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Applying for Membership
If you are a gallery or arts organisation based in England and interested in becoming a member of the Own Art scheme Creative Sector Services are now inviting applications for membership! A copy of our formal application for membership letter can be downloaded here.
Who can apply and making an application...
Creative Sector Services welcomes applications for membership from independent businesses (sole traders and limited companies) publically-funded museums, galleries, artist led co-operatives and other associations or enterprises that specialise in the presentation and sale of works of art and/or craft by contemporary (i.e. living) artists.
Please note that applicants must have been trading for a minimum of 12 months at the time of application, and need to be able to supply audited or independently inspected accounts demonstrating that the company has a positive net worth. This is a requirement of our finance provider, Hitachi Capital Consumer Finance.
1.Read the Fact Sheet, Scheme Rules, Terms and Conditions of membership, Guidelines and Criteria for membership documents for further information on the requirements for membership. We would also recommend you take a look at our Brand Guidelines.
2.Download, complete the Eligibility Check List, Application Form, Web Listing Form and the Hitachi Capital Registration Form (do not forget to **sign** this as we cannot progress your application without it).
3.In addition to the documents above, please submit a copy of your most recent audited or independently inspected accounts (including a balance sheet) demonstrating that your business has a positive net worth and attach a blank cheque or paying in slip corresponding to the account.
Please note that by signing the Own Art application form you are agreeing to our terms and conditions, so please read these carefully.
3.Send the completed documents along with any enclosures to:
Assistant Officer, Own Art
Creative Sector Services
T3, Somerset House
Strand, London WC2R 1LA
Phone: 020 7759 1113
Based in Scotland or Northern Ireland?
If you are based in Scotland or Northern Ireland and are interested in applying to become a member of the scheme in these areas, please email firstname.lastname@example.org Your details will be shared with the relevant funding body and you will be notified of their next application round, when decisions about this have been made by the relevant funding body.
Applicants are required to apply directly to the relevant organisation (Creative Sector Services, Creative Scotland and Arts Council of Northern Ireland) depending on where in the UK their company is located.