FAQs of Membership

 
Prospective Members
 
Why should I join ArtTable? 
Becoming a member of ArtTable means joining a distinguished national network of leading professional women in the visual arts field. 

ArtTable members are invited to participate in an exciting calendar of programs and events, including panel discussions; professional development opportunities; special access to private collections, artists’ studios, and exhibitions; VIP access to art world events; networking breakfasts and topic-led dinners; national and international trips and our annual benefit and award ceremony. Members are encouraged to actively volunteer for local committees and board service. To find out more about joining ArtTable, please click here
 
Does ArtTable allow direct applications for membership?
Yes, however, members of ArtTable can also nominate and support applications for membership. Click here to start the application process. 
 
What are the criteria for membership?
ArtTable members:
  • are professional women in leadership roles in the visual arts field
  • have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in the field
ArtTable membership is inclusive of professional women in various stages of their careers who exemplify leadership in the management, business, administration, promotion, interpretation, scholarship, and stewardship of the visual arts. 
 
Do internships count towards the "5 year professional experience" criteria?
No, academic training, internships, residencies, fellowships, or doctoral study do not count toward the five years of professional experience required.
 
How can I apply directly for membership?
To apply for membership, please e-mail the following materials to applications@arttable.org:
  • A current resume demonstrating your eligibility with full contact information and dates of employment for the 5 most recent years
  • A statement of interest as to why you want to join ArtTable and how you could contribute to the organization
  • Two references from ArtTable members and/or other art professionals
Who can be my reference for ArtTable membership? Ideally, ArtTable members. In lieu of ArtTable members, art world colleagues who have at least five years of professional experience in the field can support your nomination too.
 
What levels of membership does ArtTable offer?
Effective July 1, 2016, our membership levels are:
$125 | Associate
General membership for members under 35 years of age. Proof of age required
$175 | Professional
General membership for ArtTable.
$350 | Executive
Special recognition level for established leaders in the arts professions. This level includes all benefits of Professional level membership plus priority registration to select programs and an invitation to a private event for Executive members.

For members wishing to support ArtTable at a higher level, membership contributions can be made at the following levels: 
  • $1,000 ArtTable Circle Member
  • $2,500 ArtTable Patron
  • $5,000 ArtTable Benefactor
For benefits of high-level contributions, click here.
 
Does ArtTable offer discounted membership rates
for retired members?

 
Please contact our national office for payment plans and discounted rates at 212-343-1735
Are my membership dues tax-deductible?
 
ArtTable is a 501(c)(3) corporation under Internal Revenue Service regulations. Dues paid in excess of $125 are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.
 
Are artists eligible for ArtTable membership?
Artists who are taking a leadership role, apart from their studio practice, in promoting, advocating, supporting, and/or developing visual arts in their own community or the wider global arts community are eligible for membership with ArtTable.
 
 

Current Members
 

How do I renew my membership?
You may renew your membership online at
www.arttable.org by logging in and selecting "Membership Renewal" from the menu on the left side of the member portal. You will be prompted to select an appropriate salary-based annual dues level (membership type). You may also renew by logging in to renew online or over the phone with a credit card by calling 212-343-1735 x12.

 
What should I do if I relocate to another area?
ArtTable membership is national and we encourage you to participate in any chapter. Should you relocate to a new address, please be sure to update your contact information by logging in to your member profile online and updating the information under "Update My Profile" found in the menu on the left side of the member portal. To save any and all changes, click the yellow “Save Changes” button at the bottom of the page. 
 
How can I update my member profile?
You may update your profile at any time by logging in to your member profile online and updating the information under "Update My Profile" in the menu on the left side of the member portal. To save any and all changes, click the yellow “Save Changes” button at the bottom of the page.
 
How do I know when my membership has expired?
Membership at ArtTable is valid for one year from the date of payment of dues, or one year from the previous expiration date (whichever comes later). You can check your membership expiration date by logging in to your member profile and locating the expiration date below the "Welcome (your name)" and links to access "Your Account" and "Logout" on left side of any page in the member portal. You will also receive renewal notifications periodically with instructions on how and when to renew.
 
Where do my membership fees go?
Everything we do is in support of our mission. In order for ArtTable to serve the profession and our membership through programming, opportunity, and the building of a professional network, we require staff, technology, space, systems, evaluation, research and development. We pay for salaries, rent, a website, telephone and internet, IT services, postage and mailings, audits, supplies, and other items necessary to keep the organization running. We maintain a modest overhead and our membership fees help to defray these costs and enable us to function as an effective organization. 
 
How can I contact other ArtTable members?
Members may browse member profiles and contact information by logging in to our website and clicking on the “Online Directory” located in the left navigation side bar. Connecting with other members for discussion and collaboration is encouraged; however, the membership directory is not to be used for unsolicited promotions or mailings.  
 
How do I nominate a new member?
Nominations may be submitted at any point throughout the year by e-mailing the requested materials to applications@arttable.org  with “Membership application” as the e-mail subject heading. Requested materials are the nominee’s contact information, updated resume, a statement of interest, and two letters of support outlining why the proposed candidate meets the requirements for ArtTable membership. The second letter of support can come from a professional colleague who may or may not be an ArtTable member. To learn more, click here.
Can I nominate more than one member at a time?
Yes, you may nominate as many members as you like, as long as you e-mail the requested materials for each of them. Request materials are the nominee’s contact information, updated resume, a statement of interest, and two letters of support outlining why the proposed candidate meets the requirements for ArtTable membership.
 
How can I propose an ArtTable event or program?
As a membership organization, we value the input and programming ideas of all our members. If you are an ArtTable member and would like to propose a program or event for ArtTable in your chapter, please e-mail programs@arttable.org. You can also attend a local program committee meeting, or contact the volunteer leadership in your area. 
 
How do I log in to ArtTable’s member portal online?
To log in, visit www.arttable.org and enter your username and password in the “Member Login” box located at the right side of the homepage.
 
What if I forgot my username or password?
 
To obtain your username and password, please click on “Forgot your password?” under the “Member Login” box found on the right side of the ArtTable homepage. The requested information will be sent to the primary e-mail you have listed in your member profile.
 
Why can’t I log on to the member portal online?
If you are unable to log on to our website, your membership may have expired. If your membership is active and you are still unable to log in, please email membership@arttable.org.