How To Join

***WE ARE CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING ANY MORE APPLICATIONS FROM JEWELERS AND POTTERS***
 

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of C’Ville Arts Cooperative Gallery!


We are a retail gallery on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall, cooperatively run by Transient Crafters, Inc. working
members group. We jury new artists five times a year and they may choose to apply as a Working Member or an
Associate Member.


WORKING MEMBERS:
All new working members enter on a provisional 6-month contract. At the end of this period, if all working
member requirements are fulfilled, the new member will be voted in as a full member with voting rights.

 

Dues-Paying Working Membership:

  • One-time Buy-In of $200

  • $100 monthly fee

  • Receive 85% of their actual sales (15% to Co-op for Administrator’s pay & overhead expenses)

  • Work in the shop 10-16 hours/month depending on season and number of members

  • Perform one assigned extra duty averaging 2 hrs/month

  • Full voting rights

(This membership level works well for those selling around or over a monthly average of $1000.)

 

Percentage-Based Working Membership:

  • $10 monthly fee

  • Receive 70% of their actual sales (30% to Co-op for Administrator’s pay & overhead expenses)

  • Work in the shop 10-16 hours/month depending on season & number of members

  • Perform one assigned extra duty averaging 2 hrs/month

  • Full voting rights

(If a Percentage-based member decides to switch to Dues-Paying membership, the $10 monthly fee already paid is
applied toward to $200 buy-in.)


ASSOCIATE MEMBERS (non-working):
• Month-to-month contract, cancelable by either party with 30 days’ notice
• No work requirements other than keeping your display well-stocked
• $10 monthly fee
• Receive 60% of their actual sales (40% to Co-op for Administrator’s pay & overhead expenses)
•$100 deposit (refunded if/when member leaves if they have met all contractual agreements)


APPLICATION PROCESS:
Application Deadlines for 2022:

  • January 9

  • April 17

  • June 7

  • August 7

  • October 11

Fill out the application form found HERE.

  • Pay $20 non-refundable application fee (pay with cash or check made payable to C’Ville Arts Gallery; you may

  • also pay via credit/debit at the store register when you drop off your work samples)

  • Submit samples of your work (see submission requirements below)

  • Send all inquiries and digital samples to our New Member Coordinator, Meg West: megwest@earthlink.net

  • Physical samples, application, and fee can be dropped off at the gallery during our business hours or mailed to:

  • C’ville Arts Cooperative Gallery, 118 E. Main St., Charlottesville, VA 22902

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

  • You must be a resident of Virginia to apply

  • Provide at least 5 physical samples

  • no more than 2 distinct types of work; include 2-3 items representing each type of work

  • please submit your work in ready-to-sell condition (i.e. 2D work framed, prints packaged for sale, etc.)

  • Submissions must include samples of some original works

  • we prefer that 2D artists have some original work for display/sale at the gallery at all times, depending on the medium.

  • Provide digital photos of your work to be shared with our voting members for the jury process.

  • email to: megwest@earthlink.net (no large files, please!)

  • These digital photos are not a substitute for the required physical samples.

Application Link: https://www.cvillearts.org/_files/ugd/a60c8b_69557b8d678e410cb7f40582f155da6a.pdf

MORE QUESTIONS?
Not sure how to get started selling your work? Wondering if expanding into a retail cooperative is a good move for
you? Unsure about the time or financial commitment of joining C’ville Arts? We want to support and encourage all
Virginia artists in our community and can help you determine whether C’ville Arts is a good fit for your business.

 

Please email your questions to our New Member Coordinator, Meg West: megwest@earthlink.net