Before ArtsWorcester, I had little to no contact with other area artists and the dream of seeing my work on a gallery wall was a distant one. All that changed immediately when I joined.

—J., India ink artist

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Membership is Open to All

If you are an emerging artist, ArtsWorcester is where you begin to exhibit, meet fellow artists, improve your work, and learn more about the local art scene. If you are an established artist, we offer continued exhibition and sales opportunities, including solo shows in gallery and corporate settings. 

If you are not an artist, and want to ensure opportunities for artists and accessibility of high quality contemporary art to all, please become a Supporter. We depend on our audiences, and their support.

Effective September 1, artist memberships will become $75 per year, and the Under 30 rate will be $30 per year.

Exhibiting Artist $55
Artists Under 30 $25

If you need financial assistance with your membership, please email us. to learn about applying for Pay It Forward Funds. If you are able, please consider adding $5 to your membership to support other artists in need.

Joining through the website creates an annual subscription for your membership. If you do not wish an automated subscription, please call the office or come sign up in person.

 


Artist Membership Benefits

/// Inclusion in three non-juried, members-only exhibitions in our galleries on Portland Street. These galleries are a state-of-the-art exhibition venue, including complete physical accessibility, professional installation, museum-quality lighting and labeling, custom-built moveable walls and pedestals, audio-visual capacity, ceiling anchors, and sound mitigation.

/// Eligibility to submit proposals for juried, solo, or small group shows for the East Gallery, West Gallery, partnership galleries at The Hanover Theatre and the Davis Art Gallery, and for corporate art venues

/// Free participation in our Artist Business Skills Workshops

/// Eligibility to apply for a Material Needs Grant

/// Discounts at C.C. Lowell on art supplies and custom framing

/// 5% off classes (in-person or online) at the Worcester Art Museum

/// Sixty-percent commission from sales through our galleries

/// Support, advice, and promotion of your work

/// Invitation cards to ArtsWorcester openings and exhibitions

 

Artists under 30: in the “special instructions” section, please give us the month and year of your birth. Local college students: if you are enrolled full-time at Anna Maria College, Assumption University, Clark University, College of the Holy Cross, and Worcester State University, get your complimentary membership by e-mailing Sue Von, administrator, at sue@artsworcester.org.

 

ArtsWorcester participates in the EBT Card to Culture, a collaboration between the Mass Cultural Council and the Executive Office of Health and Human Services’ Department of Transitional Assistance.

Memberships are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Exhibiting Artist $55
Artists Under 30 $25

Give the gift of membership! If you would like to purchase a membership as a gift, please provide the name and address of your gift recipient, and we’ll send them a letter that recognizes you as the giver. If you wish your gift to remain anonymous, please call 508-755-5142 or send an email and let us know.

 

The recipient of a gift membership enjoys full artist privileges at ArtsWorcester:

/// Inclusion in three non-juried, members-only exhibitions in our galleries on Portland Street. These galleries are a state-of-the-art exhibition venue, including complete physical accessibility, professional installation, museum-quality lighting and labeling, custom-built moveable walls and pedestals, audio-visual capacity, ceiling anchors, and sound mitigation.

/// Eligibility to submit proposals for juried, solo, or small group shows for the East Gallery, West Gallery, partnership galleries at The Hanover Theatre and the Davis Art Gallery, and for corporate art venues

/// Free participation in our Artist Business Skills Workshops

/// Eligibility to apply for a Material Needs Grant

/// Discounts at C.C. Lowell on art supplies and custom framing

/// 5% off classes (in-person or online) at the Worcester Art Museum

/// Sixty-percent commission from sales through our galleries

/// Support, advice, and promotion of their work

/// Invitation cards to ArtsWorcester openings and exhibitions

 


ArtsWorcester participates in the EBT Card to Culture, a collaboration between the Mass Cultural Council and the Executive Office of Health and Human Services’ Department of Transitional Assistance.Memberships are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Join the Corporate Circle!

Corporate Circle members demonstrate their commitment to downtown Worcester and to the region’s diverse and highly engaged cultural sector.
 
These businesses directly support vital art experiences, for the public and for their employees, and keep ArtsWorcester open, free, and accessible to all.
 
To join the Corporate Circle or to learn more, please call 508.755.5142 or email juliet@artsworcester.org.

 

ArtsWorcester has galvanized our community more greatly, in depth, than any other organization, and mentors emerging and established artists. It has become our home.

—S. R., photographer

 

ArtsWorcester is a member of the Worcester Cultural Coalition.