Frequently Asked Questions for Artists

Who can apply?

We are open to applications from from artists in the local area, this may change from time to time so please check the applications page for more details.

How do I apply?

Please select “Apply to join us” from the menu on our website.  We need your personal details and some details on your art.  You will also need to upload around 3-5 images of your work that you feel accurately describe your artistic style.  It would be helpful to see a finished piece in context and a close-up of the detailing.

How much does it cost to apply?

There is no cost for applying.  We take a nominal fee of £25 per exhibition to cover administration costs of curating pieces and advertising.

What is the deadline for submitting an application?

Our team look at applications all year round.  If you are accepted you will be able to place your work in our next exhibition.  The deadlines for selecting work for the May and September Art Trails are 4 weeks before the start dates, respectively.

What is the application team looking for when they select work.  

The SSAS team are looking for work that is well executed, unique and shows that the artist has a strong and consistent style.  We only select from a range of original or limited edition pieces to keep the interest high.

How do I know that my application has been successful?

We will contact all successful artists via email within 30 days of submission.  If you have not heard back in that time you were unsuccessful at this time.  We would encourage you to look carefully at the pieces you submitted and to re-apply at another time.  Unfortunately at this time we are unable to provide feedback for unsuccessful applications.  

Is there a minimum age?

There is no minimum age but if you are under 16 please get the consent of a parent or guardian.  

What happens if I am accepted?

We will send you an invoice for your £25 admin fee and details of how we curate your work for the exhibitions.