Membership Benefits


We deliver a lot of our services for free, but with membership you will find that there are additional supports that we offer.  As well as contributing to the development of our services for individual professional artists, you will also be contributing to the on-going work that we undertake on the behalf of artists. We depend upon our membership fees and other forms of generated income to add to our Arts Council and Arts Council of Northern Ireland grants.

You can download a handy information sheet detailing our various memberships, rates and benefits here

Membership Entitlements:

All Professional and Associate members are entitled to:

  • Avail of all Visual Artists Ireland services, facilities and resources
  • Receive the Visual Artists’ News Sheet by post (6 issues per year)
  • Access the journal Printed Project online (2 issues per year)
  • Be included on the Visual Artists Ireland database and receive mail-shots of events and opportunities
  • Inclusion on our members’ contact area of the Visual Artists Ireland website
  • eligible for inclusion within the ArtQuest studio exchange programme
  • Rent equipment and utilise in-house resources at subsidised rates
  • Receive a membership card, which entitles you to discounts at a wide range of art material suppliers and service providers
  • A reduction on fees charged for workshops and events
  • Propose artists projects such as symposia, exhibitions, seminars or workshops to the Visual Artists Ireland Board

Professional members are also entitled to –

  • Vote at the AGM
  • Nominate professional members for election on to the Board of Directors
  • Stand for election to the Board of Directors
  • Propose items for the AGM agenda
  • Act as a VAI nominated artist on commission/selection panels

 

Friend Entitlements

If you are not an artist you can support the organisation by becoming a Friend of Visual Artists Ireland. Friends are entitled to:

  • Receive the Visual Artists’ News Sheet by post (6 issues per year)
  • Access the journal Printed Project online (2 issues per year)
  • Receive the Visual Artists Ireland eBulletin on a twice weekly basis
  • Access to equipment rental service 
  • Free access to informal membership evenings (screenings, Show & Tell, etc.)

 

Organisation Entitlements

Organisations can support the organisation us by signing up for our organisational rate. Benefits include:

  • Receive 50 copies of each issue of the the Visual Artists’ News Sheet (6 issues per year)
  • Access the journal Printed Project online (2 issues per year)
  • Receive the Visual Artists Ireland eBulletin on a twice weekly basis
  • Benefits include the opportunity to work with Visual Artists Ireland’s Professional Development Programme.
  • A one-off profile of your organisation featured in the Visual Artists News Sheet
  • Free access to informal membership evenings (screenings, Show & Tell, etc.)

 

 You can download a handy information sheet detailing our various memberships, rates and benefits here

Join or renew your membership here