Polly Marix Evans

Lino-cut print by Polly Marix Evans

Become a member

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 1st January.

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.

Download the EVAN membership form here

Membership Form

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

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.

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.

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.

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

To find out more about our members, click here to go to our Artists' page.

We have a Facebook page for our members. Click on the icon and enjoy the chat!