Become a member

Want to support Skin Deep and our contributors? Become a Skin Deep member.

  • Get perks like magazines and tickets to events
  • Be part of a community
  • Help keep Skin Deep running for years to come <3

Choose from one of three plans: Classic, Extra or The Most. Each plan includes all the same perks – you just pay what you can afford.

Ready to join? Become a member now.

Want to know more about how membership works and why we’re doing it? Keep reading…

If we haven’t already met…

Hi! Skin Deep is an arts collective and community interest company (CIC) dedicated to building capacity for Black creatives and creatives of colour to think beyond crisis and survival, and dream of just futures. Since 2014 we have been hosting immersive live events and creative workshops, publishing thoughtful online storytelling, and producing bold and beautiful print magazines. We work with Black and POC artists, activists and audiences in the UK and across the globe. 

Our work is collaborative, original, non-reactive, and hopeful. We celebrate joy and dreaming. Our goal is long-term structural change for our communities. If that sounds like a bit of you, we’d love you to join us.

Our members help us keep working.

We want to create radical, nurturing spaces that affirm the artists we work with, and never reproduce the extractive systems we are trying to dismantle. We believe this work is important – and many of the artists we have collaborated with over the years agree. 

But working that way isn’t cheap. Extra support from members like you means we can focus more of our time on supporting Black and POC creatives, rather than always chasing the next pot of funding. Membership income can also give our team the capacity to work on growing the organisation – that means making ever more ambitious work, and redistributing more resources into the hands of our amazing contributors and collaborators.

In return, members get perks!

You’ll notice that each of our membership plans – Classic, Extra, The Most – includes the same perks. We don’t think it’s right to reward those who can afford to pay more and penalise those who can’t, so everybody gets the same – you just pay what you can.

All members will receive our lovingly curated monthly newsletter, the print magazine delivered to your door, and great deals on a whole range of events – like priority booking to our much-loved Sonic Transmissions live listening sessions, or free tickets to talks and workshops with our favourite filmmakers, artists, writers and musicians.

One more thing…

Times are tough, we know that. If you can’t afford membership, don’t worry – you can always support Skin Deep by simply reading, watching, participating in and sharing our work. That kind of engagement means the world to us.

And don’t worry – our online stories will never sit behind a paywall, there will always be concession tickets to events for those who need them, and our magazines will always be just ridiculously underpriced for how dope they are. We are forever committed to making our work accessible to all.

If you want to learn more about membership and why we’re doing it, check out this blog post on our membership platform.

Not interested in membership right now?

No worries. You can stay in touch by signing up to our free newsletter.

You can also make one-off donations by visiting our Support Us page.

We use a tool called Steady to operate our membership program, which charges 10% commission for use of its platform. If you’re having any trouble – with payment, or any other technical difficulties with your membership – you can find help on their support page. If you need any further assistance, reach out to Georgie on our team.