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​The Free Painters and Sculptors has over 50 artists and associates and we are always interested in in quality artists joining this active and inclusive collective.

Please note that artists are only invited to become a formal member of FPS after exhibiting as a guest at one of our annual open exhibitions (Online only submissions can often be misleading so we like to meet the artist and see the work up close before formal membership is agreed)


Subscribe here to receive information on upcoming open exhibitions and how to apply.


New artists are currently selected in February just before our AGM. We choose artists who we believe will complement our existing membership and therefore highly competitive. This year we will be selecting from a pot of over 80 artists for around 10 -15 places so it is common for artists to have exhibited several times at our open exhibitions before membership is awarded.


Annual membership fees do apply​ (Currently £60 pa) and we strive to ensure all members are guaranteed a place in at least one exhibition a year - exhibition places are competitive!

Hanging Fees apply to each exhibition and vary from venue to venue but average around £200 per artist per show based on current gallery space hire prices - Fees are charged to cover exhibiting costs only - we are a strictly not-for-profit organisation.



  • Be part of one of the most established artist lead organisations in London (Established 1952)


  • All members are invited to have a say in the running of the group and we actively encourage all of our artists to get involved in the set-up of exhibitions and website, blog and social media content


  • Feature in at least one of our annual exhibitions at exclusive venues throughout London


  • Promote your own external projects and exhibitions via the FPS website and social media streams


  • Be part of an expanding network of national artists and galleries


  • Members will be promoted via our extensive social media coverage 


If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us at

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