Artist Membership

Why become a dot-art member?

dot-art operates a unique artist membership system which provides a package of support and opportunities for visual artists, including:

  • Your own individual e-commerce portfolio
  • Exhibition opportunities
  • Sales, rental and commissioning opportunities
  • One-to-one advice, support and practical help.
  • Promotional and PR opportunities
  • Community and education projects
  • Bi-annual Artist Forums
  • Discounts on art supplies, framing and studios
  • And many other activities continually being developed…

Download information on membership features and fees.

Download our activity report for the past 6 months to see the types of projects our members have been involved with.

You can email us any further questions you have about membership.

Apply here

Drawing on the Museum of Liverpool

By joining dot-art you become part a growing community of talented artists, working in a wide range of styles and media, at all stages of their careers. We like to personally get to know each of our artists’ work so that we can tailor opportunities that will suit you. Our services have been developed in response to the needs of our members since we started helping artists promote and sell their work back in 2005, and we are committed to continuing this process.

Your membership includes the creation of your own e-commerce on-line gallery on the dot-art website and the chance to apply for solo, group and themed shows. We host regular exhibitions in our Liverpool city centre gallery, as well as constantly seeking bigger and better projects for our artists to become involved with in a variety of other venues around the region.

We understand that as an artist you might not know the best way to promote yourself, or that you might just want someone else to do this for you. We think you should concentrate on producing great art work, so we create and maintain your online gallery for you and constantly create and develop new opportunities for the promotion of your work and the progression of your career.

The dot-art team actively market your art work to a both individual and corporate customers using a range of activities including direct marketing, networking, online marketing, social media, e-shots and more. Our innovative and popular art rental scheme is a fantastic way to generate income for you and gain valuable exposure for your work in the premises of our many corporate clients. We will also email you directly every time we have a specific opportunity for you to participate in whether it a client wanting a bespoke commission, or a new exhibition open for submissions.

We are a small and dedicated team. You can speak to us via phone and e-mail any time, or make an appointment to speak to us face to face to discuss specific issues in more depth. We will happily provide help and advice on all aspects of promoting and selling your work, from exhibition opportunities to pricing of your artwork. And if you recommend a friend to dot-art and they subsequently join, you get a discount on your membership renewal!

dot-art Virtual Gallery

We have built a bespoke virtual gallery to showcase work by our artist members online in a whole new way! Visitors can take a walk through the stunning online exhibition space and experience art in a gallery setting from the safety and comfort of their own home.

Each artwork in the virtual gallery has a link directly to the piece in dot-art’s online shop. If potential buyers wish, they can also arrange an appointment to view the work in person at dot-art’s physical gallery in Liverpool city centre.

dot-art members who are on a level three membership will have access to their own virtual gallery, in which they can hold up to four exhibitions a year. 

dot-art Services is a not for profit social enterprise, so your membership fees go straight back into generating exciting new opportunities for our all our member artists.

If you are a visual artist based in Merseyside, Cheshire or Greater Manchester, you can apply for dot-art artist membership whatever your background or previous experience.

Ready to join?

Apply here

Download information on membership features and benefits.

Download our activity report for the past 6 months to see the types of projects our members have been involved with.

We are happy to answer any questions via email.

Did you know that when you join the dot-art community as an artist member, you plant 25 trees as part of our fantastic Ecologi scheme, as we work towards combating climate change?