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.
    • 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 training on facility and tools
    • Regular field trips and CU social events
    Membership Rates
    The community membership is $80 a month for a 6 month lease or $100 for a single month. Students one year out of school will receive one month free in a 6 month lease. All Community Members must undergo shop safety training.
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    Studio artist members:


    Becoming a Studio Artist at The CU is a great way to get affordable micro-studio space and access to tools, programs, and workshops. Applicants are accepted through a juried process and must have a BFA, MFA, or three years of studio experience. Accepted artists stay in their microstudio for up to 18 months. After the completing their "incubation" artists move out and a new cohort is selected.

    Applications for Cohort 2 (spring 2020-fall 2021) have closed. The application date for Cohort 3 is TBD due to pandemic related changes to our calendar.

    Studio Artist Members receive all benefits given to Community Members in addition to:

    • Listed on CU website with link
    • Studio exposure during studio tours
    Lease Rates
    Studio Artist benefits are only active during studio lease.
    • 9 month leases – $1.50 sq. ft.
    Studio artist members may renew their lease 1 time for a total of 18 months.

    Studio Sizes
    • 8′ x 8′ (64 sq. ft.) – 6 studios
    • 10′ x 12′ (120 sq. ft.) – 2 studios
    • 8′ x 16′ (128 sq. ft.) – 4 studios
    • 10′ x 20′ (200 sq. ft.) – 3 studios
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    Note: The maximum number of Studio Artists at any given time is 15. Maximum number of Monthly Artists at any given time is currently estimated at 30. Rates may vary.

    Summer Teen Art Intensive - POSTPONED

    Due to public health concerns related to COVID-19, the Summer Teen Art Intensive will be postponed until next year, June 2021.
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