Membership

Catapult Mentee, Leonie Westbrook with Mentor Catherine Truman, 2019. Photograph Rosina Possingham.

Guildhouse Memberships

To be eligible you must be either an established, mid-career or emerging practitioner with demonstrable experience in your field.

Accredited Membership Includes:

  • Tailor-made Insurance package
    (Member Insurance Fact Sheet)
  • One-on-one local support incl: career and funding assistance
  • Free entry to INFORM events
  • eBulletins and eFlyers full of sector news and events
  • Access to Transit Insurance

See below for more member benefits and information on the application process.

To be eligible you must be either an established, mid-career or emerging practitioner with demonstrable experience in your field.

Allied Membership Includes:

  • Tailor-made Insurance package
    (Member Insurance Fact Sheet)
  • One-on-one local support incl: career and funding assistance
  • Free entry to INFORM events
  • eBulletins and eFlyers full of sector news and events
  • Access to Transit Insurance

See below for more member benefits and information on the application process.

Associate members are practising members in the visual arts, craft and design. This membership includes the core benefits of the Accredited membership, without our tailor-made insurance package.

Associate Membership Includes:

  • One-on-one local support incl: career and funding assistance
  • Free or discounted entry to INFORM events
  • eBulletins and eFlyers full of sector news and events

See below for more member benefits and information on the application process.

Affiliate membership is for non-practicing artists, organisations and businesses including retail, galleries, libraries, craft groups and guilds interested in staying completely up-to-date with the sector.

Affiliate Membership Includes:

  • eBulletins and eFlyers full of sector news and events
  • free or discounted entry to INFORM sessions
  • Access to Member content on the Guildhouse website

See below for more member benefits and information on the application process.

Student membership is free for a maximum of three years for students enrolled at secondary, tertiary or postgraduate level.

Student Membership Includes:

  • eBulletins and eFlyers full of sector news and events
  • Free or discounted entry to INFORM sessions
  • Access to Member content on the Guildhouse website and more

A valid Student ID is required

Folio is a curated platform featuring profiles of South Australian artists, craftspeople and designers.

How Folio works for you:

Having a Folio profile is a fantastic opportunity to share your work online and reach new audiences. Guildhouse actively promotes Folio members and builds exposure for featured practitioners through the facilitation of external projects and commissions.

View a FAQ about Folio here.

Membership Benefits

eBulletin

Guildhouse compiles a comprehensive list of the latest opportunities for creative practitioners, including funding opportunities and deadlines, exhibitions, employment, workshops and items for sale, and distributes it to members via email.

This information is also included in the members only section of our website for you to login and access at any time. A condensed version of the eBulletin also goes out to industry VIPs to promote our members’ exhibitions, events, news and activities.

INFORM Professional Development Program

Guildhouse regularly presents a range of events and seminars to assist in the professional development of its membership. Topics range from marketing, public presentation, funding and insurance seminars to artist talks and presentations. These valuable sessions are free or discounted to Guildhouse members. Read more.

Workshops

Membership gives you discounted entry to our workshops that provide essential, practical skills across all areas of practice. Read more

Member Discounts

Guildhouse member support partners have generously offered the following discounts to Guildhouse members:

Artlink – 10% off Artlink subscriptions
Art Images – 10 % off framing services
Art Stretchers – 10% off purchases (excluding sale items and stretched canvases)
Adelaide Moulding & Casting Supplies – 10 % off purchases (some exclusions apply)
Garland Magazine – 25% off your annual subscription

Further Benefits

Accredited, Allied & Associate Members

Accredited & Allied Member Insurance*

Accredited and Allied members receive an insurance package which includes coverage in the areas of Public Liability, Products Liability, Professional Indemnity, Personal Accident Cover, Tenants Liability and Goods in Care, Custody and Control. Click here to view our Member Insurance Fact Sheet.

*Insurance only available to Accredited and Allied members, and as with all benefits only for the duration of an active membership.

