Joining and Membership
To become a member of the 62 Group
Membership is open to those of any age, gender or nationality working in any textile media worldwide. Applicants complete an application form and submit it with accompanying images of their work. This is presented to a selection committee, which meets annually. The next closing date for applications is 4th June 2013. A £15.00 GBP Sterling application fee contributes to the expense of convening the selection committee; applicants outside the UK should send this as cash in either GBP Sterling or Euros as appropriate. New members pay a reduced fee in their first year proportional to the length of time left in the financial year when they are accepted as members.
A regular newsletter ensures contact is maintained between members; there are also regional meetings and an Annual General Meeting (AGM), which sometimes include lectures by guests and members. The annual membership fee for an exhibiting member is £45.00 GBP Sterling, which covers the newsletter and AGM, as well as publications and organising of exhibitions.
All exhibiting members are subject to continuous selection by their peers. Those who do not submit or do not have their work selected for three consecutive years forfeit membership. This rigorous criterion plays a vital role in stimulating the Group’s growth and development.
The success and continuation of the Group depends on its members. A committee administers the Group and applicants should only apply for membership if they are willing to take an active part in assisting in this administration.