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Artists in all visual mediums, performance artists, musicians, writers and more are encouraged to join.

Artist members enjoy participation in our gallery and event spaces as well as opportunities to meet and mingle with creative people like you. Volunteering is required to exhibit or perform.

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All major credit cards are accepted. Payments are always safe and secure.

Membership Recurring Payments

Our membership system defaults to recurring payments when paid online through the website. This helps make sure you do not miss your membership renewal each year on your renewal date. Our system will securely remember your payment method but we can not see your credit card information. Only you, the member, can manage the credit card information. Three notifications will be sent within the weeks leading up to your membership renewal and you have the option to log in and turn off recurring payments. 

If you do not wish to have your membership automatically renew you can still pay online and send an email request to to have recurring payments disabled. 

If you choose to pay offline you can choose the "Invoice Me" instead of "Pay Online", then print the invoice and pay by mail or in person at the gallery. These instructions can be found in your membership invoice. 

To RENEW your membership click here.

To DONATE without membership click here.

Membership Benefits

Artist Membership Benefits (individual, Senior, Art Faculty, Student)

    • Free or discounted Salem Arts workshops, programs, and events.
    • Discounts from local businesses and organizations including:      
    • Voting privileges for officers, board members, and bylaws.
    • Artist listing with artists statement, bio, images, and URL on the Salem Arts website
    • Eligibility to submit work to member exhibitions/events
    • Eligibility to have work for sale in the Salem Arts gallery spaces and Retail Store, and online shop.

Masters Circle Benefits

In addition to the above benefits, members at the Masters Circle ($125) level receive:

    • Artist member exhibition privileges plus special "Masters Circle" exhibition opportunities
    • Discounts on ticketed Salem Arts events/classes
    • 10% off purchases in our shop*
    • Access to 1,000 museums through the North American Reciprocal Museums (NARM) program for "Masters Circle" membership cardholders.
    • See a list of NARM members where you can get free admission and discounts or download a pdf of the Member list.

Using your NARM benefits

You'll need to show that you are a current Salem Arts Member to use NARM benefits at other institutions. You can sign in to your Salem Arts Profile Page to access a virtual member card. You can also download the card and print your own from your profile page. 

* Salem Arts Shop Discounts apply only to in-person shop purchases and do not include items from exhibitions. 

    Artist Membership Requirements

    • To submit your artist membership application please have up to five examples of your work and an artist statement or resume to post with your application. After review a representative of Salem Arts will approve your membership application or contact you for additional information. 
    • Artist members with artwork on display are required to work at least 3 hours per month on Salem Arts Association activities. This may include staffing the gallery or assisting with a committee.
    • Artist Members must meet certain documentation requirements as described in the process listed here.
    • Additional terms and requirements for having work for sale in the Salem Arts gallery, retail store, or pop-up events are described here.

    Artist Membership Levels and Dues

      All artist memberships include the benefits listed above and requires volunteer activity based on artist agreement policies.

      "Masters Circle" Artist

      • $150 annual dues 
      • Includes artist member exhibition privileges plus special "Masters Circle" exhibition opportunities, discounts on ticketed Salem Arts events/classes, and 10% off purchases in our shop.
      • Access to 1,000 museums through the North American Reciprocal Museums (NARM) program for "Masters Circle" membership cardholders.
        • See a list of NARM Members where you can get free admission and discounts 

      Individual Artist

      • $75 annual dues 
      • Includes artist member exhibition privileges. 
      Senior Citizen Discount
      • $35 annual dues 
      • Proof of age may be requested
      Faculty Discount
      • $25 annual dues 
      • Faculty discount is available to all full-time teachers providing curriculum at any elementary, high school, or higher-education degree program including community college, college, university, or graduate programs.  
      • Applicant Must provide school information, title, department or program, and years of service.  
      Student Discount
      • $25 annual dues 
      • Students must be 13 or older and be enrolled in any school, program, or higher-education degree program. Or a recent graduate within one year
      • Must provide school information, student ID#, department or program of study, and expected completion date.
      • Salem Arts Internship Programs will include a free student membership. (Get more info on internships here.)
      Performing Artist
      • $35 annual dues 
      • Our "Performing Artist" membership is for members who create music, drama, dance, even writers, or other types of creative activity other than visual art. This membership does not include the ability to display visual artwork for exhibit but allows you to sell books and music.

      Join by mail, send your check and form to 159 Derby St., Salem, MA 01970, Checks payable to Salem Arts Association. Or payment can be taken in person at our gallery. 


      When a member changes their membership level, the full price of the new membership term will be billed, and the next renewal date will be calculated based on new level settings and payment date. There is currently no pro-rating based on the previous membership level.

      Salem Arts Association
      159 Derby Street 
      Salem, MA 01970  
      Phone: 978-745-4850 

      Weekends 12-6pm

      Closed: Christmas, Thanksgiving
      and New Years Day 
      Parking: on street when available


      © 2007 - 2024,  Salem Arts Association is a 501(c)(3 )non-profit organization

      159 Derby Street, Salem MA 01970