ARE YOU AN ART LOVER?
… so become a member of Haagse Kunstkring (The Hague Art Circle)!
If you are interested in visual arts, music, design, literature or drama, you can easily get in touch with the association by being an art-loving member of Haagse Kunstkring. You then also support the association financially and will meet other art-loving members. And that is especially entertaining and sociable. You will enjoy art and be in touch with the artists in an accessible way.
- It is possible to actively participate in the association
- You will be personally invited to all activities by e-mail
- Most activities are free of charge, there will be no entrance fee
- 50% discount on the art model drawing evenings
- Participate in the joint meal evenings for a small fee
- Many activities are opened and concluded with a sip and a bite
- You will have a 5% discount on purchases in the gallery
Cost of membership
Art-loving members pay a contribution of € 130 per year. Holders of a valid ‘Ooievaarspas’ pass pay half of the contribution: € 65 per year. The contribution is per calendar year. If you become a member in the course of the year, the obligation to pay a contribution starts with the month following the month in which you become a member.
Are you interested in visual arts, music, design, literature or drama, but do you have little opportunity or time to enjoy the activities of our association? Then support the The Hague Art Circle as a Friend. Fill out the application form now!
Working members are not only members of the association, but also of one (or more) of the four departments. The work of artists who want to become a member is tested for quality and professionalism by means of a ballot. After a positive assessment, Haagse Kunstkring can also be your stage.
Cost of membership as a working member (professional artist)
- Working members pay a € 105 contribution per year.
- Holders of an ‘Ooievaarspas’ pass pay half of the contribution: € 52.50 per year.
Assessment criteria of the visual work
Visual power: does the displayed work lead to amazement/emotion/involvement? Authenticity: do you have your own handwriting, a clear vision, a personal statement? Craftsmanship: does the work demonstrate the skills appropriate to the type of work being made?
1 You have attended a professional art education (art academy or comparable education and/or you are registered as a visual artist at STROOM The Hague) and you are demonstrably active as a visual artist (which is apparent from your visual work that can be seen on visual material on your website and /or Instagram and/or otherwise).
You will be accepted without further balloting as a working member of the Visual Arts department of Haagse Kunstkring. An initial interview will take place at any moment.
2 You have not attended a professional art education, but you are active as a visual artist (which can be seen on your website showing your visual art work and/or Instagram and/or otherwise).
If your visual work shows professionalism in the eyes of the balloting committee, an appointment will be made for a studio visit. After this visit, you may or may not be accepted as a working member of the Visual Arts department of Haagse Kunstkring.
3 There is no question of a professional art education and, in the eyes of the balloting committee, neither of qualitatively interesting visual art work
The balloting committee does not consider further balloting useful. You cannot be accepted as a working member of the Visual Arts department of Haagse Kunstkring.
The working membership of the Visual Arts department of Haagse Kunstkring is exclusively intended for professional visual artists. If you are not, you will not be able to participate in the balloting. You can of course become an art-loving member.
The balloting committee consists of a chairman and six members (and a reserve member) from the Visual Arts department. As far as possible, the members work within different visual disciplines. The committee discusses and assesses each submission in detail. The discussion determines which of the above reactions applies. Three persons from the committee participate in a possible studio visit.
Design & Architecture
To be a working member of the Design and Architecture department, you must:
- have completed vocational training in the discipline for which you are applying for a working membership, or have had five years of training/experience in practice;
- be self-employed or employed as a designer;
- present your work (designs, prototypes and end products) through publications, productions and exhibitions;
- be a member of a (professional) association in the discipline for which the active membership is requested.
If you are a photographer, goldsmith or ceramist and want to exhibit your work at Haagse Kunstkring, it is necessary that you show some samples of your work for assessment at a predetermined time. This concerns 10 photos, 5 jewelry or 5 ceramic objects. For expert advice the board will turn to members of Hague Art Circle it deems appropriate. In general, these will be colleagues.
If your work is to be regarded as autonomous art, you can participate in a balloting of the Visual Arts department. In that case, please request the relevant registration form from Haagse Kunstkring (see above under 'Visual Arts').
Music / Literature, Theater and Film
In order to become a working member of the Music Department or the Literature, Theater and Film Department, you must demonstrate that you are professionally active in the field of art of these departments.
Fill out the application form now! Send a curriculum vitae with relevant details and motivation for membership to our email address. You will receive an email with the board's response to your application.
Finally... Haagse Kunstkring (The Hague Art Circle) functions without direct government subsidy. This is only possible because so many members are loyal to the association. The contribution is the most important source of income for Haagse Kunstkring! With your membership you make it possible that Haagse Kunstkring fulfills and can continue to fulfill all the functions mentioned for its members.
Termination of membership
Membership runs per calendar year. It can be canceled, in writing or by email, but at the latest before 1 December prior to the new contribution year. You will always receive confirmation of receipt of your cancellation.