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Fiberworks MembershipWe are very keen to expand our membership and to embrace the rich and diverse talent in South Africa. All South African artists using any of the wide range of fibre and textile forms in their work, are invited to apply for membership.
The Fibreworks group was formed in 1997 to promote fibre and textile art and to create opportunities for members to exhibit at a professional level. National and regional exhibitions are held regularly and occasionally Fibreworks exhibitions tour internationally.
Fibreworks Membership ApplicationYou are eligible for membership if you are South African or you have lived in South Africa for a minimum of 3 years.
Applications are assessed by current Fibreworks members at our regular quarterly meetings. All votes are of equal value, thus ensuring that the selection process is fair and democratic. After the assessment Fibreworks will contact you.
Submission of work:All applicants are to submit their work including any images in a .PDF format. Please label the documents clearly with your name.
Your application will be assessed at the next quarterly meeting by the present members.
Your submission should include the following;
Annual Membership FeeShould you become a member of Fibreworks, payment of the annual membership fee (currently R150.00) is required in full irrespective of the time of joining. This is kept as low as possible and contributes towards administration, the costs of exhibitions if applicable, the quarterly newsletters and the website. An additional fee is required for some Fibreworks exhibitions. The annual membership fee is reviewed from time to time.
A small voluntary committee takes responsibility for Fibreworks administration and other members are called upon to assist when necessary. Fibreworks holds quarterly meetings, one of which is an Annual General Meeting (AGM).
Marketing and communication is via our website, a quarterly newsletter, a Facebook page and a WhatsApp group.
ExhibitionsFrom time to time Fibreworks has exhibitions. If you choose to submit work to an exhibition, you are responsible for:-