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.
workshops, classes, programs, and lectures,

    Cohort/Studio artist members

    Cohort/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 visibility. Though “micro,” The Cedars Union facilities provide additional shared workspace for all members to use.

    Having a personal 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, media, and background. 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 fourth Cohort.   Cohort 4 will run from July 5th, 2023 through January 3rd, 2025.  Applications for Cohort 5 will open in October of 2024. Stay Tuned! 



    Lease Rates

    Studio Sizes

    Studio's payments are made monthly at the rate of $1.50 per square foot. Artists select their studio size preference in their application.
    • 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
    • benefits:

      • 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
      • Exposure during tours and Open Studio events
      • Annual All-Members Show
      • Cohort Show

      You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

      C.S. Lewis