Hot Bed Press
Hot Bed Press Printmakers' Studio | The Casket Works, Cow Lane, Salford. M5 4NB | Tel: 0161 743 3111 | Email: info@hotbedpress.org

Come and join us

We always welcome new members. You don’t have to be a master printer. We just expect you to be competent in at least one printmaking method and be able to use the workshop self-sufficiently in that print method. Of course if you are a complete beginner or need a refresher you can always attend one of our courses.

We have a number of types of membership. We start everyone on a Trial Membership which gives you 3 months to try out the facilities and experience our friendly, supportive and welcoming workshop, and see if an annual Full Print membership is for you.

At the end of the 3 months trial period you will be asked if you want to carry on membership. If you do we ask you to set up a standing order with your bank for just £6.25 a month. This has to be for a minimum of 12 months.

TRIAL MEMBERSHIP

  • Access to the workshop during open access hours
  • Monthly e-bulletins and regular print updates
  • Exhibition opportunities and open submissions
  • Reduced rate on monthly artist talks and demonstrations
Cost £53.00 (Includes £18 Studio Hire card for 6 hours studio use and £10 materials voucher.)

PRINT MEMBERSHIP

  • Access to the workshop during opening hours
  • Monthly e-bulletins and regular print updates
  • Exhibition opportunities and open submissions
  • Reduced members rate on monthly artist talks and demonstrations
  • Reduced members rate on all courses
Cost : £6.25 per calendar month by Standing Order or the option is available to pay annually by cheque for £70.

REGULAR USER MEMBERSHIP

  • Hours are covered by a monthly fee as opposed to purchasing Studio Hire Cards
  • Access to the workshop during opening hours
  • Monthly e-bulletins and regular print updates
  • Exhibition opportunities and open submissions
  • Reduced members rate on monthly artist talks and demonstrations
  • Reduced members rate on all courses

Cost : £50 per calendar month by standing order for a minimum of 3 months.

KEYHOLDER MEMBERSHIP

  • 24 Hour access to the print workshop.
  • Hours are covered by a monthly fee as opposed to purchasing Studio Hire Cards
  • Access to the workshop during opening hours
  • Monthly e-bulletins and regular print updates
  • Exhibition opportunities and open submissions
  • Reduced members rate on monthly artist talks and demonstrations
  • Reduced members rate on all courses

Cost : £65 per calendar month by standing order for a minimum of 12 months.

(Keyholder membership is strictly limited and you would have to have been a member of Hot Bed Press for a minimum of 12 months beforehand. Application is to the management team and full approval of staff as this membership brings with it responsibility for health & safety, security and upkeep of a tidy and professional studio whilst working here.)

JOINING

The first time you join you can pay your Trial Membership on the day or send money and membership form in advance. All that we ask is that you notify us of which day you wish to start with us. On that day we will ensure a Studio Volunteer or our technician devotes some time to showing you around and shows you where things are and how things work. The 3 months membership is for consecutive months and must be taken in one block.

We will also set up your membership ‘pocket’ in the workshop with a materials voucher worth £10 and studio hours card with 6 hours usage, and explain to you the way we ask you to keep a track of materials and hours used.

We do everything we can to support new and existing members. As our ‘family or printmakers’ continues to grow we also grow as an organisation and see printmaking flourish and thrive as members expand their knowledge and gain more experience.

We hope you can join us.