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Become a Friend of the Chelsea Art Society

Thinking of sponsoring the arts? Want to get involved with a local organisation that encourages new and established talent? We would love to welcome you as a Friend of The Chelsea Art Society.

  • Invitation to annual Friends’ party
  • Entry into the annual Prize Draw to win a work of art donated by a member
  • Free catalogue
  • Chance to meet and get to know practising artists
  • Opportunity to be a Patron of the Arts in Chelsea
  • Friends’ Sketching Day with members of the Society (dates to be announced)

Setting up a payment

We have made setting up a Direct Debit payment simple and secure using the web service Go Cardless.

You can follow these simple steps to setup your payment:

1Click the link below
to go to the GoCardless
Direct Debit page.
2Complete your details
Fill out and submit the form
(you are not asked for card numbers for direct debit payments).
3Receive your confirmation
You will receive a confirmation email. Once the payment is approved we will contact you about your membership.
Setup a £20 annual payment

If you have any further questions about becoming a Friend or setting up a payment
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Prize Draw Free Entry

Join as a Friend by September 2018 and gain entry to this year's Prize Draw with a chance to win a work by one of our Members, as well as an invitation to the Friends' party. The lucky winner will be announced at the Friends' party in the autumn, date to be advised, at the London Sketch Club.

Dates for Friends’ Sketching day

To be announced shortly. Free for all paid up friends. Join as a Friend now and you will have the opportunity to sketch alongside one of our members.

As stated above, with Friends membership comes automatic entry into our Prize Draw to win a work of art donated by one of our members, and an invitation to the Friends’ party in the autumn (date to be advised), which is held at the London Sketch Club, where the lucky winner will be announced.

Further information about becoming a Friend

The Chelsea Art Society is over 100 years old, and consists of a membership of around 100 practising painters and sculptors. Although not all of the members live and work in Chelsea, many have connections with this beautiful part of London, and the Society holds its annual open exhibition at the Town Hall in Kings Road. In 2018 this will be 22-29 October. The annual exhibition is an extraordinary showcase of artistic talent, for members and non-members alike, and the range and number of pieces on show is perhaps second only to the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition.


Friends of the CAS are invited once a year to the Friends' party at the historic London Sketch Club in Dilke Street, the 2018 date to be announced There they have the chance to see work in progress and to enjoy a connection with the art and artists that make the Society what it is. Friends are invited to the Private View of the exhibition, where they receive free catalogues. They are also invited to participate, should they wish to do so, in the organisation and stewarding of the exhibition. This is the Society's busiest moment, and all help is very much welcomed: it is a chance to get involved in an iconic and collaborative event in the heart of Chelsea, which brings together people of all ages and all walks of life.


Friendship of the CAS is a way of supporting a local, not-for-profit arts organisation which promotes the values of good representational and non-figurative work, as well as helping young artists to get started in their careers. The annual subscription for Friendship is set at £20 as a minimum, but there is nothing to stop Friends paying more should they wish to do so - as a Society we need funds to help ensure that this much-loved and long-standing institution lasts another 100 years in its Chelsea home.