The comment arose because of the scope for multiple memberships - national art societies, regional branches, art societies for the town where you live - not to mention any specific societies to do with media or subject matter or style of work
So the Making A Mark Poll for June and July tackles these two topics
- June: membership of different art organisations
- July: level of expenditure on art organisations
|Art Society Annual Exhibition|
First we're going to look at how many art societies / art institutes / art organisations people belong to. Next month we'll look at how much it all costs.
An "art society" is a group of artists who belong to one organisation in order to promote their art and/or the type of art they all do. Such organisations can be called different things but if it could be called an art society instead then it probably is!
The Poll asks "How many Art Societies are you a member of?". It's open until 30th June and you can find it just below the list of recent top posts and just above the grid of followers faces in the right hand column.
You have the option of ticking up to four of the following options:
- one local art society
- more than one local art society
- one regional branch
- more than one regional branch
- one national art society
- more than one national art society
- total = 1
- total = 2
- total= 3
- total = 4
- total = 5
- total = 5+
- Did you stop and reflect on your answers after you gave them.
- Do they all mean the same to you?
- Which is your favourite art society - and why?
Maybe we could tackle another aspect in a qualitative way.
I'm also interested in whether membership of art societies is increasing or decreasing - and why.
You can comment below and the comments included will in the analysis of the poll results.
Note: I'm not back from France until 4th July so the results of this poll and the next poll might not get done at the normal time.