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
 
What are the requirements for membership?  ArtTable membership is open to women who demonstrate leadership in the management, business, administration, promotion, interpretation, scholarship, and stewardship of the visual arts and have a minimum of five years of professional experience in the field.
 
Do internships count towards the five years professional experience required?
No. Academic training, internships, residencies, and/or doctoral study do not count toward the five years of professional experience required.
 
How do I apply for membership?
STEP 1: Create your membership profile.
STEP 2: Complete your application.

Be prepared to include the following information:
  • Professional Experience
  • Why You Want to Join
  • Contact Information for Two References
Who can be my reference for ArtTable membership? References can be ArtTable members or other art world professionals.
 
What is the timeline for the review process? Applications for membership are reviewed and approved by the National Membership Committee on a monthly basis.
 
What levels of membership does ArtTable offer?
(Effective July 1, 2016)

Associate $125
General membership for members under 35 years of age. Proof of age required
Professional $175 ($50 tax-deductible)
General membership for ArtTable.
Executive $350 ($225 tax-deductible)
Members with 10+ years of professional experience. Benefits of Professional Membership, plus:
  • Priority registration to select programs
  • Invitation to a private event for Executive members
Interested in becoming a corporate member? Learn more.

ARTTABLE CIRCLE
ArtTable Circle is composed of ArtTable members who support the organization through monetary contributions of $1,000 or more annually.  

ArtTable Friend $1,000 ($875 tax-deductible)
Benefits of Executive Membership, plus:
  • Invitations to special private events, including one over the annual benefit weekend
  • VIP access, networking opportunities, and private programming at art fairs
  • Early sign-up for ArtTable domestic and international trips
  • Listing on ArtTable's website and annually in Table Talk
  • Opportunity to bring a guest at no charge to select ArtTable events
$2,500 ArtTable Patron ($2,375 tax-deductible)
Benefits of ArtTable Friend, plus:
  • VIP seating at the Annual Benefit and Award Ceremony with other ArtTable Circle Patrons
$5,000 ArtTable Benefactor ($4,875 tax-deductible)
Benefits of ArtTable Patron, plus:
  • Invitation to a private collector's dinner
Does ArtTable offer discounted membership rates
for retired members?

 
Please contact our national office 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?
To qualify for membership, artists must have demonstrated a leadership role—apart from their studio practice—in promoting, advocating, supporting, and/or developing visual arts in their community or the wider global arts community, for a minimum of five years. This information should be indicated clearly in the application.
 
 
 

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.

 
What should I do if I relocate to another area?
ArtTable membership is national. 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. 

If you travel frequently and would like to receive e-mails from chapters other than your own, please let us know at membership@arttable.org.

 
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?
If you are an ArtTable member nominating a colleague, please e-mail the applicant this link and instruct her to inidicate you as a nominator in the application. 
 
Can I nominate more than one member at a time?
Yes, you may nominate as many members as you like, and we encourage you to do so! Please e-mail membership@arttable.org with any questions.
 
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.