Become a Member

Membership of Paisley Art Institute

Support Paisley Art Institute by joining as a Member. Benefits include invitations to Exhibition Previews, talks, occasional visits and other events. Members receive frequent e-newsletters.

We offer several types of membership.

  • Artists Membership – £15 on first application, £10 on acceptance and then £25 per annum thereafter
  • Lay Membership – £15 on application
  • Life Membership – £350

Artist Membership   

Artists membership is open to any practicing artist in the visual arts.  Applicants are invited to apply each year prior to each Annual General Meeting in late October.

Selection of 2019/2020 applicants will take place on Monday 28th October 2019. Artists should deliver their work between 4.30pm and 6pm. Delivery to the Ground Floor Meeting Rm, Mile End Mill, Abbeymill Business Centre, 12 Seedhill Road, Paisley PA1 1JS. The selection committee will deliberate from 6-7pm then artists can collect their work between 7-9pm. Results will be sent out by end of day Tues 29th Oct.

Candidates for membership should bring 3 artworks that they consider suitable for exhibition and indicative of their current practice. New members must pay an initial £15 on application which is non-refundable, and if successful a further £10 will be due. The combined payment will form the artists first year of membership valid till 31st Oct 2020. Thereafter membership renews annually at £25 on or by the 31st Oct.

Please complete forms and submit then enter your payment details via this Paypal link




Lay Membership 

Lay membership is open to anyone who wishes to support the arts. Benefits include invitations to Exhibition Previews, talks, occasional visits and other events. Lay Members also receive regular newsletters. Members can vote at the AGM and can be elected on to the Committee of Management.

For an application form please click on either of the links above.

You can contact the Membership Secretary at:
Paisley Art Institute
c/o Unit 33, Sir James Clark Building
Abbeymill Business Centre