount price for Society organised workshops. 
Appraisal of artwork - It's interesting and instructive to have a critical eye cast over one's work!  
Coach trips - visit(s) arranged to regional or national exhibitions
Preview evening for the Summer Exhibition - an invitation for two. 
Discounts on materials - Membership of the Society entitles members to a 15% discount on art materials bought at Arts and Crafts in East St Bridport. 10% discount is offered at Herrings in High West St Dorchester; just show your membership card. 
Opportunities - for members to show artwork.  
Promoting events - for members who have exhibitions or open studios inclusion on the Diary Dates page or our Facebook page.