How to join

Membership is open to architects and anyone working in the decorative and visual arts. Applicants must be proposed and seconded by existing members and election occurs four times a year at committee meetings. We strongly advise that you attend at least one Guild meeting as a guest of a current member before applying.   

There are three types of membership open to application:

Ordinary membership – practitioners in the applied arts
£158 p.a. – London-based members
£105 p.a. – members outside London

Membership is free after the age of 80.

Associate membership (limited to 50 members) – those who are not active practitioners but who have actively encouraged the crafts.

Ordinary membership fees apply.

Affiliate membership – students or those who are early in their career, whose work is not considered ready for application as a full member. Affiliate membership is for 5 years, after which they may be invited to apply for full membership.

£25 p.a.


Candidates for full and affiliate membership should provide a portfolio which includes the following:

• up to 6 finished pieces of original work
  suitable for exhibition
• a sketchbook, storyboard or research notes
  for a finished work
• publications or press cuttings
• a CV and artist’s statement.

If you would like to apply, please download a membership application form.  Once complete, please return either by post or email Catherine O’Keeffe.