Founded on 11th November 1859 the Academy now has over 100 painter, sculptor and printmaker members who represent the best in fine art across the region.

In addition members also represent the region at a national level exhibiting with the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, the Royal Society of British Sculptors, the Society of Women Artists, the Royal Society of British Artists and many others.

By becoming a Friend you will help MAFA continue with these objectives and support the Graduate Award Scheme providing prizes and professional encouragement to Manchester Metropolitan University School of Art graduates.

For an annual fee of £25 you will get:

  1. invitations to private views for yourself and a guest to all MAFA exhibitions

  2. notification of other exhibitions which members are a part of

  3. invitations to any other MAFA events

  4. a copy of the President’s Newsletter which is produced four times a year

  5. ‘The Story So Far’ – The Manchester Academy of Fine Arts from 1859 to 2003 by Sheila Dewsbury

All members remain committed to the original objectives practised for over 150 years:

‘ to promote fine art in the wider community through exhibitions and education within the region’.

Complete MAFA's Friend Membership Form: