Pro Arts Jersey City is a non-profit, volunteer based, professional membership community of roughly 150 emerging and established artists who are actively pursuing the visual arts as a career.

You DO NOT have to be a resident of Jersey City to become a member

Student (college) Membership benefits include:
• Inclusion on the Pro Arts website Student Gallery
• First consideration for exhibition and curatorial opportunities
• Professional development events and discounts

Applications are reviewed by a panel of peers.

Before beginning the form, gather and properly name & size 6-8 image files and edit your supporting documents according to the following specifications. Upon acceptance, these files will be uploaded to your gallery page on the website, so consider that when writing your bio and statement.

 STUDENT GALLERY image files:
Only JPEG files, 1200 pixels on the longest side at 72 dpi.
Name image files: FirstName_LastName_Title_Medium_Size_Year.jpg

FEATURED IMAGE for the Directory:
Only JPEG, 700 X 800 pixels at 72 dpi (crop your image if necessary)Name image file: FirstName_LastName_Title_Featured_Image_Year.jpg

Bio written in third person not to exceed 250 words.

Artist statement written in first person not to exceed 250 words.

CV/resume written in reverse chronological order complete with locations and dates documenting your professional activities in fine art for at least the previous three years.*

Students with little or no recent exhibition history, please upload a Word Document instead of a CV/resume with a brief statement explaining why you are applying for membership. Please include the name of your college or university and your graduation year. 

Please also send a copy of your current student ID to:

Your membership fee will be due at the time of acceptance:

Student Member annual dues are $25

Dues can be paid on the Pro Arts member website via any Donate or PayPal button after you receive an acceptance letter into Pro Arts. If you prefer, make check payable to Pro Arts and mailed to 344 Grove St. PMB 190, Jersey City, NJ 07302

In addition to your yearly dues, every artist that participates in at least one Pro Arts show is responsible for completing 4 hours of volunteer work for Pro Arts each year. There will be plenty of opportunities for you to earn your hours: emails will be sent with opportunities. 

We look forward to learning more about you and having you become a member of Pro Arts Jersey City!

To apply for a Student Membership [click here]