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“What do I get from joining the Collective?”

You access the monthly meeting, have an ongoing supportive network (with an active private Facebook Group for Members). are automatically approved to participate in the annual exhibition (and any other opportunities provided to the group), receive discounts (presently with Moo.com and MetroImaging), get career support from Susan Mumford / Be Smart About Art, and get to work with a curator for the annual show. Plus any additional promotion or opportunities via this vetted group.

“Who is eligible to join?” 

Photographers who are dedicated to developing their practice. Active participation is essential for individuals to benefit.

If you’re interested in experiencing the benefits of the group yourself, book to attend a Collective meeting. And only if it’s the right fit for you, apply to join.

Note: The Collective Membership capacity is 10 people. The group presently has six Members.

“What’s the cost to join?” 

The most important investment is your time. By making an active effort to attend meetings (either in person or remotely via internet connection), you will gain the greatest benefit.

The monthly membership subscription is 25 GBP.

Note: If you would also like to join Be Smart About Art Membership, your Collective Membership will be reduced by 20%, so you pay £29.95 per month for both Be Smart About Art & the Photography Collective.

“I’m already a Be Smart About Art Member. How will the membership subscription work for me?”

You can separately sign-up for The Rooftop Collective (successful application providing) for 20 GBP per month.

Attending for the first time?

You will have a 5-10 minute slot to tell the group about yourself, your journey, where you intend to be going, and to show examples from your portfolio. You will be able to get immediate feedback from a group that understands providing useful constructive criticism!

Want to find out more?

Get in touch! Email savvy@besmartaboutart.com or telephone 020 7748 5212