Information for Artists
Membership is open to artists who live within the boundaries of Fiveways, and who are willing and able to hold an “Open House”, and who support the aims and objectives of the Group. It shall also be open to public institutions that show art within the area, such as bodies such as galleries, pubs, cafes, shops, schools or other institutions open to the public that exhibit art, as part of the annual Open House exhibitions in May.
At the discretion of the group, it is also open to artists who don’t themselves have an open house but show as guest artists in a Fiveways open house or other Fiveways venue.
Members not opening may retain their membership subject to their paying a reduced fee. Previous members of the group may retain associate membership on payment of the reduced fee.
The current fees for membership are:
- £50 – full membership
- £30 – associate or non-opening membership; £45 joint associate/non-opening membership
- £75 – Joint membership with two members in one house
- £75 Venues other than houses
Benefits of Joining
FWAG is a participation group and members are encouraged to take part in group activities such as the on-going opening at the Open House pub, fund-raising, helping with the magazine and parties/social functions.
One of the critical benefits of membership is that it offers third-party liability insurance. This is essential for all opening houses and is a condition specified by the Brighton Open Houses organisation (AOH).