Annual Subscriptions

An annual subscriptions of £55 is payable in April each year and must be paid promptly, preferably by standing order. [Chasing unpaid subscriptions is an unwanted administration cost.]

Please set up a standing order with the NSA bank details below, or by BACS. Please use your own name as a reference, (or the members name if paying for someone else) as otherwise we won't know which members are paid up.

Bank: Barclays
Sort code: 20 67 19
Ac no: 50656003
Ac name: newlyn soc of artists 

Applications for Membership

The NSA invites applications from professional artists who live and work in the South West or who have strong connections with the area. The NSA actively promotes members work in other venues nationally and internationally. It provides support to members in their working practice at whatever stage in their careers and enables communication and exchange within a network of artists working in the South West of England.

Our website at promotes the work of members through artists' pages, news and links. 

Members are expected to regularly submit work for selection to exhibitions, provide up to date images and data to the website and attend the Annual General Meeting.

The full committee meets almost every month to consider applications for membership.

The importance of good quality images and a high standard of presentation cannot be over stated. Applicants may be asked to submit actual works to a subsequent meeting at the committee’s discretion. Every effort is made to inform applicants of the outcome as soon as possible after each meeting. The decision of the committee is final and the committee cannot enter into discussion concerning individual applications or give feedback. 


If you would like to apply to become a member of the NSA it is important that you review the reasons why you want to join. The selection protocol involves meeting several criteria.

1 Please explore our website thoroughly.

2 Submit:

i. A selection of no more than ten high quality images, which demonstrate the range and quality of your work, including video extracts where appropriate. 

ii. A statement of no more than 500 words (as a Word document) that describes:

[a] your current practice and the dominant themes of your work, and how this constitutes a coherent body of work;
[b] the relationship of your work to contemporary art critical discourses;
[c] why you wish to become part of the NSA, stating what you could offer the society and how you might be proactive in its development. 

iii. A brief, current CV (as a Word document) including details of exhibitions and related activities, your name, address, email and website address.

Submit all of the above in a PDF PowerPoint format and email it to 

You will be informed once the committee has met and made its decision by email.