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:


    Micro-studios at The Cedars Union provide affordable studio space with accessibility to tools, programs, and workshops. Studios are designed without doors and with low walls in order to encourage collaboration, community, and public exposure. Though “micro,” The Cedars Union facilities provide additional shared workspace for all members to use.

    Having a private studio at The Cedars Union is an experience designated for our incubator, or Cohort program. Becoming a Cohort artist at The Cedars Union places you in a year-and-a-half program with 14 other peers, chosen by an outside jury to ensure commitment to artistic practice and diversity in experience and media. Applicants request a studio size and upon acceptance enter an 18 month lease commitment. After completing the 18 month "incubation" artists move out and a new cohort is selected. Many Cohort artists stay on as Community Members.

    The Cedars Union is currently on its second Cohort. Cohort 3 will run from January 2022 to June 2023. Applications will open in the summer of 2021 with a deadline in early October.

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

    • Listed on CU website with link
    • 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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