Schwarmerei is Ort Gallery’s Membership Programme. For only £40 per year (£30 discount) you can enjoy a range of exclusive benefits – including special invites, free professional development events, opportunities and discounts from us and our partners.
Members Show 2020
Members are also able to submit for our annual Members Show. The applications for our 2020 show are now open!
Step 1: Become a member using the menu on the left
Step 2: Email us your application (Up to 3 images of artwork, a short description of the work you’d like to show or artist statement & links to your online presence if you have one)
Step 3: Submit by the 20 July 2020
Every year we exhibit the art work of our members in a group show celebrating the best new local talent! This year our members will take over our online gallery and social media for the entire month of August.
More info about the show here
Professional Development Sessions & Videos
We run monthly professional development sessions followed by a social. These are free to members. We cover topics such as “How to sell your art work” to “How do I become a curator?”.
Membership provides vital support to the gallery and our commitment to artistic excellence and social impact in Balsall Heath and beyond. In a changing political landscape where the arts are less and less supported it is only with the support of our members that we are able to exhibit contemporary work representing underrepresented voices and increase the engagement of local residents in the arts.
Membership costs just £40 for twelve months and the easiest way to purchase is online here. Students and Members of Partner Organisations can buy Partner Membership for just £30. We are committed to widening access and opportunity regardless of income. If you cannot afford a membership please contact us for a free space.
Make sure friends and family don’t miss out by buying them a Gift Membership too. Just select this option from the drop down menu!
We have four Professional Development Videos offering insight into how to break into the arts industry, how to find and take up opportunities, working with organisations and how to become and work with curators. These are free for anyone to access here
As a Schwarmerei Member you are entitled to:
- Submit to have your work included in our annual Members Show
- Free monthly Professional Development sessions followed by a social
- Special Members Events and extended opening hours
- Discounted venue hire and workshop discounts
- Opportunities, offers and invites from our Partner Organisations
You can also purchase membership in person in the gallery, just drop in and ask us about the programme.
Current Members (Selection)
We currently have 65 members part of the Schwarm. They are mostly local artists, creatives and individuals working in the arts industry. You do not have to be an artist to be a member, we welcome anyone!
Any questions? Do feel free to contact us.
Of course, you can also Donate any amount to support Ort Gallery here!