FAQ

Membership

Why should I become a member of GP Arts Inc?
Members of GP Arts Inc. are able to participate in opportunities to exhibit work in group exhibitions arranged by GP Arts Inc. such as the Annual Exhibition to be held in May 2022. Membership includes insurance coverage for open studio events, workshops and studio exhibitions. See more on Insurance below. GP Arts Inc has equipment available to be used by members. See more on Equipment below. You’ll also be part of the in crowd, receiving regular information about the arts in Golden Plains Shire.
How much does membership cost?
There are two levels of Membership:
Option 1 Standard $10 per year
  • participation in GP Arts Inc. group exhibitions
  • insurance for your exhibitions and events
Option 2 Standard+ $20 per year
  • Artist page on GP Arts Inc. website
  • participation in GP Arts Inc. group exhibitions
  • insurance for your exhibitions and events
How do I become a member of GP Arts Inc.?
Please click here for membership form and payment details
When is the deadline for paying my annual Membership fee?
31st October is Membership deadline date. However, anyone can become a members anytime throughout the year. Please note that because our fees are extremely reasonable, no discounts occur, if you join after the 31st October.
Can I get a discount if I want to start my Membership after the annual membership deadline?
No,because our fees are extremely reasonable, no discounts occur, if you join after the 31st October.
Can I get any discounts as a member of GP Arts Inc.?
As a member of GP Arts Inc you can become an individual member of Regional Arts Victoria for half the usual membership fee.

Community Arts Trail

When is the next Community Arts Trail being held?
The Community Arts Trail is usually held in March of each year, when possible. To be part of the event, registration needs to be completed by the end of August the year before. There is no Community Arts Trail planned for 2022 due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. Members can expect to be assisted in forming Mini Art Trails and events such as Pop-Up Exhibitions at Local Halls, etc.

Equipment

What type of equipment can I borrow from GP Arts Inc.?
GP Arts Inc. has metal display frames, white display frames, hanging materials associated with the display frames, gazebos, folding table, tripods suitable for use with cameras and mobiles. Please note, members are responsible for pick up and drop off, of borrowed equipment.
How do I borrow equipment from GP Arts Inc.?
You can apply by email to gpartsinc11@gmail.com to enquire about borrowing equipment owned by GP Arts Inc.

Insurance

Is my home studio insured for visitors when I become a member of GP Arts Inc.?
Yes, you are covered for public liability. You do need to put in writing to gpartsinc11@gmail.com when you are planning on opening your studio, so that it can be minuted by the committee at our general meetings.
When can I use the insurance coverage provided by GP Arts Inc.?
You can use the insurance coverage provided by GP Arts Inc. for open studios, GP Arts events, running workshops and studio exhibitions

Participation

I am not an artist, can I still support GP Arts Inc.?
There are several ways you can support GP Arts Inc. You may want to support our events as a volunteer, attend our events to show your support for our members, join our mailing list to be informed about what's happening or show your support with a donation.
Are there any social events run by GP Arts Inc.?
GP Arts Inc. members organise regular ‘Let’s Make Art’ days, various member events such as the recent Pairing Project, Digital Communications collaborations and speed art. Keep up to date with our latest activities by signing up to our mailing list or checking the News and Events sections of the website.