Information for Applicants
Membership of the 62 Group of Textile Artists is open to those of any age, gender or nationality working in any textile media worldwide.
Applications for membership open each year on 1st February and close on 1st June.
The 62 Group is an artist led organisation administered by a committee of group members. 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.
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 currently £50.00 GBP Sterling, (payable on 1st September annually) which covers the newsletter and AGM, as well as publications and organising of exhibitions.
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.
- Payment of a GBP Sterling application submission fee. (Currently £22). (This fee contributes to the expense of convening the selection committee and must be paid before any application can be considered)
- Submission of a completed application form together with a current CV and 5 -10 digital images of your work saved as JPEGs. (These must arrive by midnight 1st June late or incomplete applications cannot be considered )
- Selection of new members.
1. Paying the Submision Fee
Before your application can be considered you will need to pay the GBP Sterling application submission fee by credit or debit card into our PayPal account.
(Please note that you DO NOT need to have your own PayPal account to pay by this method.)
2. Submission of Application
Completing the Application Form
The application form will be available for completion from early February
To make your membership application you will need to go to
Curator Space where you will be asked to create a free account. You will then be able to make a submission using the online application form which will also allow you to upload your current CV and the 5–10 images of your work.
Preparing Your CV
Your CV should be saved as a PDF, DOC or DOCX file which should be no more than 4MB. It should include:
- Your name
- Education and Qualifications • Relevant dates • Awarding institutions • Grades/levels awarded.
- Work Experience • Selected exhibitions • Commissions and publications.
- A statement (maximum 250 words please) including aims, sources, influences, materials
Preparing Digital Images of Your Work
All images should be of a high standard, promoting the applicant’s credentials as a professional practitioner. It is important that applicants note that poor quality digital images will reflect badly on the application and may be rejected.
Please submit between five and ten images illustrating at least five pieces of work made in the last five years, but not including work made as part of a degree show. Detail views are welcome but you must also include a whole view or views of the work in question.
Digital images should be in JPEG format only and have a resolution of not less than 300dpi and a file size of no more than 4MB each.
Please name your images in the format:
image number_your first name_your last name.jpeg
3. The Selection Process
There are 2 stages to the selection process.
Stage 1 | Selection by images.
Stage 2 | Selection by actual work.
- A panel of 62 Group members considers the applications.
- The membership of the selection panel changes regularly and includes both recent and long-standing members.
- A majority vote is needed for an applicant to progress to the second stage.
- The decision of the selection panel is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the vote or the decision.
- Applicants will be notified by email of the results as soon as possible.
- An email will be sent out to successful 1st stage applicants who will be asked to submit actual work for the second stage selection.
- Work should be presented as outlined in the letter.
A different panel of 62 Group members considers the applications.
There is one link person from the 1st stage panel. This is usually the current New Member’s committee member.
Applicants will be notified by email of the results as soon as possible and successful applicants will be welcomed to the 62 Group.
Unsuccessful applicants are welcome to reapply and any previous application is not made known to the selection panel.
The work submitted should
- be executed to an exceptional standard and show a consistency of quality.
The work submitted should
- present a strong visual statement and demonstrate the artist’s originality (their distinctive voice).
- show an innovative approach.
The work submitted should
- be a well ordered body of work, be resolved and complete and demonstrate critical judgement and consideration of underlying ideas.
Knowledge of Materials and Techniques
The work submitted should demonstrate
- sensitivity to and appreciation of the material used.
- a sound and professional technical approach.
- professional presentation.