Membership Application

Before completing this please read the Articles of Association 
and the Terms and Conditions before completing this form

 

                                                          Valley Arts and Crafts Membership

Valley Arts and Crafts is a voluntary association of art and craft people who live or trade in Wales and The Marches.  The association has been in operation since 2005.

Membership costs £20.00 for the year and this membership runs from the 1st April to the 31st March each year.

This membership covers you to sell your work in the shop under our own group public and product liability insurance policy.

The group public liability insurance also covers you to sell at crafts fairs if you meet certain criteria.  These criteria are laid down in a separate “Valley Arts and Crafts Insurance Policy” document and is available on request from the Chair, Jayne Griffiths at [email protected]   The cost of the groups public liability insurance policy this year was £30.00 per member and is due to expire in July 2021.

In order to fund the running of the shop we take 30% of the sales value of your goods and the rest is refunded to you at the end of each calendar month.  But, if you volunteer to work in the shop up to a maximum of 30 days each membership year you will receive a 1% rebate for each day on the 30% commission, e.g. if 30 days are worked, then you will receive a full refund of all commission paid throughout the membership year.  Refund of any commissions paid will be at the end of the membership year, i.e. just after the 31st March each year.

Please also refer to the Articles of Association and the Terms and Conditions that can be found on the Valley Arts and Crafts website

Attached is a membership application form, please fill in and return with the information required including photographs to:

Valley Arts and Crafts, c/o 38 School Lane, St. Martins, Shropshire, SY11 3BX.

Please make your cheque payable to Valley Arts and Crafts or email our Treasurer Hilda Fix at [email protected] for our bank details to be able to pay online.

                                                                      Membership Application

I would like to become a member of Valley Arts and Crafts (VAC)
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1.To enable us to promote you and your work, we ask that you provide us with some information (no more than an A4 sheet of paper).  This can include what you do and how you work, qualifications that you have, any awards that you have won, etc.  Please include good quality images of your work. 
Please include these with your application: 
2.Membership for the year is £20.00 payable from the 1st April to the 31st March each year. 
A cheque made payable to 'Valley Arts and Crafts' or'Celf a Chrefftau y Dyffryn' should be sent, together with  your complete application form and applendix to:
                                            Valley Arts and Crafts,
                                            c/o 38 School Lane,
                                            St Martins
                                            Shropshire, SY11 3BX
or email HIlda at [email protected]  for our bank details to be able to pay online.

                                                    Appendix to Application Form

Do you wish to have an entry on our website – www.valleyartsandcrafts.co.uk (Please note our website is not a selling site)                                                                                         Yes/No                      If yes, then the information you have provided (as per item 1 on the application form), together with your contact details and the pictures provided will be published on a page specifically about you and your work.  There will be a link to your page via our Directory of Members.

 

The Directory of Members is published on our website and is sometimes sent out to craft fair organisers.

We would like to be able to use your contact details and photographs of your work for publicity purposes (including the above), such as advertising and marketing including social media.

To be able to facilitate this, we ask that you give your permission for the use of your contact details and photographs to be used in this way.  Therefore, please delete as appropriate, sign and return.                                                                                       Yes/No, to use of contact details                                                                                                                   Yes/No, to use of photographs
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