community members


Becoming a Community Member at The CU is perfect for those who need access to tools and workshops and want to stay connected with other artists but do not need micro-studio space. Applicants are accepted year-round.
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    Art & Equity scholarships

    Art & Equity scholarships

    The Art and Equity Scholarship offers three individual artists of color funded memberships at The Cedars Union for 18 months. One artist will be granted a dedicated 8x8 micro-studio as part of The CU’s Cohort Program, and the two other artists will be granted a Community Membership, which provides access to all shared areas of the CU without a dedicated studio.

    2022 scholarship recipients' memberships will begin January 2022 through June 2023, in conjunction with Cohort 3. Applicants will have the option to apply for only the Community Membership, only the Studio Artist/Cohort Membership, or both. Applications are due October 2nd, 2021. Apply using the portal below.

    Applicants must be 18 or older, live within 100 miles of The Cedars Union (located in the Cedars neighborhood of Dallas), and a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) or ALAANA (African, Latinx, Asian, Arab, Native American) artist to apply.


    • 24/7 Artist Access To:
      • A fabrication lab with tools and equipment including a Juki industrial sewing machine, basic photography lighting, projector, a letterpress, small etching press, workspace tables on casters, easels, and more
      • A wet lab with a slop sink and oily waste bin
      • A woodshop with a scroll saw, table saw, and vertical band saw
      • Two tech labs including a PC station, a Mac station, vinyl cutter, plotter, 3D printer, and more
      • Access to professional meeting and event spaces and a shared kitchen
      • 20% discount on all ticketed events
      • Regular demos and workshops on facility and tools
      • Member critiques
      • Field trips and CU social events
      • Annual All-Members Show
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