LSA Applications Day will take place on Saturday 17th June 2023
at Attenborough Arts Centre, University of Leicester, Lancaster Road, Leicester LE1 7HA.

General information

You are eligible to apply for membership of Leicester Society of Artists if you live, work or study in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland, or if you have strong connections to this area.  

Our members pay an annual subscription (currently £35).  In addition to this, newly elected members are charged a one off joining fee of £10.


Deadline for applications

Applications for 2023 have now closed,


How to apply

  1. Fill in the Application Form on this page and submit it to us by the above deadline.
  2. You will receive an email confirming your application has been received.  Please allow up to 2 hours for this to arrive.
  3. You are not required to submit digital images of your work.
  4. On Applications Day you will need to bring your work to the Main Hall at Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Road, Leicester LE1 7HA, and collect it the same day.


Applications Day | Saturday, 17 June 2023

On Applications Day, you are required to submit FOUR ORIGINAL WORKS in support of your application, which will be considered by LSA Council. These FOUR works must be of an equally high standard, and be well presented suitable for an exhibition. They must have been created within the last three years.  Reproductions may not be substituted for the original works.

We accept most media, including paintings, drawings, all types of printmaking, mixed media, sculpture, glass, ceramics, textiles, photography. Please note, at present we are unable to include works that require an electricity supply in our exhibitions.

As well as four original works, you may submit a sketchbook (optional), a short CV and/or an artist's statement (optional) and up to four preliminary studies (optional).

You are required to collect your work later the same day.

The result of your application will be notified by email. 


Information for successful applicants 2023

If you are successful in your application for membership, we will send you details about our forthcoming Annual Exhibition 2023 at SOCK Gallery, Loughborough (7 September - 14 October 2023). The deadline to complete and return the exhibition entry form to the LSA Exhibitions Officer is 23:59 on 31 July 2023 to enable you to take part.

Applications for Membership 2023 - now closed