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, a letterpress, 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. Applications for Cohort 3 will open in the summer of 2021.

    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.