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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.


  • 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.


    PDF Forms for Download

    Profile of the Academy for Prospective Friends

    Friends Application Form

    Notes on Applying for Associate Membership

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