The Round Tower Gallery will be available to the Guild as an exhibition space.
Photography by Simon Richardson (left) and Paul Newman (right)
Quality, originality, mastery

Black Swan Guild

The Guild is an association of makers, open to practitioners of every type of art, design and craft. It is a self-managing, self-governing and self-selecting organisation, operating under the reputation and brand of Black Swan Arts. Members of the Guild are key contributors to its constitution, aims and objectives and its working practices, in partnership with the trustees of Black Swan Arts.

The Guild demonstrates Black Swan Arts’ commitment to nurture and showcase high-quality work from the widest possible range of artists and craftspeople.

Applications to the Guild

We are not currently recruiting for the Guild. If you would like to be notified when we are next recruiting, please make sure that you are signed up to receive updates and have indicated that you would like to receive news about Black Swan Guild.

The application process is in two stages:

We recruit at several points during the year and all submissions are through our competition site and must be received by the deadline.

The relationship between the Guild and Black Swan Arts

As part of the Black Swan Arts organisation, the Guild enjoys all the benefits of being part of a significant regional arts venue.

Benefits include:

  • exhibitions in the Round Tower Gallery
  • branding based on the already familiar style of Black Swan Arts
  • a microsite which is maintained by the Guild and can host member’s profiles and exhibition details
  • opportunities to organise demonstrations, artist talks, courses and workshops

Regular exhibitions

Each year the Guild will be guaranteed a minimum of 16 weeks of exhibition time in the Round Tower Gallery, divided into four, four-week blocks, spread out through the year. One of these blocks of time will always fall during the prestigious (and potentially lucrative) month of December.