BACKLIT's Associate Membership and community have been running for over ten years. It has grown to an active network of over 120 creatives from all across the UK. Our membership supports a variety of creatives from recent graduates, students, artists, makers, curators, collectives, and writers at all stages of their lives. We do this through a yearly programme of events, workshops, paid opportunities, exhibitions, and community collaborations.
Our membership costs £5-per-month. It can be started and cancelled at any time.
As a member, you will also benefit from our exclusive Members Portal where you will keep up to date, find the workshop archive, access member-only events, join studio meetings and find other arts-related resources.
What are the membership benefits?
- Access to our exclusive Members Portal
- Access to private artist and professional development feedback sessions with curators and mentors
- Access to in-person practical and live online workshops and skill-sharing, including but not limited to:
- How to professionally document your work
- Understanding 'Develop Your Creative Practice' grant (with ACE)
- How to use social media as an artist
- Learn how to use Adobe Illustrator and Premiere
- Access to a private photography darkroom
- Access to screen printing facilities
- Access to learning, career development and industry training sessions
- Access to the BACKLIT online community, a place to keep up to date with opportunities and conversations from your fellow members and our partnering organisations
- Access funded opportunities including commissions, collaborations and exchanges with our partner organisations
- Feature on our artists profile space with your profile that can be used to highlight your work for curators and collaborators
- Have the opportunity to take part in the BACKLIT annual group show
- Participate in our yearly open studios (on hold due to covid)
- Attend quarterly community meetings to hear about updates, and upcoming events, to network and voice your opinions on the shape of BACKLIT
- Discounted hire for our galleries and project spaces
- Join the members-only mailing list, receiving bi-weekly updates for paid opportunities from our local, national and international network