Our Purpose

To be a network of individuals, organisations and venues established to promote and support artistic endeavours in the Eden Valley area. Giving a voice to artists.

Download  the EVAN membership form here
Membership Form

Specific Goals

  • to support the development of local artists, creating pathways to progress
  • to provide opportunities for local artists to show and market their work, connecting them with the local and tourist communities
  • to create opportunities for networking and socialising
  • to provide a professional development scheme for local working artists
  • to provide a mentoring scheme for artistic endeavour

Proud to be a Community Interest Company

EVAN is a CIC; this means we are a special type of limited company and we exist to benefit the community rather than private shareholders.

Our company number is 10573196 and we were incorporated on 19th January 2017.

We Offer

  • An artistic Community
  • Support with your development
  • Enjoyment of art

We ask For

  • Involvement – we like all the artists to become active members contributing to the vitality of the network.
  • Equality and civility – We aim to be a wide network, we ask all members to treat others with respect and friendliness.

Membership Benefits

Membership of EVAN offers a range of marketing, sales, exhibition, collaboration, networking and social benefits, opening up a number of opportunities for you as an artist/creative professional.

Membership costs £40 per annum and runs from 1 January.

Membership includes:

  • An individual webpage on the EVAN website, with image, text, and links to your email, website and contact details. Linked through to Cumbria Tourism webpage.
  • Social media promotion of artists and events via Facebook and Twitter.
  • Discounts at local suppliers/cafes/bars as we negotiate them.
  • The opportunity to participate in 8 social events at cost, hopefully approx. £2/3 each.
  • Access to the Facebook page.
  • Receive the quarterly newsletter of EVAN artists’ own exhibitions and projects, plus invitations to previews, workshops and requests for info, etc.
  • Access to website opportunities as promoted.
  • Priority to participate in 2 EVAN Showcase exhibitions, paying a small curation fee and a 10% commission on any sales (we will seek more venues and opportunities).
  • Priority to participate in 2 EVAN Selling Fairs, at a local venue, (ideally Rheged) at a reasonable price for a space.
  • Join group visits to galleries and museums across the North and other social activities at cost.
  • Additional benefits as negotiated by EVAN as a group, i.e. group discounts with larger organisations.
  • Take part in collaborations between EVAN artists, and between EVAN and other local arts venues/organisations.
  • Join in the annual EVAN Art Trail, possibly promoted through local and regional PR.

Please return completed membership forms to: info@edenvalleyartisticnetwork.co.uk
Or post to: EVAN Membership C/O EVAN Gallery and Studios, No.4 Corney Place, Penrith, CA11 7PX