Criteria for selecting for Full Membership
Contribution to a contemporary way of thinking
Quality of the design within a defined context
Level of technical skill
6 good quality images
All images must be clearly labelled, stating title, materials, size and date
Work shown must be no older than 5 years old
If work shown has been the result of a collaboration, your input into the piece must be clearly identified
As this is a silversmithing organisation work must be relevant i.e. no jewellery
Personal Statement Guidelines
In no more than 200 words you have the opportunity to briefly explain the ethos behind your work, how you see your work developing in the next three years, and what you hope to gain and what you can contribute by being a member of Contemporary British Silversmiths. A CV may also be included but is not essential.
Eligibility: Practicing silversmiths who have a strong commitment to contemporary design in silversmithing and high standards of craftsmanship
The committee views applications 4 times a year (January, April, June & October) and will get in touch with you to let you know the outcome of your application. Should your application be successful you will be asked to pay a one-off £30 application fee, in addition to the £200 annual membership fee.
Application process: Application is by selection, we will require: 6 images of your work; a statement about your practice; optionally you can include a CV.
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£200 per annum plus a one off administrative fee of £30 (payable on successful application)
Payments are made using your credit card and are renewed yearly.
- Be part of a lively and growing community at the heart of contemporary silversmithing, and in contact with fellow silversmiths throughout the UK and abroad
- Opportunity to take part in all our events and exhibitions
- Profile page and gallery with 8 images of your work on our website
- Participate in planning activities and exhibitions
- Full voting rights at AGMs