READY TO APPLY?
To apply for membership in the Artists Collective | Spartanburg, simply complete our online Membership Application by clicking here.
What do you need?
- 3 to 5 good quality .jpg images of your work
- A few references and information about your art.
- We also charge a $20 application fee.
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ABOUT MEMBERSHIP IN THE ARTISTS COLLECTIVE
The mission of Artists Collective is to create a community of artists wherein members mentor and support one another. To provide affordable studio, display, and performance space to established and emerging artists living in and around Spartanburg, South Carolina. And to provide the public with opportunities to view original art and to interact with the artists
Artists Collective aspires to be a diverse community of artists and their supporters who value individual creative expression, and who serve as an arts resource for Spartanburg and the Upstate of South Carolina.
Art can be created and enjoyed by people from all walks of life. We actively seek a diverse membership of races, cultural backgrounds and religious faiths.
Ready to apply? Fill out our membership app by clicking here
WHILE RESPONSIBILITIES WILL NOT BE BURDENSOME, ALL MEMBERS OF THE COLLECTIVE ARE EXPECTED TO:
- Serve on co-op committees | view a list of committee descriptions
- Assist with planning co-op events and exhibitions
- Attend, participate in and promote co-op events and exhibitions
- Work in our Gallery Shop
- Help with cleaning and maintenance of co-op facilities
- Ensure a safe and respectful environment for all participants
Memberships are organized into two tiers.
The first being members that have a studio at the Artists Collective. The second tier does not have a studio at the address, but shares common space within the co-op. The participation of each member is needed for the building to run as it needs to.
All Artist Collective members are required to work on at least one committee. Every member must do his or her share of the work to make this Collective function as it should. This means that members will provide labor to get the building where we want it and to keep it this way. Members also contribute a percentage of Artists Collective retail store sales back to the collective
1st TIER MEMBERSHIP TIER | STUDIO ARTIST
1st Tier members are required to serve on one committee. All operations of the Artists Collective are divided into departments and the artists work together to make sure the duties are fulfilled.
The committee you join should be of interest to you. For instance, if you enjoy getting your hands dirty, then the Facilities Committee would be a good choice. If you enjoy planning gatherings for people, then the Receptions Committee might be right up your alley.
1st Tier Membership Dues by Studio Size. Please note that Artist can elect to share studio space with 1 other artist
- Small studios – $90 per month | $130 per month shared
- Medium studios – $130 per month | $160 per month shared
- Large studios – $155 per month | $190 per month shared
All 1st Tier members contribute a 10% commission of their retail store artwork sales to support the Artists Collective.
2nd TIER MEMBERSHIP | SHARED COMMON SPACE
2nd Tier members share common space within the co-op, but do not have their own/shared studio space.
2nd Tier members must also serve on at least 1 committee.
2nd Tier members pay $45 per month, but have no studio space.
All 2nd Tier artist contribute a 20% commission on all artwork sales made through the WMAC retail store.
BECOMING AN ARTIST COLLECTIVE MEMBER
At Artists Collective, we share space, but more importantly we share opportunity. Members participate because they want to make art and to support each other, and these are necessary components of a successful co-op. Any artist who shares these ideals and who wants to expand and enhance the local art community is welcome at the Co-op.
Because the co-op has no paid staff, the day to day operation, planning and execution of all co-op related matters fall into the hands of the participating members.
Visit ARTISTS COLLECTIVE | SPARTANBURG
20,000 Sq. Ft. of Art
32 Studios | 50+ Local Artists
Locally made art is for sale in the Gallery Shop and the galleries.
The Co-op art galleries are open to the public.
Our retail store is open Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm
Many of our artists periodically offer classes to the public.
Join one of our community classes and become one who does more than just appreciate art.
You can make it!
Monthly Exhibition & Juried Shows
Our mission with our monthly exhibitions and juried shows is to create a platform for artists to display and sell their work and for the community to get to see our artists.
Art Walk provides an opportunity for the community to explore the artistry and craftsmanship of local artists.
Join our artists each third Thursday from 5 - 9 PM.
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Artists Collective Store
32 Studios | 50+ Local Artists
578 West Main Street
Spartanburg SC, 29301
(864) 804 - 6501
Tuesday - Saturday: 10am – 4pm
Sunday - Monday : Closed