Eligibility for Projects

Guildhouse membership is required to be eligible for certain Guildhouse projects and mentorships. These are designed to support practitioners in the production of new work and/or to expand their skills and practice. Members only projects include: The Guildhouse Fellowship, The Collections Project and Catapult Mentorships (Click for examples of recent programs and mentorships)

Freight Service

Need to send work interstate? Guildhouse holds accounts with several leading freight companies that offer highly competitive rates. Talk to us to obtain a quote and arrange convenient booking and collection of your freight (please allow at least 2 working days). Contact details

Transit & Exhibition Insurance

(Marine Insurance)

Guildhouse provides access to competitive Marine insurance cover for their work whilst in transit at a heavily reduced rate not available to individuals through the normal insurance channels. The policy can also be extended to cover work while on exhibition. To obtain a quote please complete this form and email to guildhouse@guildhouse.org.au with the Subject: Marine Insurance quote (please allow at least 2 working days for a quote).

More details and conditions: Guildhouse Marine Transit Insurance Factsheet

IF (Interest Free) Loan Service

Our if loan is a commercial interest free loan service for current financial members of Guildhouse. The program is designed to support a creative outcome that would not be possible without this loan and is available to practitioners working in any artform and at all career stages.

ONE on ONE Professional Assistance

A benefit to being a local orgnanisation, Guildhouse staff can provide one on one practical assistance. Topics can include:

  • career planning
  • costing and pricing your work
  • project management (for exhibitions or short-run production)
  • preparing a funding application
  • finding a mentor

One on One assistance is by appointment only and can be in person at our offices, over the phone or via email.
For in person consultations please call or email to arrange a time. Contact details

Referrals

Guildhouse provides a Referral Service on behalf of its members. This service is available to the general public and is regularly accessed by commissioning specifiers, agents, architects, the manufacturing industry, government agencies, and curators. It is a requirement that your profile contain up to date images and a CV for this service to be affectively used. Read more.

Accredited & Allied Application Process

About the application process

Applications are submitted online via our website.

  • It takes approximately 15 minutes to complete the application.
  • It is necessary to have the documents and images ready as listed under Application Documents.
  • Applications for Accredited membership are approved monthly (see deadlines)
  • Your application will then be reviewed by two Guildhouse board or staff members.
  • Once approved you will be notified via an email that you have been accepted as an Accredited Member of Guildhouse.
  • Your information will be given to Local Community Insurance Services who will add you to Guildhouse’s Accredited Member insurance policy.

Please allow one week after the application deadline for processing of applications.

What you need to supply in your application

The following documents are required as part of your application:

  • 8 Images of your Work: For Allied Membership applications these are not required. These should be of a professional quality and should illustrate the breadth your selected practice. Images should only be a maximum 2MB in size.
  • A professional Practice Statement: This statement should outline your influences, inspirations, material details and subject matter. Your statement should also summarise your formal qualifications, professional experience and/or significant career highlights.
  • A CV / Resume: Please upload a PDF of your CV / Resume pertaining to your practice. For assistance with your CV/Resume we have an Artist Toolkit which you can find here.

2020 application deadlines

Please be aware that we review applications for Accredited and Allied Memberships once every month.

Our 2020 Membership Deadlines are:

Tuesday 28 January
Monday 24 February
Monday 30 March
Monday 27 April
Monday 25 May
Monday 29 June
Monday 27 July
Monday 31 August
Monday 28 September
Monday 26 October
Monday 30 November

December: There is no application round in December. Applications are reviewed by Fast Track only.

If you have any questions regarding the application process or about your application, please contact us.

Need to Fast Track your application?

Do you require accreditation outside of our membership application deadlines?

You can Fast Track your application for a $20.00 administrative fee (in addition to your Accredited or Allied membership fee).

Fast Tracking generally takes a couple of days, however, we request that you allow five days for the application process.