The Willoughby Arts Centre is the only truly independent, not-for-profit art centre in Australia.


We receive no regular funding from any organisation. This allows us the freedom to make our own decisions, free from external pressures and always in favour of members.

We would urge you to sign up to be a member. Your membership is vital for the Centre's longevity and for maintaining the high standards we always aspire to, here at the Willoughby Arts Centre.

Member Benefits

  • WAC Bulletin – a monthly member-only email giving you information on upcoming exhibition opportunities & art prizes keeping you in the know.
  • Opportunity to submit work in the annual members Ewart Art Prize.
  • Discounts for some Visiting Artist workshops.
  • Discounts on art supplies & framing at participating outlets.
  • Access to group studio hire when available to practise your art (minimum number & fees apply).
  • Borrowing rights to our well-stocked library.

Where your Membership fee goes

  • Supports the purchase of new & additional equipment.
  • Supports the Centre to maintain low fees.
  • Funds Centre sustainability & maintenance including building & garden upgrades & general maintenance.
  • Supports the establishment of a creative hub, allowing the Centre to develop & experiment with new programs.
  • Supports emerging artists through the maintenance of low exhibition fees, the Ewart Art Prize & the Joy Ewart Scholarship & the delivery of events that showcase artists and other community-involved projects.
  • Contributes to Centre viability including maintaining financial reserves.
  • Assists in building & maintaining the reputation of the Centre, its students, teachers and hirers.

Types of Membership

Single Membership $60.50

Family Membership $71.50 Available to members who live at the same address.

Pensioner Membership $44 Available to members who have a valid pension card.

Regional Membership $33 Available to members who live 70km or more outside Sydney.

Full 12 months from payment inc. GST

The Willoughby Arts Centre is a non-profit organisation limited by guarantee to the sum of $20 per member.

When you become a Member you will receive a Member card and information about supplier discounts.