From the very beginnings of the Academy, the Friends Organization has proved to be a staunch
and astonishingly loyal foundation, providing funds and practical help at all levels of the
Academy's operations. Throughout the last ten years our Friends have stayed on course toward
the achievement of the Academy's Articles and Constitution. Sincere and fulsome thanks must
go to all those who have been instrumental in this way, with special thanks going to Dr John
Pegg, who has kept the organization in place and who seems to appear with a helping hand on
every occasion, especially for the Young Artists' Exhibitions.
Looking to the future, the Trustees have refreshed our lists and committed to new plans to
rebuild the support that the Academy provides to the Friends Organization. Through the medium
of this website and by direct contact, we have validated our database of Friends, and are now
moving to construct a series of events and offers to give a long overdue renewal to those who
have been our loyal Friends for over a whole decade and to enhance and strengthen our offer
in order to attract new members. A new special profile of the
Academy is now available for prospective Friends, which includes more details of how you can help.
You can click here
to download the profile, or visit the list of documents for download at the bottom of this page.
If you would like to help the Academy in its mission to promote excellence in the Fine and
Applied Arts here in the South West and become part of our family, why not join our renewed
Friends of the Academy?
Annual Subscriptions have been set at a modest £20 per person for
2012/13 with reductions for joint members and longer term members. You can join by downloading
and completing the forms available through this website (please see the list at the bottom
of this page) or by
submitting your initial details on the form to the right or writing to: The Secretary,
South West Academy, Monte Rosa, Lower Street, Chagford TQ13 8BX and we will
forward the forms to you.
Advantages of membership
Be invited to the Private View of both the annual Academicians and Open Exhibitions.
Receive discounts on all Academy offers, including prints and original work by Academicians, made
through this website.
Receive early invitations to the Drecki Lecture and other Academy events.
Be an important part of the work and fellowship of the Academy Associate Membership.
For 2012 the Trustees have determined that a new category of membership shall be introduced,
that of Associate Member. Intended to be recognition by the Academy of excellence in the work
of practitioners in the South West and/or recognition of outstanding work toward the aims and
objectives of the Academy in the Fine and Applied Arts, membership will be by invitation from
the Trustees or by application subject to validation by a panel of Trustees and Academicians.
Full notes on applying for Associate Membership of the Academy may be downloaded from the list below.
Associate Membership will entitle the Member to all the advantages enjoyed by the Friends of
the Academy plus, for practitioners, the right to one free entry into the annual Open Show for
their work and an annual review of individual members' output by the Membership Panel of
Scrutineers toward an application for full Academician status. The annual subscription
for Associate Membership will be set for 2012/13 at £60. If you would like to be considered
for Associate Membership of the Academy, please read the notes (available for download below) for details on
how to apply, or submit your initial details on the form to the right or write to:
The Secretary, South West Academy, Monte Rosa, Lower Street, Chagford TQ13 8BX and we
will register your interest and send the notes to you.
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