Here are some of the more common queries we get from members and others:
- How do I access the members’ area?
When you joined, you should have received a membership letter that gives you the password and username to use. Once you are logged in, on the main Members area page, you will find instructions on how to edit your own artist’s page, publicise your own arts events, use TMA social media etc. If you haven’t received a letter, please call Phil Clayton or Jazmine Colley on 01297 444042.
- What is the TMA membership model?
Town Mill Arts is a non-profit organisation, not a commercial gallery. It covers costs by charging membership fees, a small commission on sales, and hire fees for the galleries. It offers solo, duo, and small groups of artists the chance to mount an exhibition, which they are expected to steward themselves – so if you live a long way from Lyme and cannot do this, TMA may not be for you. There are also themed open and member exhibitions to which you can submit a small number of works – and in return, you will only need to do one or two stewarding sessions.
- When is TMA open?
The galleries are normally open from 10.30-4.30 every day except over Christmas and when a new exhibition is being hung. In the summer and at weekends and bank holidays, there may be extended opening times. See the Exhibitions page for details.
- How can I get in touch with members?
If you are a member, log in and go to the member list. Otherwise, email firstname.lastname@example.org and your details will be passed on to the member. (We take members’ privacy seriously and it is not ethical to pass on details without consent!)