Applications are invited for LSA Membership, using the form below. The deadline for submitting an application is Sunday 22nd August 2021. 

The date for all applications to be considered is Saturday 4th September 2021 at Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Road Leicester. 


We welcome applications for membership of Leicester Society of Artists from artists living, working or studying in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland, or if you have strong connections to this area.

How to apply for membership

1. Please fill in the Application Form on this page.  Click the 'Submit Application' button by the deadline on Sunday 22 August 2021.

2. You will receive an email from us - confirming that your application has been received. Please allow up to 2 hours for this to arrive.

3.  On Applications Day on Saturday 4 September  - you will need to bring your work to the Main Hall at Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Road, Leicester, and collect it the same day.  See more details about this below.

General Information about applying for membership

You may apply for membership of LSA if you live, work or study in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland, or if you have strong connections to the area.

A short application form appears on this page when applications open, together with a deadline for applying online and the date for Applications Day.  You are not required to submit digital images of your work.

On Applications Day, you will be required to submit FOUR ORIGINAL WORKS in support of your application for membership, which will be considered by the 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, however, that at present we are unable to include works that require an electricity supply in our exhibitions.

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

You will need to pick up your work later the same day. The result of your application will be notified by email.

Information for successful applicants

If you are successful in your application for membership, we will send you details about our forthcoming Annual Exhibition 2021 at Newarke Houses Museum (7-31 October 2021).  You will have an extended deadline of Friday 17th September to complete and return your entry form to the LSA Exhibitions Officer, to enable to you to take part.  Please note the size allowance and number of works allowed are restricted in this exhibition, see here

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Leicester Society of Artists Membership T&Cs

I understand that I may apply for membership if I live or work in Leicestershire or Rutland or have strong connections to the area. I will abide by the decision of the Council of the Leicester Society of Artists on my application for membership.