Membership of Origin comprises a monthly subscription (paid by standing order) and a commission on sales. Together these cover the overheads on the gallery (rent, rates, utilities, packaging, etc.) Payments for sales are made monthly by BACS.
We offer a choice of membership levels.
1) Full membership LEVEL 1
Joining as a full member on Level 1 costs £40 per month, plus 15% commission on sales. We actively encourage you to stay for a minimum of 12 months as we feel it is important for you to experience all of the seasons in the Gallery. We ask for at least 2 months’ notice of your intention to leave Origin. It is estimated that you will need to steward in the gallery for at least one day a month. You will have full voting rights in all Origin matters.
2) Introductory membership – 4 month contract
The fee for introductory membership is £25 per month, and the commission on sales is 25%. This gives students and new makers/artists a chance to ‘test the waters’. At the end of 4 months, you may join as a full member if your Origin membership has proved worthwhile. It is estimated that you will need to steward in the gallery for at least one day a month. You will have full voting rights in all Origin matters.
3) Card maker membership
This is aimed at artists producing greetings cards and nothing else. The monthly membership fee is £5, the commission rate is 25% or 15% if prepared to steward in the gallery for at least one day a month.
All members must have up to date Public & Product Liability insurance.