Updated: 4 Aug 2021

Reading Guild of Artists is run by its members for its members on a voluntary basis, organising a variety of Exhibitions and Workshops throughout the year.

Membership is open to all and new members are very welcome, from complete beginners to experienced professionals, or those just interested in art.

RGA Workshops may be attended by anyone, members and non-members (guests).

All new members join as Affiliate Members.
The annual subscription for Affiliates is £15.

For further details please download:

RGA Membership Application Form (PDF 156kb)

Please also take a look at the RGA Constitution and Privacy Notice.

You can also contact our Membership Secretary Lou at:

Or just pop along to one of our events or workshops to find out more about the RGA.


Members who become Exhibiting Members can take part in all RGA Exhibitions. You can apply to become an Exhibiting Member by submitting work for “Upgrading”, a review panel that meets several times a year depending on demand.

Please be aware that if selection of works for exhibitions is required, the selection is made by the RGA Council.

The annual subscription for Exhibiting Members is £25.

Upgrading: Affiliate members, we are now managing the upgrading process remotely during the current health crisis. If you are an affiliate member wishing to upgrade then in the first instance you should email Linda at



The RGA Council are very aware of the impact that COVID-19 has had on our usual programme of activities this year, and it has been a difficult year, particularly so for some.

In light of this we have decided that subscriptions due 1st January will be voluntary for 2021.

We will continue to pursue opportunities for online activities to share with our members until we can meet in person again and we will be producing our Annual Review in the spring as usual. Although we cannot organise meet ups or physical exhibitions at the moment, we do still have expenses to cover, and of course no income from exhibitions. We do ask those who can, to support the RGA through this difficult time with their annual subscription.

If you pay by standing order and do not feel you can pay this year, please cancel it for this year as we are not in the position to refund subscriptions after they are paid.

Membership status will not be affected either way.

Please download: bankers-order-and-subs-renewal-2021.pdf

Membership runs from the date you join until 31 December that year or, if dated after 30 September, next year.

Annual subscriptions are due by 1st January.

Members who fail to pay their subscriptions each year by 30th March in the same year shall have their names removed from the Membership List. This will not be applied as subscriptions are voluntary for 2021 (see above).

The annual subscription for Affiliate Members is £15.

The annual subscription for Exhibiting Members is £25.


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