categories of membership


Categories of Membership:
There are 3 types of membership

Professional Membership
For any artist who fulfils three or more of the professional status criteria listed below
Student/Associate Membership
For any emerging artist who does not yet fulfil these criteria
Organisations or non-artists
You may also sign up as ‘Friends’ in order to receive a subscription to magazines or other services.

Professional status criteria:
To qualify as a Professional member you must meet a minimum of three of the below criteria. You do NOT need to fulfil these criteria if you are applying for Associate membership.

  • Degree or Diploma from a recognised third level college
  • One-person show (including time based events) in a recognised gallery or exhibition space
  • Participation in an exhibition/visual art event which was selected by a jury in which professional artists or recognised curators participated
  • Work has been purchased by Government, local authority, museum or corporate client
  • Work has been commissioned by Government, local authority, museum or corporate client
  • Have been awarded a bursary, residency, materials grant or otherwise grant aided by the Arts Council/Arts Council of Northern Ireland or other funding body
  • Have been awarded tax-exempt status by the Revenue Commissioners, or are on schedule D as a self-employed artist in Northern Ireland