Joining Us

Membership costs £25 for a year and allows free entry to all lectures. The Society’s year starts on 1 April and annual subscriptions become due on that date, but you can join at any time of the year.

How to become an exhibiting member

If members wish to participate in our exhibitions they must first go through a selection process which takes place twice a year, in Spring and Autumn. The selection committee is usually made up of one committee member and two exhibiting members of the society. The composition of the committee is different for each selection.

If you wish to be considered for exhibiting status this should be indicated on your application form, or contact the New Member Co-ordinator.

Selection Days
RAS exhibition

New Member Enquiry

If you would like to become a new member and gain all the benefits, fill in this form and the new member co-ordinator will be in touch.


    Membership includes access to the full lecture programme. Payment of the annual membership fee of £25 is to be made by Direct Debit (see Payment of Annual Subscription.)

    Upon receipt of your application form we will send you an email with an active link to set up your direct debit.

    Are you an artist?


    The Society’s membership year runs from 1st April to 31st March. If you do not wish to apply for exhibitor status at this time it does not preclude you from applying in the future, just contact Membership.

    How can you help?

    RAS is run by volunteers. We rely on our members to get involved and make it more successful. Please indicate how you might contribute to the Society.

    The committee

    The Society’s committee runs its affairs, including its exhibitions and lecture programme. It meets a few times a year. Could you aspire to one of these roles in the future?

    Do you have any other special skills you'd like to share?

    All help is on a voluntary basis and we understand that you may be unable to help. This will not affect your membership.


    Direct debit
    We have a direct debit system for members to pay their annual subscription. GoCardless handles the collection of the direct debits online. The system works as follows:
    1. We will send you an email to connect you to the GoCardless website where you register. No forms to sign and no bank details are given to Richmond Art Society.

    2. Renewal subscription payments are taken at the start of April each year. You are protected by the Direct Debit guarantee.

    3. GoCardless will advise us that your payment has been received and we will send you your annual membership card. New members will also receive the lecture and exhibition programme and the current newsletter.

    4. If your circumstances change and you no longer wish to make direct debit payments please advise us. We will cancel the direct debit. You can also cancel the direct debit at your bank.