Artist Support

aspex artists associates

The new aspex artists associates scheme has been designed to support the development of ideas, projects, networks and careers through a stimulating programme of events, contacts and opportunities – all for a subscription of just £5 per month.

The scheme is based on your feedback and in particular focuses on helping you to further your career – with the added benefit that, as an associate, you can play an active part in how the programme develops.

Any questions or queries? Get in touch with us by emailing Want to go ahead? Use the CharityCheckout link below to sign up via Direct Debit.


Annual Benefits

  • A one-to-one surgery with an expert artist advisor
  • Free entrance to six artist-focused events, including inspirational talks, symposia, toolkit sessions and opportunities for networking and socialising.
  • Opportunity to be selected for a curated aspex artists group show
  • Crit Club for artists who would benefit from peer review sessions
  • Members listed on the aspex website, including links to their own sites and the opportunity to contribute to blog posts.

Terms & Conditions

1. aspex artists associates is available at a subscription fee of £5 per month payable by Direct Debit.
2. A free one-to-one surgery will be provided by the aspex Artist Advisor, an
exhibiting artist or another arts professional as arranged by Aspex Visual Arts Trust (AVAT). Additional surgeries are available at a cost of £30 per session.
3. Entry to artist focused events is free to subscribers. Non-members will be charged.
4. AVAT will have overall authority on how the aspex artists group show will be curated and hung.
5. Crit Club participants will be drawn from the membership. They will be able to apply for one of 8 slots per annum, on a first-come first-served basis.
7. AVAT reserve the right to amend the scheme in line with demands of the organisation and/or its subscribers.

One-to-one Consultations

We also offer one-off one-to-one surgeries to all for a new, lower rate of £30. To enquire about availability, email You can pay the fee online below by following the CharityCheckout link.


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How to submit work to us

aspex regularly invites artists, designers and makers to submit work for specific events or awards. Please join our the Aspex Artists Mailing List here to ensure you receive this information.

We do also accept unsolicited submissions of work, which are viewed by the Programming Team on a regular basis. However, due to the volume of work we receive we cannot guarantee a response to every one.

General Guidelines for Submissions

Submissions will be accepted via post and/ or email (to

It is advised that anyone submitting material to make themselves aware of the gallery and its work.

It is important to have an appreciation of the nature of the programme and a familiarity with the physical exhibition spaces, ideally through visiting the gallery.

Material must be kept short and concise, and include a cover letter, CV and up to five images.

Please ensure that all supporting material in digital format is Mac compatible (preferred formats are jpegs, tiffs, mov, avi, mp3 and wav).

Where return postage & packing has not been supplied, supporting material will be discarded.

Prior to submission we also recommend discussing any proposal you may have for aspex or any other gallery with an artists’ advisor at or at one of our partner organisations throughout the South East or South West.

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