Join EOP

EOP is Eastside Projects’ artist development scheme.

EOP supports artists, curators and writers to develop work, ideas, careers and community through a responsive programme of events, opportunities and projects. Eastside Projects and EOP members work together to collectively imagine a dynamic programme of activity for artists, artist-writers and artist-curators at all stages of their careers. Join and become part of a practice-led network and benefit from Eastside Projects’ regional, national and international contacts and extensive knowledge, networks and experience.


EOP is an active programme – the more you put in, the more you will get out.

By joining EOP you become part of the community that supports and is supported by, Eastside Projects. As well as free entry to talks and events, you can attend our members-only programme of toolkits, crits, workshops, wellbeing sessions and Away Days. You can also apply for opportunities like the annual member’s exhibition, residencies, The Exchange, and Summer Camp. You can also book in for 1-2-1 chats with Eastside Projects staff.

In addition, you will receive a weblink from our website to yours and a 10% discount on all magazines, publications and editions. 


EOP membership is open to all and costs £5 per month by standing order.

Membership is free if you have Global Majority* heritage, or if you are disabled, D/deaf, or chronically ill**.

If you have any questions about EOP, drop us a line at


* We define Global Majority as a collective term that refers to people who are Black, Asian, Brown, dual heritage, indigenous to the global south, and or have been racialised as ethnic minorities.

** This membership is for people with complex or intersecting support needs or disabilities that have substantial and long-term adverse effects on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.



You need to do a few things to join. Please make sure you complete all elements (1,2 & 3). Tell us about yourself by clicking on the buttons below and completing the questionnaires.

If you are entitled to free membership, you do not need to complete step 3!

1. For you to get the most out of EOP and Eastside Projects, we need to know about you and your practice – this step will take about five minutes.


2. We collect information about our members backgrounds to understand who is joining EOP, ensure our membership is diverse, and monitor whether applications for EOP opportunities reflect the makeup of our community. Please fill out our Diversity Survey by clicking on the button.


    3. For Step 3 please select “Add to basket” below and set up your payments for your membership. This is your final step to being a member. Membership is £5 per month. If you are entitled to free membership, you do not need to complete this step!