You are an artist! You suffer enough!
Art society is a safe haven where we can all suffer together with like minded individuals!
What started as a mentoring and self help artists group in 2014 has dramatically grown and is now emerging as a a movement in its own right. It promotes artist empowerment with a bold and ‘audacious’ attitude and champions the role of creativity as a power in society. (See film below of ASS No1)
Exclusively for working/exhibiting artists (no gallery owners, no curators, no journalists, no muses, no girl/boy friends, etc). It is a safe non judgemental environment for artists to meet, mingle, discuss, connive and ultimately support each other and the role of bold creativity in a mundane world.
There is no membership fee (i.e. it is FREE), however we do have a vetting committee and we keep numbers select. We are not exclusive, far from it very inclusive but we do expect our members to have a high degree of skill and a bold or as we say ‘Audacious’ attitude to their talent.
The original exclusive artists only monthly salons still continue, however these are now supplemented with large scale open evenings to the public where these may include panel discussions, presentations, forums, shows, private views, etc
‘Own your work and your success’. We don’t wait for the market to find us we go out and engage the market. We apply a degree of marketing and social media suaveness to build up individual and group fans. We encourage the notion of the artist as a brand and support a comparison with the music industry where artist and their work must engage the greater world if they are to survive and succeed.
We encourage and mentor our members to own their social media and not to treat it like some sort of sense of selling out, if you do not control your personal brand it will be controlled by others or the public. We have a focus on how to stay authentic, interesting and fresh and not be naive.
As a non artist you are welcome to sign up to our FB page to receive news, member show updates and exclusive invites to not only our Private Views, but also those of our many friends - art and party, what more do you want.
Membership is currently free, but there are criteria
/ You are a working artist and have exhibited in the last 1.5 years
/ You have a bold audacious sensibility inherent in your work and approach
/ You have a real sense of skill in your medium and craft
/ While you have integrity you admit it is OK to embrace a sense of commerce.
/ You love London
/ You are sociable
/ UK based
You do not have to be from Soho, for us Soho is the heritage of British creative and artistic endeavours.
Submit your bio, website, examples of your work and list of exhibitions or shows to firstname.lastname@example.org
EVENTS, SALONS, SHOWS, PRIVATE VIEWS, PARTIES, PRESENTATIONS....