Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Membership Agreement

Welcome to our group of artists at Mecca on Main Street! One of the things that makes us so unique is the support that a co-operative offers. We honor creativity, integrity, and camaraderie. Please read and consider the following rules & regulations of the Co-Op carefully and sign below.

Artist agrees to pay the monthly fee of ______ no later than the 1st of each month for the following month. (space price $100.00 -$150.00 depending on size) Sign up fee of $75.00 to be applied to co-op marketing.

STUDIO/ DISPLAY SPACE AVAILABILITY: Size and shape of space varies (average 200 sf) Placement will be agreed upon by Lisa Reed and each artist depending on individual needs for workspace and optimal showcasing of art.

MAINTAINING STUDIO SPACE: It will be artist's responsibility to maintain rented space. Artist will bring your own displays, cases, means of showing work. As part of the co-op, artits will maintain the cleanliness of rented area.

Artist agrees to work 12 hours per month at Mecca. Artists will sign up for shifts by the beginning of the month. It will be artist's responsibility to find a replacement artist in the event artist cannot complete the shift/s.

Mon-Sat-10-6 Sun 12-5
Artists will have access to the building at all hours to work on your art.
These hours are subject to change as we determine customer shopping patterns.
MECCA will also be open when evening art classes are being taught. Future plans to open a coffee bar will demand earlier openings.

CO-OP COMMISSION: MECCA will receive an agreed upon commission for art sold at Mecca. Sales will be processed as items are sold. MECCA will pay artits on the 1st of every month.

In the event of a fire, flood, theft or other disaster, your work is not insured by Mecca on Main. As a collective we cannot be held responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged artwork or merchandise. We recommend that you carry your own insurance for your art, and keep track of personal belongings left in the store. Every effort will be made to secure the building and all of our belongings.

Studio Membership commitment is for 6 months. At the end of the 5th month, artist will inform Lisa Reed of plan to renew.

Title cards, price tags, signage, and website representation will be provided for artists by Mecca in order to maintain a professional and uniform appearance. Artist Bio written by artits and your business cards must be displayed with your artwork.

We encourage all of our members to attend General Monthly Meetings at the store at a time to be determined. Your input is necessary to our success!

Each artist is responsible for the register money on their own shift. Instructions on processing sales will be provided.

Signed: ____________________ Print Name: _________________________

Date: __________

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