Membership

LimberUp Mentee, Fran Callen with Mentor Christopher Orchard, 2016. Photograph Aise Dillion.

Guildhouse offers a range of membership packages that assist you to grow your practice, achieve your career goals and meet requirements as a professional within the arts industry.

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Accredited Membership

+ INSURANCE
$265.00 / Per Year.

Made for: Artists, Designers and Makers.

To be eligible you must be either an established or emerging practitioner with demonstrated 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.
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Allied Membership

+ INSURANCE
$280.00 / Per Year.

Made for: Curators, Arts Workers and Installers

This membership offers all the practical benefits of Accredited Membership but with its own insurance package.

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.
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Associate Membership

$98.00 / Per Year.

Made for: Artists, Designers and Makers.

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 entry to INFORM events
  • eBulletins and eFlyers full of sector news and events
    See below for more member benefits.
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Affiliate Membership

$81.50 / Per Year.

Made for: Organisations, Groups and Collectives.

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 entry to INFORM sessions
  • Discounts to Guildhouse Workshops and services
  • Access to Member content on the Guildhouse website
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Student Membership

FREE

Made for: Students at University and Tertiary Level

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 entry to INFORM sessions
  • Discounts to Guildhouse Workshops and services
  • Access to Member content on the Guildhouse website and more

A valid Student ID is required

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Guildhouse Folio

$100.00 / Joining Fee

Made for: Accredited, Allied and Associate Members

Folio is a curated platform that involves a selection process. Applications are taken at all times from creative practitioners who are current Guildhouse Accredited or Allied members.

Accredited, Allied and Associate Benefits

Accredited and 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. Find out more here.

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

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

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.

Transit and 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.

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 Collections Project and Limber Up Mentorships (Click for examples of recent programs and mentorships)

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.

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 to Guildhouse members. Read more.

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

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

Accredited and Allied Application Deadlines

2019 Membership Deadlines for Accredited and Allied Memberships:

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

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.

Application Deadlines

2020 Membership Deadlines for Accredited and Allied Memberships:

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.

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.

This option is available as part of the online application process.

Application Documents

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.

 

Student 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.

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

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 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

The other day I found myself saying to my students ‘We are so lucky to have Guildhouse in Adelaide…Guildhouse are the reason I’m not starving in the gutter’

Fran Callen

The Collections Project with Flinders University Art Museum, 2017

As a regional artist it was valuable being connected with a group of artists in that environment as it allowed me to articulate, focus, identify and clarify what I wanted to communicate … I have been able to identify different areas of my practice and separate my business aims into workable layers.

Lara Tilbrook

Goldsmith & Small Business Owner (Bush Organics), Workshop: Websites for Artists with Amy Milhinch