About the MCBA Artist Collective
MCBA provides critical studio access through its Artist Collective, comprised of dedicated artists working in papermaking, paper marbling, letterpress printing, screen printing, bookbinding, and related arts. Artists must have sufficient training to work independently and safely in the studio areas they wish to utilize. Through this program, members have access to clean and well-maintained artist studios, rare equipment, exhibition opportunities, and participation in an eclectic community of fellow artists.
Membership Benefits Include:
- 24/7 Studio and Equipment access at MCBA
- Preferred press access on Open Studio nights
- On-site storage
- The opportunity to participate in Art-Share sessions with MCBA staff and Artist Collective members
- The opportunity to show work in the annual Artist Collective exhibition in MCBA’s Main Gallery
- 70/30 consignment-split on accepted work in The Shop at MCBA
- 50% discount on MCBA workshops (by registering two weeks in advance of a workshop’s start date; Artist Collective members still pay full supply fee)
MEMBER DUES: Artist Collective dues are $165/month, with a minimum six month commitment.
SHORT TERM MEMBERSHIP: A limited number of short-term memberships (three to five month commitment) may be available, based on studio capacity. Short-term membership dues are $195 per month.
NEW! COLLEGE STUDENT AND RECENT GRADUATE MEMBERSHIP: To foster the future of the field, MCBA offers a discounted rate on Artist Collective membership for degree-seeking college students and recent graduates of university programs. Dues are $115 per month for degree-seeking students and recent graduates for up to five years after graduation.
MCBA INTERNSHIP DISCOUNT: MCBA interns are offered a monthly rate of $115 on Artist Collective membership for up to one year after completion of internship.
MCBA ARTIST COLLECTIVE FELLOWSHIP: The Artist Collective Fellowship offers studio access and membership in MCBA’s Artist Collective for 12 months in exchange for providing support and helping to maintain the studios during MCBA’s Open Studio program. Held every Tuesday night from 6–9 pm, Open Studio provides artists with regular, low-cost access to our studios and equipment outside of workshops and classes. Fellows receive 24/7 studio access, storage, and the opportunity to show work in the Artist Collective exhibition. The next open call for MCBA Artist Collective Fellowship applicants will be in August 2020.
Join the MCBA Artist Collective!
Artist Collective membership applications are reviewed on a rolling basis by MCBA staff. Click the button below for application details and to submit an application. If you have questions after reviewing the information, contact Director of Exhibitions and Artist Programs Torey Erin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-215-2528.
Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Applicants must read and agree to the Artist Collective Membership Agreement when applying.
Current Artist Collective Members
Megan Burchett, Artist Collective Fellow
Monica Edwards Larson
Jessie Merrium, Artist Collective Fellow
Kerri Mulcare, Artist Collective Fellow
Erica Spitzer Rasmussen
August Schultz, Artist Collective Fellow