Spiderweb’s goals are simple and haven't changed all that much since we first started making art together in 2012. We always aim to create & collaborate constantly, to curate places, events, and publications where folks can develop and share their creativity, learn new skills, and come together to create a space of radical love and care for one another. This year, we're working harder than ever to be oriented toward social justice, skill sharing, and community building. Spiderweb Salon has a zero-tolerance policy for racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, or discriminatory hate in any form; it is of the utmost importance to us that our community has a safe space to share their art, try new things, make lifelong friends and collaborators, and express themselves freely. If you align with these values and want to take your creative output to new heights, let’s create together!
Requirements to be an artist member / co-creator of Spiderweb Salon:
*** Fill out this form! All of it! http://bit.ly/spiderwebartist ***
Actively participate in at least 3 events/projects annually (or at least 1 if you are not based in the North Texas region), whether as a contributing artist, performer, producer, recording artist, cook, videographer, photographer, host, emcee, zine contributor, Patreon contributor, etc!
Help us promote and celebrate the events in which you are collaborating with us (and others, if you're feelin' it!).
Attend Spiderweb Salon events and workshops as your schedule allows, and take advantage of our artist member benefits (as listed below)!
Spiderweb Salon Artist / Co-creator Benefits
Join our artist directory.
You’ll officially join the ranks of a rad group of artists making amazing things happen. Youll be featured in a digital directory of folks who are a part of the collective, which will be used to encourage collaboration among members and assist everyone when planning out projects.
Receive early/priority invitations for opportunities to collaborate with Spiderweb & other artists, including publications, scholarships, and major collective works. Besides just making art together, you’ll also be making lifelong friends, collaborators, and memories as we strive to create beauty and positive change in the world around us.
If you haven't already been featured on our website, our editors will create a write-up and profile featuring your work! There are so many other ways our artists will be celebrated in the coming year besides digitally too, including a book anthology, vinyl release, zines, radio recordings, and artist trading cards!
Exclusive workshops + Book Club access
Free access to exclusive artist-member-only workshops and learning opportunities. Already in the works for 2019 are workshops on Stage Presence & Performance, Grant Writing & Presenting, Journaling and Self-Care, Marketing for Artists, and more. We hope to continue to add to this list throughout the year, including everything from performance classes to homesteading and DIY workshops. We’re also starting a BOOK CLUB!
Mental Health resources & more.
Priority access to weekly Mental Health Group Sessions with counselors/interns in a confidential setting. Share and receive feedback and recommendations in a safe space, and take home resources for staying healthy, happy, and creative. These sessions will begin in early 2019 and are made possible in collaboration with DMAC, an organization that is also interested in assisting our artists in receiving subsidized health insurance (please let us know if you would like help setting up a meeting with them!).
Artist Access on Patreon.***
A special monthly "Artist" rate on our Patreon of only $10 a month, which includes free access to all Spiderweb showcases, events, and workshops. ***This is NOT required, and co-creators never have to pay for the events in which they participate, but it is important to acknowledge that increasing our Patreon support is absolutely essential for us to continue to grow this year. We humbly request that our members with the financial means contribute in this way, but please also note that no one is ever turned away from anything we do for lack of funds!
Have an idea?
We want our members and co-creators to feel empowered to pitch production and performance ideas to showcase and community/creative projects to participate in as a collective.
Invitations to private events, including Spiderweb Salon Loves You, Spiderfam potlucks and parties, and designated Wake & Bake sessions as available. This also includes application precedence for limited-seating workshops, like our Metalsmithing/Jewelry Workshop and the Wake & Bake Sourdough Workshop we hosted this year!
We’re always doing our best to document our activities, so you’ll have some nice photography (and sometimes video!) of you doing your thing at the events you participate in. These shots are fair game for you to use anywhere you'd like with credit given to the photographer & Spiderweb.
That sweet, sweet hype.
We'll work with you to celebrate and share your own personal releases and major events at our events and on our social media, because we're damn proud of everyone we work with. Email us with your exciting news at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Affiliation with Denton’s most prolific art collective, almost 7 years strong.
You’re a part of something big. We welcome you to include your work with us in grant applications and resumes, and use us as a reference as needed. You are also entitled to a fat stack of Spiderweb Salon business cards to have with you when tabling for events, "networking" with other creatives, etc.
This is the first step to taking on a leadership role in the collective, should that be something that interests you in the future. Artist memberships will be reevaluated and renewed at the end of 2019, and new administrative roles will be considered as well! Who knows where we’ll go next? What we do know is we’re gonna get there together. xo
*IMPORTANT: Spiderweb Salon publishes and produces a great deal of material created by our artists online, in our zines, and recordings. By signing up as an active artist, you consent that we may share and distribute your work with the mutual understanding that we will never, ever claim to own your work and will always give credit where credit is due and request verbal/written permission when appropriate!