The business association of professional artists.
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Philadelphia/Tri State Artists Equity Association, Inc., a business association of professional artists, works to promote the business interests of visual artists through exhibits, professional issues, advocacy and other programs. Artists Equity is one of the few organizations that addresses these concerns. To achieve these important goals, we need your participation as a member.

As artists working together, we can accomplish far more than we can as individuals. Artists Equity endeavors to strengthen our voice through cooperation with other arts organizations and through our partnership with the Friends of Artists Equity Trust. When we speak with one voice, we can influence the conditions that affect all of our lives.

Join as a new member or renew your membership online via the PAY NOW button below or send your form and payment by USPS. A completed membership form and payment are required for membership.

Digital Form and Payment
If submitting your new member application or renewal online and paying online,

  1. Complete the membership application form and email your membership application to

  2. New Membership Initial Dues are $60.00 for the year January 1 to December 31. New members are accepted at any time during the year. If you join after November 1 and do not apply for our Fall juried show will remain members until December 31 of the following year.

If sending application and payment payment by check via USPS, print out the membership application form, complete and mail your membership application with your payment to:

Philadelphia/Tri-State Artists Equity Assoc. Inc.
PO Box 495
Ardmore, PA 19003


Get the advantage
Be associated with excellence
• Exhibition and networking opportunities for all levels of the profession and in all fine arts media
• Upper tier venues, Select Exhibitions
• Monetary prizes, awarded by respected and well-known curators and jurors

Promote our economic well-being as an artists
• Professional development programs, Mentoring, Peer-to-Peer Resource Sharing
• Workshops, lectures and panels on marketing, copyright, licensing and more
• Discounts on some subscriptions and at many local art supply stores

Get in the know
Protect and expand the rights of artists
• Best practices and policies on entrance fees, art in the fundraising setting, contracts and negotiating
• Advocacy on legislative issues affecting artists at local, state and federal levels