The NSA invites applications from professional, contemporary fine artists working in any media, who live and work in the South West or who have strong connections with the area.
The Society actively promotes members’ work in other venues locally and nationally, and our website at nsanewlyn.com promotes the work of members through artists’ pages, news and links, as do our social media pages on Facebook and Instagram
We also provide support to members in their working practice at whatever stage in their careers and enable communication and exchange within a network of artists working in the South West of England through social and skill-sharing events.
Members are expected to regularly submit work for selection to exhibitions, to provide up to date images and data to the website, to attend the Annual General Meeting and to make some contribution to the running of the Society.
All exhibitions are selected and curated either by the committee or an external curator, and while every effort is made to include as many members as possible priority is given to the curation of the exhibition. Members whose work is selected are expected to participate in the setting up and invigilation of the exhibition, and might want to be involved in Artists’ Talks.
For artists applying who live outside Cornwall, please be aware that you will be responsible for arranging logistics to ensure that your work arrives for submission for an exhibition, and that unsold work is collected afterwards. You will also be expected to invigilate for a day during a show if you have work hung, and to contribute to the running of the Society in some way.
The full committee will consider applications for membership twice a year, in early March and early September.