Become an ADF Member or Associate
There is an application form below which you can download and return to the ADF by post or by hand enclosing a cheque for the appropriate fee.
Arts & Disability Forum
Cathedral Quarter Workspaces
109-113 Royal Avenue
Call: 028 9023 9450
The ADF has level access, a Loop system and we arrange BSL on request for events. We prefer email communications for access, cost, speed and the environment.
When the dialogue box opens opt to 'save' the file to your download folder. Alternative formats available on request.
Membership Or Associateship Status
When you become a member or associate of the ADF it shows you value our work. You’ll get advance information on ADF activities and you can get advice, enjoy discounts and meet great people at ADF events. We’ll also be happy to share information to help publicise your work. Joining is open to any person or organisation with interest in furthering the objects of the ADF and able to meet the criteria overleaf.
|Invitations to previews and other events in the ADF Gallery||Yes|
|Notice of events, talks and workshops by disabled and deaf artists||Yes|
|Invitations to meetings, briefings and events||Yes|
|Notice of iDA, our bursary programme for disabled and deaf artists||Yes|
|Advance information and ticket offers for Bounce! Arts Festival||Yes|
Fees or Free
Membership is free for deaf/disabled people. There is a small annual feefor all others, including organisations, to become associates. Joining gift donationsare welcome but are entirely optional. Donations and fees help support our work to benefit disabled artists and audiences.
How to join
Simply complete the short form over the page and return it to us by email or post.
Joining requests are agreed by the Trustees every couple of months – we’ll get back to you to let you know when your membership/associateship starts and to tell you how to pay the fee, if applicable. Meantime, we’ll email you info on events and you can find out more on our website.
Criteria for Members and Associates
- You have a demonstrable interest in furthering the objects of the ADF.
- You are considered by the Trustees to be able to exercise your rights as a member responsibly, with the support of an advocate as required.
- You have no conflicts of interest of ongoing and significant nature.
- There is no reason to believe that your membership would bring ADF into disrepute.
- You are not already suspended from membership on grounds of breaking ADF policy (including Equal Opportunities, Bullying & Harassment policies).
Suspensions are notified to the member or associate, along with the duration and review process.