Artist Certification - Side Arts

Certification Membership

The right connections can elevate your creative practice to the next level!

Member Benefits

  • Certified Member information emailed to an exclusive list of 800+ art and craft gallerists, buyers, agents, and curators
  • Certified Members are reimbursed application fees* if they are selected for opportunities promoted by Side Arts.
  • Each client promoting a call for artists is sent a roster of current Certified Members
  • Promotion on Side Arts’ Instagram
  • Receive a $10 eGift Card from Jerry’s Artarama – art supply retailer

Certified Member Qualifications

Membership requires that you:

  • Show a recent body of recent work. Resume or CV gives evidence of creative work within the past three years
  • Provide evidence of social media and/or email marketing usage for creative work within the last year
  • Are at least 18 years of age

The Certification Membership is valid for a period of 12 months. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants should hear back no more than two weeks after applying. If not accepted, applicants will be informed why with an opportunity to appeal. If the appeal is denied, half of the application fee will be refunded.

Commercial artists, who work for companies rather than themselves, are required to provide examples of their personal art.

*Application fees only (booth, vendor, and residency fees not included as well as opportunities which accept all applicants). Notify Side Arts if selected for an opportunity at Reimbursement pending confirmation by the client within 60 days.

Disciplines Supported

Side Arts welcomes visual artists and crafters in the following disciplines:

  • Ceramics and Glass Arts
  • Digital Art
  • Drawing and Painting
  • Fiber Arts
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Metal and Jewelry Arts
  • Mixed Media / Multidisciplinary
  • Paper Arts
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Woodworking