Artist Memberships

Broke and Arted keeps the artist in mind at all times. Artist biographies and portfolios are included on the website and in the gallery portfolio upon approval. Artists are encouraged to oversee their displays and take an active role in the promotion and consequential sale of their work. Broke and Arted actively pursues grant funding, and extends its efforts to our members; assistance in writing proposals and locating grant opportunities is provided upon request. If you are interested in working with Broke and Arted or becoming a member, please review our submission requests.

Slides and materials are reviewed by Broke and Arted Artist Members at a monthly meeting. If the review is favorable, the artist is invited to bring 3-5 pieces to the next meeting. If the review of actual work is favorable, the gallery director will then schedule a studio visit or interview. At this time, the Broke and Arted Artists will answer questions and convey benefits, responsibilities and the spirit of our cooperative gallery and the artist will discuss their reasons for seeking membership and experience in similar settings.

If accepted, the artist will begin a 3-month trial period in which said artist pays dues, displays work in the Broke and Arted Boutique, has access to the provided studio space, and helps with sitting and receptions. Factors such as the initiation fee, website and Gallery Portfolio inclusion are delayed until the end of the trial period. At this time either the artist or Broke and Arted Artists may decline permanent membership, and must decide on their individual level of allegiance (member vs. associated member). Once the initiation fee is paid, all benefits and responsibilities begin.

Broke and Arted Artist's Membership:

Membership requires a commitment to help with Gallery duties. Broke and Arted Artists sign up for gallery sitting ten times a year in an effort to build relationships between our artists and our guests. In addition, Broke and Arted Artists help with receptions, exhibitions, installations, take-down, and other activities on a regular basis. Meetings are held once a month when slides and work are reviewed and policy decisions are made by the Broke and Arted Artists and the gallery director. New Broke and Arted Artists pay an initiation fee of $500 and dues are $35 a month. Broke and Arted Artists receive an Artist's Opening solo exhibition and reception, participate in small group showings, display their work in the sitting room Member's Gallery, and are encouraged to create and sell gift items in the broke&arted boutique. Broke and Arted Artists receive a 80% share from the sale of their work

Associate Broke and Arted Artist's Membership:

Associate Members have a full vote at meetings, are included on the website and in the gallery portfolio, display work in the broke&arted boutique, and participate in group shows. Because of space limitations, their work is not included in the Broke and Arted Artists' Members Gallery. Otherwise, Associate Broke and Arted Artists enjoy the benefits and share the responsibilties of full membership. The intiation fee is $250 and monthly dues are $25. Broke and Arted Artists recieve a 70% share from the sale of their work.

Broke and Arted Artists are informed of opportunities outside the Gallery and are encouraged to take advantage of exhibition possibilities besides those scheduled at the Gallery.

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