Artist Membership


Artist Membership – $75

Artspace artist members work together with Artspace to promote the growth of the individual artist, provide an environment of interaction with other artists and with the public, and to foster the mission of Artspace. Artspace believes in supporting the careers and development of artists by providing:

  • An open studio environment with the opportunity to engage with other artists and the public.
  • Access to a network of artists from across North Carolina.
  • A connection to the community through exhibitions, teaching, and speaking opportunities.
  • Professional development through workshops and classes.



Creative Space

Artspace has 30 artist studios in our historic building in the heart of downtown Raleigh. Applications for studio artists are accepted annually in the spring and are open to members and non-members.  Non-members will be required to become an Artspace artist member before they move into the building. No commission is taken sales within studios.

Please visit our Studio Opportunity page for application information.

Exhibition Space

Artist members enjoy reduced or free entry fees for select calls and a reduced commission of 30% on exhibition and gift shop sales.

  • Galleries One & Two
    • Applications accepted biannually in the fall
    • Open to members & non-members
    • $15 application fee
  • Building
    •  Includes Upfront Gallery (reserved for members) and Corridors
    • Applications accepted annually in the fall.
    • Free for members/$15 for non-members
  • Satellite Exhibitions
    • Open to members & non-members

Please visit our Artist Opportunities page for specific call information.


  • Paid teaching opportunities for youth & adult art classes and workshops.
  • Opportunity to present demonstrations and sell work at First Fridays and other public events.
  • Opportunity to learn how to curate, organize, and install exhibitions.
  • Opportunity to meet with Artspace staff for one-on-one consulting (by appointment).


  • Invitation to members only programming, discussions, and networking events.
  • Discounts on professional development services.
  • Priority registration and discounted member pricing on classes and workshops.


  • Member artists will be listed in the artist directory on Artspace’s website.
    • Listing can include a link to the artist’s website, a short bio or statement, and up to three images.
  • Studio artists will be listed on the large screen display in the building lobby.
  • Full-color exhibition brochures will be created for exhibitions in Galleries One & Two.
  • Artspace will create and distribute press releases or media alerts for events and exhibitions organized by Artspace, including artist exhibitions in Galleries One & Two.
  • Artists may submit material to be promoted through Artspace’s social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest (Artspace will determine appropriateness of material and schedule of posting).

More Benefits

  • 10% discount on purchases from the gift shop and throughout the building (excluding studios).
  • Subscription to weekly artist member e-newsletter full of artist opportunities, classes, and more!