Professional Art Pass

Please read these terms and conditions carefully before submitting an application for Professional membership. You should understand that by submitting the application, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions and our Privacy Policy, which sets out full details of how we handle your personal data.

1. Eligibility

1.1. Professional membership of Art Fund through the purchase of a Professional Art Pass is open to all arts professionals working in museums and galleries located the United Kingdom.

1.2. You must be aged 18 or over and employed on a full-time or part-time basis in a United Kingdom museum or gallery, its Museum Services team or Governing body.

1.3. Volunteers, Interns, External Consultants and freelancers do not qualify for Professional membership of Art Fund.

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2. Applications for membership

2.1. Applications for Professional membership are made online, by completing the Professional Art Pass form at

2.2. Payment must be made by credit or debit card and your subscription fee will be debited at the time of your application.

2.3. You must not use borrowed, stolen or forged payment methods to make your payment. Should you do so, you agree to accept full responsibility for such action and to indemnify Art Fund in respect of all actions, claims, damages, liability, fees, costs and expenses whatsoever that arise as a result of such actions.

2.4. Membership of Art Fund through the purchase of a Professional Art Pass is a form of charitable giving. Once a subscription has been paid and a Professional Art Pass has been issued, no refunds can be made.

2.5. We may ask you at any time to provide proof of employment and documentation supporting your eligibility for Professional membership. Failure to provide the documentation requested within 10 workings days will result in the cancellation of your membership, and any Professional Art Pass received prior to the cancellation of your membership must be returned to us.

2.6. We reserve the right to reject applications for Professional membership at our sole discretion.

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3. Delivery and replacements

3.1. Your Professional Art Pass will be delivered to the organisation address that you provide when you complete our online application form.

3.2. Free standard delivery is by Royal Mail second class service. Applicants are advised to allow ten working days from the date of the application for the card to arrive.

3.3. Lost Professional Art Passes will be replaced once free of charge. Any subsequent replacement cards will incur an administration free of £5.00.

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4. Using your Professional Art Pass

4.1. Professional membership includes one named Professional Art Pass valid for a year entitling the holder to all National Art Pass discounts as listed on Art Fund’s website

4.2. Professional Art Passes are valid until the date of expiry shown on the card and are non-transferable.

4.3. The Professional Art Pass is proof of your membership of Art Fund and it must be presented to gain free or discounted entry to the relevant museums, galleries and historic properties. Members that do not have a valid Professional Art Pass with them will be asked to pay the full entry fee and refunds cannot be given at a later date.

4.4. When admission tickets to venues are booked online or by telephone, the Professional Art Pass must be shown on request at point of collection.

4.5. Membership benefits and discounts are subject to change from time to time. Where possible, changes to benefits will be published on Art Fund’s website We strongly advise members to contact the individual venues before visiting for current opening times, entrance fees and facilities information.

4.6. Admittance to Art Fund's Annual General Meeting is limited to members who are able to show a valid Professional Art Pass on the day.

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5. Variation of these terms and conditions

5.1. Art Fund reserves the right to vary these Terms and Conditions from time to time. Such variations shall become effective immediately upon the posting on the Website. These Terms of Use were last updated on 08 November 2017.

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