Manchester Academy of Fine Arts has been led, run and organised by artists since 1859. It is a registered UK charity. It is the only Academy of its kind in the North West of England representing artists working in Sculpture, Painting, Drawing and Printmaking. An artist elected as an Associate Member is eligible to progress to full Academician after two years. We encourage professional practising artists to apply.
Artists are elected by their peers in recognition of the quality of their work which demonstrates a wide range of approaches, techniques and styles.
They all share a passion for art and members work in the belief that the arts can help reflect, record and shape the world we live in. There are at present 116 academicians and associate members.
Applications for new associate members for 2023 are now closed. Applications will open next year in February 2024.
Please read the supporting pdf below before applying. If you have any questions regarding application please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate Member Application Guidelines