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 using your own name as reference as we won't know who has paid otherwise

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

By cheque, made out to Newlyn Society of Artists.

Addressed to:

NSA Membership

Paula Whitbread-Roberts

Bryally Barn


Nr Stithians Lake


TR16 6NW

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. We also publish NSA Quarterly which keeps the membership informed with news of NSA and members activities, exhibitions etc.

We have started to have Open Meetings three times a year to keep members updated, particularly members not on the internet. The NSA is a lively and active organisation and members are encouraged to participate as much as possible. In particular 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 annual subscription must be paid promptly, preferably by standing order. [Chasing unpaid subscriptions is an unwanted administration cost.]

Successful applicants are initially elected as Associate Members.

The interests of associate members are represented on the committee by the Associate Members Representative who is the first point of contact for advice and queries for new members. The list of associate members is reviewed annually.

The cost of membership is £45 renewed annually in April.

The full committee meet four times a year 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.


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, in a PDF PowerPoint format and email it to  

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.

Enclose a stamped, self addressed envelope for the return of your CD/DVD etc. if sent by post.

Applications by post please marked to: NSA Membership Application Newlyn Art Gallery New Road Newlyn Penzance TR18 5PZ

Email Applications:

You will be informed once the committee has met and made its decision via email or post.