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Membership and access options for artists


BPW welcomes applications for annual membership from professional artists. Prospective members should be competent in at least 1 printmaking process and able to work without assistance. Memberships are approved by the board of directors who meet every two months.

To apply, please send the following information by email to [email protected].

  • Application letter outlining your printingmaking experience and why you wish to join the BPW studio group
  • A portfolio with a minimum of six samples of recent work, in the form of digital images. These should demonstrate your technical ability and creative aptitude (this can include some work in other mediums; for example illustration, graphic work, digital work, painting, drawing sculpture. We want to get an idea of the scope of your creative practice.)
  • Artist statement and a current CV

Membership benefits include:

  • Studio access 364 days a year
  • Use of studio equipment
  • Storage space for materials, prints and paper
  • Discounts on classes and workshops
  • Reduced commision on print sales through BPW
  • Exclusive training events and members oppertunities 
  • Members newsletter with targeted opportunities, news and updates
  • Opportunity to participate in BPW group exhibitions and projects 
  • Artist profile on BPW website
  • Support and promotion as a member though BPW's online networks

We recommend contacting workshop staff in advance of making an application if you would like anymore information on facilities, membership and benefits.

Other Access Rates

Following a mandatory induction with the studio technician, artists are welcome to use the studio during office hours from as little as a 3-hour session to a month-long pass. 

  • Health & Safety Induction Training: £25.00 
  • Three hour pass: £10.00
  • Daily Pass: £25.00
  • Weekly Pass: £80.00
  • One Month Pass: £150.00
  • Annual Membership:  £300*


For visting artsits, we can also recommend affordable accommodation nearby, please contact the studio if you are planning a visit

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