The Black Swan Guild Foundation
To become a founding member of the Black Swan Guild, your application will be assessed by a group of highly respected and successful professional artists and craftspeople, skilled in a wide range of media. Initially, this will be based on an online application, with short-listed applicants being invited to present selected examples of their work.
Each year the Guild will be guaranteed a minimum of 16 weeks of exhibition time in the Round Tower Gallery, divided into four, four-week blocks, spread out through the year. One of these blocks of time will always fall during the prestigious (and potentially lucrative) month of December.
The Guild’s relationship with BSA
As part of the Black Swan Arts organisation, the Guild will enjoy all the benefits of being part of a significant regional arts venue. The Black Swan Arts website will have pages dedicated to the Guild, including up-to-date listings, artists’ profiles and contact details. There will be opportunities for the Guild to organise demonstrations, courses, workshops and artist’s talks using the Round Tower or other areas of the Black Swan building, as appropriate.
On submission of your application to the Guild, you will be charged a one time fee of £20. This fee is to contribute towards administration and marketing including changes which have had to be made to our software and database system. Black Swan Arts is a charitable organisation which does not receive any regular funding.
Members of the Guild will contribute an annual membership fee of £120, payable in advance.
Unfortunately, fees for application and membership cannot be refunded once your application has been submitted.