Thursday Society (2021)

DIY Photography Magazine article on the Thursday Society launch

In September 2021, Bay founded Thursday Society – the first open, inclusive and global artists’ collective. The aim of the society is to make creative community, support and education freely available to all.

Thursday Society was founded on the belief that supportive communities are essential for creativity. That more of us can be creative if we widen access to communities that encourage self-belief and give structure.

The eventual intention is to organise the society as a DAO, a Decentralized autonomous organisation. This will allow us to fund member projects and international collaborations using blockchain smart contracts and community voting.

With sincere thanks to the founding members of Thursday Society for your ideas, experience and enthusiasm.

Anda Pleniceanu
Theorist, author of hybrid texts, art enthusiast and experimental visual artist.

Dr. Louise Atkinson
Multi-disciplinary visual artist and researcher, based in Leeds, UK.

Zoe Marie Bullingham
Novelist, poet and screenwriter. Stories cultivate dreams, which cultivate stories: it’s an infinite symbiosis and why I write.

Caroline Wood-Robertson
Interior Designer based in Yorkshire, UK and mum of four.

Sandi Goodwin
Self-taught abstract artist. My work is very versatile and I love exploring texture and colour.

Margaret Flaws
Activist, collaborator and writer.

Tina McCallan
Artist, writer and curator commited to inclusivity in the arts through her collective painting “ReCreations”. She also paints under the name of Marie Julou.

Josie McCoy
British artist who paints realist portraits of fictional characters from the world of film, television and music.